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Reading: Marisha Pessl’s new mystery
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Reading: Marisha Pessl’s new mystery

On Thursday, Sept. 6, a group of locals gathered at Common Good Books to listen to Marisha Pessl read from her recently released second novel, Night Film. Listening to Pessl read the first several pages to a rapt audience was like being plopped into a film noir, so over-the-top that, as Slate put it, “You…

FILM REVIEW: DON JON’S ADDICTION
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FILM REVIEW: DON JON’S ADDICTION

Don Jon is the story of Jon (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), a New Jersey bartender in his 20s who has a sweet ride, is ripped, and spends his weekends “pulling 10s at the club” with his boys, then hitting church with the family to expunge his sins and get ready for another go. Another thing—Jon is addicted…

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Performance Art/Comedy Delirious Delhi book reading Friday, Sept. 20 7:00 p.m. Magers & Quinn Booksellers Minneapolis, MN Dave Prager reads from his comical book “Delirious Delhi,” about working and living in India’s capital. Minneapolis musician Jeremy Messersmith will complement the act by interviewing Dave, with assuredly hilarious results. FREE ComedySportz TC: Featuring Derek Mears Thursday,…

John Bennett: Theater & Dance major
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John Bennett: Theater & Dance major

Every week, The Mac Weekly interviews one senior majoring in an artistic field at Macalester. This week, we spoke with John Bennett, a Theater & Dance major graduating in January 2014. Where are you originally from? Minneapolis. Do you have any other majors or minors besides Theater and Dance? No, I was going to minor…

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BOOK REVIEW: THE GIRL YOU LEFT BEHIND

The gist of this novel is basically that a painting ruins everyone’s lives. In The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes, a portrait of Sophie Lefévre by her husband Édouard serves as the focal point of these two stories, set in 1916 and the present day. In the twentieth century, Édouard leaves Sophie at…

SLAM POETRY: Mac Poets Beyond Macalester
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SLAM POETRY: Mac Poets Beyond Macalester

It’s one thing to stand in front of an audience familiar with your art and bare all about your broken heart. It’s quite another for everyone on the internet to hear your story. Last year, The Mac Weekly reported on the sensation Rachel Rostad ’15 caused across the web when a video of her poem…

TV: Reading is the new Netflix
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TV: Reading is the new Netflix

Do you remember when J.K. Rowling wrote an incredibly intricate description of Fred and George Weasley’s flight from Hogwarts in the fifth book of the Harry Potter series? Amazing, to say the least. Do you remember then seeing the movie and being utterly disappointed by the brevity and generally underwhelming tone of the whole affair?…

Reactions: Mykki Blanco and Zebra Katz
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Reactions: Mykki Blanco and Zebra Katz

“I’ve been a fan of Blanco’s for a while, and she definitely delivered. Zebra “Fucking” Katz was equally impressive.” “I think these artists brought a lot of personality that usually isn’t seen on a college campus.” “The music was okay but the roundup of people was a little disappointing. I had a good time though…

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