TMW senior editors say their goodbyes, joyously reflect
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TMW senior editors say their goodbyes, joyously reflect

By Meg Britton-Mehlisch and Celia Heudebourg This week The Mac Weekly bids farewell to its own seniors. The incoming Editors-in-Chief talk with Rachel Wilson, Jamie Goodin, Ellie Fuqua, Jake Greenberg, Max Horvath, Maddie Jaffe, Eliza Ramsey, Allie Korbey, Kate Rhodes and Esha Datta. They discuss office memories and the Wac Meekly. TMW: This is the…

Arts

Jay Som’s searching pop rock

Melina Duterte moved into a new place, stayed caffeinated for three weeks, and shaped one of the year’s most eclectic and invigorating records. The Bay Area artist, who records under the name Jay Som, released her debut record Everybody Works March 10. The album delivers the empathy its title promises and expands her sound beyond…

Arts

Talking with Criminal host Phoebe Judge about storytelling

A different voice narrates the first moments of the popular podcast Criminal every episode, offering a hint of what crime the next 25 minutes may have in store for the audience. The first voice we hear never belongs to Phoebe Judge, the host on the North Carolina-based hit, beloved among listeners for her calm and…

Jelani Cobb delivers lecture on racial justice
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Jelani Cobb delivers lecture on racial justice

Dr. Jelani Cobb visited Macalester’s Kagin Hill Ballroom last Friday, November 4 to give the annual El-Kati Lecture. The event also served as the keynote speech for the 2016 Kente Summit for Collegiate Black Men. Cobb, who is a Professor of Journalism at Columbia University and a contributor to the New Yorker, gave his speech…

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American Honey is a winner

American Honey gives its audience what so many have been asking for from Hollywood. We need more movies centering people of color, more movies centering women, more road movies, more hangout movies, more movies about right now. Director Andrea Arnold and lead actress Sasha Lane rolled all the above into a single celebration of growing…

Opinion

Responding to criticism: taking responsibility for our content

Last week, four authors submitted an op-ed, “How to not write racist food reviews,” criticizing The Mac Weekly’s ramen columns. The piece called for greater understanding of the cultural assumptions beneath the ramen series. The authors argued that the articles “portrayed Asian food with the racialized expectation of ‘cheap exotic Asian food,’” as well as…

Arts, Content

Content: Celebrity presidential endorsements are entertaining

Any thinking person bases their political decisions solely upon the opinions of their favorite celebrities. The celebrity presidential endorsement presents a meaningless sideshow in a season filled with meaningless sideshows. What do the identities of celebrities who choose to endorse a certain candidate tell us about that candidate? What kind of influence will celebrities exert…

Content: The eternal charm of Linklater
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Content: The eternal charm of Linklater

Richard Linklater’s movies get me. Linklater sits amongst a small group of artists who mirror my internal life, the highs and lows of a fortunately stable existence. Not a lot happens in Linklater films: a couple walks along the beach; three old friends reminisce in a motel room; high schoolers drive around. He’s a master…

Content: levitate, levitate, levitate, levitate
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Content: levitate, levitate, levitate, levitate

Kendrick Lamar and the recently-formed duo of Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz turned last Friday into a celebration with the respective releases of two surprise albums. The albums share little in common, but give us an opportunity to re-evaluate three rappers at distinct stages of their careers: Kendrick on top, 2 Chainz perpetually hovering around…

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