Posts Categorized: Culture

Top 5 Canadian albums of 2017

According to the host of CFUV’s “Beyond the 49th Parallel” Maybe it’s optimistic of me to think that anyone other than myself cares about personal year-end lists. But searching through year-end lists can be exciting and inspiring! It’s a chance to find new bands and artist who you maybe missed completely because exams and final… Read more »

5 underrated albums from 2017

Although 2017 was a huge year for new music, the scene has been largely overshadowed by releases from internationally acclaimed artists including Kendrick Lamar, Lorde, Jay-Z, and Taylor Swift. But what about the albums that haven’t been played nearly as much? Here are five underrated albums of 2017. Avishai Cohen — Cross My Palm With Silver Trumpet… Read more »

The top 10 TV shows of 2017

A few weeks ago, a large poster screamed for my attention in bold font at Ryerson University’s career centre. It read: “This is your life. Do what you love, and do it often. If you don’t like something, change it. If you don’t like your job, quit. If you don’t have enough time, stop watching… Read more »

Prestigious literary magazine celebrates Canada

On Saturday, Dec. 2, literary lovers gathered at Munro’s Books to celebrate a new edition of Granta, the prestigious literary journal based out of the United Kingdom founded in 1889 by students at Cambridge University. The special edition, titled Granta 141: Canada, is dedicated exclusively to Canadian literature and featured readings by UVic professors Tim… Read more »

Lil Peep and fentanyl

What UVic students should know | Earlier in November, 21-year-old Gustav Åhr, also known by his stage name Lil Peep, was finishing up his 20-show Come Over When You’re Sober tour. Peep took a nap on the tour bus before the second-last show in Tuscon, AZ: tragically, he never woke up. Åhr was declared dead… Read more »

Roles, tone, and our truths: an interview with Ronnie Dean Harris

  I sat down with Stō:lo/St’át’imc/Lil’wat/Nlaka’pamux multimedia artist Ronnie Dean Harris to discuss The Road Forward, a National Film Board of Canada musical documentary that he co-stars in about indigenous activism in B.C. from the 1930s to today. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. SR: So first off, you’ve have a long… Read more »

Brianna’s books: Two Roads Home by Daniel Griffin

How far would you be willing to go for a good cause? Set against the anti-logging protests of the ‘90s on Vancouver Island, author Daniel Griffin imagines a world for his characters in Two Roads Home where the protests aren’t so peaceful. Four activists, Pete, Fay, Art and Derek, become convinced that the peaceful protests… Read more »

Fake A.I., real good movies

The best films about Artificial Intelligence uprisings It’s no secret that societal changes are often reflected in the films we make and watch. For example, environmental concerns lead to horror films about natural destruction, like Armageddon, Deep Impact, and Waterworld in the 1990s. Uncertain political and economic times often lead to superheroes dominating popular culture — they… Read more »

FASHION PROFILE: What is your campus wearing?

Profile: Cati Landry English Major Who do you think is your style inspiration? “I love looking through different chapters of culture and seeing how women dress and how people of all different kinds dress. Probably my main fashion inspiration, lately, has been my grandma. She has been sick so we’ve been looking through a lot… Read more »