Posts Categorized: Culture

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 »

Fights, thievery, and bingo in “Les Belles-souers”

No one is quite as dangerous as a group of unhappy women, as Langham Court Theatre’s Les Belles-soeurs confirms. The play, written by Michel Tremblay and directed by Judy Treloar, deals with class tensions, gender politics, generational gaps, and the unexpected ecstasy of bingo. It’s the age-old question: If you had a million dollars, what… Read more »

Brianna’s books: Dazzle Patterns by Alison Watt

How do you recover from a traumatic event? Can you ever go back to whom you once were? The main characters of Dazzle Patterns by Alison Watt all have to face this question in their own different ways. Set against the Halifax Explosion in 1917 and the final years of World War One, Watt paints a vivid picture of… Read more »

A look behind adventure cats Bolt and Keel

  Imagine if your pet cats were more famous and successful than you — that’s the reality for Kayleen VanderRee and Danielle Gumbley thanks to their two Instagram famous rescue cats, Bolt and Keel. The two cats are brothers, found by VanderRee and Gumbley abandoned behind a garbage bin one summer day in 2015. As timing would… Read more »

Taylor Swift lives up to her Reputation

Taylor Swift’s Reputation is an ostentatious display of who she’s become as a person, an artist, and, subsequently, an icon. For anybody out of the loop, long gone are Swift’s white linen dresses and Tim McGraw roots. On her sixth studio album, she has taken it upon herself to pick up the shovel and bury… Read more »

Qiksaaktuq

Tanya Tagaq throat sings to a sold-out audience At her recent concert with the Victoria Symphony, Polaris Prize-winning Inuk throat singer Tanya Tagaq bridged a centuries-old segregation between popular and art music by addressing societal injustices through orchestral music. In lieu of her more traditional gowns, she wore a simple black dress to perform Qiksaaktuq… Read more »