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Auld Lang Syne- should 2020 be forgot and never brought to mind?

With the year-who-must-not-be-named in the rearview window of our calendars, there are a lot of folks who would love to simply leave last year in the dust. While there is still much to contend with and the New Year’s Eve countdown didn’t erase any of the persisting issues our planet has on its plate, there […]

The Red Lion Theatre roars again- London’s first theatre rediscovered

Sometimes it’s easy to forget how much history is buried beneath our feet. Fossils and natural gases tell us of the early stages of life on Earth, and indigenous artifacts paint a picture of the first people to care for our lands. But there are much more recent endeavours of human creation closer to the […]

A play of bills- Hamilton and Controlled Damage’s Canadian premieres

EDIT: I’d like to acknowledge the oversight of not mentioning playwright Andrea Scott by name in this article originally and apologize for any insult it may have dealt. Especially in an article discussing the importance of representation, it is necessary to give artists due credit by name and rectify any mistakes in failing to meet […]

Haida language films- a new voice in cinema

Recently screened at the J.A. Bombardier Theatre of the McCord Museum were two Haida language films, a phrase which until the passed few years was relatively nonexistent. The language of the Haida people being a linguistic isolate, it has gradually declined over generations due to the attempted genocide and assimilation of Indigenous peoples by colonizing […]

“there’s a reason for our connection”- Hannah Claus at the McCord

While materialism can be easily regarded as a shallow and less meaningful way to experience life in this world of ours, it can go without saying that we forge meaningful connections to the objects of our lives. The well used tools of our trades, a beloved garment given as a gift, a favourite mug that […]

Kyoto Animation decimated by arson attack

On the morning of July 18th, Kyoto Animation, a world renowned animation studio based in Kyoto, fell victim to the worst mass murder in Japan in decades. Suspect Shinji Aoba was reported filling up containers with gasoline near the studio beforehand, and shouted “Die” before igniting the entrance of the building. Aoba is currently under […]

The history of Fringe Festivals- on the fringes of theatre

July 11th marked another annual World Fringe Day, the celebration of Fringe Festivals internationally. An important means for artists to develop themselves and find audiences, as well as homes for many touring artists, it’s easy to understand why Fringe Festivals receive such devoted attention from those who participate and organize the events. For the uninitiated, […]