Funny girls

They say it takes a lot of balls to stand in front of a crowd of people and try to convince them you’re funny. Considering there wasn’t a single ball in the line-up for It’s That Time of the Month last Monday, it may be time to rethink exactly what it does take to be…

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Buck 65: More odd years to come.

Rich Terfry, better known as Buck 65, is an internationally renowned Canadian hip hop artist and host of CBC Radio 2’s show “Drive.” He is currently working a new studio album and will be touring Europe in November. On Sept. 22 he played Granville Mall and took a small break from song writing to answer…

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101 Different Voices

I was driving home last Wednesday in serious need of good tunes. I didn’t have any CDs, and all the usual radio stations were uninspiring. So I tuned into 88.1 CKDU, Halifax’s only community campus station. Last time I listened to CKDU they played Bollywood music and had a gentleman read people’s futures. This time,…

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Unconventional Valentine’s Day date ideas

Valentine’s Day is one of those days people either love or hate. I haven’t met too many of the former, and I think that’s because Valentine’s Day has become this big  mess of unrealistic expectations, clichés and aggressive consumerism. And, if you are single, you might as well just house arrest yourself for the day…

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Prof Talk: Letitia Meynell

In our society, we are constantly bombarded with images of sex and love through media, advertising and entertainment. However, we very rarely take the time to analyze these perceptions of sex and love. According to Letitia Meynell, an associate professor in the department of philosophy at Dalhousie, the lack of opportunities for people, especially young…

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Undressed frights

Pink Velvet Burlesque offers a special Halloween performance On the weekend before Halloween, Pink Velvet Burlesque and their brother troupe, Velvet Rope Boylesque performed their annual Black Stocking Halloween show, a long-standing tradition since Pink Velvet’s creation in 2006. “Halloween, dressing up, being someone you are not (…) it just goes so perfectly with Burlesque…

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Prof Talk with Bertrum MacDonald

Sexton Campus. Photo by Alice Hebb

A professor’s thoughts on the Sexton vs. Studley debate Gazette: What classes do you teach? Bertrum MacDonald: In the Master’s of library and information studies program I teach a course this fall, called “Information in Society,” which deals with a wide variety of issues that face our current society, particularly around matters related to information.…

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Serpentine Studios: Halifax’s new home for belly-dancing

Serpentine studios. Photo supplied by Stoo Metz

Everything from circus arts to massage therapy After six years of working towards the opening of Serpentine Studios, Monique Ryan and Laura Selenzi of Cabaret Serpentine are extremely excited to see their plans and ideas become a reality. Located in the heart of downtown Halifax, Serpentine Studios offers a fun but professional environment for all…

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Fashionably Dead

Just down from Pizza Corner on Blowers Street there’s a little store known as Fashionably Dead. The small yet attention grabbing shop is filled with dark, Beetlejuice-like apparel, patent leather bags, menacing jewellery and boots that could literally kill someone. It is tucked away behind the surf shop and the tattoo parlour. It is a…

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