Human Lizard Jason Loo's Torontonian hero explores   various hardships of urban life
Mar31

Human Lizard Jason Loo's Torontonian hero explores various hardships of urban life

By: Hess Sahlollbey The cities that heroes defend have always been deeply connected to their mythology. Whether it was the characters of 300 hailing from Sparta or Joan d’Arc leading the French army to victory, their homes were weaved into the tapestry of the characters. Nowhere was this more prevalent than at this past Toronto ComiCon. With Toronto’s burgeoning indie comics scene, there was strong pride and celebration of...

You need to watch for Hamilton-based singer-songwriter IsKwé this year Rising Winnipeg-born singer songwriter set to release new album after her most successful year yet
Mar09

You need to watch for Hamilton-based singer-songwriter IsKwé this year Rising Winnipeg-born singer songwriter set to release new album after her most successful year yet

Recently named one of the “Top 10 Artists to Watch in 2016” by CBC Music, IsKwé is an Irish and Cree/Dene singer-songwriter with an intricate sound that combines electrifying beats and soulful rhythms with poignant, introspective lyrics. Currently based in Hamilton, the Winnipeg-bred artist is known for her fearlessness to weave her political beliefs and cross-cultural influences into both the instrumentation and storytelling of her...

Weekly comic run-down Feb. 28, 2017 The comics collection in Mills may be small but it contains some essential reading
Feb28

Weekly comic run-down Feb. 28, 2017 The comics collection in Mills may be small but it contains some essential reading

By: Hess Sahlollbey The comic-book film and TV show craze will not be relenting anytime soon. With the recent releases of Riverdale, Lego Batman and Logan on the horizon in March, movies can serve as an excellent introduction to comics and the source material. The cost of comics and the rich history of the medium however can often be seen as the two biggest barriers of entry for newcomers to the hobby. To help circumvent that;...

Weekly comic run-down Feb. 10, 2017  The women of DC Comics take centre stage this week as both Wonder Woman and Batwoman get new releases
Feb10

Weekly comic run-down Feb. 10, 2017 The women of DC Comics take centre stage this week as both Wonder Woman and Batwoman get new releases

By: Hess Shalollbey Detective Comics: Rise of the Batmen Writer: James Tynion IV   Artist: Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira, Alvaro Martinez, Raul Fernandez How would batman pass on the torch to the next generation? We see the answer to that question in Detective Comics where Batman recruits a team of protégés to help him defend Gotham City. This team of crime fighters includes Red Robin, Spoiler and the former villain, Clayface as they go...

Culinary class act: the V-Spot Downtown dundas cafe and eatery offers a diverse vegan menu and comfortable study spots
Feb02

Culinary class act: the V-Spot Downtown dundas cafe and eatery offers a diverse vegan menu and comfortable study spots

By: Adrianna Michell What it is  The V-Spot Vegan Café & Eatery is like the cool vegan mom on the block, and they’re bringing delicious ethical eats to Hamilton one wrap at a time. You’ve probably already seen the V-Spot on your Instagram feed without even realizing it. Their vegan dishes are a treat for the eye and the stomach. Serving smoothies, wraps and bowls the V-Spot is ideal for lunch with friends or a study date. How to...

Weekly comic run-down Jan. 28, 2017 Archie's latest collection sets the stage for the new Riverdale television show, Nightwing breaks out of Batman's shadow and the future of the earth is put into the hands of two new Green Lanterns
Jan28

Weekly comic run-down Jan. 28, 2017 Archie's latest collection sets the stage for the new Riverdale television show, Nightwing breaks out of Batman's shadow and the future of the earth is put into the hands of two new Green Lanterns

By: Hess Shalollbey Road to Riverdale Stories By: Mark Waid, Chip Zdarsky, Adam Hughes Audrey Mok, Marguerite Bennett, Cameron DeOrdio and Tom DeFalco Artists: Fiona Staples, Erica Henderson, Adam Hughes, Audrey Mok, Sandy Jarrell, Andre Szymanowicz, José Villarrubia, Jen Vaughn, Kelly Fitzpatrick and Jack Morelli Road to Riverdale may at first seem like a comic book that’s based on a television show that’s based on a comic book....