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At First Avenue, Car Seat Headrest is vulnerable and unafraid
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At First Avenue, Car Seat Headrest is vulnerable and unafraid

William Toledo, the lead singer/songwriter of Car Seat Headrest, strode onto the First Avenue stage in full monochrome black. He played alongside his bandmates Ethan Ives (guitar and bass-backing vocals), Seth Dalby (bass) and Andrew Katz (drums, percussion), as well as members of Naked Giants, who joined Car Seat Headrest to perform their newest album,…

Home magazine showcases international students’ talents
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Home magazine showcases international students’ talents

When Annie Sumpunkulapak ’19, who hails from Bangkok, Thailand, first came to Macalester, she found it difficult to be an international student. She thought that it could be challenging to connect with domestic students and that she didn’t have an outlet to express her voice. Determined to increase the visibility and recognition of students from…

Professor Cecilia Espinosa on conducting and Colombia
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Professor Cecilia Espinosa on conducting and Colombia

Professor Cecilia Espinosa Arango is an imposing, aristocratic figure. She has wild, short bobbed hair, in the style of Fran Lebowitz and Beethoven. Like many other Latin Americans who earn the title of orchestra conductor, in her professional context she translates to the eye as both animated and serious. Think of “The Incredibles’” Edna Mode,…

Senior arts spotlight: Soobin Choi delves into graphic design
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Senior arts spotlight: Soobin Choi delves into graphic design

Inspired by her artistic relatives, Soobin Choi ’18 first started drawing in middle school. In high school, she began taking art classes to hone her skills. She created charcoal drawings as well as oil, acrylic and mixed-media paintings. Originally determined to study architecture in college, Choi showed an early creative streak, but also a desire…

Meet a Mac artist: Kevin Hollidge combines art and politics
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Meet a Mac artist: Kevin Hollidge combines art and politics

My own arts endeavors have been limited to casual doodlings on random pieces of paper in lazy afternoons, and I have always attributed those “artistic” moments to the sheer need to kill some time. Even so, I have found in those simple and often incoherent scribblings tremendous possibilities. Consciously or unconsciously, I channel my experiences…

Senior Arts Spotlight:  Michael Kreher
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Senior Arts Spotlight: Michael Kreher

Every week, The Mac Weekly sits down with a senior arts major. This week we caught up with studio art and classics double major Michael Kreher. He hails from San Francisco. TMW: How did you first get interested in art? MK: All of the schools I attended were fairly arts-focused. After attending a K-8 school…

The Heidi Chronicles // Review
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The Heidi Chronicles // Review

The Heidi Chronicles, a play about the women of the Boomer generation, opened Friday night at the Guthrie Theater in downtown Minneapolis. The play, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1989, opens with the main character Heidi Holland giving a lecture on women in art. In the Guthrie production, Heidi refers to large screens high…

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