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Review: Cindy sherman
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Review: Cindy sherman

I like going to museums. I like looking at the famous things and the not-so-famous things. I like the atmosphere one often finds in museums, something akin to an arboretum, library and laboratory all in one. One of Macalester’s most seductive qualities when I was applying was its proximity to some of the meccas of…

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Music: Concert Guide

Saturday, Feb 23 – WHY? Astronautilus, Sarah Winters – Fine Line Music Café Genre defying sad-wave indie rapper Yoni Wolf and his perpetually expanding backing band are coming to Minneapolis for the second time in the last 12 months after cancelling their 2011 Twin Cities show. WHY?’s newest album was met with harsh criticism from…

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Review: Anxiety by Autre Ne Veut

According to Wikipedia, the origins of R&B trace back to about the 1940s. In the 70-odd years since then, the genre has bounced through a number of phases before arriving at today’s understanding of “contemporary R&B.” It is a genre that seems resistant to stagnation and its latest form of growth has come in the…

Oscars: “Am I supposed to be enjoying this?”
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Oscars: “Am I supposed to be enjoying this?”

“Amour” and “Zero Dark Thirty” are difficult to sit through. They are also two contenders for this year’s Best Picture Academy Award. “Amour”, which won this year’s Palme d’Or, follows an aging man’s attempts to care for his wife after she suffers a stroke, while “Zero Dark Thirty” is a fictional portrayal of the hunt…

Oscars: last-minute screening locations and all you need to know
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Oscars: last-minute screening locations and all you need to know

This Sunday the 85th Academy Awards will take place at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. In anticipation of the film industry’s biggest event of the year several theaters are screening Oscar nominated movies. AMC Theaters: AMC screens all the movies nominated for best picture in their “Best Picture Showcase.” For $40 this Saturday they…

Review: A Prairie Home Companion
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Review: A Prairie Home Companion

He’s a local legend turned international celebrity, a small-town boy but a big-time writer, actor, and producer. His co-workers still call him “the tall ugly guy with the red shoes.” He could be anywhere in the world making a living with a quick wit and a gentle baritone voice, but his roots were too deep…

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Online Release: D.A.I.S.Y Rage EP– Kitty

It would be easy to write Kitty off as a meme. Spotted by Riff Raff for her work in comedy rap, she collaborated with him in 2012 and went viral with the video for their song “Orion’s Belt.” But with serious praise from rapper Danny Brown, Sufjan Stevens, WHY? front man Yoni Wolf and Pitchfork,…

Erin Holt: Senior Art Major
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Erin Holt: Senior Art Major

What else are you involved in on campus? I’m also an Anthro minor and I host a radio show called Metal (+Mystery). Who are your favorite artists? Bruce Connors, Lee Bontecou and VNV Nation, which is an Irish Industrial Group. When did you first become interested in art? I’ve always been interested in art, but…

Exhibit Review: Ornamentation and Crime
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Exhibit Review: Ornamentation and Crime

Standing outside of Parastou Forouhar’s exhibit, Ornamentation and Crime, currently on display at the Law Warschaw Gallery, you might think that you’re standing outside of a glass funhouse of butterflies and balloons, designed for children to play in and explore. Balloons tied to strings at least ten feet tall are attached to free-moving washers, inviting…

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