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Calgary Film 2017: Mary Shelley

By Joie Atejira, October 3 2017 — Almost 200 years after Frankenstein was published, Haifaa al-Mansour presents Mary Shelley, a biopic about the renowned author’s teenage years leading up to the completion of her most famous novel. The film screened at the Calgary International Film Festival. Mary Shelley prioritizes the love affair of young Mary…

Calgary Film 2017: Call Me By Your Name

By Jocelyn Illing, October 3 2017 — Before the beginning of Call Me by Your Name, a programmer for the 2017 Calgary International Film Festival came to the front of the theatre to warn us that the movie we were about to watch might leave us in tears. I can justify his prediction — Luca…

Giant toy claw and fiery snake stand out at Beakerhead

By Derrius Ivy, September 28 2017 — Life-sized rainbow bunnies, a 168-foot firey serpent, a giant toy claw and musical see-saws were just four of 14 attractions at the 2017 Beakerhead festival in Calgary from Sept. 13–17. The city-wide creations integrated art, science, engineering and entertainment to promote ingenuity and creativity. This year’s theme, “Snakes…

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…

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: Emeli Sande

By Julie Park, November 26 2016 —  Coming nearly five years after the release of her wildly successful debut album, Our Version of Events, Emeli Sandé’s second studio album, Long Live the Angels, presents a compelling collection of tracks showcasing the Scottish singer’s striking talent. In contrast to Sandé’s debut album, which perhaps held a…

One-man show BOOM a treat for parents and millenials

By Jake Robinson, October 18 2016 — Around the third or fourth time your dad paws ineffectively at your laptop as you gently explain to him it isn’t a touch screen, you’re not wrong for having a common thought — maybe baby boomers would be better off in a nice comfy grave where there’s no…

A very serious Christmas carol review

By Jill Girgulis, December 1 2015 — It’s that time of year again — the snow is falling, your relatives are calling and, most importantly, Christmas carols are playing on every radio station. To combat the incessant holiday spirit, I rounded up the most festive songs and applied my finest critiques. Also, can you move…

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