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Diamond Cafe performing on stage. Photo provided by Diamond Cafe.

Diamond Cafe making funk pop waves in Victoria music scene

The irony of Diamond Cafe's popularity as a funk pop musician in Victoria is that it stems from an ethos of individualism and an early career rejection of the cookie…
The Rehearsal promo image, sourced from HBO.

Practice makes perfect: A review of Nathan Fielder’s The Rehearsal

One of the biggest issues with The Rehearsal is that it’s almost impossible to explain to anyone what exactly makes it so great.
Lorde at Rifflandia music festival

Rifflandia Resurrected

After a four year hiatus, Rifflandia returned to the City of Victoria, starting on Sept. 15 and closing out on Sept. 18.
Train time

In review: Train Time rolls onto the IMAX big screen

Going to the IMAX to watch a documentary on trains may not sound like the most exciting night out, but you may find yourself surprised by just how engaging the…
Kaash Paige, photo by Andy Wang.

In photos: The Function rocks Victoria

The Function, a new BIPOC music festival that features both emerging Canadian talent and international artists, hit Victoria for the first time at the end of August. Along with the…
Eleanor's Story, photo by Austin Bauman.

The wrap up: What you missed at the 2022 Victoria Fringe Festival

One-person shows, musicals, comedy skits! The Victoria Fringe Festival has come and gone, taking with it some great performances. If you didn't have a chance to snag tickets, here's what…

Mini reviews of Victoria Fringe Festival’s stage this year

The Fringe is back and in person! If you haven’t had a chance to check out any shows before school starts up, here are some bit-sized reviews of what happened…
Official Competition screenshot via Toronto International Film Festival (tiff.net).

In review: Official Competition is a comedy that never really ends

Humberto Suárez, a millionaire, has just turned 80. Now facing his own mortality, he decides to make a movie to help cement his legacy as someone worth remembering. To ensure…
Computer-generated art from the sentence "University of Victoria from above in the style of Picasso's Starry Night" (DALL-E), provided by Jonas Buro.

A brief history of artificial intelligence

Since the dawn of antiquity, humankind has pondered on creating intelligent life. We are captivated by the idea that we could bring into the world an artificial intelligence that surpasses…
Ms. Marvel promotional poster via Marvel Studios.

In review: Ms. Marvel is a revolutionary TV series for the brown community

Representation matters. From my perspective, that is the message Marvel is embracing with the introduction of the Ms. Marvel superhero character and TV series.