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BOOK REVIEW: THE GIRL YOU LEFT BEHIND

The gist of this novel is basically that a painting ruins everyone’s lives. In The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes, a portrait of Sophie Lefévre by her husband Édouard serves as the focal point of these two stories, set in 1916 and the present day. In the twentieth century, Édouard leaves Sophie at…

SLAM POETRY: Mac Poets Beyond Macalester
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SLAM POETRY: Mac Poets Beyond Macalester

It’s one thing to stand in front of an audience familiar with your art and bare all about your broken heart. It’s quite another for everyone on the internet to hear your story. Last year, The Mac Weekly reported on the sensation Rachel Rostad ’15 caused across the web when a video of her poem…

TV: Reading is the new Netflix
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TV: Reading is the new Netflix

Do you remember when J.K. Rowling wrote an incredibly intricate description of Fred and George Weasley’s flight from Hogwarts in the fifth book of the Harry Potter series? Amazing, to say the least. Do you remember then seeing the movie and being utterly disappointed by the brevity and generally underwhelming tone of the whole affair?…

Reactions: Mykki Blanco and Zebra Katz
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Reactions: Mykki Blanco and Zebra Katz

“I’ve been a fan of Blanco’s for a while, and she definitely delivered. Zebra “Fucking” Katz was equally impressive.” “I think these artists brought a lot of personality that usually isn’t seen on a college campus.” “The music was okay but the roundup of people was a little disappointing. I had a good time though…

Dance: Bid’ah
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Dance: Bid’ah

Those of you who saw Taylor Helfand ’13 and Mohamed Samatar ’14’s performance piece this fall that was created for professor Harry Waters Jr.’s Hip Hop Performance class were lucky. Those of you who did not see it this fall now have a second chance to see these talented Mac students perform. From May 23th…

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Event: Dance Concert

The Macalester College Theatre and Dance Department presents Matter Over Mind, the 2013 Spring Dance Concert, with new works choreographed by students and Pilobolus Dance Theatre. Pilobolus Dance Theatre, in residency through the Ordway’s Campus Connections program, will present Red Queen. Pilobolus Dance Theatre, founded in 1971, has continuously pushed the boundaries of how the…

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Music: Finals Playlist

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Just kidding, it’s time to face the consequences of the bad decisions you’ve been making all semester! I know you don’t have the spare time or energy to read some long-winded think piece about pop culture … which is great because I don’t have time to write…

Concerts: Current & local
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Concerts: Current & local

Crystal Castles w/ Pictureplane Sunday, May 5 @ First Ave. Crystal Castles have released three excellent albums of dark 8-bit electronica, most recently 2012’s creatively titled “III.” Despite the strength of their recorded material, rumor has it the two-piece’s live performances are often, for lack of a better word, bad. Are vocalist Alice Glass’s onstage…

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Film review: The East

A sense of rebellion was in the air as people took their seats at the advance screening of “The East,” a film about eco-terrorism (or eco-activism, depending on how you look at it). Fox 20th Century, the film’s distributor, had banned attendees from bringing phones and other recording devices into the theater, and had hired…

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