The Mac Weekly

Guthrie’s Noises Off is a fun-filled break from the real world

Betsy Barthelemy

November 8, 2018

When the Guthrie Theatre announced the inclusion of classic farce Noises Off in its 2018 season, the artistic director Joseph Haj could not have anticipated how vital the power of laughter would be in the face of everything go...

Matangi / Maya / M.I.A. gives voice to a controversial popstar

Malcolm Cooke

November 1, 2018

This film contains scenes of extreme violence and descriptions of sexual assault. Matangi / Maya / M.I.A., a new biographical documentary by Steve Loveridge on controversial pop artist Mathangi “Maya” Arulpragasam, shows surprisingly...

Kiss Me Not at the Twin Cities’ Arab Film Festival

Katie Woodhouse

October 19, 2018

Film industries around the world are beginning to address the widespread phenomenon of powerful men exerting control over female actors. What happens if those roles were reversed? This is the question that drives the absurdly co...

A Musical Welcome at Family Fest

Malcolm Cooke

October 18, 2018

On Saturday, Oct. 13, the Director of Choral Activities Michael McGaghie addressed a packed Mairs Concert Hall. Families that drove and flew in from around the world filled seats and overflowed into entryways, craning their ne...

Beat poet and activist Gary Snyder to speak at Macalester

Sarah Hoffman

October 14, 2018

88-year-old Gary Snyder is a Beat poet, Zen Buddhist, environmental activist and Pulitzer Prize winner. This month, Snyder will leave the house he built in the Sierra Nevada mountains for an evening of poetry and discussion at...

The Parking Ramp Project: Parking Spaces, Transient Places

Felipe Fernandez

October 11, 2018

One of the last stations in the Blue Line directed to Mall of America is Bloomington’s Metro Central Station. A two minute walk from the station leaves you at a corporate parking garage. During most days of the year, this pa...

Frances Stark & Sohrab Mohebbi Talk Art Studios and Domesticity at the Walker

Malcolm Cooke

October 11, 2018

Sohrab Mohebbi, a museum curator based in New York, began his conversation with artist Frances Stark at the Walker Art Center on Wednesday, September 26, by reading a poem: I think I'll Serve some toast today Oh no, there is ...

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