Arts and Life

Upcoming arts events in KW

Through Sunday, Oct. 4 Various Venues in KW Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener + Area Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 8 p.m. University of Waterloo Veer: A film about Cycling Thursday, Sept. 24 – Sunday, Oct. 3 Various Venues in KW Impact 09 Theatre Festival Friday, Sept. 25 at 9 p.m. Maxwell’s Music House Crush Luther w/ Trainlight Saturday, Sept. 26 @ […]

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In Review: The Toronto International Film Festival

Los abrazos rotos Directed by Pedro Almodovar Spain 3.5/4 For those familiar with the works of director Pedro Almodovar, Broken Embraces might seem like somewhat foreign fare: a complicated, multi-layered plot involving a myriad of characters, most of whom are struggling with emotional hangups. The film, starring Penelope Cruz, is full of Hitchcock references and heavy sexual overtones. Nonetheless, Almodovar […]

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Three diverse exhibits

This past Friday, the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery (KWAG) presented three new exhibitions: Building Berlin, Singularly Significant and Being Magnified: Heroes and Villains. With a variety of paintings, contemporary sculptures, prints and multimedia pieces, these exhibits remind viewers that art can be more than just pictures on a wall. Building Berlin The most elaborate exhibit of the three is spread throughout […]

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Radio Laurier’s changing image

After being cut off from Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union funding at the end of April, the new Radio Laurier will launch on Jan.8, 2010. One of the most important pieces of information to focus on in the station’s relaunch is the “new.” In light of Wilfrid Laurier University Student Publications (WLUSP) taking ownership over Radio Laurier, after the students’ […]

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Culture at WLU Part 3: Film screenings

Being one of the few schools in the region offering a film studies program, it may come as little surprise to find that Wilfrid Laurier University offers a slew of options for those pursuing the enjoyment of movies. However, contrary to popular opinion, these options are just as accessible and bound to fascinate students outside of film studies as well […]

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Talking music with Alexisonfire

In a concert put on by the A-Team last Friday night, Alexisonfire – a band slotted almost annually for Laurier concerts – performed to a pumped up, and at times hostile, Turret. From the moment they walked on stage at 10:55 p.m. they had amazing energy; particularly vocalist George Pettit and bassist Chris Steele who, for the entire show, were […]

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Poster purchasing pointers

With the poster sale returning to WLU, making the concourse virtually impassable and making us all late for class, you may be asking yourself: with all of the choice available, how can a single person navigate through the endless maze to find the poster of their dreams? Well don’t fret, because despite all of the selection available, it’s really only […]

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Widsom disconnect: The week in pointless info – Sept. 23

Table manners The European and American way of holding utensils have been established because of the significance of the knife. During the Middle Ages, knives were commonly used as both utensils and weapons. As such, the knife represented a threat of danger during dining experiences, causing Europeans to always keep the knife in their hand during the meal for more […]

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Cord Cross Canada: Adventures in the Northern wild

In the wild On my last morning in Inuvik I walked the 15 minutes from the Arctic Chalet to Grassy Lake. I didn’t have bear spray, but I did have a canoe paddle I could wave around or strike with – it was enough to keep the bears away, apparently. I also had a mosquito hat, but I lucked out […]

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The top four: Drunk food places in Waterloo

1. Pilot Pita: Have you ever had a pita better than the BBQ chicken at this place? Add in an appetite, a drunken night and a student’s budget, and you’ve got a formula for deliciousness. 2. King and University street meat: Forget looking at your calendar – you can tell it’s summer when the hot dog cart is out by […]

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