CUAG hosts Spring Art Showcase

Carleton University Art Gallery (CUAG) hosted its Annual Spring Art Showcase and Art Party on March 30. The event was organized in partnership with the Carleton Art History Undergraduate Society and the Campus Activity Board. The showcase included art-making activities with special guest artist Ojo Agi. Agi led a workshop with portraits of Black feminine figures, chalk and charcoal. “I’m here running the arts table, so people can come and chill out here before the show starts. We’re doing colouring pages of Beyoncé, Lupita, and Solange,” Agi said. CUAG also hosted The Other NFB: The National Film Board’s Still Photography Division, which displayed photos of Canadian culture from the 40s through 50s. Yannick Anton and David Ofori Zapparoli created Outside […]

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Letter: Mainstream feminism should better amplify marginalized women

Harriet Tubman once said, “In my mind I see a line, and over that line I see lovely flowers and beautiful white women with their hands stretched out to me.” I envision a table with a single empty seat: “Come,” they say, “let us build—smash the patriarchy.” I smile as I run with my all my might towards them. I am dreaming again. As I am pouring milk in my eye—recovering from another sting, I look and I do not see the mass shades of lily and alabaster that captivated me. In the last vision I see myself awaking from a deep slumber; I take out my red book, and write: black woman, mule of the world. Is it not […]

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Best of Arts 2016

2016 has been a year filled with ups and downs, but it’s been an extraordinary year artistically. From finally hearing Frank Ocean’s Blond(e), to the rise of some of the best TV around in the form of Netflix originals like Stranger Things and Marvel’s Luke Cage, there’s been a lot to applaud about this year’s artistic achievements, big and small. Here are some of The Charlatan arts writers’ favourite artistic moments of 2016. Matt Yuyitung – Blackstar by David Bowie I think the first Bowie song I listened to after his death was “Young Americans.” No real reason why, it’s not even my favourite song by him. I guess I didn’t believe he was actually dead at the time. In a year filled with notable musician deaths (Leonard […]

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Sex blog: Get jiggy with it

I’m going to cut to the chase real quick here: playing music while you’re getting it on is a must, simple as that. But from some resent empirical research conducted by yours truly, I found that the idea of playing music while you’re having a little bedroom fun isn’t common practice—*insert eye roll here.* Before I recommend some great tunes to add to your NEW bedroom playlist, let me help you set the scene. Right now you must be thinking, “This sounds like a great idea, but how do I do this without awkwardly stopping all the action to press the play button?” First things first, have your music-playing machine of choice out and at the ready. Having it within […]

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Carleton prof publishes paper on music shaming

James Deaville, a music professor at Carleton, recently wrote a paper about the common practice of music shaming. Deaville said his research began while developing a topic to discuss at a musicology conference held earlier this month in Colorado. Deaville said he believes that music shaming is a form of bullying that has a much more substantial impact than many people believe, suggesting that those who do take part in it could be insecure about their own interests. According to Deaville, the most popularly hated band amongst young people is Nickelback. In his paper, Deaville explains the impact of this group mentality on students as potential bullying. Deaville said he believes that people will shy away from their music preferences […]

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