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Review: Romeo and Juliet at the Guthrie Theater
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Review: Romeo and Juliet at the Guthrie Theater

Downtown Minneapolis’s Guthrie Theater is considered one of the most prestigious theaters in the Twin Cities, and its current production of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet does not disappoint. The director, Joseph Haj, known for his production of King Lear this past spring, presents the world-famous love story through a mixture of traditional and modern…

Button Poetry Live Event at Camp Bar
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Button Poetry Live Event at Camp Bar

William Evans performs at Button Poetry Live. Photo courtesy of Button Poetry Live.[/caption]When someone says the words “poetry slam,” what comes to mind? Do you think of snapping fingers? Angsty young adults and college students dressed all in black? How about string lights, loud cheering and raunchy jokes? The word community? If you have never…

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Peter Bognanni releases novel: Things I’m Seeing Without You

On Tuesday, October 3, Common Good Books filled with excited chatter. Rows of folding chairs in the back of the store filled quickly with colleagues, students, friends and fans of Peter Bognanni, Macalester College professor, Iowa Writer’s Workshop graduate, and Alex Award-winning novelist. His new book, Things I’m Seeing Without You, has been anticipated since…

Museum Monthly: Anne Collier at the Minneapolis Institute of Art
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Museum Monthly: Anne Collier at the Minneapolis Institute of Art

This month The Mac Weekly ventured to the Minneapolis Institute of Art to see Anne Collier’s latest exhibition, Women with Cameras (Self Portrait). Located in the photography section of the museum, the exhibition features 80 35mm slides of found photographs depicting self portraits of young women. Together the photographs depict a sense of self identity…

Mixed Blood Theatre teaches us How to Use a Knife
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Mixed Blood Theatre teaches us How to Use a Knife

Will Snider’s How to Use a Knife is as sharp as its title would suggest. A gloriously irreverent comedy that moves deftly between hilarity and heartbreak, it serves as an impressive start to the Mixed Blood Theatre season. For those of our readers who are unfamiliar with this venue, The Mixed Blood Theatre is a…

Arab Film Festival presents We Have Never Been Kids
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Arab Film Festival presents We Have Never Been Kids

In the award-winning documentary We Have Never Been Kids, Mahmood Soliman offers a gripping portrait of an Egyptian family living under the poverty line. Presented as part of the Arab Film Festival, the film follows four children and their mother, Nadia, as they experience hunger, violence, the abuse from Nadia’s husband and the tumultuous political…

Folk artist John Craigie performs at Sisyphus Brewing
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Folk artist John Craigie performs at Sisyphus Brewing

John Craigie performed at Sisyphus Brewing on Sunday, Sept. 24. He is a folk artist based in Portland, Oregon touring for his new album No Rain, No Rose. Craigie is an incredibly good live performer. His voice was beautiful, accompanied only by his own guitar and harmonica playing. The real highlights of his live show…

Redefining Futures with the Iyapo Repository
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Redefining Futures with the Iyapo Repository

Created by artists Salome Asega and Ayodamola Okunseinde, the Iyapo Repository is a collection of art pieces meant to affirm and explore the experiences of people of African descent. The repository imagines a future in which representation is forward-thinking, innovative and inclusive. That future is collaborative by nature. Thus, the gallery itself is collaborative, drawing…

Senior arts spotlight: Soobin Choi delves into graphic design
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Senior arts spotlight: Soobin Choi delves into graphic design

Inspired by her artistic relatives, Soobin Choi ’18 first started drawing in middle school. In high school, she began taking art classes to hone her skills. She created charcoal drawings as well as oil, acrylic and mixed-media paintings. Originally determined to study architecture in college, Choi showed an early creative streak, but also a desire…

Miller Shor and Richard Graham star in Venus in Fur
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Miller Shor and Richard Graham star in Venus in Fur

In an all-student show produced by Emily Nadel ’18 and Carter D’Angelo ’17, Miller Shor ’19 and Richard Graham ’19 performed in David Ives’ Venus in Fur on Sept. 8 and 9. Shor and Graham were a dynamic pairing, playing rich and intricate characters as if they were made for these roles. The play begins…

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