Posts Categorized: Culture

Review: Neither Wolf Nor Dog

A haunting and beautiful film Neither Wolf nor Dog follows Kent Nerburn (played by Christopher Sweeney), an author from Minnesota, who is commissioned to write a book about a Native American man named Dan (played by Dave Bald Eagle) about his history and heritage. Together, they travel through the heart of Lakota county in South… Read more »

Blues for Eric

Former CFUV host to be honoured with several benefit concerts and a UVic scholarship Any music fan who listened to Eric Leblanc’s CFUV radio show knows that he was one of the best radio disc jockeys in the world. For over three decades, Eric’s weekly Let the Good Times Roll show on University of Victoria’s… Read more »

Wolf-Loup & Friends

An Exploration of Nootka Sounds and their new album, Anti WIND THE BLEEDING THUMB SO TIGHT WITH LOVE UNFETTERED TOGETHER WE DROP AND FLOAT LIKE A FOREST HITCHING ON SCRUB AT THE FORE BLOWN BY THE SUN WHEN THE STARS FALL GENERATIONS ARE OFTEN LEFT WONDERING WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON The track titles… Read more »

Travel — considerations on purpose

Searching amongst the chaos “Hello, my friend! What are you doing here?!” I’m stumped. The sun is setting over the lush, mountainous landscape, which I’ll soon be travelling through overnight on a scooter I rented five hours ago in Kathmandu, Nepal. I’ve just pulled off the pothole-ridden road in search of dinner, but instead I’m… Read more »

RENT is one-hundred-and-fifty-minutes of expert performances

(And moments so dear) Ooo-one huuu-uun-dred and fifty minutes / Ooo-one hundred and fifty moments so dear. The Victoria Operatic Society’s (VOS) one-hundred-and-fifty-minute-long production of RENT was definitely dear, as well captivating, professional, and touching. Victoria might not come to mind when you think of heaps of incredibly talented performers gathered together — that is,… Read more »

Laying his ancestors to rest

Dust ‘n’ Bones, a documentary about traditional grave-digger Harold Joe, is screening at Cinecenta on Nov. 22 The upcoming documentary Dust ‘n Bones follows Harold Joe and the problems he faces in his quest to repatriate Indigenous remains through traditional burial ceremonies, mostly on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands of B.C. The Martlet sat… Read more »

Luca Fogale is coming to Victoria

Soft and honest, his folk tunes are an invitation to the calm seas of connection In the cacophonic bustle of city construction and car horns, it’s hard to reach that introspective space where we can deeply connect with each other and ourselves. Luca Fogale’s soft, soulful folk will send you sailing on that calm sea…. Read more »

Sergio and Sergei

A film about how technology brings us together There are many ways a person can become isolated. It can be through circumstances beyond their control, an active decision, or a complicated mix of the two. But through technology, like Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media platform, people have more opportunities to reach out and… Read more »

A grand spectacle

The Phoenix Theatre’s production of The Drowsy Chaperone is anything but sleepy The Phoenix Theatre’s Production of The Drowsy Chaperone is a grand spectacle done through the parody of classical musical tropes. What sets it apart is its clear dedication to its audience. It makes no attempt to be high art. In fact, it often makes… Read more »

Victoria Festival of Authors returns for a third year

The Victoria Festival of Authors (VFA) returned for its third year, Sept. 27 to Oct. 1. From what I saw of it, there is good reason for the popularity of the week-long event. The VFA is an opportunity for Canadian authors, both local and out-of-province, to attend readings, question-and-answer sessions, and workshops. I attended three… Read more »