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Craig Cardiff – Love is Louder (Than All This Noise)

Craig Cardiff – Love is Louder (Than All This Noise)

By Taylor Price Notable Canadian musician, Craig Cardiff released his double album Love is Louder (Than All This Noise) back in November 2013. The album was completed with the help of crowds from all over. Cardiff had a largely successful crowd-funding campaign, which helped turn the album from an idea into something physical. The songs [...]

April 2, 2014
Indian director highlights discrimination in India

Indian director highlights discrimination in India

By Mico Mazza Canadian University Press From anger can come the seeds of creativity and social change. On March 8, the University of Ottawa was host to the world premiere of the documentary film Birth 1871 by Indian director, scholar, thespian, and activist Dakxinkumar Bajrange. “When I heard that our Indian political leaders, whom we worship, [...]

April 2, 2014

A Conversation with Public Enemy Rapper

By Joseph Gedeon  The Fulcrum No one has ever been able to bridge the gap between politics and peace in hip hop the way Public Enemy has. This comes in part from the genius of lead rapper Chuck D, an artist who creates music that delivers political and social messages. The group shows that hip hop [...]

April 2, 2014

Cheap and Easy: Six Pack Packing

By Shannon Anderson Some of you may recall the theme of my September column as being one to do with boxed wine, takeout, and preparing for the school year. Now, seven months later, the year is nearly done. We are preparing for exams, for returning home, and for the summer. So that means…? Beer! For [...]

April 2, 2014

Why be normal when you can be yourself?

SuicideGirls Burlesque show in April By Alicia Alves Staff Writer The media is filled with images of women who are “conventionally” beautiful: thin, with natural hair colours, and unmarked by tattoos, blemishes, or any other so-called flaws. Although some companies have recently made attempts to be more inclusive in their advertising campaigns, these attempts have [...]

March 26, 2014
Changing the rules of rock

Changing the rules of rock

Local bands introduce post-rock to the Thunder Bay music scene Amanda Gallo Staff Writer Meet Android 16 and Don’t You (,) Mean People?: these two local post rock-bands have been hitting stages in town for several years and this spring will take their music across the province and into Quebec on tour. Android 16 was [...]

March 26, 2014
Citizens unite!

Citizens unite!

Citizen Prunery program in Thunder Bay By Alicia Alves Staff Writer In the last three years, Thunder Bay has developed a Citizen Prunery program in which citizens and master gardeners alike can work together to solve urban forestry problems by pruning young trees. A volunteer group of citizens called Trees Thunder Bay suggested to the [...]

March 26, 2014
Confronting pretensions in John Logan’s RED

Confronting pretensions in John Logan’s RED

The Tony award-winning play offers a critical look at the art world Emese Boyko Arts and Culture Editor RED, by John Logan, is Magnus Theatre’s fifth production of the season.  It opens onto Mark Rothko’s studio, with the painter asking the audience, “What do you see?”   Abstract expressionism, the art movement pioneered by Jackson Pollock, [...]

March 19, 2014
Hanging out in the heat of the moment

Hanging out in the heat of the moment

Why are saunas so popular? By Alicia Alves Staff Writer Saunas have become pretty popular over the years, even outside of the cultures that saunas are a part of. Why is that? Well, it could be a number of things like the welcome heat during the seemingly perpetual winter, relaxation during stressful work-heavy or exam [...]

March 19, 2014

Bend Sinister – Animals

By: Taylor Price Bend Sinister has recently put out their fourth full-length album entitled Animals. The album was recorded with two-time Grammy nominated producer Joe Marlett and released by File Under: Music. The band is from Vancouver B.C. and is composed of members Dan Moxon, Jason Dana, Matt Rhode, and Joseph Blood. The band has [...]

March 19, 2014
Has art gotten too weird?

Has art gotten too weird?

 BY RACHEL REVOY THE XAVERIAN WEEKLY (ST. FRANCIS XAVIER UNIVERSITY) ANTIGONISH (CUP) — The age old question of what defines art will never have a black and white answer; it’s subjective and can literally be any expression of skill or imagination. Some artists take their expression and intent for emotional reaction to a whole new [...]

March 12, 2014
The local future of art

The local future of art

Thunder Bay Art Gallery hosts Lakehead Student’s work in two exhibitions Emese Boyko, A&C Editor Thunder Bay Art Gallery is currently showcasing works by Lakehead students.  The public has been given the opportunity to vote on works in two categories: Major Studio and the Annual Student Juried Exhibition.  This is not a simple task, as [...]

March 12, 2014
Nate Phelps on cult life

Nate Phelps on cult life

Ex-member of the Westboro Baptist Church speaks about life around extreme religion Travis Fateux and Sarah Horwath The Lance (University of Windsor) WINDSOR (CUP) — Nate Phelps left home the day he turned 18 and has pursued a path his father probably deems hell worthy, committing himself to fighting the extremism that infamous Westboro Baptist Church pastor [...]

March 5, 2014
The Greenbank Trio: Into the Wind

The Greenbank Trio: Into the Wind

By: Taylor Price Thunder Bay locals, The Greenbank Trio, have recently released their second disc Into the Wind. The record is composed of six songs, which were recorded locally at Dining Room Studios. Jim Breslin contributes acoustic picking, strumming, and electric soloing; Craig Smyth, the keyboards and organs; and Luke Blair, the drum beats. All [...]

March 5, 2014
Cheap and Easy: The foodie edition

Cheap and Easy: The foodie edition

Shannon King “I always cook with wine. Sometimes, I even add it to the food.” -W.C Fields Reading week is a time for recovery, relaxation, and a bit of downtime in the midst of a project-heavy semester. I decided, as I strolled through the Wine Rack looking for something affordably delicious, that in keeping with [...]

February 26, 2014
You are no Banksy

You are no Banksy

The implications of street art and graffiti and the culture surrounding it Simon Fuh – The Carillon (University of Regina) REGINA (CUP) — The Internet sure does love street art nowadays. There are stencils, paintings, clever and creative uses of surroundings; boy, what a beautiful urban landscape these anonymous artists are creating. It’s so great [...]

February 26, 2014
Pompeii

Pompeii

By Esa Keltamaki There’s a certain degree of difficulty in writing captivating stories centered upon historic catastrophes. Pompeii is, of course, set in the titular doomed city at the base of Vesuvius. We’ve known how this movie ends since elementary school. In this case, however, knowing how the story ends isn’t the biggest problem to [...]

February 26, 2014

The Royal Oui

Taylor Price The Royal Oui is a folk duo from Vancouver, Canada. The band is composed of Ari Shine and Adrienne Pierce who sing simultaneously throughout most of the album. The synthesizing of a female voice and a male voice throughout the album makes the vocals eerie but powerful. The vocal styling of the group [...]

February 26, 2014

Speed dating: yay or nay?

By Alicia Alves Staff Writer With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, many people are thinking about love. It’s everywhere: pink hearts, chocolates, and frilly things are ubiquitous this time of year. While some people may feel lonely during mid-February if they don’t have a partner, love can still be shown to yourself or friends. [...]

February 12, 2014
Magnus Theatre presents Night

Magnus Theatre presents Night

Emese Boyko, Arts & Culture Editor Curious about why Scandinavia had some of the world’s highest suicide rates, Christopher Morris spent time above fifty degrees of latitude to immerse himself in northern cultures.  As he travelled from Iceland to Greenland to Nunavut, Morris’ focus gradually shifted.  Night, the play he wrote based on his experiences [...]

February 12, 2014