Concert Review: Kings of Leon

4 out of 5 stars

“I thought I would be painting houses my whole life, just drinking and writing music. And then we put a band together and we fucking took over the world,” Kings of Leon’s Caleb Followill shouted to the crowd at Scotiabank Place on Sept. 17.

And while they may not have taken over the world, that night they certainly took over Ottawa.

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Paws and paint

From abstract paintings to sculptures, elephant artists to termite architects, the art on display at SAW Gallery’s Animal House exhibition is of avant-garde calibre. The show is light-hearted in nature, but therein lays the question: how much more do we have in common with our mammalian counterparts than scientific classification? Are animals capable of expressing themselves through art in the same way that humans do?

Though many of the pieces featured are abstract, abstract art is one of the best ways to connect with an artist as well as with your own self.

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Film Review: Zombie Girl

The “Zombie Girl” of the title – 12-year-old Emily Hagins – is not a blood-spewing freakazoid come to terrorize your local grocery store, eat your dog or stagger down your residential street, moaning dejectedly.

Instead, that’s what she sets out to have her characters do.

Because Emily is a director.

She’s also a script writer and editor for her first feature-length film, Pathogen, a zombie movie full of fake blood and pre-teens.

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