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Augustiner Bräu’s Lagerbier Hell Despite Germany being home to many of the world’s top-rated beers, Berlin’s reputation for quality brews is surprisingly poor. Lucky for me, I stumbled upon one heck of a clean and crisp lager while out for dinner at a local student hotspot. Augustiner’s lager is exactly what a confused Canadian wants …

The young, bored, and rebellious Photo courtesy of Emily Marruci, SKH Gia Coppola’s “Palo Alto”  leaves viewers wondering what they have just seen. The film explores the short stories of James Franco’s novel of the same name through a slow and simple plot line. It focuses on a group of privileged Southern California teenagers as they explore …

A second helping of Indonesian ass-kicking Back in 2011, the Indonesian martial arts extravaganza The Raid was a surprise hit with North American audiences, as many were drawn to its unique setting and no-nonsense approach to action. For the sequel, Welsh director Gareth Evans has the arduous task of trying to top the original film’s spectacle, …

Airplane action movie starts strong but ends in a nosedive Non-Stop is an above average thriller that gets you in the theatre and thoroughly entertains you for 110 minutes. During your stay, you are treated to a great cast of actors in low-key roles that build tension as they bounce conflict off one another. This …

U of O adaptation of Princess T  provokes thought on politics and human nature  Photos by Annie Thomas Princess Turandot, though a puppet, is thoroughly human. From Oct. 29 to Nov. 2, the University of Ottawa Drama Guild will perform Princess T in Academic Hall at 8 p.m. Written by contemporary Czech playwright Daniela Fischerová, the …

Vampire Weekend get their groove on at FolkFest Photo courtesy of Rebecca Potter WHEN I VENTURED out to the Ottawa Folk Festival for Vampire Weekend’s Sept. 5 show, I owned 12 of their songs. As I write this just 15 hours later I own every song they’ve ever released. You could say they made an …

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