Arts & Culture

New novel Play the Devil a lacklustre coming-of-age story

By Emily Macphail, May 26, 2017— Scott Laudati’s debut novel, Play the Devil, is pegged as a coming-of-age tale. While most stories of this kind tend to involve some transformation or epiphany experienced by the main character, Laudati’s protagonist, Londi, is as stagnant as the algae-infested pool water that he moans about cleaning over the…

New Music: Linkin Park

By Nikayla Goddard, May 23, 2017 — Linkin Park’s previous albums tend to fall into a heavier alternative rock genre. But their new record, One More Light, strays into pop territory while experimenting with electronic beats. “Nobody Can Save Me” starts off the album in a surprisingly upbeat manner. From the title, I was expecting…

New Music: Paramore

By Rachel Woodward, May 19 2017 — American rock band Paramore returns with their fifth studio album, After the Laughter, but the album has little in common with the rock genre at all. The underwhelming 12-track album — which feels most akin to Weezer’s breezy “Island in the Sun” — is nothing to write home…

Local artists host show and sale for Mother’s Day

By Gurman Sahota, May 10, 2017 — With Mother’s Day fast approaching, Denis Brière and six other artists are hosting a Mother’s Day Art Show and Sale for the important motherly figures in your life. Paintings, photography and other visual art will be on sale at the event, which aims to raise funds to support…

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