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Thanksgiving Jams

Is Thanksgiving the best holiday? I will answer your question with a question: Is pie the best food? If you are still not sure of the answer, move on—there is no space for you in this column. This area is for those who know that what makes a holiday is not the company or the…

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Online//Youtube Music Awards

I didn’t watch the YouTube Music Awards when they aired (if “aired” is even the word for it). I saw the precious ads with Jason Schwartzman every time I logged on to search for a video, but it seemed silly to watch something live on the website that has most helped make irrelevant the notion…

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WMCN// Long Songs

Life moves fast! Or so I’m told by anyone older than myself. Apparently, in 2013 everything is a little speedier and a little more hurried than it was in the good old days (Tell that to my barista. I ordered that latte 15 minutes ago!). We get what we want at the click of a…

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Concerts// Of Montreal at the Cedar

Kevin Barnes is an embodiment of everything inside you that makes no sense but turns you on at the same time. He and Of Montreal are a group of Ids that have been taught critical theory filtered through spam emails. Of Montreal don’t do drugs; they are drugs. Seeing them live is the sonic and…

Lou Reed// A Reflection
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Lou Reed// A Reflection

I was in Grand Central on Sunday when I heard Lou Reed had died. Minutes later, the baristas switched the café’s playlist from Sublime to Velvet Underground, and I imagined Reed waiting by a Harlem brownstone, not for his heroin dealer, but for an entirely different man in black. Then I spent the afternoon searching…

Macalester org not the same old song and dance
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Macalester org not the same old song and dance

Dancing in the Twin Cities, an unofficial Macalester organization created last year by Tess Huber ’16, arranges student excursions to nearby dance clubs. The group heads out once or twice a month to Cinema Ballroom across the street from Macalester, or Loring Pasta Bar in Dinkytown, Minneapolis. While these clubs are salsa- and Latin American-oriented,…

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Album Release: Word On The Street

Word on the Street is an experimental band made up of eight Macalester students: Charlie Stanton ’15, Geoff Willis ’15, Perry Campbell ’15, Sherif Tawfik ’14, Isaac Mathison-Bowie ’15, Sam Faulkner ’15, Rob Granfelt ’15, and Maya Vilaplana ’14. The band formed in February 2012 and, shortly after, won Battle of the Bands for the…

Concert Preview: Imogen Cooper plays Schubert
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Concert Preview: Imogen Cooper plays Schubert

Mark Mazullo, a music professor at Macalester specializing in piano, has presumably been to a lot concerts. So it’s high praise when he calls the last time he saw Imogen Cooper perform “far-and-away the best one I’ve ever heard.” “She is a magician!” he wrote in an email from his sabbatical in Berlin. The magic…

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.

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