Culture

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…
phoenix theatre

As BIPOC theatre alumni attempt to change their department, Rahat Saini reflects on her racialized experiences at the Phoenix Theatre

One of the scheduled shows for the Phoenix Theatre's 2018 season was set to be Beth Henley’s 1979 drama, Crimes of the Heart. Some students did not want to audition…
Reuben Rose-Redwood geography journal COVID-19 impacts

UVic professor leading international geography journal’s special COVID-19 issue

With so much interest in the pandemic, the editors decided to dedicate their entire July issue to the matter. They switched their focus from providing a platform for debates on…
Black Lives Matter art peopleless protest, people draw chalk around centennial square

WOC-led activism highlights racialized experiences and the BLM movement through art, community engagement

“Peopleless protest” aims to start dialogue about racism, but faced some backlash In response to George Floyd’s death from police brutality, a tight-knit group of young women of colour from…

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