2014-01-23

    
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Gregory Acostas • Diltaj Atwal • Bridgette Badowich • Melanie Bethune • Grace Elekwa • Ashley Gray • Liv Ingram • Nivedita Iyer • Ann Karras • Miranda Krogstad • Jenny Lau • Samantha Lucy • Taryn Mahoney • Felix Mayer • Alexandra Mueller • Jan Ong • Matthew Parkinson • Connor Sadler • Justin Seward • Kalista Sherbaniuk • James Stevenson • Scott Strasser • • • This week’s Golden Spatula goes to the lovely Ashley Gray, a regular angel of mercy who appears in desperate hours to help copy edit. Ashley races cars. That isn’t even a joke. Ashley, always race for pink slips. Let your instincts guide you. Anytime you are unsure of a situation, speed up. Remember that your car is more likely to regain traction on ice if you floor it in first gear than if you try to slow down in fourth. You have won the Gauntlet. Winning everything else should be easy.

January 23, 2014
  Golden statues, tarnished standardsPDF files may take a moment to load

Awards show season is upon us, with its barrage of Jennifer Lawrence interviews and predictions by your co-worker at the water cooler as to whom will take home Globes, Grammies, Oscars or some other gilded statues.

These organizations claim to award talent in their respective industries, but an unfortunate reality of a biased industry can be found by paying attention to the losers, not just the winners.

January 23, 2014
  Axe comes down on net neutralityPDF files may take a moment to load

If you follow technological news at all, chances are you have heard or read these four words at least once over the past few days: net neutrality is dead. The odds are also high that you have no idea what those words actually mean, other than the fact that they sound somewhat ominous.

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January 23, 2014
  Spun: Matt WatsonPDF files may take a moment to load

Are you a fan of classic rock but looking for something new? Matt Watson’s debut solo album is a glowing homage to the raw, home-style music of the golden age of classic rock, but with a distinct twist that makes this an outstanding album.

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January 23, 2014
  Spun: LoadPDF files may take a moment to load

The small but diverse Manitoban band Load brings years of work to fruition in their latest album It’s True. The album draws on the band’s multiple backgrounds to create a unique sound, which constantly evolves from track to track. When combined with the experience the band has gained over more than a decade of collaboration, the results can be powerful. Though Load is only comprised of three members, there is a lot of diversity within the band, leading to varied results in the music.

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January 23, 2014
  Spun: Against Me!PDF files may take a moment to load

The past few years have been a tumultuous ride for Florida punk band Against Me. The departure of two band members and difficulties finding a label would be enough of a challenge for most groups, but the biggest newsmaker has been frontwoman Laura Jane Grace’s decision to publicly come out as transgender — launching herself and her band into territories uncharted by any high-profile band, punk or otherwise.

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January 22, 2014
  Review: BBC's SherlockPDF files may take a moment to load

Fans of BBC’s Sherlock waited 716 days between the climatic finale of season two and the premiere of season three. Arguably one of the more anticipated TV comebacks, the BBC production finally returned to British television Jan. 1 and North American television on Jan. 19 with fans around the globe all asking the same question: how did he do it?

January 22, 2014
  Celebrating Calgary's LGBT historyPDF files may take a moment to load

In honour of the first documented gay social club in Calgary, Third Street Theatre, Calgary Gay History Project and One Yellow Rabbit’s High Performance Rodeo are presenting Club Carousel: A Celebration of Calgary’s Gay History in the Big Secret Theatre on Jan. 30.

Club Carousel, which opened in 1968, holds a special place in Calgary’s LGBT history.

“We look at [Club Carousel] as the beginning of safe spaces for queer people in Calgary,” says Jonathan Brower, artistic producer of Third Street Theatre.

January 22, 2014
  Worst films of 2013PDF files may take a moment to load

Matthew Parkinson has watched over 100 films in 2013. This week he selects his picks for the worst films of 2013.

21 and Over

January 22, 2014
  Goaltending tandem drives DinosPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary Dinos men’s hockey team remain atop of the Canadian Interuniversity Sport rankings this week after sweeping their weekend series with the University of Manitoba Bisons. Through 20 games, an overtime loss is the only blemish on what has been the best season in recent memory for the Dinos.

January 22, 2014
  Women's basketball working towards playoffsPDF files may take a moment to load

The Dinos played host to the University of Saskatchewan Huskies in Canada West basketball action on Jan 17–18. The women’s team split their home-and-home series with the Huskies, while the men’s team were swept 0–2.

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