Comics? In my English literary canon? It’s more likely than you’d think. When you imagine Mount Allison’s English department, what do you envision? Dusty old books? Looking at the courses, it’s clear this image isn’t entirely untrue. With offerings like Modernism, Contemporary Literary Theory I & II, Early Twentieth-Century British Literature, and Late & Early […]

Eternity, as it turns out, is overwhelming. Vincent van Gogh’s life was incredibly difficult. He was impoverished. Many of those who knew him feared him. He lived a transient existence, wandering the countryside of southern France, often hungry, painting what he found beautiful. He died of a gunshot wound, penniless and alone. But he also […]

A resounding celebration of not just people, but life. The first interview is harrowing. He’s just a typical looking guy, telling us how he understands love. Slowly, as his story progresses, the various complexities and paradoxes of his life emerge. The person who loves him the most is the person who he’s hurt the worst. […]

Let’s talk about the strangest musician I’ve ever encountered I wasn’t sure what to expect from my first B.A. Johnston show. My preparation consisted only of viewing the poster (a black and white flaming tiger) and my editor-in-chief’s insistence that I must go and report on what I saw. These details, though minimal, did suggest […]

Thunder and Lightning’s third stand-up show sheds new light on the nature of the form By the time I arrive at Thunder and Lightning (T&L), it’s already pretty full. The crowd is eclectic. The community around T&L has always been varied, and it seems like they’ve all turned out to laugh at some jokes. I […]

So, you like jazz? The notes were smooth, carefully sliding and slipping into each other, both joyfully off the cuff and rigorously rehearsed. Last Friday, Oct. 19, Becoming Jazz delicately took an audience through both the surprises of jazz music and the technical mastery of so-called “art music.” Dr. James Kalyn (saxophone and clarinet) wanted […]

The world of Isle of Dogs is ruled by cat lovers which, as you would imagine, is incredibly inconvenient for all the dutiful dogs who make Megasaki City their home. Another problem is the dog flu, which, if the frightening feline friends are to be believed, has infected every dog in this dangerous, dystopian world. […]

A faculty recital makes the case for the Trombone’s glory As I sit in Brunton Auditorium, it strikes me that it might be the nicest room on campus. Convocation Hall is too big and impersonal, especially compared to Brunton’s intimacy and soft lighting. It’s early afternoon. Sunlight streaks through wooden blinds and across the theatre. […]