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Ryan Funes

Ryan Funes is a lover of all things movie, TV, video games and stories and wants to become a television writer someday. In his spare time he enjoys hanging with friends, tapping into his imagination, and watching cartoons of all kinds.

May 4, 2016

From metal to bluegrass, festivals bring music to Wisconsin’s north

Summer is getting closer and with it comes a handful of music festivals being hosted across northern Wisconsin and covering a wide range of musical tastes.

April 20, 2016

Remake of ‘The Jungle Book’ brings back beloved childhood memories

Disney makes another foray into its past to bring about an adaption that for once adds to its original work rather than takes, as The Jungle Book manages to be enjoyable, simple, but true to its source material.

April 20, 2016

Finals Fest to include Chicago house band, Minneapolis DJs, Florida singer

Before finals take over the minds of the students, UWRF will be putting on its Finals Fest on Friday, May 6, bringing several music acts to campus along with an assurance that the event will not be stopped by bad weather.

April 14, 2016

Historian says art collecting reveals story of U.S.-Asia relations

An expert on Asian relations with the West recently spent two days in River Falls speaking on campus and in the community.

March 30, 2016

‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ doesn’t live up to super expectations

The man of steel and the caped crusader meet face to face in this sequel to Zack Snyder’s 2013 superhero film, and much like the first of Snyder’s Superman films it is rife with weird representations and a significant lack of humanity.

March 23, 2016

St. Croix Valley Symphony Orchestra sets spring concert schedule

The St. Croix Valley Symphony Orchestra, made up of performers from UW-River Falls and the community, is beginning its musical events for the spring season, performing a series of four concerts in Wisconsin and Minnesota.

March 10, 2016

Roots and Bluegrass Festival to highlight arts, culture in River Falls

The sixth annual River Falls Roots and Bluegrass Festival, which will feature a number of bands from Wisconsin and Minnesota, is fast approaching.

March 2, 2016

Bowls for Hope event brings artists, soup chefs together to help charity

Artisans in River Falls and on the university campus are preparing soups and clay vessels for the upcoming Bowls for Hope charity event on Tuesday, March 8.

February 25, 2016

‘Deadpool’ reinvents superhero movies with crude yet hilarious humor

It has been some time since movie-goers have witnessed a reality breaking, wise-cracking anti-hero that everyone can love in theaters, and it suffices to say that Deadpool is that new character, serving up all the humor and violence he has been so well known for in Marvel comics.

February 25, 2016

University Theatre takes on traditional Chinese tale in ‘The White Snake’

The UW-River Falls University Theatre’s latest production, “The White Snake,” is adapted from one of China’s oldest tales of the same name, according to the director, theatre Professor Robin Murray.

February 18, 2016

Annual African Night to cap off Black History Month at UWRF

Black History Month events on the UW-River Falls campus will conclude Feb. 26 with the annual African Night, a celebration featuring dancing, a fashion show of different African cultures, and food.

February 10, 2016

“Hail, Caesar!” evokes nostalgia for old Hollywood

The Coen brothers take us to a far off place that was as chaotic as it was beautiful in the Golden Age of Hollywood with Hail, Caesar!, a film that is filled with as good callbacks as it does actors.