Arts & Culture

Calgary Film opening gala selection celebrates Indigenous music

By Scott Christensen, September 22 2017 — The Calgary International Film Festival kicked off with a premiere of When They Awake at the opening gala on Sept. 20. When They Awake is a documentary about Indigenous Canadian musicians with a focus on contemporary music spanning from hip-hop to blues to electro-pop. Though mainstream genres are…

Stay trendy this fall on a student budget

By Hurmut Humayun, September 22 2017 — This year’s fall trends focus more on fabrics and textures than specific styles or silhouettes. This allows for a lot of creativity and room to express your personal style. Since students don’t have an unlimited budget, here are some easy fall trends that anyone can follow for $60…

Book Review: Sonja and Carl by Suzanne Hillier

By Mariah Wilson, September 15 2017 — Sonja and Carl, the first fiction novel from Newfoundland’s Suzanne Hillier, captures the nuances of Canadian culture among young adults at the turn of the 20th century. The novel focuses on the inner monologue of Sonja Danychuk, a grade 12 student at Davenport High School known for her…

Get distracted this fall with a few good comic books

By Matt Hume, September 15 2017 — Textbooks are expensive, boring and have too many words. Reading them is for nerds. But do you know what’s cheap, cool as hell, filled with pictures and can hide conveniently between textbook pages? Comic books! Your brain deserves a break from the monotony of studying. Comic books allow…

New Music: The National

By Thomas Johnson, September 15 2017 — Since their days as a middling quintet amid the New York garage rock boom that blossomed with The Strokes and Interpol, The National have been steadfast in their consistency. They’re like comfort food — chicken soup for the iPod. A progression exists with each album, but you generally…

Subsurface Circular is a stylish, engaging and affordable success

By Sean Willett, September 13 2017 — British video game developer Mike Bithell, known for the critically acclaimed games Thomas was Alone and Volume, is releasing a series of short, inexpensive games meant to be played in a single sitting. Subsurface Circular, the first of the series known as “Bithell shorts,” was released in August…

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