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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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Review: Anxiety by Autre Ne Veut

According to Wikipedia, the origins of R&B trace back to about the 1940s. In the 70-odd years since then, the genre has bounced through a number of phases before arriving at today’s understanding of “contemporary R&B.” It is a genre that seems resistant to stagnation and its latest form of growth has come in the…

Oscars: “Am I supposed to be enjoying this?”
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Oscars: “Am I supposed to be enjoying this?”

“Amour” and “Zero Dark Thirty” are difficult to sit through. They are also two contenders for this year’s Best Picture Academy Award. “Amour”, which won this year’s Palme d’Or, follows an aging man’s attempts to care for his wife after she suffers a stroke, while “Zero Dark Thirty” is a fictional portrayal of the hunt…

Oscars: last-minute screening locations and all you need to know
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Oscars: last-minute screening locations and all you need to know

This Sunday the 85th Academy Awards will take place at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. In anticipation of the film industry’s biggest event of the year several theaters are screening Oscar nominated movies. AMC Theaters: AMC screens all the movies nominated for best picture in their “Best Picture Showcase.” For $40 this Saturday they…

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