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Walker showcases Cuban Art in Adiós Utopia
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Walker showcases Cuban Art in Adiós Utopia

This month The Mac Weekly ventured to the Walker Arts Center to see the exhibition titled Adiós Utopia: Dreams and Deceptions in Cuban Art Since 1950. The exhibition aims to teach viewers about Cuban history, and to express the ways in which artists on the island were shaped by their tumultuous pasts. Over 50 Cuban…

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Waititi revitalizes Marvel franchise in Thor: Ragnarok

For a film about the end of the world, Thor: Ragnarok is a joyride. The previous films of the Thor franchise have had some difficulties with their namesake protagonist, to say the least. Chris Hemsworth did not shine as Thor in the debut 2011 film Thor, or Thor: The Dark World. A sense of awkwardness…

Mixed Blood’s latest show
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Mixed Blood’s latest show

Reuler founded the Mixed Blood after graduating from Macalester to “explore differences, bring communities together, revolutionize access, and create a utopian ideal.”

Alvvays and Jay Som perform at 7th St. Entry
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Alvvays and Jay Som perform at 7th St. Entry

The lapse in snowfall last Thursday brought something new to the Twin Cities: Alvvays, a band of five based out of Toronto and touring the country after the September release of their second album, Antisocialites. They performed with Jay Som, a band from Oakland, CA, who returned to Minneapolis after a concert last March. Prior…

Bittersweet endings: A review of Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard
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Bittersweet endings: A review of Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard

“All things must end,” asserts Boris Semyónov-Pischik, played by Michael Karadsheh ’18, in a rare moment of solemnity for Karadsheh, the perennially hilarious Urinetown veteran. Make no mistake; although Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard, directed by Beth Cleary, is adorned liberally with humor, the fact remains that it is, at its heart, about endings. In…

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Film Review: The Killing of a Sacred Deer

I don’t know how else to begin this review but by saying that I do not think I can rate this film fairly, and will not be giving it a rating. Sometimes there comes a film that is so bold in its artistic vision, so different in every aspect, that it will divide audiences. Many…

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Laure Prouvost is waiting for you at the Walker

In her new exhibit at the Walker, They Are Waiting For You, Laure Prouvost raises the question: Do we really need language? Sure, language is helpful, convenient. We use language to communicate, to be understood and to understand others. It’s a tool we employ every day, without thinking about it; it’s a habit, a routine….

Innerbloom: Exploring Silence
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Innerbloom: Exploring Silence

Innerbloom is a weekly series dedicated to creating an artistic dialogue around our mutual connections with nature. The series is submission-based, and seeks to bring a diversity of artistic voices to reflect on the ways we shape nature and nature shapes us. Each week, I introduce a theme that pertains to the overarching concepts of…

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