Orphan Black

Created by Graeme Manson and Calgary-native John Fawcett, on the surface, Orphan Black is about human cloning and the sheer brilliance of Tatiana Maslany’s performance as no less than eight fully- formed characters. With the right twist of dark humor,Orphan Black offers thought-provoking exploration of what it means to be an individual in a world… Continue reading Orphan Black

Broad City

Created by Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson (with comedy veteran Amy Poehler serving as executive producer), Broad City is based off the web series of the same name and offers some of the best half-hour comedy you’ve never seen. Glazer and Jacobson star as fictionalized versions of themselves surviving their twenties in New York City.… Continue reading Broad City

Archer

Adult-oriented animated TV has been dominated by the likes of Family Guy and The Simpsons over the last few decades, but shows like Archer (and the much under-appreciated Bob’s Burgers) are rewriting the book on drawing funny. Archer is a spy whose love of sex, drugs and foul language gets him into precarious situations. Described… Continue reading Archer

Dinos to host women’s CIS championships in 2015 and 2016

The University of Calgary will host the 2015 and 2016 Canadian Interuniversity Sport championships for women’s hockey. “It’s a great opportunity for our young program to be able to host the CIS championship two years in a row,” said Dinos head coach Danielle Goyette, in a Dinos press release. “It’s going to help to promote… Continue reading Dinos to host women’s CIS championships in 2015 and 2016

Reuben And The Dark

Funeral Sky — the debut album from Calgary-based Reuben and the Dark — sees the indie-folk outfit explore “the duality of misery and joy.” The album is produced by Florence + The Machine drummer Chris Hayden (who vocalist Reuben Bullock met serendipitously at a resort in Mexico) and Stephen Kozmeniuk. The album incorporates chilling choir-like… Continue reading Reuben And The Dark

Chromeo

Chromeo’s fourth album, White Women, delivers what their previous album, Business Casual, couldn’t: a clever, tongue-in-cheek summer playlist. While many artists are just discovering the semi-vintage, always fun, electro-funk music that is a mish-mash of 70s discotheque and 80s pop sensibility, this is Chromeo’s regular mix. And they have finally found the combination that strikes… Continue reading Chromeo

NoD magazine seeks submissions

NoD is the University of Calgary’s undergraduate creative writing magazine, published by the English department. The magazine provides an outlet for undergraduate students and artists to publish their poetry, prose and visual art. Building on the publication’s legacy, incoming managing editor Athena Genevieve says NoD is in transition. “I’m hoping, in the future, to create… Continue reading NoD magazine seeks submissions