Culture

Music Rags: Slynk, the evolution of the modern DJ

The evolution of a musician is a funny thing. The more I talk with people who create music for a living, no matter the genre they count as their specialty,…

Sin City brings improv to the battlefield

Local improv group Sin City is currently showing “Kingdom of Thrones,” a medieval improv show, at the Victoria Event Centre. The show is an improvised serial that continues on from…

Doctor Who 50th anniversary a pleasant surprise for fans

Warning: spoilers included in this article. The Doctor Who 50th anniversary special was aired simultaneously in over 90 countries on Nov 23. This airdate was exactly 50 years after the…

2 for Tea with James and Jamesy comes to Victoria

For James and Jamesy, clown school was the first step towards following their passions. Having originally come from different educational backgrounds, it was within clowning that they found the type…

“The Skin of Our Teeth” at the Phoenix

The 1942 Pulitzer Prize winning play “The Skin of Our Teeth,” written by Thornton Wilder, is featured at Phoenix theatre this November. The play is about a family surviving through…

Victoria Public Market opens downtown

Seattle has Pike Place, Vancouver has the Granville Island Public Market and now Victoria has the Public Market at the Hudson. The Victoria Public Market at the Hudson held it’s…

The Noticeables

The guy who wears a bow tie while riding a unicycle, the girl wearing large headphones who always sings Queen songs just a little too loudly in public. The guy…

The culture of craft brewing

When John Mitchell—the so-called Grandfather of British Columbia craft brewing—opened the first modern craft brewery in Canada at Horseshoe Bay in the early 1980s, no one would have guessed that…

Cold-shouldered formality

Every winter, the University of Victoria holds a Winter Formal dance at the end of November for the on-campus residents. I attended it in my first year, and if you…