Posts Categorized: Culture

Festival of Authors impresses for second year

There’s something enchanting about the beginning of fall in this city. People still wear the optimism of summer but are propelled by the need to take in something other than wet before the months of endless rain. It’s the last time to see colour before grey. There would be no better time for a festival… Read more »

Painting without profit

A profile of MFA student Leah McInnis Leah McInnis is good at finding art in unusual places. McInnis is a Victoria and Vancouver -based artist, working in the second year of the MFA program at UVic. Her multidisciplinary practice is interested in subverting the commodification of contemporary painting — or, as McInnis calls it, “keeping it real.”… Read more »

In memory of Tom Petty

Rock and roll legend Tom Petty passed away on the evening of Oct. 2 after suffering a heart attack while at home in Malibu, California. Confusion initially followed CBS’s premature report of Petty’s death, but the tragedy was sadly confirmed later that Monday evening by the Los Angeles Police Department. The cutthroat world of rock… Read more »

A biting ballet

Dracula takes centre stage The mounting cultural obsession with vampires and other mythical creatures in the past decade or so has given rise to many popular books like the Twilight Saga; TV shows such as the Vampire Diaries; and movies like Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. However, this Vampire Renaissance is not limited to popular media — it… Read more »

New name, same great music from Nick Murphy

Artist formerly known as Chet Faker played Vancouver recently It’s been a long time since the 2011 release of the “No Diggity” cover that catapulted the Australian artist Chet Faker into the spotlight. Nick Murphy, the man behind the name Chet Faker, received much acclaim for his first EP “Thinking in Textures,” released in 2012,… Read more »

Bumbershoot shows the Pacific Northwest how to rock

At the ripe old age of 46, Seattle’s Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival has blossomed into one of the most recognizable and accredited festivals in America, drawing thousands from all over the continent every year. The Labour Day long weekend event is held at the Seattle Center, just minutes from downtown Seattle, and runs for… Read more »

A glorious chat with The Glorious Sons

Since releasing their debut album, The Union, in 2014, Kingston-based rock band The Glorious Sons has toured across Canada and the U.S., developing and establishing their place in the new music scene. Three years later, the band is about to release its sophomore album, Young Beauties and Fools: an outpouring of emotional instability paired with… Read more »

B.C. documentary does things differently

By 2017, most of us have preconceived notions regarding British Columbian documentaries. With a landscape as beautiful as ours, anyone with an aerial camera (and that’s most B.C. documentarians) can create beautiful shots. Koneline: Our Land Beautiful is a 90-minute activist film that focuses on the human aspects of our surroundings to challenge those expectations…. Read more »