Culture

Momentum festival celebrates community through movement and mindfulness

On Saturday, Nov. 4, students gathered at the Interfaith Chapel for the fifth Momentum Festival at UVic. The Momentum Festival started in 2015 and occurs twice a year. By conducting…

Qiksaaktuq

Tanya Tagaq throat sings to a sold-out audience At her recent concert with the Victoria Symphony, Polaris Prize-winning Inuk throat singer Tanya Tagaq bridged a centuries-old segregation between popular and…

Review: The Madwoman of Chaillot

Colourful acting can’t compensate for grey script The audience stares at the red curtain for several long minutes waiting for the lights to rise, the sound to fade, and the…

Avatar: James Cameron’s Too-Long Odyssey

James Cameron’s Avatar was a technological accomplishment and became a worldwide box office legend, so you may think that more Avatar is a good thing. James Cameron thinks it is — the…

Fer Gord: A celebration of Canada’s musician

On Oct. 18, Canada woke up to news that it long knew was coming but didn’t want to ever hear: the incomparable Gord Downie had passed away the previous day.…

Will, determination, and grace, too

Saying goodbye to Gord Downie I don’t profess to having any new insight or unique experience with Gord Downie or the Tragically Hip. I grew up in rural Ontario, with…

UVic Lampoon gives UVic something to laugh about

The UVic Lampoon, the University’s new comedy club, isn’t just giving students a night off to laugh; according to its co-founder Alistair Ogden, the club is filling a void. “Obviously…

The Malahat Review turns 50

UVic alum celebrated with journal’s 200th issue The Malahat Review, a literary journal that compiles the best in Canadian poetry, creative nonfiction, and fiction, is celebrating its 50th anniversary and…

Festival of Authors impresses for second year

There’s something enchanting about the beginning of fall in this city. People still wear the optimism of summer but are propelled by the need to take in something other than…