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The Shape of Water sees Guillermo del Toro return to form

As far as I can tell, the work of Mexican director Guillermo del Toro can be loosely divided into two categories. You’ve got what...

From Nigeria to New York: Antibalas take up Fela’s mantle

I don’t quite remember the first time I listened to afrobeat as a genre, but I do remember the first time I heard Fela...

Black Mirror shows us a warped reflection

The fourth season of Black Mirror, a British sci-fi anthology series which Netflix picked up in 2015, is about as topical and buzzwordy as...

Advice to the English department

Historical context Disclaimer: my intention in writing this is not to dissuade any student interested in majoring in English from doing so. Many of my...

Net neutrality

Net neutrality has been a major talking point for many pundits and publications lately, and there are some who still don’t really know what...

How do we tackle corruption?

I’m sure this has been on the minds of everyone in the community in one form or another throughout 2017, and as the year...

Open Heaven’s Gate without crossing it

Most podcasts focus around a topic that many people can relate to. They’re either comedic in nature (because who doesn’t like to laugh?), or...

Simon Bridgefoot’s back with his own name and new material

Abbotsford local Simon Bridgefoot (who until now has released music as The Parish of Little Clifton) released his third album, Ghosts Was Here, on...

Audiobooks finally get it right with Alice Isn’t Dead

The first audiobook I experienced was Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code. The book had (regrettably) come pre-loaded on an mp3 player I bought...

Angel Olsen’s Phases a suiting companion to My Woman

The follow-up to 2016’s My Woman takes Angel Olsen in a surprisingly new direction. The polished, reverb-heavy finish that gave Olsen’s My Woman such...