Remembering Lou Reed

“I don’t believe in dressing up reality. I don’t believe in using makeup to make things look smoother,” words from the legendary rock-and-roll musician, singer, and songwriter Lou Reed, who…

UVic confessions hit bookstore

UVic students and alumni held a book launch at the UVic bookstore on Nov. 7 for their modern love anthology called: Campus Confidential. The book shares personal essays about students’…

The future is ours, 140 characters at a time

Quick—name what the following TV shows have in common: Firefly, Arrested Development, Pushing Daisies, Angel: the Series, and Veronica Mars. Many readers will recognize it as a very short list…

Purge yourself, and be curious

A frequent misconception many people have with abstract art is that abstract artists work with chaos and lack the controlled style of more traditional artwork. “Abstract involves construction of a…

Music Rags: Chali 2na and the preservation of hip-hop culture

Despite its relatively young age, hip-hop comes from a deep, rich heritage. And like anything that grows and evolves, as it ages its roots get harder and harder to see.…

Providing a safe space for storytelling

The feeling of seeing your art in print, the weight of it in your hands, the paper, the fresh-print scent, and the soft creak of the book’s new spine. This…

Phoenix Theatre’s The Skin of Our Teeth is both a warning and an inspiration

UVic’s Phoenix Theatre will be hosting the play The Skin of Our Teeth this November, as the second play of their season. The 1942 Pulitzer-winning play, written by Thornton Wilder,…

Australian band The Paper Kites has come a long way

The Paper Kites quietly enter through the front door of Lucky Bar. Wearing jeans and hoodies, the members of the Melbourne-based indie folk quintet blend easily into the crowd. Bona…

Pink Bicycle restaurant serves crunchy burger treats

A pink bicycle sits elegantly by the window of The Pink Bicycle Gourmet Burger Joint, one of the most popular restaurants in downtown Victoria. Located at 1008 Blanshard Street, it…

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