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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ALBUM: Grimes – Art Angels

November 22, 2015

Last week, Grimes (AKA Claire Boucher) released her 5th album, Art Angels, and from what I have seen in terms of fan reaction, the consensus is generally mixed. A lot of her original fans are big fans of songs like… Continue Reading

Submit Write Now

Dal/King’s undergrad creative journal open for everyone

November 22, 2015

With NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) more than halfway through, there’s a lot of writing being done. For the folks at Fathom, however, the writing doesn’t stop at the end of the month. Fathom is the undergraduate creative writing journal… Continue Reading

FILM: It Follows (2015)

November 22, 2015

Like many people around Halloween, I decided to watch a horror movie to commemorate the event. Directed by David Robert Mitchell, It Follows centres around a carefree teenager named Jay who has contracted a curse from her boyfriend Hugh that… Continue Reading

FILM: Room (2015)

November 22, 2015

I am going to preface this review by stating that I went into this film knowing almost nothing about it, which is an achievement, considering how easy it is to merely know a thing these days. This was quite a… Continue Reading

True North Diner: Mexican poutine

November 22, 2015

True North Diner is a restaurant in the style of a 1950s diner. Their specialty poutine is a Mexican poutine, which contains cheese curds, gravy, sausage, refried beans and green onion. To me, sausage doesn’t fit in with a Mexican… Continue Reading

The Esquire Restaurant: Philly steak poutine

November 22, 2015

The Esquire Restaurant is a small diner in Bedford. During poutine week, they offer a Philly steak poutine, which contains thin slices of steak, red and green bell peppers, onions, gravy, and mozzarella cheese. I was disappointed that the poutine… Continue Reading

The Chicken Burger: A twist on a classic

November 22, 2015

The Chicken Burger has been on Bedford Highway for 70 years. Their poutine for Poutine Fest plays on their famous chicken burger, which consists of a chopped piece of chicken with gravy on a bun. Their gravy is a chicken… Continue Reading

Cheese Curds Gourmet Burgers & Poutinerie: Duck Confit Poutine

November 22, 2015

Cheese Curds Gourmet Burgers & Poutinerie offers four different poutines for the week. I decided to try the duck confit poutine. It consisted of pulled duck confit with a red wine sauce and caramelized red onion jam. Duck is one… Continue Reading

The Battered Fish: fish poutine

November 22, 2015

The Battered Fish offers a traditional poutine (fries, gravy, and cheese curds) with their battered fresh haddock tips. While the idea seemed very last minute, it wasn’t a bad idea. It seemed as if they just decided to fry up… Continue Reading

Willy’s Fresh Cut: A Thanksgiving Special

November 22, 2015

One of my favourite parts of Thanksgiving and Christmas is the leftovers. I love having stuffing with gravy and cranberry sauce. Willy’s Fresh Cut poutine consisted of fries, cheese curds, gravy, stuffing and cranberry sauce on the side. This poutine… Continue Reading

Ace Burger Company: the Jughead Poutine

November 22, 2015

Ace Burger Company’s poutine is called the Jughead Poutine. It contains fries with burger meat, cheddar cheese, gravy, caramelized onions, bacon strips, and cheese curds. Named after the hamburger-loving character from the Archie Comics, this poutine tastes like a hamburger…. Continue Reading

Krave Burger: The Donair Poutine

November 22, 2015

This Halifax Poutine Week, Krave Burger features an East Coast offering: a donair poutine. To me, poutines are great on their own: the slightly melting cheese curds with the flavourful, warm gravy, all on top of crisp French fries. Adding… Continue Reading

FILM: The Martian (2015)

November 22, 2015

The Martian is not just another space movie. It poses an important question: do we love Matt Damon enough to watch him monologue for two and a half hours? The answer: yes. Yes, we do. Damon plays Mark Watney, an… Continue Reading