The Rex: Where Jazz Lives

“There are groups clustered around the bar, solo patrons enjoying a drink and mingling, eyes dancing over the crowd — but, most of all, people are listening to the jazz.”  

Shades: Exploring Shadeism through Dance

“A tactile, almost sensual, performance, Shades conveys a desperation for community and intimacy through the unusual medium of dance, using hardly more than sheer body language to examine powerful themes of prejudice and healing.”

Storytelling as an Art

“In its 12th year, Nuit Blanche showcased three special projects, 12 major institution art projects, and 37 independent projects. The three major city-produced exhibitions were “STYLL,” “Dream Time: We All Have Stories,” and “The things they carried,” curated by Alyssa Fearon, Karen Alexander, and Tairone Bastien, respectively.”

Vengeance in the Heart of U of T

"Titus Andronicus, the fourth and final show of Hart House’s regular 2017–18 season, is certainly one of the more resistant works, but Director James Wallis’ production responds effectively by leaning into the melodrama of Shakespeare’s early experiment in baroque tragedy."

Demonstrating Protest, Collaboratively

"The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery is Canada’s leading non-profit public art gallery that is solely dedicated to contemporary visual art from Canada and around the world. As a camp, we walked to The Power Plant, explored the different visual art exhibits at no cost, and learned about various artists and their visions."

Showcasing Canada’s Cultural Diversity

"Though all the pieces in the exhibit are fascinating works of talented artists, there was one piece in particular that stood out the most: Gordon Shadrach’s painting "In Conversation." It depicts a confident and comfortable-looking young woman with shoulder-length curly hair, holding a silver iPhone in her right hand, as if she were going to take a self-portrait."

Urban Jungle

"There’s something about being enclosed within such a beautiful space that allows people to open themselves up to making conversation, no matter how much the stress from work, school, or life may loom over their heads."

The Mike’s Spring Playlist

"With the winter season behind us, The Mike has prepared a spring playlist including multiple genres such as hip-hop, R&B, classic rock, alternative rock, indie rock, jazz, and some uplifting electronic music. With the start of spring indicating a warmer and sunnier season, the playlist incorporates these aspects with up-tempo instrumentals and relaxing melodies."