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Book Review

“The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down” by Anne Fadiman is undoubtedly one of my favorite books that I have read in the past several years. This nonfiction book deals with the culture clash between a Hmong family with a very sick child and her doctors in Merced, California. Lia Lee is the 14th…

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WMCN PICKS: Post-Summer Mix

We’ve been back in school for a month now. We’ve absorbed a month’s worth of knowledge and for that we are both smarter and more numb. Our list of bars with outdoor patios has been replaced by one of free lunch opportunities on campus. Our faces are no longer illuminated by the burning sun or…

ALUMNI IN THE ARTS: SHAHAR EBERZON FACES FORWARD
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ALUMNI IN THE ARTS: SHAHAR EBERZON FACES FORWARD

When Israeli-born singer-songwriter-activist Shahar Eberzon graduated from Macalester in 2012, she knew that she wanted three things. “I wanted to keep working on social activism, primarily the Israeli-Palestinian conflict,” Eberzon said. “I knew that I wanted to make music. I knew that I wanted to use my work and my music for the betterment of…

Alana Horton: Theater Major
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Alana Horton: Theater Major

Every week, The Mac Weekly interviews one senior majoring in an artistic field at Macalester. This week, we spoke with Alana Horton, a theater major. Where are you originally from? Northampton, Massachusetts. Do you have any other majors besides Theater? I am an English Literature major as well. In what other ways are you involved…

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Welcome to Night Vale: Paranoid Podcast

Sometimes things are off; they’re not entirely explainable; they’re eerie, or uncanny. In 1964, Jim Templeton was out with his daughter and captured the image of what appeared to be a man in a white suit just over her head. Many people now know the photograph as the Solway Firth Spaceman. In 1997, multiple people…

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Maya Aguayo Schmidt-Feng: Senior Profile

Every week, The Mac Weekly interviews one senior majoring in an artistic field at Macalester. This week, we spoke with Maya Aguayo Schmidt-Feng, an Art History major. Where are you originally from? Berkeley, California. Do you major/minor in anything else besides Art History? I have a Critical Theory concentration. What does that mean you focus…

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Uncle Vanya: Theater Review

Uncle Vanya is a classic play by Anton Chekov that puts the tragedy of the banal front and center. The version being staged at the Guthrie is a newer adaption written by Brian Friel and the Wurtle Thrust stage offers great views from any seat in the house. I saw Uncle Vanya on Sept. 17th,…

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Album Release: Word On The Street

Word on the Street is an experimental band made up of eight Macalester students: Charlie Stanton ’15, Geoff Willis ’15, Perry Campbell ’15, Sherif Tawfik ’14, Isaac Mathison-Bowie ’15, Sam Faulkner ’15, Rob Granfelt ’15, and Maya Vilaplana ’14. The band formed in February 2012 and, shortly after, won Battle of the Bands for the…

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Thoughts on Culture: The Echo Chamber of Public Shaming

If you have a Facebook account, you probably saw links to the Buzzfeed article “A Lot Of People Are Very Upset That An Indian-American Woman Won The Miss America Pageant.” If you haven’t seen it, the article is a compilation of racist tweets, lamenting that an “Arab” won Miss America so soon after 9/11. These…

Concert Preview: Imogen Cooper plays Schubert
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Concert Preview: Imogen Cooper plays Schubert

Mark Mazullo, a music professor at Macalester specializing in piano, has presumably been to a lot concerts. So it’s high praise when he calls the last time he saw Imogen Cooper perform “far-and-away the best one I’ve ever heard.” “She is a magician!” he wrote in an email from his sabbatical in Berlin. The magic…

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