Pop Explosion Diary: Day Two

Friday, October 24th, 2014
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Our Science Editor Andrew Sampson is in Halifax this week, covering the city’s annual music fest, Halifax Pop Explosion. DAY TWO! I WAS EXCITED! NOT THAT TIRED OR HUNGOVER! A BUNDLE OF ENERGY AND VITAMIN C! CKDU LOBBY SHOW: Soft Spot I started my day at Dalhousie University to see a free show at CKDU. […]


New World War II film Fury is a hard look at war

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

5 out of 5 stars Fury. Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Peňa, Jon Bernthal, and Jim Parrack. Columbia Pictures. 134 min. Rated R. Action/Drama/War David Ayer’s new thriller Fury is by far one of the most brutal and honest films set during the Second World War ever made. Not only does it present […]


Halifax Pop Explosion Diary: Day 1

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Muse Science Editor Andrew Sampson is in Halifax this week, where he’ll be covering the annual music fest, Halifax Pop Explosion. I landed in Halifax Tuesday afternoon, hurting from a resounding Muse Team trivia win at The Breezeway on Monday and ready to see some shows. After a long overdue dinner with my parents and […]


Dracula Untold should have remained untold (Movie Review)

Monday, October 20th, 2014

2/5 stars Dracula Untold is a movie that, upon first glance, has a lot of potential. The themes and plot of the film, coupled with the sets, costumes, and effects, could have made for a perfect love letter to the classic monster movies of the 30’s and 40’s, presented in the frame work of a […]


Bitters: You know about trivia nights, but what about comedy?

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Looking for somewhere free and funny to go on a Tuesday night? Look no further than the Bitter’s Comedy Showcase, says Shaun Burton who organizer of the bi-weekly open mic. The show started in the fall of last year as a way developing the local comedy scene. It is held every second Tuesday at Bitters, […]


CHMR Radio show nominated for MusicNL Award

Monday, October 20th, 2014
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The Party brings the Newfoundland arts scene to radio The Party, a CHMR arts and music show, has been nominated for the MusicNL volunteer of the year award for their service to the Newfoundland and Labrador music scene. The Muse got a chance to sit down with the two hosts of The Party: Social Work […]


Doctor Faustus is just in time for Halloween

Saturday, October 18th, 2014
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A new theatre company in the metro area has been born, and its first production is underway.  Temporary Theatre Company is making its debut with The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus. The company was created by Kevin Woolridge, a graduate of MUN’s Grenfell campus and twenty-year theatre veteran. Woolridge is […]


Pumpkins are for more than carving: Pumpkin Soup

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Pumpkins are delicious, nutritious, versatile, and cheap. Depending on the size of pumpkin you have, it can be stretched out over several meals. Everything but the stem poking out of the top is edible. Most recipes using pumpkin require its rind to be removed before cooking, but even that is edible, though generally too tough […]


Hyrule Warriors: an interesting twist on the Zelda franchise

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

4/5 stars What would happen if Hyrule was actually plunged into one of the wars you read about in the Legend of Zelda lore? Hyrule Warriors for WiiU was made to answer this question. Made by Koei Temco, who are known for their Dynasty Warriors franchise, Hyrule Warriors brings the hack n’ slash game play […]


Upcoming Arts Events: October 19-November 5

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Gower Community Band Fall Gala Concert             October 19, 3pm, D.F. Cook Recital Hall Enjoy a variety of band music, including premiers of pieces composed by MUN students for the 2014 Terra Nova Program Competition. 3rd Annual 48-Hour Horror Film Challenge                                                        October 24-26 Think you can make your own horror movie? Go to nickelfestival.com for more […]