Category: Arts

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Calgary’s best holiday events

A handy-dandy list to make the most YYC’s festive season   Nathan Ross Arts Editor   December is fast approaching, and even the most Scrooge-like people have to acknowledge that the winter holidays are...

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Lemony Snicket eludes Calgarians

Daniel Handler fills in due to ‘unfortunate’ accident   Nathan Ross Arts Editor   Calgary was anticipating a fantastic talk by Lemony Snicket on Nov. 7 and he probably would have delivered one –...

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Noise 101 – CD reviews for Nov. 15

The Killers Battle Born Vertigo Record   Following Day and Age, and on the heels of Brandon Flower’s solo work Flamingo, comes Battle Born: an underwhelming album. It’s extremely derivative to say the least....

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The hero of songs

Symphony of the Goddesses great addition to Zelda legacy   Nathan Ross Arts Editor   It was a performance that gave “dressing up for a night out” a whole new meaning.   On Nov....

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Why writing still matters

An argument that was never needed until now   Nathan Ross Arts Editor   If you are reading this right now, I would not only like to thank you, but also congratulate you on...

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November novel-ty

Amateur novelists get writing for NaNoWriMo   Leah Fink Staff Writer   If you have ever written a paper, you know it takes some time (especially when you are working on it at 2...

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Less Than Jake and Reel Big Fish storm MRU

Flatfoot 56 likely great too, just really early   Lindsay Douglas Web Editor   It‘s been a while since Calgary has seen the likes of third-wave ska kingpins Reel Big Fish and Less Than...

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Noise 101 – CD reviews for Nov. 1

Indian Handcrafts Civil Disobedience Sargent House   There are not a lot of bands that create their major label debut with as much confidence and hype as Indian Handcrafts. A duo from Toronto, the...

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Death and hate and little else

Turns out metal music themes are a bit repetitive   Brandon McNeil Contributor   There are certain things about every genre of music that tend to come up more often than others. The urban...

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The Chris Brown saga continues

Because racism and sexism are only meant for parody   Nathan Ross Arts Editor   Thirty seconds is not very much time. There isn’t a lot you can get done in half a minute,...