A Fashionable Way to Spend the Evening

NSCAD’s Wearable Art Show celebrated its 25th anniversary and took place in the Pacifico Night Club on March 5th. As a fundraiser for the AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia, this student-run event featured 16 different performances, three sculptures and one amazing venue. The show is an entirely different experience – the kind of thing you’d…

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Not As Permanent As You Thought

Pros and Cons of Easily Accessible Tattoo Removal Dalhousie is all over the news again, this time in a happier context. Pathology PhD student Alex Falkenham has managed to develop a new method of tattoo removal – a cream that will make tattoos fade away. Traditional tattoo removal with lasers, as cool as it sounds,…

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A Different Kind of Jurassic Park

From January to May, Dinosaurs rule Halifax’s Museum of Natural History If you’re too impatient to wait for the new installment of the Jurassic Park series, then you might want to consider checking out the new exhibit at the Museum of Natural History on Summer Street. Significantly safer than a remote island filled with velociraptors,…

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Look into the future

This 2014 is over, and we are now closer to 2030 than we are to 1999. With a New Year comes the time to make resolutions and try new things, so if you haven’t already planned out all of 2015 for yourself (or even if you have, but happen to be flexible with plans), here…

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A New Beat

Andrea Dorfman speaks about her Hali-film, Heartbeat Heartbeat centers around Justine, a young musician-turned-copywriter. It’s not that Justine hates her life – it’s that she can’t seem to move forward in it. Her best friends are having kids, her ex is moving on, and yet she’s still stuck in the same place. She can’t move…

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An Alternate Take on History

Museum, meet Steampunk Right in time for Halloween and Hal-Con, the Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History and the Jules Verne Society for the Phantastical have set up a temporary exhibit that showcases Steampunk subculture. Steampunk is, essentially, “What would have happened if we had never stopped using steam power technology”, which leads to a…

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Every Word Counts

National Novel Writing Month is upon us November is most often known as “The month before Christmas” or “Time to prepare for finals,” but if you’re into writing, it is something else entirely – a season of both fear and anticipation. NaNoWriMo, or NaNo for short, stands for National Novel Writing Month. This is the…

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Graphomaniacs unite!

Halifax’s zine scene’s biggest event The Halifax Pop Explosion is October’s biggest arts and culture event. It’s not just about music, though. Alongside four days of concerts, the Halifax Pop Explosion Zine Fair will be returning for its 16th year. For those not in the know, zines – short for fanzine – are a self-published…

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DIY filmmaking in Halifax

Learn how to commit those daydreams to the screen “[People] often see filmmaking as something glamorous, a creative outlet that they are finally getting to explore,” says Martha Cooley, executive director at the Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative. With easier access to equipment and more accessible publishing platforms these days, more and more people have been turning…

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Tools for everyone

Halifax Tool Library preps for its grand opening When thinking about libraries, you’d usually expect books and scratched DVD rentals. Not so for this one. The Halifax Tool Library is a volunteer-run, non-profit organization dedicated to renting out tools in the HRM. Members pay a $30-50 yearly fee, and are able to take out any…

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