culture

Multilingual Yukon jazz artist coming to Victoria this weekend

Feminism, self-reflection at the heart of Fawn Fritzen’s music Feminism, introspection, and jazz — all elements intrinsic to the music of Fawn Fritzen, an artist from Whitehorse, Yukon making her…

This season of ‘The Bachelor’ makes spectator sport out of virginity

In spite of it becoming increasingly socially acceptable for women to release themselves from patriarchal ideas of what having and losing virginity should look like in their lives, a weird…

What is feminist porn?

Despite being a feminist, I have no idea how to define feminist porn. Is it romance-novel sex? Is it women in leather with strap-ons? Can porn even be feminist? Porn…

Gap year travelling won’t solve your quarter-life crisis

Don’t know what to do with your life? Travel might not be the answer. Running away, or travelling, may seem like an easy way out of your quarter-life crisis. But…

All Vans on deck: Skater fashion from the ’90s to 2019

In its early days, skateboarding was the sport of outcasts. If skaters weren’t ripping up the empty pool in your backyard, they were probably already in the backseat of a…

Traditional tattoos of northwest coast First Nations celebrated at Vancouver gallery

The Bill Reid Gallery collaborated with First Nations tattoo artists from the northwest coast to celebrate the history of cultural tattooing ‘Body Language’ is an exhibition at the Bill Reid…

Fill in the map to learn about the First Nations territories that you call home

Can you name any of the Indigenous groups who call the southern tip of Vancouver Island home? If not, why might that be? These questions stuck with me when Alana…

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ afresh take on the classic

With great power comes great responsibility. I think we can all relate to that statement in one way or another. The Spider-Man movies have been a pinnacle of entertainment for…

Five reasons to not go on a field school (and five reasons why you should)

Maybe you’re looking for a way to round out that elective requirement, raise your GPA, or see the world on your parents’ (or student loans’) dime. Field Schools seem like…