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    Contested Narratives / absence omission redaction

    “Dwell on the past and you’ll lose an eye. Forget the past and you’ll lose both eyes.” (Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago) ‘It does exist! It exists in memory. I remember it. You remember it.’ “I do not remember it,’ said O’Brien.” (George Orwell, 1984) doc·u·ment – NOUN – a piece of written, printed, or […] More

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    sTars: Cosmic News for Humans | July 2018

    Aries (March 21 – April 19): We all get attached to things, people, ideas and most of the time we allow them to define who we are and then we feel insecure. Because nothing is a sure thing and everything changes. It isn’t necessary to isolate yourself, but you could readjust your relationship to all […] More

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    The Just Ripe: Phantom White

    I am over the moon to talk about Ferox Wines, a fresh new face in Niagara that mixing up some truly beautiful and well made wines. A company putting so much effort into the fruit and really trying to push the idea quality above quantity, which we all know comes at a cost. You wouldn’t […] More

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    The Yack: Best F(r)iends

    Tommy Wiseau is an anomaly. He has no business being anywhere near a camera, let alone in front of one. His disastrous, yet beloved 2003 film The Room became a cult hit and is often screened at midnight in art house cinemas all over the world. Wiseau directed, produced, wrote and starred in the flick. […] More

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    An Interview with Chad Vangaalen

    Maybe you’ve heard of Chad VanGaalen. Maybe you haven’t. Let me tell you a bit about the weird and wacky world that VanGaalen lives in. The 41-year-old, Calgary based, multi-faceted artist has been making music since 1998, and has self produced and released six albums through Flemish Eye (Canada) / Sub Pop (Worldwide) – the […] More

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    Growing A Culture of Community Food

    When we think about the importance of buying local food, it is common practice to think “where”; while this is important, far too often we don’t account for the “who” and the “how”. In understanding the promotion of community-based food, we need to push in a direction that asks ‘who is growing my food’, ‘how […] More

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    A Tale of Time in Niagara

    This is the second piece in a series of three, highlighting Revilla’s experiences of being a student from abroad. People usually say that time flies when you’re enjoying yourself, but St. Catharines seems to produce the opposite effect. This doesn’t mean that I’ve had a bad time living here. On the contrary, there’s something about […] More

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    Thinking of Politics in the 2010s

    Something has been lost in our collective political discourse. As a Canadian, I have been fortunate to be born to a world governed by rule of law, enshrined charter rights, and a free press. Despite this, I have recently been feeling decidedly less ‘free’. When I step back and look at the political world in […] More

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    Corteo Shows Us the Joy of Being Alive

    When Cirque du Soleil announced that their reimagined ultra-smash hit Corteo was coming to the Meridian Centre in July, ticket demand was so high that extra shows were necessary to add. This is only one stop for Corteo on a greater North American arena tour, and it marks the first time the renowned Quebec-based, international […] More

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    Shelter and Symbolism

    “Housing is absolutely essential to human flourishing. Without stable shelter, it all falls apart.” (M. Desmond) Almost ten years ago, a Quebec-based activist art group Folie/Culture were engaged in a project Nomadic Dwellings across Canada. When I experienced Dwellings out West, they’d been creating this work for about two years. It resonated in every city […] More

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    SOUND + VISION on the TCO Terrace

    Although it was early September, one of the finest moments of last Summer was when Strange Shakes played the Thomas Craig Oliver Terrace at NAC (Niagara Artist Centre): this was not just because  Pindles, who opened for them, were also excellent, making it the best one-two combination TCO Terrace concert (though The Woodshed Orchestra was very fine […] More

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    What Will You Fight For?

    “I didn’t want to do the same Hollywood story. You know, the one where there’s a girl with a problem, she has her fun and games. She hits rock bottom then solves her problem, and then the film ends,” said Jason Lupish, Director of Fight!. “In Canada people try to make movies like they do […] More

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