[REVIEW] The Legend of Hercules Engineering creativity, despite some minor issues, successfully goes the distance in this year's musical
Mar30

[REVIEW] The Legend of Hercules Engineering creativity, despite some minor issues, successfully goes the distance in this year's musical

by Creativity within a faculty can be a finicky thing, especially when the program is not typically associated with the arts. The stresses of other activities, mostly related to the horror stories of academics and the real possibility of an eight-year undergrad, can sap the mental and physical capacity to put something legitimately good onto a stage. This year’s engineering musical shattered this notion. The expectation has been...

[INTERVIEW] Michael Walsh Andy catches up with the Hamilton artist at Toronto Comic Con to discuss his incredible work for Marvel Comics and his sage advice for burgeoning young artists
Mar24

[INTERVIEW] Michael Walsh Andy catches up with the Hamilton artist at Toronto Comic Con to discuss his incredible work for Marvel Comics and his sage advice for burgeoning young artists

by By: Hess Sahlollbey Whether you’re a Trekkie, an aspiring cosplayer or simply hoping to meet others who share your interests, this weekend belonged to the fans as they took over the downtown Toronto core. Punisher, Batman and Superman all have big releases this month and made their presence known from the moment I got off the subway and headed to Toronto ComicCon. An annual convention, Toronto ComicCon takes over the city center...

[REVIEW] Honours Performance Series — Unoriginal Sin
Mar24

[REVIEW] Honours Performance Series — Unoriginal Sin

by Last week, I went to see one of the Honours Performance Series plays, Unoriginal Sin. In the director’s notes, they write, “While we know that this will be something that may cause you discomfort, our overall goal is to make you really consider your everyday views on sex.” I take this to be the thesis of their play, but I don’t think the play successfully achieved their goal. They also stated that they wanted to “tackle the subject...

Hamilton Youth Poets Hamilton’s own slam poetry scene has much to boast about, including soon hosting the largest youth poetry festival in Canada
Mar17

Hamilton Youth Poets Hamilton’s own slam poetry scene has much to boast about, including soon hosting the largest youth poetry festival in Canada

by By: Yara Farran  I’m currently sitting in a near-empty classroom. Some students are participating in an impromptu calculus study session. I can hear the anxiety in their voices as they discuss inverse functions. But I can tell that they’re curious, too — maybe even a little excited. Calculus is a world of its own. Learning about functions and derivatives unlocks some of life’s mysteries. Calculus is a special language, and these...

Exhale Music Group An interview with the Hamilton music group looking to change concert culture in the city
Jan28

Exhale Music Group An interview with the Hamilton music group looking to change concert culture in the city

by Hamilton’s Exhale Music Group was born from a desire to bring people together through free expression and thoughtfully curated events. Over the past four years, Exhale has grown into “a multi-faceted arts facilitator; booking tours, engaging in artist development, and putting on events to support local and touring artists.” Buzzwords associated with Exhale include, but are not limited to: creativity, collaboration, and inclusivity....

Where’s the poetry, Hamilton? SWF seeks SWP (Single White Female seeks Spoken Word Poetry)
Sep17

Where’s the poetry, Hamilton? SWF seeks SWP (Single White Female seeks Spoken Word Poetry)

by Despite the growing art scene in Hamilton, poetry has remained the one artistic medium that does not have as much exposure or contributors as the rest. With music at the helm and painting hanging on its flank, there doesn’t seem to be any established room for poetry in the Hamilton art scene. As someone who appreciates reading and writing poetry, I have found it incredibly difficult to find a space to share and collaborate with...