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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...

Ten things you need to watch on Disney+ right now "When you wish upon a star, your dreams come true”
Apr08

Ten things you need to watch on Disney+ right now "When you wish upon a star, your dreams come true”

Photo by Andrew “I Love Disney” Mrozowski / Arts & Culture Editor Let’s face it, there’s not a lot of cheer in the world right now. Your favourite places are closed and you’re likely cooped up in bed with very little to do. What if I told you there was a way to bring magic to your bedroom while skipping the “Salagadoola mechicka boola, Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo!” Disney+ has been live for a few months now. In light of the...

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...