Colter Wall plays the Hoopla main stage on Friday. Photo by Melissa Stillwell

ARTS Pick: Colter Wall

There are no barriers when it comes to Canadian-born songwriter Colter Wall. Despite starting his career two years ago, Wall has been filling the boots of legends such as Johnny Cash and Hank Williams, and using them to achieve great heights. Gritty storytelling alongside folk-bluegrass guitar and banjo power his debut, self-titled album, which he […]

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ARTS Pick: WE ARE PUSSY RIOT OR EVERYTHING IS P.R.

In 2012, five members of the performance protest troupe Pussy Riot made a surprise appearance inside Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Savior, where the group launched into what is now deemed the “punk prayer,” and took the Lord and Vladimir Putin’s names in vain. Putin was outraged, and Patriarch Kirill declared (per the Guardian), “the […]