On Monday, February 8, Post Secret will be coming through town. Yes, that’s right. The Frank Warren will be speaking at The Venue. If you’ve never heard of PostSecret, we must remedy this. In 2005, Warren unknowingly founded one of...
Walking into a beauty supply store in the hood is like walking into a parallel universe. Cheap bright lipsticks grab your eye immediately. Hair hangs from the ceiling. There is abundant hair dye, cheap gold jewelry, and every hair...
Wayne Kennedy, organizer and frequent performer at the $2 Punk Shows hosted at The Spill, has recently come under a lot of heat for a couple of reasons. Three main complaints have come against Kennedy and the punk shows, by...
I saw Hearing Trees a few weeks ago at the No Pussyfooting EP release. They made some joke about being “just another white dude rock band,” and I laughed at their joke, even though I am just another white...
Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s Mustang (France/Germany/Turkey/Qatar, 2015) and Lenny Abrahamson’s Room (Ireland/Canada, 2015) have had great success on the festival circuit and in popular consciousness. The fictional films have led me to reflect on the diversity of cinematic representations of...
The Twisted Wheel is opening up in Peterborough! What’s that you ask? A new venue & event space, which is also branded as a bar & lounge. The Twisted Wheel is located at 379 Water street, and is a...
  Being from a small town, I remember everyone. It’s a habit I think birthed from growing up in a place like that. I lived in a house on a main street surrounded by houses of people with important family...
(photos by Andrew Tan) Those of you that have travelled to South America or have a South American friend may know that people in the region drink a particularly interesting-looking beverage. In the southern cone of South America, most specifically in...
Since Trent University doesn’t have an official music program, it’s up to the Trent University Music Society (TUMS) to pick up the slack. As Trent’s student run group for all things music, we do our best to make...

The Music of 2016

As I write this, I am currently streaming Bon Iver’s 22, A Million (with plans to listen to Solange’s Seat at the Table afterwards). Bon Iver’s new album is beautifully dissonant, and is at once filled with the typical...