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[REVIEW] Honours Performance Series — Unoriginal Sin
Mar24

[REVIEW] Honours Performance Series — Unoriginal Sin

Last week, I went to see one of the Honours Performance Series plays, Unoriginal Sin. In the director’s notes, they write, “While we know that this will be something that may cause you discomfort, our overall goal is to make you really consider your everyday views on sex.” I take this to be the thesis of their play, but I don’t think the play successfully achieved their goal. They also stated that they wanted to “tackle the subject of...

Hear me out Five podcasts you aren’t listening to, but should give a try
Mar10

Hear me out Five podcasts you aren’t listening to, but should give a try

Lore In Lore, Aaron Mahnke tells true-life scary stories based on urban legends and supernatural folklore. This is an on-going series, with episodes being released bi-weekly — the most recent one came out on Monday. Mahnke is a writer of supernatural novels, which lends to his ability to flesh out these horrifically true stories into a narrative. Release timing? Every two weeks Length? 15 – 20 mins Where? Spotify,...

[REVIEW] Sioux Falls — Rot Forever
Feb25

[REVIEW] Sioux Falls — Rot Forever

Upon looking up Sioux Falls on Facebook, I saw that the lead singer’s name is Isaac Eiger, which tickled me, given that I was just about to write this piece comparing Eiger to another Isaac, Brock of Modest Mouse. Sioux Falls’ Isaac Eiger is flexible in his singing. He can both yell and “sing pretty.” This sort of versatility was described by Built to Spill’s Doug Martsch when discussing Isaac Brock’s singing style in the 2014...

Exhale Music Group An interview with the Hamilton music group looking to change concert culture in the city
Jan28

Exhale Music Group An interview with the Hamilton music group looking to change concert culture in the city

Hamilton’s Exhale Music Group was born from a desire to bring people together through free expression and thoughtfully curated events. Over the past four years, Exhale has grown into “a multi-faceted arts facilitator; booking tours, engaging in artist development, and putting on events to support local and touring artists.” Buzzwords associated with Exhale include, but are not limited to: creativity, collaboration, and inclusivity. I...

Top 10 movies of 2015 ANDY lists off its favourite flicks from the past year
Jan21

Top 10 movies of 2015 ANDY lists off its favourite flicks from the past year

#10 — Inside Out (review by: Joe Jodoin) This Pixar masterpiece is not just the best kid’s film of the past few years, but it managed to draw a large adult audience as well. What’s shocking about this film is that it has a really clever and high-concept story that is still engaging for children. Arguably, making great films that are equally loved by children and adults is one of the hardest things for a filmmaker to achieve. Michael...