Film Review: Sunshine, lollipops and rainbows

There are hundreds of movies pimped to Utah’s Sundance Film Festival every year, filmmakers hoping against galactic-level odds their film will be one of the few optioned to a large production house when it’s all over. Most movies don’t make it out of the festival circuit and, frankly, most don’t deserve to. Every now and… Continue reading Film Review: Sunshine, lollipops and rainbows

Death of the bulky monitor

Feeling a little less claustrophobic in the Info Commons these days? Sleek new computers with flat-panelled LCD monitors replaced the former bulky boxes during the second last week of July. The approximate cost of the project was $250,000, supplied partially by the University Budget Committee. “The response from our users here in the commons has… Continue reading Death of the bulky monitor

New grad program a first in Canada

Performance is more than just theatre, and a new program at the University of Calgary plans to use this philosophy to study performance in everyday life. Beginning in September, the U of C will offer the first interdisciplinary performance studies graduate program in Canada. The program draws together members of the faculties of kinesiology, drama,… Continue reading New grad program a first in Canada

A Saul-om look at copyright

Well-known novelist, essayist, activist and philosopher John Ralston Saul showed off his public speaking skills at the University of Calgary Thu., Aug. 3.In his speech, “From Birds of Prey to the Collapse of Globalism,” Saul discussed the impact of globalism on copyright both from the perspective of a writer and a political philosopher. Saul questioned… Continue reading A Saul-om look at copyright

SU space switch-o-rama

Some creative space swapping could bring a dentist’s office to Mac Hall within the next few years.The University of Calgary is renovating space on the third floor of MacEwan Student Centre to house a women’s centre. In exchange for this space–which was owned by the Students’ Union–the SU will get the space currently housing the… Continue reading SU space switch-o-rama

Road to the Slurpee Cup

Indie kids and independent media moguls alike are lacing up their Vans and dusting off their sweat-bands in preparation for the ninth annual CJSW Slurpee Cup street hockey extravaganza. The Slurpee Cup takes place Sat. Aug. 19 and pits local bands, bars and independent media outlets against each other in a test of street hockey… Continue reading Road to the Slurpee Cup

Palestinians are people too

Editor, the Gauntlet,[Re: “Escalation not the answer,” editorial, July 27, 2006] I found your article “Escalation not the answer” in the course of a Google search and was pleasantly surprised. Don’t misinterpret this as a patronising statement, please! The fact is that I expect North American media–including those linked to academic institutions–to follow uncritically the… Continue reading Palestinians are people too

Hezbollah raising hell

Editor, the Gauntlet,[Re: “Escalation not the answer,” editorial, July 27, 2006] I did not find your editorial entirely unreasonable, at least the part that calls for international intervention to help cease hostilities so that civilians in both Lebanon and Israel can get back to their normal lives. What troubles me, however, is that you seem… Continue reading Hezbollah raising hell

Isrealis are people too

Editor, the Gauntlet,[Re: “Escalation not the answer,” editorial, July 27, 2006] The conflict now raging between Israel and Lebanon is a tragedy, one that should have never happened in the first place. Here we are in agreement. Nevertheless, the university is a place where issues should be debated, with both sides analyzed and examined. The… Continue reading Isrealis are people too