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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From paper to TV

The scripts are more or less already written

April 03, 2016

While it’s usually more popular to turn books into movies, recently there’s been a trend of TV shows based on popular books, such as Shadowhunters, inspired by Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instrument series; The Expanse, from a series of the… Continue Reading

Tune into spring

CKDU’s annual Spring Fring fundraiser is here!

April 03, 2016

CKDU, Dal’s independent campus radio, is set to host their Spring Fring, with various events planned from Apr. 1 to 9. Events range from a screening of “Only Yesterday,” the award-winning anime film that has never been released in North… Continue Reading

On the small screen

The Coast and Eastlink host the second annual Smartphone Film Festival

April 03, 2016

The title says it all: it’s a film festival where everything has been shot on a smartphone. That means “that your film must be shot on any brand of smartphone or tablet, meaning no footage from DSLRs, camcorders, GoPros, point-and-shoot… Continue Reading

The Morning Maniacs and Hidden Hearing Loss

How Halifax DJs take care of their hearing health

April 03, 2016

It’s 5 p.m. and Mitchell Pineo just woke up after a long, loud night. He was DJing late with brother-in-beats DJ Loeb at Pacifico and they both left the club feeling inspired. “I hate it when that happens,” Pineo said,… Continue Reading

Neptune’s “2 Pianos, 4 Hands” confusingly entertaining

What happens when two men grow up learning classical piano? This play.

April 03, 2016

Two gleaming grand pianos facing one another are surrounded by nearly all black.  A large empty photo frame hangs above each piano.  It’s simplicity to the point of excess.  As the house lights dim, two men dressed in tuxedos with… Continue Reading

Dignity is salvation

Craig Stewart was never addicted to drugs or alcohol. This is how he wound up in a homeless shelter.

April 03, 2016

There’s a red line on the pavement outside the building where residents must stand behind when smoking. As I approach, about a dozen men are sitting on the curb. “Are you a nurse? A doctor? Somebody’s daughter?” I explain I’m… Continue Reading

The open mic house is on the edge of existence

Pressure from bylaw officials forced tenants to cancel famous Monday night open mic.

April 03, 2016

What began as friends gathering to enjoy food, conversation and music, quickly gained popularity and transformed into a Monday night open mic. This tradition, located at 2539 Agricola Street in the north end of Halifax, gave rise to a community… Continue Reading

Meatloaf!

Great for sandwiches, too!!

April 03, 2016

This meatloaf tastes great and is a welcome break from the boiled or stewed dinners that frugal student living so often necessitates. It is also about half the price of the pre-cooked sandwich meat sold in grocery stores without the… Continue Reading

Dalhousie students sleep outside in homeless awareness effort

April 03, 2016

While most of us dream of returning to our warm beds after a day of classes, a group of students are choosing to stay out in the wind and rain. Six commerce students from Dalhousie University have been participating in… Continue Reading

Revealed: The Controversial Weight Loss Secret Doctors Don’t Want You to know about!

March 17, 2016

Halifax, Nova Scotia — (Chronically Horid Special Fitness Report)   “None of the keyboard cowards on Facebook will ever type the word “fat” underneath one of my photos again” said Dr. Ima Realman during his shocking revelation of his secret… Continue Reading

Marvel announced its newest line up yesterday in a press conference – you won’t believe what happened!

March 17, 2016

Marvel pulled off a Beyoncé this year, releasing their 20-year line up way ahead of the Comic Con holiday weekend as they had previously planned- some suspect it was a DC spy or an intern who foolishly wanted to do… Continue Reading

5 best places to toss your cookies in HFX

March 17, 2016

Sometimes, you just got to toss your cookies. [Image of tossing cookies] No, not that type of tossing. The other type. It might be after a long night at Cheers. It might be the result of eating some bad donair…. Continue Reading

5 recent films that are the greatest films ever made

Look, you want to fit in, right? Then watch these. Or don’t. They aren’t that great.

March 17, 2016

Serenity 2 (2046): The renegade space pirate crew is back this year after the longest gap between a film and its sequel, in recorded history. Unfortunately, it too bombed at the box office, as in the nearly 40 years since… Continue Reading