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L’Gros Luxe

  • Food

Sharing a hankering for a late dinner on a Thursday night, my friend Ashley and I were dismayed that local “hipster hell” Nouveau Palais was serving a reservation-only $60 tasting menu in lieu of their typical diner-style fare. Nearly incapacitated from hunger, we struggled down Bernard in an effort to find another inexpensive culinary experience. We stumbled […]

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POP ROADMAP: Top 5 Under 22

  • Music

Glamorous IDS internships for everyone but you? Realized it’s too late to convince the elders of your blooming academic prowess? Starting to settle for mediocrity: because that’s, speaking honestly, all you deserve? Well, forget about that fast-tracked PhD envy – now you can feel useless comparing yourself to these talented young musicians, too, while you […]

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The Non-Poetry Reader’s Guide to Reading Poetry

  • Culture

There is no literary genre quite so tragically neglected outside of the university setting as poetry. Chances are, unless you’re an English student, you’re not a poetry reader; and if you’re not a poetry reader, it’s likely because all of your few memories of poetry were produced in an English class and range from mediocre […]

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Banks – Goddess

  • Culture
  • Features
  • Music

BANKS’ short name and unofficial description (“Ellie Goulding covering The Weeknd”) may be catchy, but doesn’t quite capture her complex musical style and persona. It’s true that she shares Goulding’s soprano voice and also the atmospheric production and somewhat mysterious, introverted public image of The Weeknd. As well, like The Weeknd and many other alternative-pop […]

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Sounds Like Potential: The Musée des Ondes Emile Berliner

  • Culture

My first impression of the sound recording history museum Musée des ondes Emile Berliner went something along the lines of, Well…this is fairly sketchy. And really, it kind of was. The first thing I noticed about the museum as I walked up to it was a visible tear in the faded fabric of the outdoor sign. […]

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Cowboy Couture

  • Culture
  • Style

Montreal and Calgary are about as different as two Canadian cities could be, yet I voluntarily spent ten weeks working in the Great White North’s Wild Wild West. For most people, Calgary means two things: oil and Stampede. As a university-aged student, Stampede is obviously the more important of the two. I shouldn’t have to […]

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