Tagged arts

Big Winter Classic: Party in a winter wonderland

By Matty Hume, February 1 2018 — Despite Big Winter Classic’s primary emphasis on a myriad of live music, the festival also serves as a great opportunity for local breweries to promote their craft — pun very intended. For the festival’s last three years, the beer has served as a foil to the chilly temperature, allowing…

Why arts majors deserve more respect

By Aisha Sajid, February 1 2018 — Arts majors are often the punchline of jokes at the University of Calgary and the value of their degrees are often ignored. While they often aren’t considered as impressive as professional degrees attached to specific career paths, it’s time to change that thinking. Society has come to judge…

First of three-part Glenbow series looks at Senegal shipwreck

By Gurman Sahota, April 04, 2017 — The Raft of Medusa by Adad Hannah kicked off the first selection of Glenbow’s year-long three-part series, Artefacts: Contemporary Moving Images on March 18. The piece is a tableau vivant — a “living picture” with carefully posed actors within an elaborate scene — that the artist created during…

Calgary should embrace the arts

Calgary’s economy isn’t doing too hot right now. As the price of oil continues to fall, our city’s unemployment rate has risen to the highest it’s been since 1996. And there’s little reason to believe this will change anytime soon. But every cloud has a silver lining. The possibility of Calgary losing its reputation as…

English professor laces novels with cocaine

By Melanie Woods, February 26 2015 — Full-time English students often have to read two or three novels a week. Add jobs, extracurriculars and other classwork, and many students resort to shortcuts to bypass reading the actual novel. Professor John Winters plans to put a stop to this. Beginning in Fall 2015, all of the…

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