Tactful designs

A Dalhousie University nursing student is running a successful new clothing company out of her apartment. Hannah Fougere is the woman behind Celestial City, a small business created during the pandemic that sells made-to-order sweatshirts.   Born and raised in Cape Breton, Fougere now lives in Halifax and is a nursing student at Dalhousie University. She runs Celestial City out of her…

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From dentist to playwright

Dalhousie dentistry alumna, Sangeeta Wylie, has spent a lot of time reflecting on the moments that led her to Nov. 3, the day her play, we the same, made its world premiere.    From Dal dentistry to the dramatic arts  Wylie is originally from St. John’s, N.L., and studied chemistry and music for four years at Acadia University. She then came to Dalhousie…

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How to stand the test of time

On Oct. 21, University of King’s College students had the opportunity, through the Foundation Year Program department, to watch a performance of the Ordo Virtutum, an 870-year-old morality play staged by Vocalypse Productions, and a lecture, at St. Patrick’s Church.   Anima versus the Devil   The play, written by St. Hildegard of Bingen in 1151, portrays the struggle between the Anima, or soul, against a seducing Devil. The play…

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Feeling Our-Shelves: With Lili and Reanna

Editor’s note and content warning: This story includes mention of gender-based violence and sexual assault.   In this edition, we each review three biographies and memoirs that we’ve read over the past year, highlighting what we liked best and what we liked less. Despite the latter, all the books listed are written about inspirational women – and there’s a lot…

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An ode to site-specific art

The Dalhousie University Art Gallery has reopened after being closed for the 2020-2021 academic year. The gallery reopened with exhibits for October’s Nocturne: Art at Night, a nighttime festival that displays local artists work at various locations throughout Halifax.        Though the festival took place from Oct. 13 to Oct. 16, the gallery will continue showing…

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Holy Cow!

Haligonians filled local restaurants from Oct. 14 to Oct. 23, ready to consume anything from dessert burgers to kangaroo patties.    That can only mean one thing: burger week.   Halifax Burger Week   The Coast, Halifax’s alternative weekly newspaper, hosted its ninth annual burger week last month, with 144 restaurants participating.   Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, last years’ event was postponed to October…

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Reviving an age-old story

Walking into a foggy theatre, audiences already knew this play was going to capture them with its design.   While the story of The Woman in Black isn’t a new one, the play is based off a novel written in 1983, the Neptune Theatre’s take on this chilling story is one that’s worth the time. Neptune is running the show from…

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The Dog in the Manger review

Audiences were, once again, on the edge of their seats when Dalhousie University’s Fountain School of Performing Arts (FSPA) staged their first in-person show since closing in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Q & A with actor Breton Lalama

Breton Lalama is a Halifax-based comedian, actor and writer. They have participated in a variety of American and Canadian TV shows, musicals and theatrical plays throughout their career, and are involved with LGBTQ+ rights activism. 

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