Sophie Vilensky

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Culture compass: From MN, to India to Madrid

After two rounds of slaps and grooves, Battle of the Bands sounds off for the last round before the final. The winners will move on to meet previous winners and compete in April to open up for the Spring Jam headliner. Counterfeit Democracy, Joe Kelly, Lapdogs and Raspberry will be on the mic. Get out and mosh! 


Throw us to 'The Wolves'

A group of high-school aged girls sit on a soccer field and stretch. Three simultaneous conversations occur, and one girl throws the word “fuck” around a little more than everyone else.


Culture compass: Mia sights, Jia recs and Ari jams

Remember when “The Book of Mormon” was the biggest thing, and it was impossible to get local tour-stop tickets? The fever has more-or-less passed, which means one very important thing — student rush tickets are available. The venue begins selling the tickets 90 minutes before the show, so get in line early. You can snag two rush tickets with a valid student ID.


Review: Kanye West’s 'Break the Simulation'

About two weeks ago, Kanye West announced that he was writing a philosophy book — “Break the Simulation.” That same day, West took back to Twitter after a long hiatus. There were a few days of “inspirational” messages that played out like knock-off Chance the Rapper account tweets. Everyone was retweeting, and every Snapchat news app was reporting the messages.


Street style: The best dressed at The Tower release party

Last Thursday, The University of Minnesota’s art and literary magazine, The Tower, held its annual release party at the Weisman Museum of Art. Full of poems, short fiction pieces, photography and art of all media, the magazine drew only the most chic to the galleries.