Literature

The Day the World Stops Shopping by JB MacKinnon, book cover sourced from Penguin Random House publishing.

The Day the World Stops Shopping: JB MacKinnon envisions less consumerism in his latest book

What would happen if the world suddenly stopped shopping? Beyond the economic impact of this action, how would this affect the state of the world? If we stopped shopping all…

LGBTQ Review | Boy Erased by Garrard Conley

Boy Erased is difficult to read, not necessarily because the writing is poor — which it is in some areas — but because it is incredibly alarming to understand just…

The Artlet | Bringing in spring

Our second edition of the Artlet showcases several works from students that highlight the start of spring.

The LGBTQ Review | These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling

Don’t read this book if you’re looking for a story about magic and covens. But, if you’re looking for a cute love story about adorable lesbians that will make you…

The LGBTQ Review | Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Casey McQuiston delivers a romance for the new age, offering big time representation in a genre normally reserved for binary couples.

The New Twenties Magazine sets a new pace for climate change discourse

A newly-launched online magazine produced by UVic alums, The New Twenties, publishes climate-focused art and literature with a laser-focused aim to restructure the way people see climate change.

Stephen King’s The Institute could be a classic, as long as readers can finish it

The Institute is a gritty account of one boy’s experience in an institute for children with powerful gifts. King creates a story that manages to disgust and enthrall the reader…

Review of Mistakes to Run With by Yasuko Thanh

Yasuko Thanh’s memoir, Mistakes to Run With, is a gritty account of her life as a teenage runaway. More than that, it’s a lesson in imagining people complexly.

The most diverse library in Victoria is inside the SUB

This library pales in size comparison to the towering bookshelves residing in the McPherson library or the vast foyer of the Law library. When you walk into the SOCC office,…