Music Rags: Defining Canadian rap music

On “The Great Rhyme Dropper,” the first single from Grand Analog’s new album Modern Thunder, MC Odario Williams raps, “I do the damn thing proper/I ain’t a rapper, I’m a…

10 songs to get you on your feet for 2014

Our new year’s resolutions have been set into motion, and we’re all looking optimistically towards a year of success, health, and romance. With a little help from a motivational playlist,…

Ender’s Game and My Father and the Man in Black play this month

Cinecenta is starting off the year with its usual eclectic mix of films, this time including Ender’s Game and the documentary My Father and the Man in Black. In the…

Satisfied with dissatisfaction

UVic alumna Andrea Routley’s debut collection of short stories is entertaining and deeply affecting. Her voice is contemplative, always questioning assumptions or presenting alternative ways of thinking, and it’s fairly…

Taco Justice League

The Taco Justice League food truck is most often seen in the parking lot of Wellburns Food Market, near the corner of Cook Street and Pandora Avenue. The food vendor…

A healthy(er) start to the New Year

So, I adore chocolate. I mean, really, who doesn’t? And the holiday season was brimming with multitudes of chocolate, cake, cookies, bars, truffles, you name it; and I admit, I…

Where fact meets fantasy

The Science of Discworld IV: Judgement Day is an amusing and unusual beast. Like the rest of author Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels, it is set mostly in a satirical fantasy…

Out of Hand Artisan Fair celebrates 25th anniversary

Christmas carols sung by the Linden Singers of Victoria filled the gently lit Crystal Garden. Exhibitors of varying ages presented their crafts ranging from food, pottery, prints, soaps, and clothing.…

Rain, rain, come my way

Picture this for me, please: it’s that time of year again, when rain clouds cry and the winds whip the dreary tears onto mon visage. Now that’s more like it.…

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