No time for writer’s block, National Novel Writing Month pushes writers to creative extremes

It’s the month of November, and for a number of writers around the world, it’s time to write an entire book. National Novel Writing Month, also known as NaNoWriMo, is a month where authors and writers around the globe attempt to write a manuscript of 50,000 words over the span …

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Cartel Madras: A new wave of rap is hitting the streets of Calgary.

Cartel Madras, comprised of Priya and Bhagya Ramesh – known by stage names Contra and Eboshi, respectively – have taken Calgary by storm. Formed in January of this year, the band has embarked on shows in, and out of Alberta, and have performed and opened for acts such as Lou …

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Trick-or-treat yourself: At the Globe, 12-hour horror movie festival set for Oct. 27

The Calgary Underground Film Festival (CUFF) will be hosting their annual 12-hour horror movie marathon on Oct. 27 at the Globe Cinema. The first film has already been announced, and it’s a gruesome one, titled Hell Fest. The film has all the makings of a devilish slasher film – teenagers, …

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“Our families are still healing”: Calgary play Honour Beat sheds the truth on issues affecting Indigenous communities today

Honour Beat, a play featuring Calgary’s first all-Indigenous cast and crew, has wound down after a busy month of performances running from Sept. 4 to Sept. 29. “It’s the first time in the history of this country where there’s been an ability to speak this truth,” said Michelle Thrush, director …

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Beakerhead scurries back on campus

Calgary’s science and art festival to continue to inspire SAIT students. A nine-metre long dung beetle will grace SAIT campus on Sep. 19, but fear not, it is inflatable, made out of recycled vinyl, and quite magnificent. The Dung Beetle is a sculpture made by artist Max Streicher, who lives …

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Masked Canvas Productions takes viewers down the Rabbit hole

Masked Canvas productions held their first ever launch party on Saturday, March 24 at the Chinese Cultural Centre to promote an upcoming play titled Wonderland. The party, called the Down the Rabbit Hole Masquerade, was filled with acro-yoga performers, singers, comedic acts and a trailer for Wonderland, which offered the …

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