Posts Categorized: Culture

What extreme or unusual things do you do to help you study?

“Sometimes when I’m really desperate to learn information in a short amount of time, I’ll just sort of walk around my apartment with my textbook balanced on my head, and … the concentration of balancing this textbook on your head helps take the information from the textbook and puts it just directly into your brain.”

Living books: A novel way to read

A collection of people from the local community donated time to tell their stories last month. On Saturday, November 3, the Greater Victoria Public Library (GVPL) and the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (AGGV) partnered to launch their first ever Human Library Project. Victoria has held the event before, in fact UVic held one in… Read more »

Events Calendar: December 14 – 23

MUSIC  Friday, Dec. 14 The Jon and Roy Holiday Special John and Roy headline this holiday show with guests Frazey Ford, Wake Owl, Kim Churchill and The Archers. Sounds like a folkin’ good show to me. When I think of “Holiday Special with guests,” I can’t shake the image of a cheesy ‘80s TV sitcom… Read more »

Music Rags: Most interesting albums of the year

As much as I enjoy reading the obligatory “Best Albums of the Year” lists, there’s something about them that I’ve always found off-putting. How can you quantify art? Music is not a competition. These lists showcase an asinine way of looking at things. On top of that, how can any one person listen to every… Read more »