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Review: Tame Impala
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Review: Tame Impala

“Trippy,” “hallucinogenic,” and most frequently “kaleidoscopic” are all words often deployed to describe the sound of Australian neo-psychedelic group Tame Impala. But reducing the band and their breakout album Lonerism to old stoner-music clichés misses the point. The vocabulary of psych rock alone won’t suffice. We’re not watching youtube videos of Woodstock or listening to…

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Springfest: performance artists

The Mac Weekly sat down with Springfest organizers Sam Landsberg ’15 and Will Kent-Daggett ’15 to get the scoop on what Springfest 2013 will look like. TMW: Which performers did you settle on? WKD: It’s Big K.R.I.T. and Baths. SL: And a local band called Black Diet. Big K.R.I.T. is headlining, Baths is opening, and…

Arab Film Festival
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Arab Film Festival

The last Twin Cities Arab Film Festival opened with a short. Voicemail recordings, full of love and fear, played over grainy footage of abandoned buildings and half-finished construction sites. At the end of the seven-minute running time, a man in the audience stood up and cried, “That is not my Egypt!” But for filmmaker Heba…

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Girls: a conversation

Chances are you’ve either formed your own opinions about the first season “Girls” or heard someone else’s. I sat down with Noah Koch ‘14, an MCS major, to discuss the evolution of the show, as it wraps up its second season. Sophie Nikitas: Why do you think “Girls” inspires such strong reactions? Noah Koch: I…

WMCN concert a huge success
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WMCN concert a huge success

  The Mac Bubble burst last Thursday, when over 200 students flooded the Cedar Cultural Center in support of WMCN and its five featured bands. WMCN representatives Sarah Holtz ‘13 and Eliza Summerlin ‘13 have confirmed that “Who Even Listens to WMCN?” raised over $2,300. The success surpassed their expectations and allowed them to pay…

Oscar Recap: Seth MacFarlane
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Oscar Recap: Seth MacFarlane

Seth MacFarlane delivered an uninspired performance as host of the 85th Academy Awards last Sunday. Spouting out jokes many critics have called racist and sexist, among other things, the host is taking heat for aspects of his performance. However, the biggest flaw in the show was its lack of imagination. The ceremony felt like a…

Lisa Goese: Studio art Major
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Lisa Goese: Studio art Major

Besides your Arts Major do you have any other Majors/Minors? I think I am minoring in Lara Nielsen, and I have an unfinished, abandoned major in Environmental Studies. What else are you involved in on campus? Theatre and dance–I’m in the dance concert and a play this spring. I am a big fan of the…

Review: Hip Hop Hopes
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Review: Hip Hop Hopes

  Hip hop is alive at Macalester. This was news to me, but Hip Hop Hopes: What’s Going On? proved it. Sold-out crowds swarmed to the Main Stage Theater on the past two weekends to surround and literally inhabit the world of hip hop for an hour and a half. Ushers encouraged audiences at the…

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Events: Twin Cities

MUSIC Vita.mn Are You Local? $13 advanced ticket, $15 door, Mill City Nights, Friday 7:00pm You may have just seen Mac alum bands Bad Bad Hats and Carroll at the Cedar’s “Who Even Listens to WMCN?” event, but this Vita.mn event also features Solid Gold, Sims (of Doomtree, Wiping Out Thousands, and L’Assassins. Support Carroll…

Literature: Pure Evil? James Dawes’ forthcoming book
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Literature: Pure Evil? James Dawes’ forthcoming book

James Dawes has a reputation. Apart from his outstanding work as an English professor and English department chair, he is well known among the human rights community for his work in the field. He got an opportunity to combine his two passions in the summer and fall of 2008, when photographer Adam Nadel asked Dawes…

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