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Montreal must unite in the noble cause for winter cycling

Montreal has recently become the battleground of a grand, revolutionary conflict: The winter cyclists’ struggle to cross the Jacques Cartier Bridge in the face of oppressive civil authorities. The city exercised a tyrannical measure when it resolved to close the bicycle path of the Jacques Cartier Bridge for the winter. This decision has left scars… Keep Reading

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Montreal needs a better shovel for snowy sidewalks

Everyone’s been there—walking around Montreal when all of a sudden you find yourself looking up at the sky from your backside. Whether sober, drunk, or somewhere in between, Montreal’s sidewalks represent the single most dangerous threat to any student.  Snowy, slippery wipe-outs are commonplace, and those who find themselves victim of the city’s sidewalks can… Keep Reading

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The Mile End Deli brings Montreal cuisine south of the border

Restaurateur Noah Bernamoff has brought a taste of Montreal to the streets of Brooklyn. In early 2010, Bernamoff opened the Mile End Deli, a restaurant serving up reimagined Montreal classics in the trendy Boerum Hill neighbourhood, which is popular among foodies for its plethora of highly-ranked restaurants.   Since its opening, the Mile End Deli… Keep Reading

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The Kalmunity Vibe Collective brings improvised jazz to Cafe Campus

“Chill is explosive,” is the opening line of the weekly Tuesday night showcase of the Kalmunity Vibe Collective. This idea rang true throughout the three hour set. Held at Petit Campus, the lesser known first floor of Café Campus, Kalmunity’s unique approach to improvised jazz is as captivating as it is relaxing. Kalmunity was founded… Keep Reading

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Breaking: It’s still winter in Montreal

Don’t be fooled by the recent thaw: It’s still winter in Montreal. Lest we forget, somewhere between Halloween and finals, it got really cold. The trees lost their leaves, the birds headed south for warmer weather, and the squirrels took a break from chewing through our trash bags outside. Seasoned veterans know that the Montreal… Keep Reading

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Metatron brings emerging writers together

Literature can be much more intimate and private than visual or performance art. But for Concordia graduate Ashley Opheim, literature is the focal point of community. Her community is self-built: An independent publishing company called Metatron, established in 2013.   When Opheim was studying creative writing at Concordia in 2012, she wondered why the literature… Keep Reading

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The rise of artificial intelligence: Google invests in deep learning in Montreal

Google has solidified Montreal’s newly-attained reputation as an international epicentre for Artificial Intelligence (AI) research by investing $4.5 million in the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms, a research lab at the University of Montreal (UdeM). Artificial Intelligence refers to computer systems performing tasks by mimicking human cognition, including visual or speech recognition, and advanced forms… Keep Reading

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Beat Connection: How Montreal’s next generation of producers are breaking the mould

In bedroom laboratories, on social networks, and at apartment raves, the next generation of artists and collectives are working to take the next step forward in Montreal beatmaking. One producer, Kaytranada, has become something of a standard bearer for Montreal’s cosmopolitan beat scene.  Where other producers aim for stylistic consistency and mass appeal, Kaytranada’s music erodes… Keep Reading

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