culture

Five up-and-coming artists to watch (or listen) for at Rifflandia 2018

Victoria’s music scene can be accurately described with many words, but the vague complexity of “eclectic” may be the only truly accurate choice. Between the several characters that grace our…

Here’s how to kick-off the new school year

UVSS hosts week of activities starting Wednesday Sept. 5 There will be plenty of reasons to step into the Student Union Building (SUB) during your time as a UVic student — maybe…

Fringe 2018: Learning to love “To Hug”

Pepper spray, pink dresses, and airports — all you need, really Like many great stories, Jon Bennett: How I Learned to Hug begins in an airport. In the play, Bennett manages to…

Fringe 2018: Last-chance picks

Your last chance saloon picks for what to watch this weekend Kitt & Jane: An Interactive Survival Guide to the Near-Post-Apocalyptic Future Kitt & Jane return to the Victoria Fringe…

Lost in landscape, Passenger releases expansive new album

Passenger scours North America for a place to belong in latest record Runaway It’s been a few years since the mega hit “Let Her Go,” but now English singer-songwriter Passenger has…

Fringe 2018: Waiting for the world to end

The Last Garden is the poignant one-man show at this year’s Fringe that you need to see What would you do if you were the last person on earth? For…

Fringe 2018: Department store drama

Four teens, a mom, and a rabbi walk into a fitting room . . .  The Fitting Room has returned to the stage for this year’s Fringe festival, revised and refreshed. The work…

From dawn ‘til busk

The streets of Victoria are filled with two things — tourists and buskers. The latter are pretty interesting, it turns out On any given summer day, Alyssa Jean Klazek can be found…

The real star of Black Panther

The Wakandan technology, its symbolism, and the female character behind it all Just a warning, there’s some spoilers ahead. I’d strongly suggest you go and watch the Black Panther movie…