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A run down of fun flicks to see this summer

  With the summer rolling in full force and the obvious choices of summer blockbusters already passing through theatres, what movies do we have to look forward to? This summer in particular seems to be the summer of sequels, including Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, The Incredibles 2, The First Purge, Equalizer 2 and Unfriended: Dark Web, among countless others. In […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Arts, Arts and Life ·
Graphic by Kash Patel

E3 2018 announces an exciting roster of new games

The Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3 as it’s more commonly referred to as amongst the gaming community, recently held its 24th annual conference in Los Angeles from June 12 to 14. The heavily advertised and eagerly anticipated event focused on the upcoming products being introduced by software developers, hardware manufacturers and publishers in the video game industry. The event had […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts, Arts and Life ·
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How ‘This is America’ challenges modern society

Donald Glover — the Emmy, Golden Globe and Grammy award winning artist known as the critically acclaimed talent behind the moniker Childish Gambino — recently released a music video for his latest hit single, “This is America.”  The video currently holds 172,189,383 million views on YouTube and has garnered a significant amount of attention on social media. Rife with relevant […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts, Arts and Life ·
Graphic by Kashyap Patel

The inspirational effects of music and creativity

As a booming creative industry reaching multiple outlets, the music industry has followed a linear pattern of complexity. Good design is what it’s all about, and due to the rapid increase of  vinyl, music is becoming as intricate as ever.  Artists who put the time into concept designs of albums are the ones you should keep around in your bumping […]

by Katherine Weber· · Arts, Arts and Life, Life ·
The power of Danielle Ponder and The Tomorrow People

The power of Danielle Ponder and The Tomorrow People

  Danielle Ponder and the Tomorrow People hit the stage in an epic performance on Feb. 28 at the Maureen Forrester Hall. The day long event, which included a speaking engagement and a performance was called For the Love of Justice. This event was created by Karen Stote and Helen Ramirez, two women and gender studies professors. Danielle Ponder and […]

by Nathalie Bouchard· · Arts, Arts and Life ·
Photo by Sadman Sakib Rahman

Building a community in a snake pit

In every city there’s two kinds of art scenes. There’s the obvious one, with the bands that play in the public square — you can bring your own lawn-chair and your kids can play with the puzzles drawn in to the concrete. It’s nice and idyllic, the type of art scene that helps build a community and bring people together. […]

by Shyenne MacDonald· · Arts, Arts and Life ·
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Alex Pangman is the sweetheart of Swing

On Feb. 3, Juno nominee Alex Pangman performed at the Jazz Room in the Huether Hotel alongside the Benny Goodman Quartet. Admittedly, jazz isn’t something I’m interested in or something that I “get”. At seemingly random and innocuous points the audience would get really “jazzed” and start clapping over a particular string of notes. Maybe you need to be musically […]

by Shyenne MacDonald· · Arts, Arts and Life ·
Getting to know Death Party Playground

Getting to know Death Party Playground

“A wild group of hellion velvet ravens influenced by a rising 1988 Bruce Willis and the innocent contractors who lost their lives working on the Death Star.” That’s how a local band, Death Party Playground, is described on their website. It’s not a description you often see with an upcoming band — there’s no forced sophistication or hints of the […]

by Shyenne MacDonald· · Arts, Arts and Life ·