Arts & Culture

No-Bowie Can Compare

Elizabeth Edwards on the sound and vision behind her class on David Bowie

September 18, 2015

The Contemporary Studies programme out of King's College has chosen to focus their third year course, CTMP 3415: Contemporary Aesthetic and Critical Thought, around David Bowie, the idol of the 1970s and ‘80s.

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Into Makerland

Etsy Market returned Saturday for a second year

October 03, 2015

The sun shines brightly on the long tent outside the commons. On the inside, there is a market filled with curiosities to rival a fantasy novel. The air smells of kettle corns as hand-knitted scarfs, vintage typewriters, and witty prints… Continue Reading

Video game review: Until Dawn (PS4)

October 03, 2015

Until Dawn, the latest offering from Supermassive Games, is billed as an “interactive drama survival horror video game.” You play as a group of teenagers who have returned to a remote cabin somewhere south of the Rocky Mountains in Calgary…. Continue Reading

Film: Night of the Demons (1988)

October 03, 2015

Night of the Demons is the first in a trilogy – and one remake – of horror films set in the possessed Hull House, each one taking place on Halloween night. In each film, a group of party-goers decide that,… Continue Reading

Get Consent

Student societies, Canadian Women’s Fund focusing on consent education

September 25, 2015

“96 per cent [of Canadians] agreed consent was important and you had to have it, but only 2/3 understood what it meant,” says Anuradha Dugal, director of violence prevention at the Canadian Women’s Fund, while explaining the organization’s new campaign…. Continue Reading

Nova Scotia’s film community hurt, unified by changes

Atlantic Film Coop director reflects on effects of tax credit cuts

September 25, 2015

The film industry is volatile enough on its own, but this year was exceptionally turbulent. With the community gathering again to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Atlantic Film Festival, we sat down with Martha Cooley, executive director of the… Continue Reading

Film: Leon: The Professional (1994)

September 25, 2015

“Revenge is not a good thing, it’s better to forget.” – Leon Leon: The Professional is a crime drama written and directed by the French director, Luc Besson. It stars Jean Reno, Natalie Portman and Gary Oldman, and follows the… Continue Reading

Film: Black Mass (2015)

September 25, 2015

Black Mass stars an all-star cast – including Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, and Benedict Cumberbatch – and strives to tell the story of real-life gangster James “Whitey” Bulger. The film aims to tell the story of how Whitey (Johnny Depp)… Continue Reading

Study Breaks

Things to do for free or cheaply in Halifax

September 25, 2015

If you’re like many of us working toward a degree right now, you know that money can be tight, which means it can be hard to treat yo’self. One of the best parts of living in Halifax is that there… Continue Reading

Ottawa Sound, Halifax Stage

A Review of Hollerado’s Newest Album

September 25, 2015

DALfest is a staple in student life at Dalhousie University, and has previously hosted artists such as Shad and Hey Rosetta!. On Saturday, September 19, Hollerado made their way to the DALfest stage. The Ottawa natives recently released their newest… Continue Reading

On the Big Screen

Atlantic Film Festival celebrates anniversary during turbulent year for film

September 18, 2015

2015 seems to be a good year for anniversaries. At the beginning of the month, the Fringe Festival celebrated its 25th, and this week the Atlantic Film Fest will kick off by celebrating its 35th year in a row. The… Continue Reading

Of Mobsters and Men

Gangster movies to watch in anticipation for Black Mass

September 18, 2015

On September 18, Johnny Depp portrays the Irish-American Boston gangster Whitey Bulger in Black Mass, the big budget film adaptation of the novel Black Mass: The True Story of an Unholy Alliance Between the FBI and the Irish Mob. In… Continue Reading

A Colourful Start

Academic year kicks off with festival of colours

September 18, 2015

Out of all the ways to start a new school year, kicking things off by celebrating Rang Barse has got to be one of the best ones. Rang Barse, also known as the “Colour Festival,” is one of the largest… Continue Reading