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WMCN concert a huge success
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WMCN concert a huge success

  The Mac Bubble burst last Thursday, when over 200 students flooded the Cedar Cultural Center in support of WMCN and its five featured bands. WMCN representatives Sarah Holtz ‘13 and Eliza Summerlin ‘13 have confirmed that “Who Even Listens to WMCN?” raised over $2,300. The success surpassed their expectations and allowed them to pay…

Oscar Recap: Seth MacFarlane
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Oscar Recap: Seth MacFarlane

Seth MacFarlane delivered an uninspired performance as host of the 85th Academy Awards last Sunday. Spouting out jokes many critics have called racist and sexist, among other things, the host is taking heat for aspects of his performance. However, the biggest flaw in the show was its lack of imagination. The ceremony felt like a…

Lisa Goese: Studio art Major
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Lisa Goese: Studio art Major

Besides your Arts Major do you have any other Majors/Minors? I think I am minoring in Lara Nielsen, and I have an unfinished, abandoned major in Environmental Studies. What else are you involved in on campus? Theatre and dance–I’m in the dance concert and a play this spring. I am a big fan of the…

Review: Hip Hop Hopes
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Review: Hip Hop Hopes

  Hip hop is alive at Macalester. This was news to me, but Hip Hop Hopes: What’s Going On? proved it. Sold-out crowds swarmed to the Main Stage Theater on the past two weekends to surround and literally inhabit the world of hip hop for an hour and a half. Ushers encouraged audiences at the…

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Events: Twin Cities

MUSIC Vita.mn Are You Local? $13 advanced ticket, $15 door, Mill City Nights, Friday 7:00pm You may have just seen Mac alum bands Bad Bad Hats and Carroll at the Cedar’s “Who Even Listens to WMCN?” event, but this Vita.mn event also features Solid Gold, Sims (of Doomtree, Wiping Out Thousands, and L’Assassins. Support Carroll…

Literature: Pure Evil? James Dawes’ forthcoming book
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Literature: Pure Evil? James Dawes’ forthcoming book

James Dawes has a reputation. Apart from his outstanding work as an English professor and English department chair, he is well known among the human rights community for his work in the field. He got an opportunity to combine his two passions in the summer and fall of 2008, when photographer Adam Nadel asked Dawes…

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Interview: Jason Blum

Horror occupies an interesting and complex place in American cinema and the American psyche. Shallow horror flicks flood theatres, luring teens and gore-o-philes to the movies for fast, easy fun. Masterfully crafted horror films, however, can evoke all sorts of emotions and reactions: fear, terror, empathy, despair and creativity. The American cultural lexicon is replete…

Reflections: Baauer’s Hipshaker
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Reflections: Baauer’s Hipshaker

In case you lack an Internet connection and somehow haven’t heard, the Harlem Shake is kind of a big deal. The song that inspired the craze, by Mad Decent trap artist Baauer, is topping the charts. Baauer played at the Loft in Minneapolis with veteran producer and DJ Just Blaze, at the peak of the…

Review: Cindy sherman
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Review: Cindy sherman

I like going to museums. I like looking at the famous things and the not-so-famous things. I like the atmosphere one often finds in museums, something akin to an arboretum, library and laboratory all in one. One of Macalester’s most seductive qualities when I was applying was its proximity to some of the meccas of…

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Music: Concert Guide

Saturday, Feb 23 – WHY? Astronautilus, Sarah Winters – Fine Line Music Café Genre defying sad-wave indie rapper Yoni Wolf and his perpetually expanding backing band are coming to Minneapolis for the second time in the last 12 months after cancelling their 2011 Twin Cities show. WHY?’s newest album was met with harsh criticism from…

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