A-list: Helpful ideas for Eric and Ilsa

Dear Eric and Ilsa, I saw your letter in the Globe about your financial trouble and as a less successful individual living on less than $25 000 a month I figured I could provide some practical advice on how to survive in this economy. Change your conception of the term ‘modest’ While a custom-drafted $1-million complex… Read more »

EVENTS Jan. 29- Feb. 5

ART COMICS WORKSHOP Join local comic artist Gareth Gaudin, best known for Perogy Cat, for his drawing workshop suitable for aspiring artists young and old. Using the museum galleries as a background, Gareth will discuss how to build strong stories and illustrate them in interesting and compelling ways. Feb. 1, 1–4 p.m. Royal B.C. Museum,… Read more »

Wildlife photography exhibit celebrates 50 years

The Royal B.C. Museum is hosting the 50th anniversary of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit. The event is sponsored by The Natural History Museum, London, and co-owned by BBC Worldwide, and features over 100 backlit images with nearly 42 000 submissions from 96 countries. The exhibit is broken down into specific categories with several… Read more »

John’s Place to feature live music nights as JP’s After Dark

One of Victoria’s oldest breakfast joints is opening for late night entertainment. John’s Place, in operation since 1984, is creating a new night-time personality called “JP’s After Dark,” which will turn the Victoria dining staple into a music venue featuring a new menu and craft beer. Events will run every Thursday through Saturday, hoping to… Read more »

Legendary DJ Mark Farina behind Mushroom Jazz

In the world of DJs, Mark Farina is something of a legend. A leader during the rise of house music in the late ‘80s, Farina has etched himself a spot in the pantheon of all-time greats. From playing epic eight-hour set brick parties in Chicago to diplomatic events in foreign countries, Farina has travelled far… Read more »

American Sniper—A dangerous movie myth

If American Sniper made you want to wrap yourself up in the star-spangled banner, then it seems that director Clint Eastwood has succeeded.  The film takes a shortsighted and propagandistic approach towards emphasizing the feats of U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle in the American war on Iraq.  This film has already earned millions from the… Read more »

Climate debate needs refresh

Monday’s climate change forum, entitled A Dialogue: Climate Change, Divestment, and Society, posed many questions about how the University (and the world) should respond to the climate crisis brought on by fossil fuel emissions, but little was resolved or clarified by the debate. Panelists opposing UVic divesting from fossil fuels attacked the simplicity of divestment,… Read more »

Divestment opens dialogue at UVic

On Jan. 26, the University of Victoria hosted a dialogue on climate change, divestment, and society. Moderated by Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions Executive Director Thomas Pedersen, the forum featured perspectives from Malkolm Boothroyd, Cary Krosinsky, Steve Douglas, Stephen Hume, and Crystal Lameman. “Climate action has an imminency and urgency that is unprecedented in our… Read more »