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New Music Revue: New solo disc not Thurston Moore’s best work

October 29, 2014 by Josh Traill, contributing writer  
Filed under October 29, 2014, Arts

Thurston Moore The Best Day (Matador) 2/5 Thurston Moore, best known for being the guitarist of the now-defunct New York alternative rock band Sonic Youth, has been releasing solo records since 1995. His latest release, The Best Day, falls flat on finding just exactly what it wants to be. A majority of the songs on […]

New Music Revue: Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga covers album disappoints

October 29, 2014 by Andrea Valentine-Lewis, contributing writer  
Filed under October 29, 2014, Arts

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga Cheek to Cheek (Streamline/Interscope/Columbia) 2.5/5 This collaboration may come as a surprise, but as soon as you listen to the first song, it makes sense. Bennett and Gaga’s voices sound very serendipitous together; in combination, their voices remind me of an old Judy Garland and Fred Astaire duo. But here […]

Jesse Roper stays true to Metchosin roots

October 29, 2014 by Rebecca Davies, contributing writer  
Filed under October 29, 2014, Arts

Victoria’s Jesse Roper strutted barefoot on stages all over Vancouver Island this summer playing his eclectic music. And although playing live as The Roper Show is what he loves to do, Roper says it’s very difficult to get recognized without traditional radio airplay. “Mainstream radio is, from what I can tell, the best way to […]

Open Space: Culturally appropriating costumes have got to go

October 29, 2014 by Rebecca Davies, contributing writer  
Filed under October 29, 2014, Views

Lions, tigers, and bears are fine, but dust off that “sexy harem girl” costume this Halloween and we’re going to have a situation. There’s a problem in today’s society where people still think it’s appropriate to mimic the cultural traditions of others for their own personal enjoyment. Whether people want to admit it or not, […]

20 Years Ago In Nexus: October 29, 2014 issue

October 29, 2014 by Greg Pratt, managing editor  
Filed under October 29, 2014, Columns

Desperate times…: The cover story for our October 31, 1994 issue was certainly scary, but not in an intentional way. A story about student poverty, it featured a quote from Brad Hett, who was Camosun College Student Society’s internal affairs executive at the time, saying that students are coming to the student society offices “looking […]

Age of Geeks: Google rolls out new mobile toys

October 29, 2014 by Vishal Pandey, contributing writer  
Filed under October 29, 2014, Columns

With little fanfare, Google recently announced every major mobile product expected from the company this year: the Nexus 6, Nexus 9, and Android 5.0, also called Lollipop. Other than these, there’s also something we weren’t expecting: but also with a very familiar name, an Asus-made set-top-box called the Nexus Player. First up is the Motorola-built […]

Camosun students summon up Magic: The Gathering club

October 29, 2014 by Mac Clohan, contributing writer  
Filed under October 29, 2014, Campus

“I’m going to Tragic Slip your Heroes’ Bane with morbid.” “Fine, I’m going to tap four for Fuel for the Cause, counter-target spell, proliferate…” This exchange might seem a bit dense and esoteric, but it’s actually a bit of well-planned thrust and parry from the card game Magic: The Gathering. Magic is a high-fantasy trading […]

America’s creepiest bunch, the Addams family, hits the stage in Victoria

October 28, 2014 by Alyssa Koehler, contributing writer  
Filed under October 29, 2014, Arts

What can a musical about America’s spookiest family teach us about our own families? A lot, says Pat Rundell, director of a new stage production of The Addams Family: A New Musical Comedy. The world first met the Addams family in The New Yorker magazine in 1938. Charles Addams’ single-panel cartoons depicted a nameless, gothic […]

Comedian Roman Danylo finds his way back to the stage

October 28, 2014 by Tori Dmytar, contributing writer  
Filed under October 29, 2014, Arts

Alberta-born comedian and actor Roman Danylo has done a lot: standup comedy, theatre, film, his own TV show… But what is Danylo’s niche? What does he like besides water sports, raisins, and some humans? The answer: performing live. After being in front of the camera with enormous pressure placed on him to not waste anyone’s […]

What’s Going On, October 29 to November 11, 2014: ESL paint-in, Rocky Horror spook-fest, and Fred Penner sing-along

October 27, 2014 by Matt O'Connor, contributing writer  
Filed under October 29, 2014, Campus

Wednesday, October 29 Bring your Strumbellas Juno Award-winning folk roots band The Strumbellas are celebrating their year of musical success and are coming to the Canadian West Coast as part of their Ride On North American Tour, which will be ending in their hometown of Toronto. The band will be playing Upstairs Cabaret with special […]

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