“You’re making me angry…”

The Ang Lee touch was what made The Hulk–and almost unmade it. His presence is everywhere, but comes through too strongly in elements like pacing, which was so languid it felt more like The Wedding Banquet than Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. It may fit with theme and character development, but North American audiences generally don’t… Continue reading “You’re making me angry…”

Manginas in Regina

What in God’s name would possess someone to ride a bike across the second most expansive country in the world? "I just got this crazy idea," explains fourth-year University of Calgary student Mike Murray. "And then I asked Pete to do it with me, because he’s the next craziest person I know." "Yeah," chimes in… Continue reading Manginas in Regina

Love is blind, the law should be too

Despite the theoretically secular nature of the Canadian government, religion has been thrust into the parliamentary theatre once again due to recent debates and court decisions on homosexual marriage. Constitutional liberties aside, giving spiritual leverage to any argument in this discussion is not only politically backward, it’s downright hypocritical. Christians have long played the tune… Continue reading Love is blind, the law should be too

Ethics board canned and replaced

June 5, 2003 the General Faculties Council decided to dissolve the Research Ethics Policy Committee upon recommendation of the Steering Committee and the REPC. Created in September 1999 to ensure research at the University of Calgary complied with Tri-Council Policy Statement, the REPC seemed to have outlived its usefulness. Aside from acting as an appeal… Continue reading Ethics board canned and replaced

U of C shows off

From wizards to warriors, the University of Calgary will be on display Sat., June 21. The Campus Fair, U of C’s first open house in over ten years will be conquering campus from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Among the draws at the campus-wide fair are a Harry Potter day at the bookstore, a reenactment… Continue reading U of C shows off

Reminiscing Russians

The Hermitage in St. Petersburg is a historical treasure, with important works of Russian art spanning centuries. From imposing architecture to elegant oil paintings, the building is considered by many to exemplify Russia’s rich cultural heritage. Lauded as a ground breaking technical achievement, director Aleksandr Sokurov’s Russian Ark is a single, fluid shot of the… Continue reading Reminiscing Russians

Council of Canadians National Chairperson speaks at U of C

She was introduced to the audience as a woman of “knowledge, conviction and courage.” “She” is Maude Barlow and she spoke at the University of Calgary during a two-hour lecture Mon., June 16. Barlow is the elected Council of Canadians National Chairperson and covered a range of topics from the commodification of the world’s water… Continue reading Council of Canadians National Chairperson speaks at U of C