Mitski doesn’t want to be “Your Best American Girl”
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Mitski doesn’t want to be “Your Best American Girl”

The recently reopened Palace Theatre in downtown St. Paul doesn’t try to impress by looking flashy. Neither does Mitski, the indie-rocker who opened there for the Pixies last week. On October 10, Mitski took center stage, wearing black, with her hair pulled into a low ponytail. Accompanied by a percussionist and a guitarist, she stood…

Hannah Gray: the RA with four years in Dupre
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Hannah Gray: the RA with four years in Dupre

Hannah Gray is a senior from Pasadena, California, a city “right across the bridge from LA” She’s a linguistics major with minors in German, computer science and art. For our interview, we met on Sunday afternoon for tea at Sencha on Grand Avenue. Over the next half hour, Gray’s royal tea latte with pearls cooled…

Facilities Factsheet: getting to know Macalester by the numbers
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Facilities Factsheet: getting to know Macalester by the numbers

The care and keeping of Macalester College is no small task. Who makes sure campus buildings are properly cleaned, maintained, heated and cooled? Who keeps the grounds groomed and looking beautiful? Facilities Services. The department employs more than 70 people, including: 44 custodial staff, 12 mechanical/maintenance (boiler operators, plumbers, electricians), six carpenters and five staff…

Modern and irreverent, Vietgone explores the meaning of “home”
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Modern and irreverent, Vietgone explores the meaning of “home”

Fantastic show. Unless naughty language bothers you — then Vietgone probably isn’t for you. The play by Qui Nguyen is a potty-mouthed, hilarious and poignant reimagining of the real-life love story between the playwright’s parents, who met in the 1970s at an Arkansas camp for refugees of the Vietnam War. Mark Valdez directs the play,…

Waxahatchee opens for The New Pornographers at First Avenue
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Waxahatchee opens for The New Pornographers at First Avenue

What’s kitty-corner from the Target Center, covered in silver stars and arguably the coolest scene in downtown Minneapolis? FIRST AVENUE. The signage is unmistakable: bold capital letters against a background design like the staff lines of sheet music. On Tuesday, April 18, the dark Mainroom venue is well-packed by 8:00 p.m., when the opener, Waxahatchee,…