Queer feminist ukulele group brings comedy to discussions of sexuality and gender

By Rachel Woodward, May 26 2016 — Performing under the pseudonyms Pam of Green Gaybles, Shirley Payne and Easy Annie, the Wrong Kind of Girls are Calgary’s only queer feminist comedy ukulele group. The band is know for songs about heteronormativity, lesbian “u-hauling” and for using naked Barbies on stage to accompany their music. The…

University of Calgary’s new TITL building lives up to its unfortunate acronym

By Josh Perlette, May 24 2016 — A recent survey found that the majority of University of Calgary students believe the new Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning (TITL) is the best place to get to second base on campus. Students and instructors have groped in vain for a space to foster higher education for years….

Lights! Camera! Blockbuster horoscopes!

Jill Girgulis, May 24 2016 — Gemini  (May 21 – June 20) Enraged at the fact that The Angry Birds Movie is allowed to exist, you will work tirelessly to overthrow the capitalist bourgeoisie and ensure this never happens again. Cancer  (June 21 – July 22) You will feel so guilty about going to see…

Stay2Play brings board games to cafés and bars

By Rachel Woodward, May 26 2016 — Four months ago, Calgary blogger Mike Procee joined forces with David Minken, the founder of Connect More — a local organization focused on connecting corporate groups through board games — to try and find a way to bring board games to more bars and cafés in the city….

Opera company sends Cinderella to comic-con

By Vagisha Agrawal, May 26 2016 — Cowtown Opera Company (CTO) will bring the classic tale of Cinderella to Calgary audiences with a comedic twist. Ella: Cinderella Goes to Comic-Con is a modern adaptation of Rossini’s classic opera, La Cenerentola, but this time Cinderella gets a ticket to Comic-Con to try and find love instead…

Bike theft on campus sees 100 per cent spike from last year

By Scott Strasser, May 17 2016 — Bike theft is up 100 per cent at the University of Calgary compared to this time last year, according to campus security. Eighteen bikes were reported stolen in the first four months of 2016 — double the nine stolen in the same period in 2015. “It’s definitely an…

Fairy Tales film festival tells LGBTQ stories

By Shelbi Bartlett, May 19 2016 — The 18th Annual Fairy Tales Queer Film Festival will bring a spectrum of LGBTQ experiences to Calgary screens from May 20–28. The festival aims to promote stories surrounding LGBTQ identity not typically represented in mainstream media and film. The festival will show 30 short and feature length films…

MacHall could get second burger vendor in fall 2016

By Scott Strasser, May 16 2016 — There could be a battle of the burgers heating up at the University of Calgary. While negotiations are still underway, a Carl’s Jr. could be coming to MacHall by September 2016. “Sweet and Savory wants to sell their lease. The proposal they brought to us was for Carl’s…

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