Review: Danny Bhoy’s Dear Epson

Danny Bhoy’s 90-minute stand-up comedy special Dear Epson is a brilliant blend of social commentary and classic British cynicism. A comedy veteran who has spent the majority of his career touring the world, Bhoy returns to Canada after a successful cross-country tour in 2013. With Dear Epson, Bhoy has come back with arguably his most… Continue reading Review: Danny Bhoy’s Dear Epson

Top-10 replacements for Alison Redford

With Alison Redford’s resignation last week amidst numerous controversies and problems, the Alberta government is in a tumultuous position. While Dave Hancock has been sworn in as interim premier for the time being, an election for Progressive Conservative Party leadership will be held on Sept. 6. Until then, the Gauntlet has taken the time to… Continue reading Top-10 replacements for Alison Redford

Future SU candidates be warned

Once upon a few weeks ago, all I talked about was campaigning. I felt like a big wig — talking strategies, planning incessantly, researching, forgetting to eat. This was only for a Students’ Union election, yet the campaign consumed my life. I thought of little else — schoolwork was abandoned or thrown together last minute,… Continue reading Future SU candidates be warned

Saxophonist Oliver Miguel plays Monday Night Jazz Series

The University of Calgary’s Monday Night Jazz Series continues this month with a performance by Chilean-born, Calgary-based saxophonist Oliver Miguel. Growing up in a musical household, Miguel was introduced to music at an early age and was 12 when he picked up his first saxophone. Now an accomplished saxophonist, Miguel has toured North America and… Continue reading Saxophonist Oliver Miguel plays Monday Night Jazz Series

Film review: Bad Words

Jason Bateman, a spelling bee and a little South Asian boy doing whisky shots under a bar: that’s what Bad Words promises and that’s what Bad Words gives. The film is directed by and stars Bateman as 40-year-old Guy Trilby, a junior high school dropout with an ambiguous grudge against lexicons. Guy makes it his… Continue reading Film review: Bad Words

Varsity MLA leaves Progressive Conservatives

On March 17, Calgary-Varsity MLA and former cabinet minister Donna Kennedy-Glans resigned from the Progressive Conservative caucus. The decision came four days after Calgary-Foothills MLA Len Webber crossed the floor to sit as an independent. Two days after Kennedy-Glans left the party, Alberta Premier Alison Redford announced her resignation. We caught up with Kennedy-Glans —… Continue reading Varsity MLA leaves Progressive Conservatives