Review: Spider-Man: Homecoming

Tom Holland’s lovable Spider-Man from Captain America: Civil War returns in his first solo outing, directed by Jon Watts. Spider-Man: Homecoming is the funny, relatable, action-packed Spider-Man film audiences weren’t sure they needed. With several Spidey predecessors, did we really need another Spider-Man movie? When the result is a solid film with good acting, good writing, and Iron Man, I’d have to say that yes. Yes, we did. Originally from England, Holland shines as the awkward and endearing Peter Parker as he tries to navigate both the superhero lifestyle and the unavoidable drama of high school, all while maintaining an American accent. There’s one scene in particular where Holland gives an emotional performance that, while brief, is convincing. Michael Keaton […]

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Marianas Trench to headline Fall Orientation concert

Marianas Trench, a Vancouver-based pop punk band, will headline this year’s Fall Orientation concert on Sept. 8, according to the Student Experience Office’s (SEO) Twitter account. We are beyond excited to announce that MARIANAS TRENCH will be the headliner for the Fall Orientation concert! 🎉📢 pic.twitter.com/JRFPh22zkS — Carleton SEO (@CarletonSEO) August 15, 2017 The Juno Award-winning group has released four full-length studio albums, the most recent being 2015’s Astoria. Their hit singles include “Cross My Heart,” “Celebrity Status,” “Fallout,” and “One Love.” Lead singer Josh Ramsay was also nominated for a Grammy Award in 2013 for cowriting Carly Rae Jepsen’s single “Call Me Maybe.” The concert will also feature “special guests,” according to the poster released by the SEO. This […]

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Carleton partners with National Gallery for new graduate degree program

Starting this September, Carleton will be partnering with the National Gallery of Canada (NGC) to provide a one-year graduate diploma program in curatorial studies. The program will provide students with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the curating field of their choice through a mandatory practicum placement, along with classes. Ming Tiampo, an art history professor who is helping head the project, said it’s extremely important for students to have the practical placement. “After co-curating an exhibit at the Guggenheim Museum in New York [City] in 2013, I realized the importance of institutional training,” she said. “I started working with the National Gallery to plan a syllabus and we launched the initial curatorial studies program three years ago.” Carleton […]

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Bluesfest 2017: The good, the bad, and the bluesy

The RBC Ottawa Bluesfest was back at Lebreton Flats from July 6 to 16 with a series of fantastic and memorable performances from world-class headliners and smaller-scale performers alike. Overall, the festival was a positive experience for most people. However, weather, security issues, and health problems cast a shadow over a few of the acts. BLUESFEST’S TOP 10 ACTS 10. High Valley: From the small Northern Alberta town of La Crete, brothers Brad and Curtis Rempel brought their fresh style to the Claridge Homes Stage in what was perhaps the most outstanding country performance of the festival. 9. Death From Above 1979: For a two-person band, Death From Above 1979 showed they can produce a big and full sound. The […]

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The arts scene moves into Chinatown

Art galleries and creative spaces have been steadily setting up shop in Chinatown, but with new businesses entering the neighbourhood, some are wondering whether it will affect the community’s culture, history, and economic value. The Central Art Garage, a conceptual art gallery located at Somerset Street West and Lebreton Street North, opened in 2013 in a renovated auto repair shop. When co-owner of the gallery Danny Hussey moved in four year ago, he said the arts scene hadn’t yet formed in Chinatown. “When we moved in here, there wasn’t very much,” Hussey said. “Over time, I think people start to gravitate to a certain space.” Neighbourhoods such as Westboro and Hintonburg are pricing themselves out of the market for many […]

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