Arts

A new competitive singing show comes to Canada THIS SEPTEMBER, A whole new kind of singing challenge made its debut on Canadian airwaves. Taking inspiration from popular TV talent competitions like Canadian Idol and America’s Got Talent, CBC’s Cover Me Canada adds a new spin to the singing scene—unoriginality. Each week contestants cover the most famous, chart-topping Canadian songs, battling it …

MSN TRAVEL RECENTLY dubbed Ottawa as the eighth worst dressed city in the world. Ottawa my have beat out Vancouver, a city reprimanded for their outfits based solely on the lululemon franchise, but that did not stop a debate over whether or not Ottawa is fashionable. Shortly after describing our nation’s capital as a “city …

How students can preserve their native language on campus THERE ARE MANY students on campus whose first language isn’t French or English. This news may not be groundbreaking considering multiculturalism is a defining feature of life in Canada. “We are blessed to have multiculturalism in Canada because all institutions encourage culture,” says Abdallah Obeid, U of O professor of Arabic studies. Although …

Capital Slam off to a solid start this season HER WORDS CAME fast and abruptly. She didn’t stumble or stutter through the performance and kept the audience wide eyed and at attention. The subject matter: Ironing. Laundry may seem like an unlikely topic for a riveting poem, but slam poet Megan Ward made it work this past Saturday night at the Mercury Lounge. …

DATA ROMANCE AFTER A TWO year partnership, Vancouver’s Amy Kirkpatrick and Ajay Bhattacharyya, also known as the electro-pop duo Data Romance, are finally coming to town. Known for their heavy electronic beats and slow, melodic, whispery lyrics, Data Romance does the unthinkable by mashing up Kirkpatrick’s soft folk vocals with an edgier dance club beat, …

The GCTC presents Amelia:  The Girl Who Wants to Fly THE PRINCE EDWARD County Theatre Company’s production of Amelia: The Girl Who Wants to Fly soars above and beyond a standard retelling of the life and times of Amelia Earhart. Amelia, performed at the Great Canadian Theatre Company, is a two act jazz musical written and composed by Canadian playwright John Gray, who …

Contagion 3.5/5 The best way to describe director Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion is to imagine 28 Days Later without the zombies. Much like in the Danny Boyle film, a highly contagious virus is unleashed onto the public and no one on earth is safe from its deadly effects. Except, in this case, the virus does not …

Local artist set to host internationally celebrated event IN THE SUMMER of 1990, Scott McCloud, an American graphic artist, suggested an interesting solution for his friend and fellow artist Steve Bissette’s creative block: Create a 24-page comic in 24 hours, working at a rate of one page an hour. Bissette took McCloud up on the idea, and 24-Hour Comics Day was …

Paint mixes more than just colour PAINT IS A band that, despite the brevity of their name, is not readily defined in a single word. Sonically, the indie-rock quintet features elements of the mid-1990s Brit-pop movement, but trades the shoegaze phase for energetic live performances and challenges the “sound wall” that originated from the period. “We’re not your typical rock …

Where to find free entertainment on campus YOUR YEARS SPENT as an undergraduate student are supposed to be filled with fun and exciting new experiences. Between parties, concerts, and nights on the town, university should be the time of your life. But with rising costs of tuition fees, school supplies, food, and rent, taking advantage …

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