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October 1, 2014

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The artist’s dilemma: creating a living as an artist or living to create art

October 1, 2014 by Erin Blondeau, contributing writer  
Filed under October 1, 2014, Features

What do professional artists do, exactly? Do they spend their days sitting cross-legged in a loft-style brick apartment in the city, wearing smocks and throwing paint on their canvases? And can they really make thousands of dollars for each painting? As a designer and photographer unfamiliar with the scene in Victoria, I found myself intrigued […]

What’s Going On October 1 to 14, 2014: Byrd watching, flash tattoing, and prison play-ing

September 30, 2014 by Matt O'Connor, contributing writer  
Filed under October 1, 2014, Campus

Wednesday, October 1 Byrd and Waken in Merlin North Carolina folk-music troubadours Jonathon Byrd and Johnny Waken, who’ve recently recorded a free album that can be downloaded through, are currently touring through Canada and have hit the west coast. They will be performing with special guest Shari Ulrich at Merlin’s Sun House, a 50-seater […]

Age of Geeks: Time for some iBugs

September 30, 2014 by Vishal Pandey, contributing writer  
Filed under October 1, 2014, Columns

We aren’t even halfway through the fall and it’s already been an awesome season for mobile technology: there were the announcements of the Xperia Z3, Note 4, and new Moto X, and now Apple has unveiled the latest member of the iPhone family: the iPhone 6. While Android and iOS are two very different systems […]

Booze Clues: Cocktail perfection at Little Jumbo

September 30, 2014 by Andrea Valentine-Lewis, contribute writer  
Filed under October 1, 2014, Columns

Little Jumbo is a relatively new cocktail lounge/bar in town, but since it’s run by some of Victoria’s booze pioneers, it’s already a hot spot. Located down a secretive alley on lower Fort (506 Fort St.), Little Jumbo seems modest from the outside, but as soon as you walk in it’s a whole other story. […]

Lit Matters!: The question of why?

September 30, 2014 by Keagan Hawthorne, contributing writer  
Filed under October 1, 2014, Columns

“Information is endlessly available to us; where shall wisdom be found?” This is the question American literary critic Harold Bloom asks at the beginning of his book, How to Read and Why. Bloom isn’t the only person to ask this question and then find the answer waiting in literature. “If I were a young person […]

New Music Revue: Counting Crows find themselves with Somewhere Under Wonderland

September 30, 2014 by Greg Pratt, managing editor  
Filed under October 1, 2014, Arts

Counting Crows Somewhere Under Wonderland (Capitol Records) 4/5 For their sixth studio album, pure American rockers Counting Crows have taken a step back, with fantastic results. Their last album was back in 2008, after all; they’ve had time to rethink what makes them great, and here they deliver with astonishing results from the second the […]

New Music Revue: U2’s Songs of Innocence doesn’t quite feel right

September 30, 2014 by Tiffany Storry, contributing writer  
Filed under October 1, 2014, Arts

U2 Songs of Innocence (Island) 2/5 If you use an Apple product, you may already own U2’s new album, even if you don’t realize it (check your iTunes!). This is the 13th album by the rock band, but it doesn’t have the same classic rock quality as their past albums. Songs of Innocence is an […]

New Music Revue: The Aislers Set reissues forever drone

September 30, 2014 by Matt O’Connor, contributing writer  
Filed under October 1, 2014, Arts

The Aislers Set Reissues (Slumberland/Suicide Squeeze) 2/5 San Francisco indie pop group The Aislers Set, who formed in 1997 and disbanded in 2004, have reissued three albums to coincide with their reunion tour. Unfortunately, this trilogy of discs was lost on me after listening to Terrible Things Happen, which held terribly true to its title. […]

New Music Revue: VKNGS deliver intriguing angst

September 30, 2014 by Matt O’Connor, contributing writer  
Filed under October 1, 2014, Arts

VKNGS VKNGS (Noyes Records/Acadian Embassy Records) 3.5/5 Halifax, Nova Scotia-based post-hardcore/noise-rock band VKNGS have released a full-length self-titled debut album that’s been eight years in the making. The album, with seemingly random numerical track titles, is an intense mix of drums and guitar, melody, and screaming, otherwise known as “aggression.” VKNGS have a more mature […]

Eyed on Campus: Naming ceremony at Camosun’s Lansdowne campus

September 29, 2014 by Greg Pratt, managing editor  
Filed under October 1, 2014, Campus

On Friday, September 26, Camosun College Aboriginal Education and Community Connections held a naming ceremony at Lansdowne campus. To recognize 23 years of providing education and service to Aboriginal students, Camosun has renamed its Aboriginal education department Eyēʔ Sqȃ’lewen – Centre for Indigenous Education and Community Connections. Look for a full story in Nexus soon.

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