Beau Dixon is a Peterborough musician who combines music with the art of storytelling. His music reflects his mixed-heritage roots and blends soul, funk, rock, and blues into a foot-stomping fusion. As an African-Canadian, Dixon is passionate about Black...
From Labrador, Newfoundland to Peterborough, Ontario and stopping at places like the Nashville Songwriters Festival in between, Lindsay Barr has been polishing up a name for herself in the music industry. She graced the Canadian Idol stage back in...
Mexican director Carlos Reygadas continues to impress critics and audiences with each feature. With four to date, each film traverses different terrains while developing a distinct style, influenced by the filmmaking greats Carl Theodor Dreyer, Roberto Rossellini, Robert Bresson,...
Do you ever wonder if zombies have feelings? No, me neither. But some guy wrote a book about it and now it’s a movie. Yes, Warm Bodies is that quintessential zombie love story we’ve all been wishing for in some...
There are a number of things that set science fiction apart from other kinds of storytelling. Often times the world building is really universe building, and the sense of scale, both in space and time, are different than what...
Accordion to some fun facts on the internet, singer/comedian Weird Al Yankovic got his first accordion at the age of seven. This seems to be the hallmark age for beginning a career as a squeezebox player. On Saturday, February...
The Peterborough Symphony is thinking outside the box and incorporating some unique instruments into their upcoming concert RUSSIAN FIRE. The feverish melodies of saxophone and accordion are bound to bring an intensity to the production, which you can catch...
You know, I’ve seen plenty of movies where the only funny parts were planted in the trailer. I’m not sure if I’ve ever seen one where actually watching the movie itself sucks the funny right out of the trailer....
I am sitting in a café, drinking peppermint tea. The lights are dim and a soft flow of jazzy music supplemented by discreet conversation ebbs through the air. There is nothing exceptionally unusual about this night. Nothing abnormal, that...
“If I did not define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people’s fantasies of me and eaten alive.” - Audre Lorde Lorde’s words speak to the idea behind The Queer Ink Project, an all ages, all abilities,...