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The Viewpoint: Restaurant O.NOIR

Tucked away near the corner of Boulevard Saint-Laurent and Rue Prince Arthur Est, amid a row of trendy looking restaurants and shops, at first glance O.Noir appears ordinary. Charming wood-topped tables and minimalist place settings mark a quaint front patio, and a warm soft glow frames the pathway for the hostess to seat her tables;… Keep Reading

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Restaurant Review: Kyozon

Although known for its lavish bars and clubs, Crescent Street also offers a plethora of restaurants. Sept. 8 marked the opening of Kyozon, a new Asian fusion restaurant and bar, which aims to bring authentic Asian flavours into an urban setting. According to general manager Phil Chang, the idea behind Kyozon has been in the… Keep Reading

Guardians of the Galaxy
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“Galaxy” quest

Early on in Guardians of the Galaxy, the latest Marvel Comics film, we hear the Blue Swede cover of “Hooked on a Feeling.” While it’s not necessarily a reference to Quentin Tarantino’s classic debut of Reservoir Dogs,which featured the tune, it’s certainly a strong possibility, given the age of Guardians director and co-writer James Gunn—he was 22… Keep Reading

The Quarrel in Jeff Wall's exhibit
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MACM takes MMFA for a walk on the wild side

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA), in collaboration with the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal (MACM), has opened its doors and walls to the contemporary and subversive exhibit 1+1=1. Co-curated by Stéphane Aquin and John Zeppetelli, this exploration of multimedia, photography, and other creative installations forces its audience to question the nature and definition of… Keep Reading

Emma Roberts and James Franco in Palo Alto
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The kids are more than alright in Palo Alto

There’s one point during Palo Alto where first-time director Gia Coppola—yes, from that Coppola family—chooses to play the famous Phoebe Cates pool scene from Fast Times At Ridgemont High on a television screen. It’s a bold acknowledgement of one of the all-time greatest coming-of-age films, a legacy that Coppola no doubt hopes her adaptation of James Franco’s short… Keep Reading

Hannibal Lecter in the season 2 finale
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Hannibal makes a killing in dramatic season two finale

There are certain things we have come to expect from primetime slots on big-budget channels: drama is a must, and thus, a healthy handful of deceit and heartbreak is an overdone yet long-adored aspect of all good thrillers. Hannibal has navigated these expectations while balancing its loyalty to the novel series from which it is… Keep Reading

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