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PRIDE: McMaster alumna dazzles Digital Pride with drag show How Drag Queen Kamilla Flores Kameleon shared her culture during Digital Pride
Jun25

PRIDE: McMaster alumna dazzles Digital Pride with drag show How Drag Queen Kamilla Flores Kameleon shared her culture during Digital Pride

Photos C/O Kamilla Flores Kameleon By Adrian Salopek, Contributor In light of COVID-19 prompting social gathering limitations, Pride Hamilton’s festival weekend was one such event that had been affected. Although not an ideal way to honour Pride and its roots, new ways of celebrating the 2SLGBTQIA+ community have emerged, bringing Hamiltonians together during these recent difficult and lonely times. One of the most anticipated Pride...

PRIDE: The fantabulous world of drag How I fell down the rabbit hole of lip syncs, wigs and a whole lot of glitter
Jun24

PRIDE: The fantabulous world of drag How I fell down the rabbit hole of lip syncs, wigs and a whole lot of glitter

Photos C/O Cindy Cui By Nadia Business, Contributor If you had told me five years ago that drag would become mainstream, I would have looked at you funny. Today, queer culture has permeated many aspects of society, from the way we apply our makeup to what we see on our TV screens. Like many others, I found drag during high school. It really let me understand myself in a myriad of ways, from my sense of gender to untapped aspects of my...

Adapting to trying times and holding out for brighter days The Socrates Project has new plans in face of the global pandemic
Apr11

Adapting to trying times and holding out for brighter days The Socrates Project has new plans in face of the global pandemic

Photo C/O socrates.mcmaster.ca By Nisha Gill, Staff Writer The COVID-19 pandemic has derailed plans for McMaster University’s Socrates Project. Launched in 2018, the Socrates Project began as a two year-long initiative intended to foster stronger connections between the University and the broader community through events such as lectures, debates, round tables, concerts and artistic exhibitions.  Due to the closure of the University...

Hamilton coming together in uncertain times How businesses and museums have adapted to the COVID-19 outbreak
Apr05

Hamilton coming together in uncertain times How businesses and museums have adapted to the COVID-19 outbreak

Photo C/O Motel By Adrian Salopek, Staff Writer News of the first COVID-19 related death in Hamilton came just two weeks ago. The outbreak has had devastating effects on communities across Canada, and Hamilton is no exception. Local businesses and members of the Hamilton arts community have suffered economically, as many have had to shut their doors to prevent the spread of the virus. However, in the midst of this stress and...

Action and awareness through arts and culture journalism A year in review of the Sil's reporting on arts and culture in Hamilton
Apr03

Action and awareness through arts and culture journalism A year in review of the Sil's reporting on arts and culture in Hamilton

By Nisha Gill, Staff Writer “My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get to be so late so soon?” wrote Dr. Seuss. Over the last year, there has been increasing awareness and action on a number of important issues: including accountability, accessibility, climate change, diversity and 2SLGBTQIA+ rights. The arts and culture community in Hamilton, including the Arts & Culture section here at the Silhouette, have been working...