By Natasha Kangrga
“No one is a criminal; no one is an addict; and no one is a failure. The Sinclairs are athletic, tall, and good-looking”(p.3). But don’t let this apparent perfection deceive you.
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By Ben King
Short n’ sweet would have been a more appropriate title for Olivia Rodrigo’s album, but Sour, the debut LP by the 18-year-old singer, is nevertheless a commendable first effort. Released on May 21, 2021, the album was preceded by three excellent singles, with Drivers License, the lead, becoming an unexpected smash hit that served to further the anticipation for the album. Coming in at only 35 minutes with 11 tracks, Rodrigo wastes no time detailing her feelings, thoughts, and emotions on the limited tracklist. Sour is a scathing, poignant record that blends sounds to create a project that is able to stand on its own.
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By Imani King
Sunshine, flowers, and allergy season…it’s finally arrived! At last, the snow has melted and the bitter Canadian winds have eased. Lucky for us, this doesn’t just mean that the weather is evolving, but the fashion world too! No further shall we bury our shorts in our drawers, as the time to be outdoors has finally come!
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By Katherine Hunt
Television has changed a lot since its invention in the 1950s. It’s transitioned through technological changes of the times; going from black and white to colour, and from a big box that sat on the floor to a flat-screen that we hang on our walls. The technology is not the only thing that’s evolved, however, with the invention of streaming services like Netflix and Amazon the way we watch television has been fundamentally changed.
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By Ana Downes
Molly’s Game is a fascinating story. It is the autobiography of Molly Bloom, a woman whose story is incredible and inspiring. It details her life throughout the course of her astounding career running underground high-stakes poker games. Born into a family of competitive over-achievers with very high expectations, Molly and her siblings have been incredibly ambitious since childhood. Continue reading Book Review: Molly’s Game – Molly Bloom
By Natasha Kangrga
No doubt, you’ve heard of the pandemic film, also known as the genre of films about widespread viruses, plagues, and diseases. Today, we associate the pandemic film with COVID-19, and from March 16th to March 20th, several pandemic films have found their way into the South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival. We don’t need them.
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By Ben King
HAIM, comprised of the sister trio Este, Danielle, and Alana Haim, have had quite the year. After delaying their third full length for a number of months due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the record would eventually release on June 26, 2020, to widespread critical acclaim. The album would go on to be nominated for album of the year at the 2021 Grammy awards, as well as their song, The Steps, being nominated for best rock performance. The band even produced not one, but two collaborations with the biggest star on the planet, Taylor Swift. Women In Music Pt. III, is a triumphant collection of tracks that pulse with a familiarity of warmth and spirit.
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By Andrea Dovale-Puig
A romantic comedy: a movie or play that deals with love in a light, humorous way.
The genre of romantic comedies is the most reliable of all- always has a happy ending, always has you fawning over the relationship and will always induce plenty of laughs. Perfect for a Sunday afternoon or for a Friday night; they never disappoint. Here are my top 6 rom-coms that are bound to become your comfort movies!
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By Ana Downes
“The Glass Castle”, originally published in 2005, is a deeply moving and poignant memoir about the life of American author and journalist Jeannette Walls. It is one of my top-three favourite books of all time. Beginning with Jeannette’s earliest memory from when she caught herself on fire while boiling hotdogs alone at 3-years old, to one of her recounting the story of seeing her mother scavenging through a dumpster in New York City, “The Glass Castle” is a tale of a broken childhood and fractured family with a message of hope, ambition, love, self-sufficiency and forgiveness.
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