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Beach House string together a comfortable, synthy black hole on 7

7, the seventh album to come out of Alex Scally and Victoria Legrand’s collaborative project, sees Beach House take the sprawling, muddled guitars and...

Leon Bridges stops trying to be Sam Cooke and becomes himself

Leon Bridges made waves in 2015 when his debut album, Coming Home, capitalized on the emerging popularity of R&B throwbacks in pop music by...

Soundbite: Soccer Mommy – Clean

While not exactly dream pop, Soccer Mommy’s latest record is an excellent exercise in bringing the pop in pop rock to the forefront of...

Isle of Dogs? More like I love dogs!

Wes Anderson, director of Isle of Dogs, is perhaps best known for his quirky, idiosyncratic films, most of which deal with loveable outcasts making...

UFV graduate publishes novel, book-launch to happen on campus

If the University of the Fraser Valley were to keep a public record of students or alumni who, soon after their educational journey comes...

Frankie Cosmos opens up even more on Vessel

Frankie Cosmos (which started out as a solo project for New Yorker Greta Kline) has built up a reputation for putting out soft-rocking hits...

How do we battle addiction?

Global News reported Monday that as part of a government push to stem the abuse of and growing dependence on opioids throughout Canada, federal...

UFV professor’s public lecture showcases research, institutional engagement

On Wednesday, March 21, UFV English Professor Miriam Nichols hosted a public lecture on the shifting societal role of poetry, tracing its function from...

The Idiot on Fire sings even brighter than he burns

I’m at a book launch, and I’m standing in front of this table. There are many tiny, colourful books on the table. I’ve already...

We all have to dance once in a while

Concerts are interesting, specifically because they allow us to revel in the musicianship (or perhaps simply the presence) of the acts that we have...