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Theatre in the age of physical distancing The Social Distancing Festival rescues lost art
Apr03

Theatre in the age of physical distancing The Social Distancing Festival rescues lost art

Photo C/O Social Distancing Festival Renaissance London is frequently hailed as a landmark of performance and culture. You may, perhaps, have heard of writers like William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe; however, during the years of 1603 and 1613, the theatres of London were closed for 78 months due to the plague. With people trapped in their homes and terrified of becoming sick, it was difficult to share performances. Today we...

A love letter to the Silhouette Parting thoughts from a fourth year Arts & Culture Reporter
Apr03

A love letter to the Silhouette Parting thoughts from a fourth year Arts & Culture Reporter

Illustration by Elisabetta Paiano / Production Editor I never actually applied to be the Arts and Culture Reporter, I got here mostly by accident. I applied to a few other positions on staff, but when I got a phone call from our Editor-in-Chief on a windy summer day to offer me a job, it was for A&C Reporter. I didn’t even know it was a paid position for another month.  McMaster isn’t my first school, I went to Western for two and...

Which 20 seconds of a song should you sing while washing your hands? Take this quiz to find out which song is right for you
Mar26

Which 20 seconds of a song should you sing while washing your hands? Take this quiz to find out which song is right for you

Photo by Cindy Cui / Photo Editor Effective hand-washing is paramount right now. But only hand-washing that meets the recommended time of at least 20 seconds will suffice. This can grow a little tiresome if you’re just counting to 20 or, even worse, singing Happy Birthday twice. Tell us a little about yourself and your social distancing habits, and we’ll let you know what song you should sing while washing your hands. We hope this can...

Helping people, one step at a time Top three ways people are stepping up to help others (and how you can help too!)
Mar26

Helping people, one step at a time Top three ways people are stepping up to help others (and how you can help too!)

Photo C/O Carlos PX Scrolling through the news and social media right now is an endless trek through updates that are hard to stomach. It’s easy to feel like everything is terrible and there’s nothing you can do to fix the world, especially when you’re stuck indoors trying to practice social distancing.  Here are the top three ways that people in the community and the world are stepping up to manage social-distancing, in their own...

Art history in the Hammer Building Cultural Legacies brings Hamilton’s history into the spotlight
Mar20

Art history in the Hammer Building Cultural Legacies brings Hamilton’s history into the spotlight

Photo C/O buildingculturallegacies.ca Hamilton is a well-known centre for the arts, with events like Supercrawl bringing in people from across the GTA and beyond. However, it hasn’t always been like this. In a 1959 statement, then Mayor Lloyd Jackson—the namesake for Jackson Square—claimed that the city had no need for modern art. “The people of this city have made it abundantly clear that they want no part of this modern art . . . ...