Culture

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.

New art exhibition “Still Standing: Ancient Forest Futures” captures strength of old growth under threat

Late last month, the art exhibition Still Standing: Ancient Forest Futures opened at the Legacy Art Gallery, reflecting upon our relationship with the old growth forests of B.C. Curated by…

Nick La Riviere and the Best Laid Plans jazz up Hermann’s Upstairs

Half the fun of going to a live event is the experience. There’s nothing quite like the rush of hearing a live band blare into life amongst a crowd of…
Movie Poster for the film Thor: Love and Thunder

Thor: Love and Thunder — the wackiest Marvel movie of all time

Taika Waititi’s latest Marvel movie, Thor: Love and Thunder, is filled with quirky and witty scenes; its offbeat sense of humour will knock your socks off.
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…

In review: Melanin Magic wows Victoria Event Centre’s stage

Melanin Magic, an all-BIPOC production company, performed at the Victoria Event Centre on June 16. It was a community-based show focussed on uplifting burlesque performers of colour, and providing a…