Posts Categorized: Culture

The Sound of Music brings family fun to McPherson

Victoria audiences will get to experience the iconic Von Trapp family live this month at the McPherson Playhouse, where the Victoria Operatic Society (VOS) will take on The Sound of Music. The show premieres Dec. 7 at 8 p.m., and it won’t exactly be a remake of the film version we’re all so familiar with…. Read more »

Taking the Pulse of Canada’s Health Care System

Venerable journalist Jeffrey Simpson’s new book, Chronic Condition, examines and challenges why debating health care issues has become endemic rather than a healthy exercise. In this, his eighth book, Simpson challenges the populist understanding of the history of health care by exposing common myths, and he debunks some ideas about the future of health care. In… Read more »

Skyfall: Interview with director Sam Mendes

Some have called the 23rd installment of the James Bond franchise, Skyfall, the best Bond movie since the franchise began. Its success may come as a surprise, or not, depending on how you see it. The director is Oscar-winning filmmaker Sam Mendes, best known for his work in American Beauty and Revolutionary Road – both… Read more »