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Arts

July 31, 2017

Friday: Onono — This troupe of international playboys are reuniting with a hometown shakedown at Meow, joined by their pals Honey and Bad Friend. Let their soothing milk of psychedelic pop wash down your thirsty, thirsty throats. 8.00pm onwards. Friday: Raveactivate Vol. 2 — If psych isn’t quite your bag, then we have the doofiest […]

July 31, 2017

Since the publication of doomsday novels such as Brave New World and 1984, we’ve devoured dystopian fiction with a somewhat sadistic curiosity. We gasp in horror as our characters suffer under morally corrupt regimes, subjected to the unspeakable evil of totalitarianism. Imagine! But then we close the book with a self-congratulatory smirk, because such a […]

July 31, 2017

I am afraid of men   Not all men Some I like   But some Some terrify me   Like the ones who make rape jokes Like consent is so funny Abuse a great punchline Such violation nothing But the height of hilarity   It makes me think it’s something They’ve never had to worry […]

July 31, 2017

Podcasts have a real problem showcasing diverse voices. In general, the podcasting scene is dominated by white men with too many opinions (sounds familiar, right?). A 2016 survey of iTunes US, the world’s largest podcast directory, found that 66% of podcasts had at least one white male host, while only 7% were hosted by women […]

July 31, 2017

Sometimes I think I have too much love. I simply don’t know where to put it and often I am giving it to people who don’t want it or do not understand how precious it is. I am perpetually heart broken and it’s exhausting Sometimes I think I trust too easily. I have the lowest […]

July 31, 2017

As the Young and Hungry (Y&H) season approached, I found myself bracing for impact. Y&H is always hit-and-miss with performance, script, tech, and direction, or a combination of all the above. Yet, this is the first year the posters for each of the plays were cohesive and genuinely pleasing to the eye — well done […]

July 24, 2017

Queer rap seems like something of an oxymoron, given the amount of homophobia and transphobia still so prevalent in the hip-hop industry. Nevertheless, in spite of a culture that invalidates their very existence, many queer and trans artists have persisted. In honour of this week’s queer issue, we have compiled this (by no means exhaustive) […]

July 24, 2017

11.1/101 In the distance a fire rages. The smoke has filled the town, making all activity a choking, teary mess. But there’s still mail to be delivered, bills to be paid, work to be done, and so everyone just goes about their day, red eyed and crying. A man enters the bank. All the employees […]

July 24, 2017

New shows have opened and there are a bunch of events on this week. I’ve listed a few here — I hope you find something you might enjoy. The Adam Art Gallery has just opened it’s new show, The Tomorrow People. The exhibition “brings together a selection of works from an emerging generation of artists […]