What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World: Decemebrists’ new album draws mixed reviews

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015
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Album: What a terrible world, what a beautiful world Artist: The Decemberists Label: Capitol Year: 2015 Grade: B- The return of the hyper-literate folk rock group the Decemberists after a four-year hiatus had a number of possible incarnations. Since being signed on to Capitol records in 2006, Colin Meloy (lead vocalist and songwriter) has gone […]

 

Kingsman: The Secret Service is both a love letter and a pioneer (Review)

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015
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Kingsman: The Secret Service. Starring Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Mark Hamill, Samuel L. Jackson, and Michael Caine. Twentieth Century Fox. 129 min. Rated R. Action/Adventure/Comedy. Love letter films are often some of the best movies to go see. They serve as both an homage to older genres that see less attention nowadays and […]

 

Caighlan Smith, MUN student, wins international writing award

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015
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MUN student Caighlan Smith has had her fair share of success since her first book was published in 2013. Most recently, she’s become the first Newfoundland student to be named a winner in the Dell Magazines Undergraduate Award for Excellence in Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing.  The third year English major won an honourable mention […]

 

David’s Tea’s Sunshine Collection– a tea review

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015
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As lovers of tea will know, David’s Tea releases themed collections at the beginning of every season and holiday, and their newly released Spring collection is a great way to try out some teas that are guaranteed to warm you up while the weather is still cool. Sunny Citrus : Ingredients:  Hibiscus, apple, currants, orange peel, […]

 

Faces of Newfoundland produces video project

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015
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Watch video here You may have seen the photography and read the stories, but Faces of Newfoundland has made its video debut. David McComiskey, a medical student at Memorial University, founded Faces of Newfoundland this summer. Modelling popular sites like Humans of New York, McComiskey photographs ordinary people he sees around the province and gives […]

 

Vagina Monologues coming to St. John’s

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015
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The Vagina Monologues returns to St John’s this year, and the cast and crew are passionate about vaginas and excited to pass on the inspiration they’ve gained through being a part of the show. The show is a collection of monologues from women as written by Eve Ensler, first performed by the writer in 1996. […]

 

Juno nominee Del Barber talks song writing and storytelling

Thursday, February 19th, 2015
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Indie alt-country singer-songwriter Del Barber is in Newfoundland for the very first time right now for a six-show tour with the Fortunate Ones. His latest album, Praieography, earned him several awards including a nomination for Roots Album of the Year at this year’s Juno awards. Newfoundland has been on Barber’s bucket list for quite some […]

 

Majora’s Mask 3D is a legendary game in disguise

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
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4/5 stars Majora’s Mask is a great example of how breaking the mould can create a classic and unforgettable experience. The innovative mechanics were ground-breaking when the game was first released, and the remake for Nintendo 3DS nails the feeling perfectly. However, with the liberties taken in adapting large portions of the game, Nintendo may […]

 

Fifty shades of disappointment

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
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2/5 stars Fifty Shades of Grey. Starring Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Eloise Mumford, and Luke Grimes. Focus Features. 125 min. Rated 18A. Drama. Fifty Shades of Grey, based on E.L. James’ fan-fiction turned novel of the same name, is stylistically definitive and competently performed, but brought down by its many narrative weaknesses. Fifty Shades follows […]

 

Alan Doyle is as great as ever in latest album

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
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Album: So Let’s Go Artist: Alan Doyle Label: Universal Music Canada Year: 2015 Grade: A+ Alan Doyle continues to show his staying power after the 2013 disbanding of Great Big Sea. His latest album, So Let’s Go, shows no sign of him slowing down just yet. The step to solo has been most notable for […]