Over the weekend the Zor Shrine Circus landed at the Alliance Energy Center, though it was the last time it would do so with elephants in tow. This week on “What’s the Word,” Adam Schuster takes us back to the origins of the modern American circus, digging up its troubling past as well as its […]
The Wuhan coronavirus continues to rage across mainland China, with health officials wondering if and when the illness will tip into a pandemic. This week on “What’s the Word,” Adam Schuster takes a look at “viruses,” their peculiar processes and how they’ve become so deeply entangled in our lives.
Baseball season may still be months away, but that hasn’t kept it out of the headlines these last few weeks. Today on “What’s the Word,” Adam Schuster takes a look at sign-stealing, an age-old practice that’s now at the center of one of the sport’s biggest scandals in recent history.
This week on “What’s the Word,” we thought we’d continue following up on the Majestic’s “Wisconsin Music Fest” taking place over these last few weeks. Today, Adam Schuster turns our attention to the blues, taking us through its origins in American music recording and challenging some of the preconceived notions we have about one of […]
If you happened to be walking down King Street on Friday night, you probably heard some heavy hip-hop beats trickling out of the Majestic for its annual Hip-Hop Fest. This week on “What’s the Word,” Adam Schuster takes us back to the South Bronx in the 1970s, telling the story of hip-hop’s history, its development […]
If you’re a pop-culture junkie chances are you’re already aware that HBO’s hit TV series Watchmen wrapped up its first season last night, the series receiving glowing reviews over the last couple months. It’s just the latest in a series of films and TV shows to turn comic book content into mainstream success. This week […]