A diamond in the rough: Pretty Little Dirty

Pretty Little Dirty by Amanda Boyden is one of those books that I can pick up time and time again. One of those stories for which, although I know the…

What to watch this week at Cinecenta

Much Ado About Nothing, a film based on one of the most loved Shakespearean plays, briefly visited Cinecenta early in September, and it is now back this week by popular…

Stare into the sun

Films can have many layers of meaning. Some can be as simple as the effective use of imagery to convey a metaphor, but other films can look like one thing…

Vancouver Fashion Week forecasts haute looks for spring and summer 2014

Victoria’s leaves are beginning to fall and cooler breezes are blowing across campus, but over on the mainland temperatures were rising at Vancouver Fashion Week (VFW). From Sept.16–21, VFW, one…

UVic Writing faculty reading brings students and professors together

Free food was involved. The seats were packed, as were the aisles. There was laughter and contemplative nods, much applause, and did I mention free food? That sold me. That,…

Mainland fiddler not in the mainstream

The first time I saw violin-looping sorceress Hannah Epperson, I was in awe. Where did the girl making all this new, wonderful noise come from? Turns out she has been…

Folk artist Zachary Lucky looks forward to Victoria audience

With three EPs and two full albums already under his belt, The Ballad of Losing You is Zachary Lucky’s return to the music scene. Kicking off his latest Canadian tour…

Tale-end of summer

Now that summer is over and there’s less time to read at leisure, it’s wise to do a little research on prospective reading material before investing your time and money…

Album Review: Kye Marshall’s Pencil Blues

Yo-Yo Ma is a cellist better known for his Bach than his bluegrass, but when he joined a team of string musicians to create The Goat Rodeo Sessions back in…

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