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Nives Hajdin

Nives Hajdin

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Nives joined the Medium in her first year, following her breakout review of 2009's classic Confessions of a Shopaholic. She led the Arts & Entertainment section for two years, where she fell in love with campus theatre, the Toronto International Film Festival, and veal sandwiches. She then joined the hipsters at OCAD for her MFA in Criticism & Curatorial Practice, teal corduroy pants and all. One of these days, she hopes to get Instagram so she too can take sexy pictures of her food.

@nivosupremo

Contributions

Night of the knockout performances

Hart House Theatre closes out the season with its best production, Tennessee Williams’ Night of the Iguana

Devious minds think alike

The Department of Visual Studies’s new student society emerges as the voice of art and culture on campus

Photography at UTAC

Photography Collected Us, features a stunning array of over 270 works from the Malcolmson Collection, considered one of Canada’s most impressive private collections of vintage photography.

The weightlessness of the world

Printmaking iconoclasts take over the Blackwood Gallery with 3D paper installations.

Women’s Tri-Campus soccer showdown

On Sunday afternoon, UTM and UTSC faced off for the Women’s Tri-Campus soccer playoff finals at the North Field. In frigid temperatures, UTSC maintained...

A house divided cannot stand

Last week a friend and I decided to explore the new medical building. We went around 4:30 p.m. and it was completely deserted, so we figured we might as well take our time and look around.

Cinema stirs the senses

The Blackwood Gallery is always looking for new ways to transform the gallery space, and its latest exhibition, Lost Secrets of the Royal—curated by Ben Donoghue and Heather Keung—is no exception to this tradition.

Something wicked this way comes

In anticipation of Hart House Theatre’s latest production, Shakespeare’s haunting Macbeth, we sat down to chat with director Jeremy Hutton and lead actor William Foley, as technical preparations continued into the cold, dark night ahead...

Art exhibit takes over office space

To mark 100 years since the birth of Marshall McLuhan, the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery’s fall 2011 exhibition series, How Near is Far, honours the achievements of the great Canadian media theorist by featuring a number of works that address the growing permeation of information technology in society.

Avant-garde opening at the AGO

The AGO has not only acquired the entire General Idea: Haute Couture exhibition that debuted at the French art space earlier this year, but most recently the AGO also became home to a collection of 118 works that make up the highly anticipated, limited-time exhibition Chagall and the Russian Avante-Garde.

Our picks at Tiff

Check out our preview of some of the festival’s most promising movies, and stay tuned for the verdict next week.

Drama students take a bow

As the school year comes to an end, so does another season of student theatre on campus. Theatre Erindale’s 2010/11 “Coming of Age” season...

Rock the Runway 2011

U of T’s fourth annual Rock the Runway fashion show returned to its home at the Royal Ontario Museum on Saturday night for an...

How to be a social media sensation

Have you got a lot to say? Do you crave a strong online presence? But are you a complete noob when it comes to...

Fashion beyond Abercrombie & Fitch: Developing your real style

For many of my high school years I was oblivious to real style and just ended up buying whatever I saw in Abercrombie and...

How to plan a trip abroad: Student edition

You’ve actually got to plan this dream vacation, and though you won’t have it all figured out in a matter of days, you have...

The games women play

Cue the lights, strike a pose, and make your fabulous entry into New York high society of the 1930s, dahling. Theatre Erindale’s production of...

Blackwood follows up with new exhibit

Following the massive success and undertaking of Traffic: Conceptual Art in Canada 1965:1980 last year, the Blackwood Gallery’s latest exhibit appears much more modest...

UTM/TV reaches out

The Medium sat down with UTM/TV’s creative director, Peter Buczkowski, to get the scoop on campus television, the importance of hands-on experience, and… Shakespearean...

Scoundrels run amok

Things are starting to heat up at Hart House these cold winter days as Jeremy Hutton’s Dirty Rotten Scoundrels: The Musical reels the audience...

Black magic women

“Double, double toil and trouble; fire burn, and cauldron bubble!” the veiled hags famously chant in the opening moments of Witches and Bitches, Theatre...

It’s not you guys, it’s me…

Couples aren’t the only ones to suffer breakups—musicians do too. More and more bands seem to be taking “temporary breaks” and “indefinite hiatuses”, or...

Express yourself on campus

The Medium: How did you become a DJ and what was the process like?Aristotle Eliopoulos: Well, to be perfectly honest, I didn’t even originally...

Living Arts Centre in the spotlight

The Living Arts Centre’s 2010/2011 onstage season features an eclectic mix of events, including ballets, operas, comedy showcases, and dance performances. Past shows included...

Holocaust hits home

It has been over six decades since the atrocities of Holocaust came to an end, but the memories are still lingering. How could they...

Facebook faux pas

You probably just smirked at the title of this article because at some point, you yourself have committed a Facebook faux pas. There are...

The Torch lights the way

With all the different smartphones in competition with each other these days, it’s difficult to determine which model best suits your needs. Yet if...

Bollywood touches down in Toronto

Last Thursday night, downtown Toronto got a taste of the Far East, with enough sizzle to set the CN Tower on fire. The Merchants...

A different kind of concert

Classical music is all around us. You might hum a catchy classical tune that’s been stuck in your head for days, and yet you...

An Eyre of intrigue

Theatre Erindale’s 2010/2011 season will be a celebration in many ways. In preparation for next year’s 20th anniversary of UTM’s Theatre and Drama Studies...

Just like a cirque

First it was the O’Keefe Centre in 1960, and then it became the more popularly known Hummingbird Centre in 1996. Now, after being closed...

Offbeat food finds

This week’s dish is recommended by Mark Overton, the UTM Dean of Student Affairs and a lover of small family-run joints that cook authentic...

Farewell, TIFF

As the Toronto International Film Festival made its dazzling debut less than two weeks ago, so too did it make its regrettable departure. Yesterday’s...

Business with flair

Have you ever thought about launching your own business, but didn’t have a clue where to start? Are you concerned that you’re too young...

Conceptual art on campus

Yesterday afternoon, the Blackwood Gallery hosted its opening reception of Traffic: Conceptual Art in Canada 1965-1980, a tri-campus exhibition showcasing some of the world’s...

TIFF Bell Lightbox lights up the city

On Sunday, September 12, the ribbon was officially cut at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, inaugurating one of Toronto’s most recent and impressive architectural undertakings...

TIFF Welcomes Joaquin Phoenix…or his impostor

When the Toronto International Film Festival officially kicked off this past Thursday, many festival-goers experienced their first celebrity sightings, including one Joaquin Phoenix—or so...

TIFF film reviews: Part 1

The 35th annual Toronto International Film Festival kicked off this past Thursday, with star-studded red carpets and gala premieres all over town. Read on...

Tough choices at TIFF 2010

­Every September, the buzz surrounding the Toronto International Film Festival reaches new heights. With eager moviegoers lined up for days to get a crack...

Weird Wide Web

In recent years, Flash web cartoons have become an extremely popular source of entertainment. Circulated with the same impact as many of YouTube’s viral...

Harry Potter and the Ontario Science Centre

While many of us often wish Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry was an actual academic institution we could transfer to, we unfortunately have...

Chronicling Music Week

The lineup at this year’s Canadian Music Fest wasn’t spectacular. Still, I was excited to review a few headliners and some undiscovered talent. The...

The affairs of others

Since its inception in 1993, Theatre Erindale has staged over 75 productions, including its recent adaptation of The Clandestine Marriage, which closes out the...

Charity fashion show rocks ROM

U of T’s 3rd annual Rock the Runway charity fashion show tore up the runway at the Royal Ontario Museum on Saturday night, with...

Everybody Loves Comedia Italiana!

If a burglar asks you for a drink upon being discovered, chances are he’s not as dangerous as you think. Led by professors Salvatore...

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....

Look—no, it’s not Face—book

Perez Hilton may be your go-to guru for all the current celebrity fashion trends (and faux-pas), but where can we find out the latest...

Teleducation

Whoever said "television should be educational" was onto something—all right, maybe not Jersey Shore.

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 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...

Record in review

Upon listening to a few seconds of any Vampire Weekend song, it doesnt take long to realize that the bands name is clearly a...

High times at Hart House

Rob Gordons relationship is falling apart. He lives in a crummy apartment and his greatest achievement in life is the collection of 45s hes...

Winter chills, movie thrills

The winter of 2009 saw a number of blockbuster releases that both generated large revenues at the box office and left behind a trail...
video

Love, sex, and magic

How do you spruce up one of Shakespeare's most famous plays and manage to send the audience through tears of laughter in the process?...

Rockin’ the boat

Imagine a world without the legacy of The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix and The Kinks. A world where the government frowns upon freedom and...

The Walkerton tragedy of errors

Last week the ensemble at Theatre Erindale delivered another outstanding performance, this time with the flourishing talents of third year Theatre and Drama students....

Bodies on the riverbank

What would you do if your loved ones were suddenly taken from you without any explanation? Who would you turn to for answers? How...

I bet they sound good on the dance floor

The Arctic Monkeys are one of those bands that aren't afraid to speak their minds. Whether they are slagging off another band (that's British...

What goes up, must come down

The ways in which we are bound to the Earth are constantly pushed to their limits.The aerodynamics of flight, the weightlessness of space exploration,...

Orientation hits a high note

Ask any first-year what they look forward to most during Frosh Week and they'll tell you, but of course, the concert. The speculations and...

A blitz of fantasies

What do Metric and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs have in common? Fiery frontwomen, New York City, and leaked new albums.Despite meeting in Toronto, Emily...

U of T Film Festival showcase

If you blinked, you just might have missed this year's U of T Film Festival. Rather than the traditional grandeur and prestige of Hart...

Far from tame

William Shakespeare has, and always will be, the ultimate playwright. His stirring tragedies and uproarious comedies continually merit praise for their strokes of genius,...

Shopaholic maxes out

What do you do when the Visa bills just keep piling? You hide them under your bed and treat yourself to a Gucci handbag....

Night of the knockout performances

Hart House Theatre closes out the season with its best production, Tennessee Williams’ Night of the Iguana

Devious minds think alike

The Department of Visual Studies’s new student society emerges as the voice of art and culture on campus

Photography at UTAC

Photography Collected Us, features a stunning array of over 270 works from the Malcolmson Collection, considered one of Canada’s most impressive private collections of vintage photography.

The weightlessness of the world

Printmaking iconoclasts take over the Blackwood Gallery with 3D paper installations.

Women’s Tri-Campus soccer showdown

On Sunday afternoon, UTM and UTSC faced off for the Women’s Tri-Campus soccer playoff finals at the North Field. In frigid temperatures, UTSC maintained...

A house divided cannot stand

Last week a friend and I decided to explore the new medical building. We went around 4:30 p.m. and it was completely deserted, so we figured we might as well take our time and look around.

Cinema stirs the senses

The Blackwood Gallery is always looking for new ways to transform the gallery space, and its latest exhibition, Lost Secrets of the Royal—curated by Ben Donoghue and Heather Keung—is no exception to this tradition.

Something wicked this way comes

In anticipation of Hart House Theatre’s latest production, Shakespeare’s haunting Macbeth, we sat down to chat with director Jeremy Hutton and lead actor William Foley, as technical preparations continued into the cold, dark night ahead...

Art exhibit takes over office space

To mark 100 years since the birth of Marshall McLuhan, the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery’s fall 2011 exhibition series, How Near is Far, honours the achievements of the great Canadian media theorist by featuring a number of works that address the growing permeation of information technology in society.

Avant-garde opening at the AGO

The AGO has not only acquired the entire General Idea: Haute Couture exhibition that debuted at the French art space earlier this year, but most recently the AGO also became home to a collection of 118 works that make up the highly anticipated, limited-time exhibition Chagall and the Russian Avante-Garde.

Our picks at Tiff

Check out our preview of some of the festival’s most promising movies, and stay tuned for the verdict next week.

Drama students take a bow

As the school year comes to an end, so does another season of student theatre on campus. Theatre Erindale’s 2010/11 “Coming of Age” season...

Rock the Runway 2011

U of T’s fourth annual Rock the Runway fashion show returned to its home at the Royal Ontario Museum on Saturday night for an...

How to be a social media sensation

Have you got a lot to say? Do you crave a strong online presence? But are you a complete noob when it comes to...

Fashion beyond Abercrombie & Fitch: Developing your real style

For many of my high school years I was oblivious to real style and just ended up buying whatever I saw in Abercrombie and...

How to plan a trip abroad: Student edition

You’ve actually got to plan this dream vacation, and though you won’t have it all figured out in a matter of days, you have...

The games women play

Cue the lights, strike a pose, and make your fabulous entry into New York high society of the 1930s, dahling. Theatre Erindale’s production of...

Blackwood follows up with new exhibit

Following the massive success and undertaking of Traffic: Conceptual Art in Canada 1965:1980 last year, the Blackwood Gallery’s latest exhibit appears much more modest...

UTM/TV reaches out

The Medium sat down with UTM/TV’s creative director, Peter Buczkowski, to get the scoop on campus television, the importance of hands-on experience, and… Shakespearean...

Scoundrels run amok

Things are starting to heat up at Hart House these cold winter days as Jeremy Hutton’s Dirty Rotten Scoundrels: The Musical reels the audience...

Black magic women

“Double, double toil and trouble; fire burn, and cauldron bubble!” the veiled hags famously chant in the opening moments of Witches and Bitches, Theatre...

It’s not you guys, it’s me…

Couples aren’t the only ones to suffer breakups—musicians do too. More and more bands seem to be taking “temporary breaks” and “indefinite hiatuses”, or...

Express yourself on campus

The Medium: How did you become a DJ and what was the process like?Aristotle Eliopoulos: Well, to be perfectly honest, I didn’t even originally...

Living Arts Centre in the spotlight

The Living Arts Centre’s 2010/2011 onstage season features an eclectic mix of events, including ballets, operas, comedy showcases, and dance performances. Past shows included...

Holocaust hits home

It has been over six decades since the atrocities of Holocaust came to an end, but the memories are still lingering. How could they...

Facebook faux pas

You probably just smirked at the title of this article because at some point, you yourself have committed a Facebook faux pas. There are...

The Torch lights the way

With all the different smartphones in competition with each other these days, it’s difficult to determine which model best suits your needs. Yet if...

Bollywood touches down in Toronto

Last Thursday night, downtown Toronto got a taste of the Far East, with enough sizzle to set the CN Tower on fire. The Merchants...

A different kind of concert

Classical music is all around us. You might hum a catchy classical tune that’s been stuck in your head for days, and yet you...

An Eyre of intrigue

Theatre Erindale’s 2010/2011 season will be a celebration in many ways. In preparation for next year’s 20th anniversary of UTM’s Theatre and Drama Studies...

Just like a cirque

First it was the O’Keefe Centre in 1960, and then it became the more popularly known Hummingbird Centre in 1996. Now, after being closed...

Offbeat food finds

This week’s dish is recommended by Mark Overton, the UTM Dean of Student Affairs and a lover of small family-run joints that cook authentic...

Farewell, TIFF

As the Toronto International Film Festival made its dazzling debut less than two weeks ago, so too did it make its regrettable departure. Yesterday’s...

Business with flair

Have you ever thought about launching your own business, but didn’t have a clue where to start? Are you concerned that you’re too young...

Conceptual art on campus

Yesterday afternoon, the Blackwood Gallery hosted its opening reception of Traffic: Conceptual Art in Canada 1965-1980, a tri-campus exhibition showcasing some of the world’s...

TIFF Bell Lightbox lights up the city

On Sunday, September 12, the ribbon was officially cut at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, inaugurating one of Toronto’s most recent and impressive architectural undertakings...

TIFF Welcomes Joaquin Phoenix…or his impostor

When the Toronto International Film Festival officially kicked off this past Thursday, many festival-goers experienced their first celebrity sightings, including one Joaquin Phoenix—or so...

TIFF film reviews: Part 1

The 35th annual Toronto International Film Festival kicked off this past Thursday, with star-studded red carpets and gala premieres all over town. Read on...

Tough choices at TIFF 2010

­Every September, the buzz surrounding the Toronto International Film Festival reaches new heights. With eager moviegoers lined up for days to get a crack...

Weird Wide Web

In recent years, Flash web cartoons have become an extremely popular source of entertainment. Circulated with the same impact as many of YouTube’s viral...

Harry Potter and the Ontario Science Centre

While many of us often wish Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry was an actual academic institution we could transfer to, we unfortunately have...

Chronicling Music Week

The lineup at this year’s Canadian Music Fest wasn’t spectacular. Still, I was excited to review a few headliners and some undiscovered talent. The...

The affairs of others

Since its inception in 1993, Theatre Erindale has staged over 75 productions, including its recent adaptation of The Clandestine Marriage, which closes out the...

Charity fashion show rocks ROM

U of T’s 3rd annual Rock the Runway charity fashion show tore up the runway at the Royal Ontario Museum on Saturday night, with...

Everybody Loves Comedia Italiana!

If a burglar asks you for a drink upon being discovered, chances are he’s not as dangerous as you think. Led by professors Salvatore...

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....

Look—no, it’s not Face—book

Perez Hilton may be your go-to guru for all the current celebrity fashion trends (and faux-pas), but where can we find out the latest...

Teleducation

Whoever said "television should be educational" was onto something—all right, maybe not Jersey Shore.

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 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...

Record in review

Upon listening to a few seconds of any Vampire Weekend song, it doesnt take long to realize that the bands name is clearly a...

High times at Hart House

Rob Gordons relationship is falling apart. He lives in a crummy apartment and his greatest achievement in life is the collection of 45s hes...

Winter chills, movie thrills

The winter of 2009 saw a number of blockbuster releases that both generated large revenues at the box office and left behind a trail...
video

Love, sex, and magic

How do you spruce up one of Shakespeare's most famous plays and manage to send the audience through tears of laughter in the process?...

Rockin’ the boat

Imagine a world without the legacy of The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix and The Kinks. A world where the government frowns upon freedom and...

The Walkerton tragedy of errors

Last week the ensemble at Theatre Erindale delivered another outstanding performance, this time with the flourishing talents of third year Theatre and Drama students....

Bodies on the riverbank

What would you do if your loved ones were suddenly taken from you without any explanation? Who would you turn to for answers? How...

I bet they sound good on the dance floor

The Arctic Monkeys are one of those bands that aren't afraid to speak their minds. Whether they are slagging off another band (that's British...

What goes up, must come down

The ways in which we are bound to the Earth are constantly pushed to their limits.The aerodynamics of flight, the weightlessness of space exploration,...

Orientation hits a high note

Ask any first-year what they look forward to most during Frosh Week and they'll tell you, but of course, the concert. The speculations and...

A blitz of fantasies

What do Metric and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs have in common? Fiery frontwomen, New York City, and leaked new albums.Despite meeting in Toronto, Emily...

U of T Film Festival showcase

If you blinked, you just might have missed this year's U of T Film Festival. Rather than the traditional grandeur and prestige of Hart...

Far from tame

William Shakespeare has, and always will be, the ultimate playwright. His stirring tragedies and uproarious comedies continually merit praise for their strokes of genius,...

Shopaholic maxes out

What do you do when the Visa bills just keep piling? You hide them under your bed and treat yourself to a Gucci handbag....
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