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Spun: Alex Pangman

By Sean Sullivan

Alex Pangman may be Canadian, but this is not your standard Diana Krall jazz. Pangman’s seventh studio album, Have a Little Fun, is both her second album with Montreal-based jazz label Justin Time Records and her second album after a double lung transplant in 2008. It keeps true to Pangman’s fascinatio0n of all things ’30s… Continue reading Spun: Alex Pangman

Coming home by coming out

By Sean Sullivan

This year, scripts have been tossed out as performers draw on their personal stories and experiences for the University of Calgary’s fourth annual Coming Out Monologues, presented by U of C’s Leadership and Student Engagement from March 13–16.
 The Coming Out Monologues, inspired by Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues, began at the University of California,… Continue reading Coming home by coming out

Exploring the range of new Canadian theatre

By Sean Sullivan

The four plays presented by Alberta Theatre Projects at the 27th Annual Enbridge playRites Festival of New Canadian Plays demonstrate the ways playwrights are examining contemporary society.
 “One of the things that I think Canadian playwrights are wonderful at is asking questions,” says Vicki Stroich, interim artistic director for Alberta Theatre Projects. “Not necessarily providing… Continue reading Exploring the range of new Canadian theatre

Building the future one layer at a time

By Sean Sullivan

Three-dimensional printing technology will soon be more readily available for undergraduate engineering students. Traditionally available only to fourth-year University of Calgary engineering students doing their capstone design project, the department of mechanical and manufacturing engineering has made 3D printing available to second-year students in their computer-aided design course and a workroom is planned to open… Continue reading Building the future one layer at a time

How does that make you feel?

By Sean Sullivan

Journey Prize winning short-story writer C. P. Boyko, author of Blackout, will read from his second collection, Psychology and Other Stories, at Pages on Kensington on Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m.
 The collection of six short stories, none of which are titled “Psychology,” examines the roles psychologists — from forensic psychiatrists to self-help gurus —… Continue reading How does that make you feel?

Poutine reviews

Lacking patience, hungry Gauntlet reporters descended on the 18th avenue Smoke’s Poutinerie last week to find out how awesome it will be to have a poutinerie on campus. Montreal Poutine Typically, I’m somewhat of a poutine purist who sticks to the classic fries-curds-gravy combination. However, with so many combinations at Smoke’s, you have to step… Continue reading Poutine reviews

What does it mean to be a man?

By compiled by Susan Anderson

Welcome to the second part of the Gauntlet’s two-part feature on gender issues. Below are articles written by a variety of people responding to the question, “How do masculine ideals affect you?” Sean Willett, second-year communications: I’ve seen the movie Les Miserables twice now, and I cried buckets both times. For those of you who… Continue reading What does it mean to be a man?

Report Card: Women’s Soccer

By Sean Nyilassy

Talent These ladies had no lack of talent. Fourth-year Social Sciences student Erin Ramsay was named to the first CIS All-Canadian team and super-senior Social Sciences student Megan Dourado was named to the second team. Both stars were also named to the Canada West First All-Star team. Jess Horning, Charlotte Sullivan and Steph Hoogveld landed… Continue reading Report Card: Women’s Soccer