Survey: boylove

By Gauntlet

Sometimes it feels most natural to let the issues speak for themselves. When it comes to our society’s organized subculture of pedophillia (“boylovers”), the most compelling voices are the ones closest to the source. This week we bring you five unconventional views on the idea of boylove. The opinions presented here are certainly not mainstream,… Continue reading Survey: boylove

Film Review: Flightplan off course

By Sherri Shergill

Jodie Foster’s latest film, Flightplan, has a merciless crash-and-burn theme surrounding it. The take-off is smooth and relaxing until the plane ends up combusting mid-air. The film starts out full of promise, gets lost in its own storyline and in the midst of confusion tries to land well before the tarmac was prepared for its… Continue reading Film Review: Flightplan off course

Book Interview: Wiebe’s gourmet prose

By Katherine Fletcher

Award-winning Alberta author Rudy Wiebe would like to give you a gourmet feast instead of taking you to McDonald’s. No, this decent proposal isn’t the result of some “Win a Date with Rudy” contest but rather an analogy the award-winning Alberta author makes regarding his writing. “I want to give you a wide range of… Continue reading Book Interview: Wiebe’s gourmet prose

Music Interview: Honens makes piano cool

By Dasha Taikh

Classical piano performances don’t usually inspire a great deal of excitement, but Calgary has an organization determined to change this. The Calgary Honens International Piano Competition was founded in 1992 by Esther Honens. Instead of acting as a regular competition though, Honens is more of a festival of music. As a warm-up to the fifth… Continue reading Music Interview: Honens makes piano cool

Festival Review: This Beggar’s Portrait

By Kate Foote

Pierre Tetrault paints an intimate portrait of schizophrenia in This Beggar’s Description, following the life of his own brother, Phil Tetrault. The film retraces Phil’s bouts with insanity as well as his poignant stints of clarity. Throughout the film, Tetrault avoids thoroughly exploring his own relationship with his brother, opting instead to play the role… Continue reading Festival Review: This Beggar’s Portrait

Festival Review: War Hospital

By Katherine Fletcher

Picture a war. Helicopters drone, bombs fall and napalm sears. Gunfire permanently penetrates the air. Fires rage. Smoke suffocates. Corpses litter the ground, and blood pours from bodies riddled with bullets.What you’re probably not picturing is a hospital. Most of the images of war we see exclude those of treatment and recovery. Filmmakers David Christensen… Continue reading Festival Review: War Hospital