Exclusive Interview with Hey Rosetta!’s Tim Baker

Thursday, September 18th, 2014
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Hey Rosetta! frontman talks writing and performing Listen to the full interview here! Hey Rosetta! has taken their uniquely layered sound through a host of changes in the years they’ve been performing. Although they still retain the essence of their distinctive artistic quality, encounters with other musicians have steadily been altering much of the band’s […]

 

Viral kijiji ad revealed to be promotion for entry in CBC contest

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
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It was revealed today that a viral kijiji ad searching for roommates posted earlier this month was actually a promotional stunt by a local comedy group for their upcoming series, the Lease. The series is being entered into CBC’s ComedyCoup competition, the winners of which are given $500,000 to develop content for their show. The […]

 

Artist profile: Maria Mercer wins student art competition

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014
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Finding direction after graduation can be challenging, but Maria Mercer has certainly got a head start after winning the BMO 1st Art! Invitational Student Art Competition. Mercer, a graduate of the Grenfell fine arts program, was chosen as the regional winner for Newfoundland and Labrador for her piece Documents for clandestine dispersal of ZPOR Earth […]

 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is proof that CGI is not the answer to every film’s problems (Movie Review)

Sunday, September 7th, 2014
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Megan Fox, Will Arnett, William Fichtner, Alan Ritchson, and Noel Fisher, Pete Ploszek, Johnny Knoxville, Jeremy Howard, Danny Woodburn, Tony Shalhoub, and Tohoru Masamune. Paramount Pictures. 101 minutes. Rated PG. 2/5 stars I’m not sure what it says about a movie when the nicest thing I can think to say about it is […]

 

Sin City sequel provides body and soul (Movie Review)

Sunday, September 7th, 2014
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Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rosario Dawson, Bruce Willis, Eva Green, and Powers Boothe. Miramax films. 102 minutes. Rated R. 4.5/5 stars Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is a perfect example of why style and substance are not mutually exclusive cinematic concepts. The […]

 

Traffic Box Art Program brightens up St. John’s

Friday, September 5th, 2014
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If you’ve been stuck at any intersection in St. John’s, chances are you’ve noticed something unusually appealing about the traffic boxes. For the past three summers, artists have hit the streets, bringing beauty and powerful messages to many of the once plain, utilitarian boxes sitting on street corners. “It beautifies the city. They stand out […]

 

So you want to get involved in the arts scene? Opportunities on campus and beyond

Friday, September 5th, 2014

 Looking for a creative outlet? There are lots of opportunities on campus and beyond to express your artistic side, whether through music, drama, comedy, dance, or writing. Gower Community Band: Not in music school, but still want to keep playing your instrument? The Gower Community Band is an open, community concert band for all ages […]

 

Guardians of the Galaxy: Full of stars that could shine brighter (Movie review)

Friday, September 5th, 2014
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 Guardians of the Galaxy.‎‎ Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker. Marvel. 2hr 2 min‎‎. PG-13. Action/Adventure/Sci-Fi/Fantasy‎‎  3.5/5 stars Of all the intellectual properties out of which Marvel could have made a movie, Guardians of the Galaxy would not have been high on my list. It is just a little too oddball, and not mainstream enough for […]

 

Album Review: High Noon (Arkells)

Friday, September 5th, 2014
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Artist: Arkells Label: Dine Alone Records Genre: Indie Rock Year: 2014 Grade: B Hamilton’s hot shots are back again with an album that is very much in keeping with their trademark loud, Motown-influenced brand of rock. As political and edgy as it is catchy and innocent, High Noon proves that Arkells still have a lot […]

 

Hercules comes out strong (Movie review)

Thursday, September 4th, 2014
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Hercules. Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan, John Hurt, Rebecca Ferguson, Aksel Hennie and Reece Ritchie. Paramount Pictures. PG-13. 98 min. 3 out of 5 stars. Everyone has heard of the mighty Hercules— Greek demigod, son of Zeus, and gladiator extraordinaire. Perhaps you remember his name from Classics 101 and […]