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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...

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...

In conversation with Julian Casablancas Julian Casablancas talks music, politics and writing a forward for The Terror of the Unforeseen
Mar29

In conversation with Julian Casablancas Julian Casablancas talks music, politics and writing a forward for The Terror of the Unforeseen

Photo C/O Stefania Cinti This article is part two of a two part series. Give the first part a read here.  As part of his newest publication, The Terror of the Unforeseen, McMaster professor Henry Giroux enlisted the help of his friend Julian Casablancas, lead singer of The Strokes, to provide some insight on the rise of various right-winged movements throughout the world. We had the chance to catch up with Casablancas to talk about...

A reading list for the weeks ahead Books to help you both connect with others and disconnect from the world during days of social distancing
Mar26

A reading list for the weeks ahead Books to help you both connect with others and disconnect from the world during days of social distancing

Photo by Cindy Cui / Photo Editor By Nisha Gill, Staff Writer In light of the unprecedented challenges and changes that have come with the past few weeks, it has become even more important to take care of yourself and invest in coping mechanisms that help maintain your connection to others, while still practicing social distancing. What better way to do this than to have your nose in a book? The world of books is boundless. There is...