Posts by Arts & Culture

Why aren’t you playing: Dark Souls II

By Vaughn Pearson, Games Columnist • March 28, 2014

Overcome death with courage and swords. (Press image)

Live or die trying
It took me six hours to reach the first boss in Dark Souls 2. During those six hours, I had died …

That three-letter word: Year in review

By Joelline Girouard, Copy Editor • March 28, 2014

That three-letter word: Year in review

Sex, love and…that’s kinda it

Writing about sex often comes with its own set of challenges. Go ahead—try and find a fresh angle on something …

Summer arts!

By Rosalie Fralick, Opinions Contributor • March 28, 2014

Summer days, summer nights (Illustration by Amber Solberg)

Stuck in Halifax for the season? Don’t fear. There’s no better time to take in a show or outdoor movie
Haligonian summers are filled with …

What Dal should read

By Zoe Doucette, Assistant Arts Editor • March 28, 2014

How do you get more people talking about fiction? Challenge them
Something not about North America:
I’m suggesting this not because I think some experiences …

Dal Engineering’s folk soul

By Kay Jeffrey, News Contributor • March 28, 2014

Luke Gallant (Press photo)

Luke Gallant’s music
Luke Gallant, a 24 year-old singer-songwriter originally from PEI, has a sound that could turn a gathered room to stillness. His sound …

That three-letter word: Hormonal haze

By Joelline Girouard, Copy Editor • March 14, 2014

hormonal haze chart

The pros and cons of birth control
By the time she was 21, my grandmother had had three kids. Then, she didn’t have another one …

Catching air

By Zoe Doucette, Assistant Arts Editor • March 14, 2014

Jiro dreams of airplanes. (Press image)

Studio Ghibli’s The Wind Rises is a politically complex manifesto for dreamers and survivors
Spirited away, Ponyo,  and other kid-friendly releases from the beloved Studio …

Seeing the invisible

By Emma Skagen, Arts Contributor • March 13, 2014

Liz Marshall: Canadian activist and filmmaker. (Press photo)

Filmmaker Liz Marshall gives screen time to animals of industry
Award-winning Canadian filmmaker Liz Marshall spoke at a screening of her latest film, The Ghosts …

They sang through the night

By Sindi Skenderi, Arts contributor • March 12, 2014

Oxfam president Ali Calladine came out strings swingin'. (Photo by Robyn Moore)

Oxfam hosts International Women’s Day event at the Grad House
The lighting was dim thanks to a few unbroken bulbs from the chandeliers hanging overhead. …

Final countdown

By Dalhousie Gazette Staff • March 7, 2014

Ryan Hartigan's beats are as calculated as his homework. (Photo by Kit Moran)

Dal’s Got Talent ain’t your elementary school talent show
Six formidable musical opponents will face off during the final performance of the annual Dal’s Got …