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TNC’s ‘Owners’ explores the dynamics of “dis/possession”

Tuesday Night Cafe Theatre (TNC) is a McGill theatre company run entirely by students. Its first production of this season, Owners, is a tragic exploration of love, temptation, and ambition in the age of late capitalism. Written by  Caryl Churchill in 1972, Owners is a a two-act play about obsession with power. In his directorial… Keep Reading

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‘Blade Runner 2049’ sets a new standard for Hollywood sequels

For decades, it seemed like a Blade Runner (1982) sequel was doomed to be an artistic failure. Arguably Ridley Scott’s magnum opus, the cyberpunk cult classic lives on in major part because of its absolute disinterest in offering clear answers to the questions it raises. The prospect of a follow-up threatened to needlessly cast light on… Keep Reading

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Album Review: ‘There Is No Love In Fluorescent Light’ – Stars

          Since the release of their first album Nightsongs in 2001, Canadian indie pop band Stars has centred its songwriting around strained love. Usually holding on by a thread, though interspersed with spells of enamoured enchantment and thrill, the band’s lyrics stare out on the brink of darkness, loneliness, and death. Lead… Keep Reading

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‘Persephone Bound’ encourages conversation about consent

According to the McGill University Safety Report for 2015-2016, there were only two cases of sexual assault on both the downtown and MacDonald campuses combined. This is a mere fraction of the reported safety incidents on campus. However, Sexual Assault Statistics in Canada reported that only six assaults for every 100 are reported. And unfortunately, it’s understandable… Keep Reading

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Dual documentary screening looks back on Standing Rock protests

Cinema Politica is a series of politically-conscious documentary screenings, taking place in movie theaters across Canada and the world. The latest edition took place at Concordia on Oct. 2, showing a documentary about the 2016 protests at Standing Rock directed by Michelle Latimer, herself a Concordia graduate.  The two-part documentary, featuring Sacred Water and Red Power,… Keep Reading

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‘Professor Marston and the Wonder Women’ empowers its leads

Wonder Woman, one of the most prolific female superheros, only recently entered the Hollywood spotlight, from the smash hit Wonder Woman (2017), to her allegedly expanded role in the upcoming film Justice League (2017). Created in 1941, the character’s incredible origins, however, remained largely unknown. Written and directed by Angela Robinson (The L Word, D.E.B.S.)… Keep Reading

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Album Review: ‘Wake Up Now’ – Nick Mulvey

It’s been six years since Nick Mulvey left the famed jazz band, Portico Quartet, in pursuit of a solo singer-songwriter career. Since then, Mulvey has released one EP and two studio albums—all of them receiving praise, and even a Mercury Music Prize nomination for his 2014 debut full-length First Mind. It is undeniable that going… Keep Reading

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Intersessions workshop encourages diversity, accessibility in Montreal DJ culture

There is a distinct lack of diversity in the Montreal electronic music scene. Many hopeful DJs feel the music industry is inaccessible because of the group of predominantly heteronormative males controlling it. Intersessions, founded in Vancouver by DJs Rhi Blossom and Chippy Nonstop, is a series of workshops working to change this lack of diversity by providing… Keep Reading

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