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When money, logic, and Lululemon have a stranglehold on the majority of Canadians, it’s rare to find a holiday that freely celebrates man’s irrationality and wanton need for irreverence. Enter Halloween, the least legitimate of the calendar’s holidays-right up there with Arbor Day and National Secretary’s Day. But, according to a University of Calgary professor,… Continue reading Online Exclusive: Halloween is totally awesome
There are a lot of ways to spent $1.4 million; vacations, a new wardrobe, a flashy new car, a single bedroom condo in Calgary. But, luckily for students at the University of Calgary the Students’ Union has choosen to spend the $1.4 million in quality money given to them by the Board of Governors on… Continue reading Online Exclusive: Quality Money for Quality… Stuff.
So, just what does it cost to get into the vegan lifestyle? More than you might imagine, unless you’re a pessimist. Here’s a breakdown of my first grocery run and justifications for some of the items, just in case you need to be told broccoli is good for you. Vegan multivitamin – $18.99 Better safe… Continue reading Sidebar: The first grocery run
Websites The Calgary Vegetarian Society Membership costs $15 in this club which organizes events and discounts at some local restaurants. They also have a good listing of farmers’ markets, grocery stores and restaurants serving vegetarian-friendly foods as far away as Banff, carefully specifying which are vegan friendly and which are only for vegetarians. The International… Continue reading Sidebar: Vegan and vegetarian community
University is a time for proving your parents wrong, resounding lifestyle changes, pretension and, if you believe everything you see on popular television, talking philosophy at parties. It’s hard to balance all of those at times, especially with profs doling out readings like theirs is the only class and teaching assistants marking assignments as if… Continue reading Going Vegan
Bullets dissolve concrete, kick up ground, smash steel and zip by your ears like deadly little insects. Vision blurs. Tanks, buildings, rocks–everything just a fuzzy outline of itself. You run. Breath rasps like rocks in a coffee can. Blood in your mouth. Blood in your lungs. Concrete against your back is cold. Can’t stop thinking… Continue reading The future is a pretty wicked place
To listen to Venus Hum and imagine that there are only three members seems absurd, but fact is fact, and despite all of the sounds created on The Colors in the Wheel there are only three people making them. The Colors in the Wheel is an ambitious electro-pop album laden with Wurlitzers, vibraphones and innumerable… Continue reading Spun: Venus Hum
Finally, something entertaining has come from Vancouver besides good dope. Shut up and Drive is a solid effort from an up-and-coming band of three chicks and one lucky dude who can actually play their instruments. The Flairs rock out with surprising technical ability, despite their obvious low budget. The 13 song track list has a… Continue reading Spun: The Flairs
It had to happen some time. Eventually, the Decemberists had to release an album unable to improve upon its predecessor. With The Crane Wife, the band has finally succumbed to this unfortunate fate. Over the span of three full-length albums and a couple EPs the Decemberists’ sound gradually strengthened, reaching its pinnacle on last year’s… Continue reading Spun: The Decemberists