Album in review: Submarine by Scanners

There is no such thing as band obscurity these days, despite what their names might suggest. Take, for example, the London indie outfit, Scanners....

Full throttle television

Automotive shows are boring. I’m not talking about the shows that take place at convention centres with lots of Asian import models and tricked-out...

An oldie but a goodie

Id rather watch TV. My nine-year old cousin wasnt too keen on the idea of a show without pictures. This is going to be...

Will there be another Catcher in the Rye?

The famously reclusive author J.D. Salinger, best known for his seminal coming-of-age novel The Catcher in Rye, died last Wednesday at age 91. He lived a...

The doctor is in

If you came across an injured man, would you heal him, or finish the job? For regular people, the solution is obvious—call 911 and avoid...

Spoon's Transference

As a band, Spoon has paid its dues. Formed in 1994, they just released Transference, their seventh studio album. Their previous album, 2007s Ga...

Beauty in the breakdown

The construction of art is a multi-layered process. An initial stroke of inspiration, some preliminary drawings, an assemblage of materials and a whole lotta...

The Lovely Bones

Its 1973 in Norristown, Pennsylvania, and Susie Salmon is walking home from school. She makes her way through an empty cornfield when she meets...

Depardieu: Actor & Foodie

Gerard Depardieu’s "My Cookbook" has been around for a few years—four to be exact. It’s not standard practice to review a book so long...

The Greek Connection

Take a French play that is set in Greece, translate it into English, et voila! Theatre Erindale's production of Andromache is the resulting dramatic...

Haven't you heard?

EITHER ORELLIOT SMITHI am always surprised when someone tells me they havent heard of Elliott Smith. To be fair, he was only in the...

Because losing is fun

Take seven dwarves, remove any bulimic princesses, and plonk them into a wilderness replete with wild animals, goblins and the occasional vengeful spirit. It...
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