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Mon, 02/18/2019 - 3:56am
What it is, why it's not socialism, and what we in the U.S. might be surprised to learn about it. Timothy Taylor, managing editor of the "Journal of Economic Perspectives" based at Macalester College, wrote this opinion.
Minnesota premiere of 'Actually,' a play about rape on campus, is compelling | Star Tribune | February 17, 2019
Mon, 02/18/2019 - 3:26am
The show marks the directorial debut of Harry Waters Jr., who played Belize in the premiere of "Angels in America" and who teaches at Macalester College.
Marlon James: The Booker winner turns to high fantasy in Africa | Sydney Morning Herald | February 15, 2019
Fri, 02/15/2019 - 11:10am
This interview was only supposed to last an hour, and we've been chatting now for nearly two. I thank him for his time and again hatless, he walks me to the subway stop. "You're really not cold?" I ask him. "No, man, seriously spend a winter in Minnesota and you'll know cold."
Thu, 02/14/2019 - 5:40pm
One of them is "Black Leopard, Red Wolf," by English Prof. Marlon James.
Thu, 02/14/2019 - 5:31pm
Scientists have announced the discovery of a new long-necked dinosaur with a dazzlingly cute feature: its tailbones were shaped like hearts. Prof. and paleontologist Kristi Curry Rogers was quoted.
After hitting bestseller list, Macalester's Marlon James was all smiles at Fitzgerald Theatre | Star Tribune | February 14, 2019
Thu, 02/14/2019 - 5:24pm
Marlon James, the Man Booker Prize-winning author and Macalester College writer-in-residence, was all wit and charm as he chatted with Minnesota Public Radio host Kerri Miller in front of a live audience at St. Paul's Fitzgerald Theatre.
A two-day Walker festival celebrates composer-bandleader Henry Threadgill | City Pages | February 14, 2019
Thu, 02/14/2019 - 1:07pm
Dameun Strange '95, sound artist, multi-instrumentalist, and composer, is part of this celebration.
Thu, 02/14/2019 - 10:29am
Prof. Kristi Curry Roger was quoted in this article re a newfound dinosaur which seems to wear its heart on its tail.
Wed, 02/13/2019 - 11:27am
Bob Mould’s '82 40th anniversary statement: "I started my “professional” stage career as a musician on Mar 30, 1979, at a tiny bar called Ron’s Randolph Inn, located near Macalester College in St. Paul, MN."
Writers Louise Erdrich and Marlon James discuss his new book, his next book and being Black in America | Star Tribune | February 12, 2019
Tue, 02/12/2019 - 5:27pm
Minneapolis writer Louise Erdrich sat down with Marlon James to discuss his new book, "Black Leopard, Red Wolf." Not surprisingly, the questions were as thoughtful as the responses. The interview ran in "Interview" magazine and is posted below.
Tue, 02/12/2019 - 4:08pm
Macalester College’s new $32 million theater and dance building is a game changer for students with an artistic bent, but the college expects the space to have an impact far beyond the performing arts.
Tue, 02/12/2019 - 12:24pm
The Booker prizewinner brings his remarkable voice to the first novel in a dark fantasy trilogy - a voice of almost overwhelming confidence, earthiness, and brio.
Marlon James is back to wow readers with an epic African fantasy trilogy | City Pages | February 12, 2019
Tue, 02/12/2019 - 12:16pm
Months before Marlon James won the prestigious Man Booker Prize for "A Brief History of Seven Killings," the Jamaican author and Macalester College professor embarked on a new novel, "Black Leopard, Red Wolf," the first in a trilogy already garnering comparisons to fantasy master J.R.R. Tolkien.
‘Black Panther’ Star Danai Gurira Talks Growing Up in Zimbabwe, Finding Her Passion, and the Drive to ‘Do More’ | Make it Better | February 6, 2019
Tue, 02/12/2019 - 12:04pm
On what drives her to give back: I function from the premise to whom much is given, much is expected. And so I have to. Gurira graduated from Macalester in 2001.
Tue, 02/12/2019 - 10:33am
John J. Miller is joined by Political Science Prof. Andrew Latham of Macalester College to discuss Carl von Clausewitz’s On War.
Macalester’s new theater and dance building completes 3-part arts update | Pioneer Press | February 11, 2019
Mon, 02/11/2019 - 9:52pm
You know you’re in the right place because the theater and dance building has wavy folds that look like theater curtains. Each section of the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center has a distinctive look that suggests the art being made inside. David Wheaton, Vice President of Administration and Finance, and Prof. and chair of Theater and Dance Cláudia Tatinge Nascimento, were both quoted. The story was on the front page.
'Truth Eats Lies': Marlon James creates a new realm of fantasy fiction | Interview | February 11, 2019
Mon, 02/11/2019 - 9:38pm
Author Louise Erdrich interviewed Marlon James about his new book, cooking, racism and how he listens to music while he works.
Don’t get too comfortable: Marlon James on his “African 'Game of Thrones'” | Big Think | February 9, 2019
Sat, 02/09/2019 - 6:48pm
Man-Booker prizewinning author Marlon James in a freewheeling game of verbal ping-pong on African mythology, '80's hip hop, heavy metal, tattoos, and billionaire philanthropy.
Review: Bob Mould Channels Hüsker Dü on Savagely Upbeat ‘Sunshine Rock’ | Rolling Stone | February 9, 2019
Sat, 02/09/2019 - 5:48pm
It’s a pleasure to hear new music from Bob Mould '82 during America’s current cultural crisis. What may surprise you is how violently happy he can sound.
'Walking Dead': What Danai Gurira's Exit Means for Its Future | The Hollywood Reporter | February 8, 2019
Fri, 02/08/2019 - 4:33pm
Danai Gurira '01 is exiting "The Walking Dead," set to return for a handful of episodes in season 10, before departing the series.