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Four things our A&E writers are loving this week

From a new Mia exhibit to a classic Starbs sandwich, read up on all that the Minnesota Daily A&E writers are loving.
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Read up on all that the Minnesota Daily A&E writers are loving this week.

Disney+ Session: There is little that a marathon of late ‘90s and early 2000s Disney movies can’t fix — and that includes Minnesota’s never-ending February gloom. After finishing four homework assignments and an eight page outline for an upcoming essay this week, I was in need of a pick-me-up that went further than a single two-hour movie. And that turned out to be watching four two-hour movies in a row. After buttering some slightly burnt popcorn and closing the blinds to hide the pale gray haze hovering over Dinkytown, turning on “Hercules,” “Monsters Inc.”, “The Parent Trap” and “Cruella” let me breathe a breath of fresh air in Disney’s all too familiar world of cinema. If you’re looking for a change from the gloom and doom of the winter flurry’s I highly recommend letting your mind escape into the world of Disney+. – Carly Quast

Experimenting with makeup: One of the many mundane routines I lost to the pandemic was the ritual of slapping glitter and fluorescent eyeliner on my face before running errands or going to get coffee with a friend. This semester, as I’ve become more adjusted to going to in-person class and wandering around campus, I’m trying to get back into makeup as a hobby. After placing a large ColourPop order that would have made middle school me cry tears of joy, I’m starting to enjoy my little morning routine more than usual. This week, I’ve sported hot pink shadow, canary yellow eyeliner and cherry red mascara (on different days, of course). Is there anything that used to make you happy before 2020 hit that you could pick up again? Try it out. You might find that you have a newfound appreciation for it now. – Bel Moran

Mia’s “Supernatural America” exhibit: Every time I visit The Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia), I am in awe of the stunning art we have available for free in our city. There’s nothing quite as therapeutic as strolling slowly through rooms of gold-framed paintings from hundreds of years ago or fascinating artifacts from every continent. Plus, the museum is always adding art to its collection, meaning there is sure to be something new every time you visit. The current paid exhibit “Supernatural America” really struck my fancy with its gothic-inspired paintings and unsettling shrines for spirits. Room G330 is also a classic and probably my favorite room in the whole museum — the high ceilings and massive religious paintings make it easy to get lost in. – Sarah Horner

Breakfast sandwiches at Starbucks: I love the breakfast sandwiches at Starbucks, and before you call me basic, just know that I do not care. The first food item that pops into my mind the morning after a night out is the double smoked bacon sandwich that Starbucks offers. If they happen to be out of this, I usually turn to the turkey bacon, cheddar and egg white sandwich. Not only do the sandwiches come out just at the right toasted temperature, they also come in perfect serving sizes. The sandwich is life-changing, full stop. – Harry Madden

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