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…

Arts

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…

Jacob Bessen and Muath Ibaid: MacSUPER(heroes)
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Jacob Bessen and Muath Ibaid: MacSUPER(heroes)

For this week’s Senior Spotlight, The Mac Weekly sat down with Jacob Bessen ’17 and Muath Ibaid ’17 to talk about Mac Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights (MacSUPER) and each other’s cooking. TMW: How did you guys start MacSUPER? Muath Ibaid: So Hannah Graf Evans, a mutual friend, mentioned it in a MENA [Middle…

Senior Spotlight: TMW seniors say goodnight
Senior Spotlight

Senior Spotlight: TMW seniors say goodnight

As is customary, the graduating seniors of TMW’s editorial staff are the focus of the year’s final Spotlight. They discuss the paper’s family environment, late-night stories and their lasting memories of TMW. TMW: How did you get involved with the paper, and when did you realize the Weekly was home? Kacie Reilly: I got involved…

Arts

MSP Film Festival: Review

The Mac Weekly went to the MSP Film Festival. Here are our thoughts on just a few of the films. Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World Jake Greenberg: Werner Herzog sets out to make a documentary as big as the internet itself. The director, who is as much myth as real person at…

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