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Music: Finals Playlist

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Just kidding, it’s time to face the consequences of the bad decisions you’ve been making all semester! I know you don’t have the spare time or energy to read some long-winded think piece about pop culture … which is great because I don’t have time to write…

Concerts: Current & local
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Concerts: Current & local

Crystal Castles w/ Pictureplane Sunday, May 5 @ First Ave. Crystal Castles have released three excellent albums of dark 8-bit electronica, most recently 2012’s creatively titled “III.” Despite the strength of their recorded material, rumor has it the two-piece’s live performances are often, for lack of a better word, bad. Are vocalist Alice Glass’s onstage…

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Film review: The East

A sense of rebellion was in the air as people took their seats at the advance screening of “The East,” a film about eco-terrorism (or eco-activism, depending on how you look at it). Fox 20th Century, the film’s distributor, had banned attendees from bringing phones and other recording devices into the theater, and had hired…

Movies: Monsters University
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Movies: Monsters University

If you somehow grew up without seeing Monster’s Inc., the lovable Pixar hit that chronicled monster pals Mike and Sulley–and then missed it again when it was re-released in 3D at the end of 2012 (come on, Pixar)–you have one more chance to catch those memorable characters in Monster’s Inc.’s prequel, Monster’s University, to be…

Julia Gartzke: Studio Art Major
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Julia Gartzke: Studio Art Major

The Mac Weekly sat down this week with senior Julia Gartzke two weeks before the senior show opens to talk about her time as a Studio Art major at Macalester. Where are you from? I’m from New Glarus, WI. It’s about 30 minutes south of Madison. Besides the art major, do you have any other…

Show: CampCamera
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Show: CampCamera

This Friday the spring gallery show for CampCAMERA will open showcasing a semester of collaboration between Macalester students and YouthCARE, an after-school photography program. YouthCARE (Youth for Cultural Appreciation and Racial Equality) is a nonprofit based in Minneapolis working with Twin Cities residents ages 7 to 18 years old. The event will feature pictures from…

Review: Are we nostalgic for 2006 yet?
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Review: Are we nostalgic for 2006 yet?

New Releases: Ciara, Fall Out Boy, Justin Timberlake, Paramore. Although you might think this is a Mac Weekly article from 2006, it’s 2013 and here we are. Last week I made a comment about having enough of Justin Timberlake in 2006. Little did I know, 2006 was about to be so #OnTrend. I listened to…

Comedy: All the World’s a Dick Joke
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Comedy: All the World’s a Dick Joke

Over the last several years, opportunities to explore comedy on Macalester’s campus have grown, through organizations, radio shows and workshops. After controversy over a Hegemonocle article last semester, the student body started to reexamine what place comedy has on its campus. Michelle Einstein ’14, newly anointed co-editor of the bi-semesterly publication “The Hegemonocle,” Ross Bronfenbrenner…

Updates: Springfest
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Updates: Springfest

For the second year in a row, Springfest will take place inside. This year, however, committee organizers planned ahead to make sure that the weather wouldn’t put a damper on fun.

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