Culture

Fun, frills, and flourishes at fifth Victoria Flamenco Festival

A small, blonde girl twirls in front of a captive crowd, her pink dress swaying with her uneasy steps. Utterly unaware of the flamenco performance taking place on stage behind…

Neon, trap beats, and attempted excursions: A review of Foster the People’s ‘Sacred Hearts Club’

Influences of psychedelia, funk, and 60s’ spatiality are as prevalent in today’s world of indie and electronica music as blues is to country or hard rock is to heavy metal.…

Business (not) as usual in Brussels

Brussels is not the most obvious destination for a traveller in Europe. The air is dirty and thick, and Belgian police seem to get a kick out of sounding their…

LGTBQ history on display at B.C. Museum

Pride Happy Hour celebrates history and experience of B.C.’s LGBTQ community To celebrate Victoria’s Pride Month, the Royal B.C. Museum (RBCM) will be hosting its first ever Pride Happy Hour…

Victoria legend celebrates 25 years

Old issues of classic comics in plastic sleeves—Batman, Superman, Spider-Man—are strung across the room on clotheslines, and more are displayed on the upper walls in horizontal slats. The front desk…

Tegan and Sara provide much to celebrate at Canada 150 concert

The atmosphere in downtown Victoria was electric on June 30 as Tegan and Sara took to the stage for Victoria’s Spirit of 150 celebration. Thousands of people, clad in festive…

5 must-see acts at Victoria Jazz Fest

With Rock The Shores, Squamish Music Festival, and Pemberton Music Festival all cancelled, live music in B.C. seems a little bare this year compared to past summers. Fortunately, Victoria is…

UVic’s most famous dropout

An unauthorized biography of Thomas Middleditch The list of famous UVic alumni is a long and illustrious one, containing some of the most well-known names in Canada. Ryan Cochrane, Andrew…

What the soul does want: new Lorna Crozier poetry

What the Soul Doesn’t Want is Lorna Crozier’s seventeenth book of poetry, and the mastery that comes with long practice certainly shows. The collection launched with a reading at Munro’s…