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
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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
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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 […]

 

Play Smash Bros. to support charity event

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

 Every year, students at MUN Medicine throw a charity gala that supports different charities. This year, as a fundraiser leading up to the gala, organizer Mitchel Betsch has plans for an all day Super Smash Bros. event. All proceeds for the event will be used put off this year’s gala. Betsch explained that the decision […]

 

TV Tuesdays with Rory: Shows to catch up on

Thursday, October 16th, 2014
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I have compiled the following list of four shows, the criteria being that they are currently on television (currently airing a season or on the verge of one), and, to my mind, worth catching up on. This is not a “best of” or anything like that. The hope is that you’ll find at least one […]

 

Raising awareness of gender disparities in the film industry

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

 St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival celebrates 25 years The St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival is celebrating its twenty-fifth year—and there are quite a few reasons to check it out. The festival was founded primarily to support women filmmakers, who make up a very small population of cinematographers today. Statistically, there is only one […]

 

Sick of pie recipes? Blueberry Cheesecake Macarons

Saturday, October 11th, 2014
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Thanksgiving is almost there, so you may already be sick of eating pies. If you’re looking for something fine, but still with a Newfoundland taste, I have the perfect recipe for you.  Straight from France (Cagnes sur Mer), here is the secret recipe of the French pastry chief Bruno Laffargue  Blueberry cheesecake Macaron Let’s bake […]

 

Unnecessary Farce is a mandatory experience

Saturday, October 11th, 2014
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Veteran company brings accessible theatre to the stage Who doesn’t like a good belly laugh? Nothing On Productions and director Janet O’Reilly hope to draw on that universal appeal during their run of Unnecessary Farce, a play by Paul Slade Smith. The play is, according to O’Reilly, a classic farce. The pace is quick, the […]

 

Destiny has fun game play, but little else (Video Game Review)

Thursday, October 9th, 2014
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3 out of 5 stars Destiny is one of those games, like a TV show or a movie, that has so much money and talent thrown behind it that your hopes are set astronomically high for its release. While I would never call it a bad game, Destiny does not quite live up to my […]