Rosie and the Riveters embrace spirit of the ’40s

By Hayden McBennett, October 16 2014 — Rosie and the Riveters is a vintage-clad women’s quartet who perform a mix of traditional and original gospel tunes. Delivered with “scintillating choreography, body percussion, complex harmony, humour and the charm of the 1940s,” each performance is a unique experience, says Allyson Reigh, the newest member of the group….


This Changes Everything frames discourse on climate change

By Sean Grisdale, October 16 2014 — With This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate, Naomi Klein advances a critical arc established in her works No Logo and The Shock Doctrine. While those books investigate the consequences of a corporate globalization — undergirded by the young ideology of free-market fundamentalism — her latest work extends these…


Butcher carves up mysterious political thriller

By Liv Ingram, October 16 2014 — When an enigmatic stranger shows up at a police station on Christmas Eve wearing a foreign military uniform, a Santa hat and a meat hook around his neck, his presence is a mystery. Since the stranger doesn’t speak English, uncovering his motives becomes even more difficult for the detective…


New Music: Flying Lotus

By Hayden McBennett, October 16 2014 — Flying Lotus’ You’re Dead! is a modern, sprawling and visionary fusion of jazz, R&B, hip hop and electronic music. The first track bombards you with saxophone and percussion, which forms a disorienting and confusing rhythm. This confusion serves the tone of the album, which is an auditory overload crafted…


New Music: A Winged Victory for the Sullen

By Alexander Kim, October 16 2014 — A Winged Victory for the Sullen is an ambient, neo-classical duo who create instrumental soundscapes of droning synths, melodic strings and sparse piano. Their work makes you want to use words like ‘celestial’ and ‘sprawling’ to describe their sound. Atomos is the band’s second full-length release. It could easily…


The myth of artificial sweeteners

Queenie Cagulada, October 16 2014 Imagine this: you’re at your favourite diner grabbing a coffee when you realize that it would taste better if it were a little sweeter. You eye the white sugar, the raw sugar and the “calorie-less” sweetener and consider your options. Maybe you’re watching your weight or trying out a low-cal…

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