Arts

The Muppets 4/5 THE MUPPETS IS one movie that could have easily been butchered by a group of old, crusty, out-of-touch executives who think Jim Henson’s creations aren’t cool enough to appeal to modern audiences. Luckily, in this recent incarnation, the classic marionette and puppet hybrids have not been replaced with computer generated doppelgangers and Kermit …

Getting your caffeine fix on campus Compiled by Sofia Hashi WHETHER IT’S LATE-NIGHT lattes or an early morning cup of joe, getting your daily caffeine rush is a serious business. Any strategic coffee drinker knows where they can find the best cup within a matter of minutes and will scoff at the casual coffee sipper, who usually finds themselves trapped in the longest …

Local designer goes green IN OUR FAST-PACED and consumer-oriented culture, we rarely take the time to think about the effects our lifestyles have on the environment. With our constant misuse of recyclable products and insatiable lust for the next big thing, it’s no wonder sustainable shops like Duffield Design have begun cropping up. Local designer Megan Duffield, owner …

    Author and financial planner Lise Adreana sits down with the Fulcrum CHECKING THE SORRY state of a perpetually negative bank statement is not something new to the university experience. In fact, it’s generally accepted that as students we’re broke—constantly. While the notion of waiting for payday only to blow through that cash as fast as possible is something we’ve all embraced, financial planner …

NGC exhibits collection by the Canadian contemporary artist DAVID DIVINEY, CURATOR of exhibitions at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, has organized a collection of contemporary art by David Askevold in memory of the artist who died in 2008. Thirty-nine works, including sculptures, film and video, photo-text works, and digital images, are on display at the National Gallery of Canada until Jan. …

U of O professor publishes zombie essay collection IN 2009, UNIVERSITY of Ottawa mathematics and statistics professor Robert Smith? and his students wrote a paper When Zombies Attack!: Mathematical Modelling of an Outbreak of Zombie Infection. After two years of significant media buzz about his unusual publication, Smith?returns to publication as the editor of a …

THE ART OF thrift shopping may seem cheap and dirty to some, but for vintage lovers the thrift store is paradise. Little can replace the euphoric high accompanying a vintage find. The art of thrifting takes plenty of practice and many bouts of disappointment. Follow these tips on thrift shopping and you can become a …

MTV growing up or getting old? OTTAWA—A NEW BOOK has been released examining MTV’s glory days in the 1980s. The book, I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story of the Music Revolution, delves into MTV’s early history and its cultural impact. According to the book, MTV’s earlier years served as a cultural phenom- enon; it …

Prurient | Time’s Arrow EP Hydra Head 3/5 Prurient (Dominik Fernow) has made quite the name for himself in avant-garde circles for producing some of the most mind-bending, earth shattering dissonance out there as a solo artist. His performances usually consist of him and a microphone, sometimes run through with digital filters. They can only …

  Illustrator Graham Roumieu speaks about new novel IT’S A BOOK kids should never read and adults will die to get their hands on—Highly Inappropriate Tales For Young People by famous Canadian novelist and artist Douglas Coupland. The novel is more akin to a series of short stories and emulates a child’s “picture book,” but …

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