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Concerts: Iron & Wine at First Ave
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Concerts: Iron & Wine at First Ave

A night at First Avenue usually consists of strobes, a steady bass that stays in your ears for a few days and maybe a few hundred gallons of foam. It’s not the kind of place you’d expect to see Sam Beam, who goes by the stage name Iron & Wine. Beam, a contemporary folk singer…

THEATRE: STROMBOLLI’S MEDICINE SHOW
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THEATRE: STROMBOLLI’S MEDICINE SHOW

It has taken me a long time to embark on writing this review of “Strombolli’s Medicine Show” as performed this weekend at In the Heart of the Beast Mask and Puppet Theater in Minneapolis. I can’t tell if it is general procrastination, not knowing exactly what to write about, or the sinking suspicion that maybe…

Face forward: Twin cities arts collective
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Face forward: Twin cities arts collective

Last Friday night in the Loch started out much like any other night in “the number-one lake-themed student lounge in the Twin Cities metro area.” Students played pool, did homework in the spacious side booths, and watched football in the large TV anteroom. But poolplayers soon stopped their game, and the people in the booths…

NOAH EXUM: STUDIO ART MAJOR
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NOAH EXUM: STUDIO ART MAJOR

Every week, The Mac Weekly interviews one senior majoring in an artistic field at Macalester. This week, we spoke with Noah Exum, a Studio Art Major. Where are you from? My family lives in a town called Galsburg, IL, but now it’s been five and half years that I’ve lived in the Twin Cities so…

WMCN Picks: Neko Case
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WMCN Picks: Neko Case

Full disclosure: Neko Case is my cool aunt. And high school English teacher. And therapist, actually. And local bartender. And guardian angel. And she’s my pet—a cat when I need cool wisdom, a dog when I need affectionate understanding.

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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