Culture

Tiny house build for Wet'suwet'en land defenders, finished house

Latest tiny house build strives to keep attention on ongoing Wet’suwet’en struggles

From August 8 to 14, community members gathered downtown to work on an annual tiny house build to support Indigenous sovereignty and resurgence.
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Coffeehouse Theatre Festival shows the benefits of online festivals

In the wake of COVID-19, the arts have had to adapt and adapt quickly in order to still create and profit from their art. With cancelled shows and tours, many…
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Indigenous-owned Massy Books is more than just a neighborhood bookstore

Store provides community spaces that work to disseminate Indigenous knowledge and forms of expression. Massy Books is not your typical bookstore. As one of only a small number of Indigenous…

Improv Festival 2020 brings artists together from around the world

Improv Festival (IF) 2020 was a 24-hour online festival, on August 7 and 8. It featured 100+ original, improvised performances by over 150 artists from around the world. The festival…

The drag racing Vicious Poodle

Victoria’s drag scene shines at city’s newest queer venue In recent years, the art of drag has shifted from the burlesque of basement bars and closed-off attic venues to a…
Stateless film

Michèle Stephenson’s film Stateless reveals anti-Black sentiments in the Dominican Republic

The documentary begins by narrating the story of Moraime. Moraime is a young Haitian who found herself displaced amid the 1937 anti-Haitian massacre which was ordered by Dictator Rafael Trujillo
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Nine perfect podcasts for quarantine

While the province is slowly re-opening, we’re probably all running out of shows and movies to watch, video games to play, and books to read. Why not give podcasts a…

Martlet alumnus and Sam and Fuzzy creator Sam Logan finishes a 17-year comic saga

Eighteen years ago, Sam Logan dropped off a comic at the Martlet office — a punchy, sardonic four-panel featuring Sam Samms and his wisecracking bear companion Fuzzy on the subject…

How Ry Moran followed his path back to UVic

Moran, a member of the Red River Métis, will serve as UVic’s inaugural associate librarian with a focus on reconciliation this fall Ry Moran was in Nepal when he stumbled…