Posts Categorized: Culture

Crimes of the Heart exceptional exercise in character, writing

Pulitzer Prize–winning play gives Phoenix actors chance to spread their wings Crimes of the Heart is the Pulitzer Prize–winning play by acclaimed playwright Beth Henley, which was later adapted into an Oscar-nominated film of the same name. Set in the 1970s in Hazlehurst, Miss., the story follows the three Magrath sisters, reunited after the youngest… Read more »

Holy folk, Joshua Hyslop’s new album is worth a listen

“Echos” is perfect Sunday morning background music A new folk album is reverberating from the mainland, and you should listen up. Joshua Hyslop emerged in 2012, and has since been serenading ears with the strum of his guitar and melting hearts with the emotional stories he tells through his songs. Hyslop’s new album Echos comes… Read more »

One month reflection on the Women’s March

Not a Moment, a Movement One month ago, a wave of pink hats and hand-painted signs washed over the world on as the Women’s March celebrated its second year. Last year, the Women’s March was a response to President Trump’s divisive political campaign and apparent disdain for women’s rights. But the fact that thousands of… Read more »

International grad student on cusp of prestigious theatre award

Taiwo Afolabi’s journey to being named one of 11 finalists in the world for the Ellen Stewart International Award has been anything but smooth sailing. “I experienced displacement myself back in Jos,” Afolabi says, talking about the Jos riots in 2010 that killed 326 people in his home country of Nigeria. “I was not in… Read more »

Bad date confessions: vol. 4

To answer your first question, no: not all off these bad date stories are my own. However, while I can’t take credit for every awkward hug, drive to the restaurant gone bad, or speedy bike-ride date, I can take pleasure in re-hashing these bad date confessions to make you, the reader, feel better about your… Read more »

Avoiding Valentine’s Day with movies

Cupid is stupid Oh, wow, would you look at that! Another Valentine’s Day is upon us, and yet again the single crowd must find a way to distract from the impending loneliness brought about by this hateful day. Being single is liberating for the majority of the year, but come Feb. 14, that freedom turns… Read more »

Cheap date spots in Victoria

10 restaurants near UVic Picture this: a tall, blond man in a suit folds and re-folds his purple pocket square, while his girlfriend tries to tame her frizzy hair and stand up straight in her high heels. What fancy event could they be attending? Are they headed to a classy dinner? The theatre, maybe?  Oh,… Read more »

The Martlet’s 2018 Sex Survey results

The results are in: consent is sexy From the 289 participants of this year’s sex survey (comprised of 284 online, and five who bravely handed theirs in person), we learned about the sexual behaviours of our peers—in some areas, their attitudes and experiences varied greatly, however a few were common. Of those surveyed, 160 identified… Read more »

Wildlife photographer of the year exhibits nature’s beauty

Royal BC Museum event serves breathtaking visuals and important message You walk into the Royal BC Museum and are greeted by magnificent shots of canyons, arctic foxes, and tiger sharks. Welcome to the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit. The world-renowned competition and showcase is run by the Natural History Museum in London and has… Read more »