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An interview with John Barton and Chris Hutchinson

Comfort is key at Couch* art gallery

After interrupting a Friday evening of wine and friends, Tanya Horn and Ian Scanlan, a newly married couple, sat before me on the very couch that shaped the character of…

New Uno Fest play delights

After the curtain closed on Shangri-La, another entry in the Intrepid Theatre’s Uno Fest lineup, I started thinking about how the play got its name. It could describe 14-year-old Jeanne’s…

Foo Ramen Bar offers instant satisfaction

If you’re like me, you’ve spent many hasty meals hovering over a sad bowl of warm, flaccid ramen noodles. At times, you might have gotten creative and swirled in an…

Growth defines Kaley Bird’s latest record

Having listened to Edmonton-based singer/songwriter Kaley Bird’s latest album before our interview, it was clear that the honest voice on the album was the same one talking to me on…

Dear Epson…

On Saturday, April 5, comedian Danny Bhoy graced Victoria with his presence at our own Royal Theatre, which I had the opportunity—nay—the pleasure to watch. Having been a huge comedy…

Events: May-June

LITERATURE Friday, May 2 Thirdspace Launch Party The UVSS Women’s Centre will host a launch party for the newest issue of its zine Thirdspace, which is a non-commercial publication dedicated…

The Fireball spirit of rock and roll

These days, the bloated, lifeless corpse of rock and roll is inescapable. Our radios have been given over to mediocrity and dreamless sleep, with very little sustenance for our desperate,…

Hype aversion and fandom fatigue

In just a few weeks, the fourth season of the hit HBO series Game of Thrones will premiere, and the internet is already buzzing about it. And for the first…

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