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May 29, 2014
  Les RevenantsPDF files may take a moment to load

Now is the perfect time to watch this award-winning French supernatural drama. It’s about a small town where people mysteriously return from the dead. Amidst bizarre phenomenon, they continue to live their lives as if nothing has happened to them.

Equal parts fantasy and horror, the show’s chilling tone will hook you for the entire eight-episode season. You’ll eagerly anticipate both the upcoming second season and an English adaptation produced by A&E. Les Revenants is definitely worth tolerating the subtitles.

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May 29, 2014
  Orphan BlackPDF files may take a moment to load

Created by Graeme Manson and Calgary-native John Fawcett, on the surface, Orphan Black is about human cloning and the sheer brilliance of Tatiana Maslany’s performance as no less than eight fully- formed characters.

With the right twist of dark humor,Orphan Black offers thought-provoking exploration of what it means to be an individual in a world where identity is increasingly questioned.

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May 29, 2014
  HannibalPDF files may take a moment to load

Tucked away on NBC’s Friday night line-up, Hannibal is a delicious treat of storytelling and cinematography for both seasoned fans of Silence of the Lambs and new diners at the Hannibal Lecter table.

With two seasons complete and a third in the works, now is the time to sink your teeth into what has so many critics raving. Mads Mikkelsen is sublime as the titular Dr. Lecter opposite an equally formidable Hugh Dancy as Will Graham.

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May 29, 2014
  Broad CityPDF files may take a moment to load

Created by Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson (with comedy veteran Amy Poehler serving as executive producer), Broad City is based off the web series of the same name and offers some of the best half-hour comedy you’ve never seen.

Glazer and Jacobson star as fictionalized versions of themselves surviving their twenties in New York City. This is done with just the right amount of real-life experiences — from doing their taxes to buying pot.

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May 29, 2014
  ArcherPDF files may take a moment to load

Adult-oriented animated TV has been dominated by the likes of Family Guy and The Simpsons over the last few decades, but shows like Archer (and the much under-appreciated Bob’s Burgers) are rewriting the book on drawing funny.

Archer is a spy whose love of sex, drugs and foul language gets him into precarious situations.

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May 29, 2014
  Dinos to host women’s CIS championships in 2015 and 2016PDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary will host the 2015 and 2016 Canadian Interuniversity Sport championships for women’s hockey.

“It’s a great opportunity for our young program to be able to host the CIS championship two years in a row,” said Dinos head coach Danielle Goyette, in a Dinos press release. “It’s going to help to promote our program within the city of Calgary and promote the sport of women’s hockey.”

May 29, 2014
  Contingencies of Brazil’s FIFA performancePDF files may take a moment to load

I read an article in USA Today that quoted a street vendor in Rio de Janeiro. He said he hopes Brazil is knocked out in the first round of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. He thinks this will stamp out remaining support for the tournament and make the public turn their attention to Brazil’s looming social problems — a surprising sentiment from a home fan.

May 29, 2014
  Reuben And The DarkPDF files may take a moment to load

Funeral Sky — the debut album from Calgary-based Reuben and the Dark — sees the indie-folk outfit explore “the duality of misery and joy.”

The album is produced by Florence + The Machine drummer Chris Hayden (who vocalist Reuben Bullock met serendipitously at a resort in Mexico) and Stephen Kozmeniuk.

The album incorporates chilling choir-like harmonies (“Shoulderblade”) and indie gospel sing-alongs (“Marionette”) to create an earnest album that is both poignant and sincere.

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May 29, 2014
  Chromeo PDF files may take a moment to load

Chromeo’s fourth album, White Women, delivers what their previous album, Business Casual, couldn’t: a clever, tongue-in-cheek summer playlist.

While many artists are just discovering the semi-vintage, always fun, electro-funk music that is a mish-mash of 70s discotheque and 80s pop sensibility, this is Chromeo’s regular mix. And they have finally found the combination that strikes the right vibe.

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May 29, 2014
  NoD magazine seeks submissionsPDF files may take a moment to load

NoD is the University of Calgary’s undergraduate creative writing magazine, published by the English department. The magazine provides an outlet for undergraduate students and artists to publish their poetry, prose and visual art.

Building on the publication’s legacy, incoming managing editor Athena Genevieve says NoD is in transition.

“I’m hoping, in the future, to create a digital archive. We have our work online so people can showcase pieces that they have published in the past,” says Genevieve.

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