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BREAKING: Johnson Center evacuated due to bomb threat

by Fourth Estate staff The Johnson Center has been closed due to a bomb threat, which university police are currently investigating. They have asked people to vacate the building and remain away from the area. No further information has been…

Hello, all—   For this issue, I traveled to the National Gallery of Art for the reopening of its East Building. While there, I felt way out of my league, as I met several professional art critics who’ve been doing…

Ruff, Thomas
German, born 1958
Portrait (T. Ruff), 1991

ESSAY: Art, aliens and Sigur Rós

BY MACKENZIE REAGAN, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF (Photos courtesy of the National Gallery of Art)   I wouldn’t be the first to compare Pollock to Pavement, with their shared jumble of paint (words), brushstrokes (lyrics) dripping with irony. Art and music go hand…

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FLOTUS headlines Clinton rally

BY MACKENZIE REAGAN, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF   First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama spoke at Mason on Friday, Sept. 16 on behalf of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.   Supporters lined up as early as 8:30 a.m. for the afternoon event….

Hello, all—   I’m MacKenzie Reagan, the new editor-in-chief of Fourth Estate.   I came here by way of the University of Missouri, where I was the culture editor of the student paper. Since then, I’ve worked in the field…

FLOTUS TO SPEAK AT MASON

by Fourth Estate staff First Lady Michelle Obama will speak at the Johnson Center on Friday on behalf of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, according to a press release sent Tuesday afternoon. Attendees must RSVP through Clinton’s campaign website. Admission will be determined…

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For your entertainment

BY MACKENZIE REAGAN, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF   Hey, it’s me again.   If you’re a long-time reader Fourth Estate, you’re familiar with the old Lifestyle section. The section covered, well, life. It was a strong section with work from great writers. But…

The new kid’s guide to local entertainment

BY PETER ECCLESTON, CULTURE EDITOR and MACKENZIE REAGAN, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF    New to Campus? Looking to find places to unwind after a long week of hard work? You’ve come to the right place. We’ve gathered together a list of some of the…