Arts & Life

Sipping with Smoth: Smoth bids farewell

Sipping with Smoth: Smoth bids farewell
April 7, 2014 No Comments »

Wine is the drink of greetings. A bottle of wine is an immensely appropriate token of appreciation when invited to a friendly gathering or dinner party — a reminder of how grateful you are to be in attendance. The clink ... Read More »

The consequences of caffeine consumption

The consequences of caffeine consumption
April 7, 2014 No Comments »

As exams approach, many Western students will be stocking up on energy drinks to help get through those dreaded all-nighters. Although many students rely on caffeine to help keep awake and alert, they don’t always recognize the harm in caffeine ... Read More »

London play and art exhibit go beneath the surface

London play and art exhibit go beneath the surface
April 4, 2014 No Comments »

Trish West decided to write a play. That was two years ago, and her passion project has now blossomed in Skin Deep: a comedy play and art exhibition based on self-image and the media’s distorted representation of beauty, which is ... Read More »

Unsimulated sex surprisingly unstimulating

Unsimulated sex surprisingly unstimulating
April 3, 2014 No Comments »

Nyphomaniac Director: Lars von Trier Starring: Charlotte Gainsborough, Stellan Skarsgård, Stacy Martin, Uma Thurman, Jamie Bell, Mia Goth, Willem Dafoe Controversial for using CGI to depict actors having graphic sex, Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac Part I & II unquestionably falls on the ... Read More »

Column: Consider veganism if you dare to care

April 3, 2014 1 Comment »

After an excruciating four-hour climb — with a very insufficient amount of water — we had finally made it to our hostel high in the Swiss Alps. Perched on the side of a cliff, it had an incredible view of ... Read More »

Fashion for Friday: Year in Review

Fashion for Friday: Year in Review
April 3, 2014 No Comments »

What is fashion? It’s more than just what you’re wearing. It’s even more than how you wear it. Instead, fashion is a medium — a canvas on which your personality is painted in the colours and styles of your choice. ... Read More »

This is your brain on stress

This is your brain on stress
April 3, 2014 No Comments »

The little red rectangle appeared above my Facebook message box within minutes. I had posted a status looking for individuals willing to share their firsthand experience with the stress of university causing mental or physical illness. Hoping to find one ... Read More »

Anderson a master of “luxury cinema”

Anderson a master of “luxury cinema”
April 2, 2014 2 Comments »

Grand Budapest Hotel Director: Wes Anderson Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori, Willem Dafoe, Adrien Brody, half of Hollywood Bradford had recently returned from holiday at Mt. Tremblant. He was tired. Ms. Rivera had taken the kids to tennis lessons, so ... Read More »

From film critic to festival director

From film critic to festival director
April 2, 2014 No Comments »

Last Friday night, Western graduate, Gazette alumnus and current director of the Toronto International Film Festival, Cameron Bailey, delivered a lecture on the development of a global brand for TIFF. It has been a long journey for Bailey, who started ... Read More »

Reading app tries putting on the Spritz

Reading app tries putting on the Spritz
April 2, 2014 No Comments »

Reading multiple novels, textbooks and articles for an exam or assignment is quite taxing on the average individual. These things take time, yet too often time is of the essence. Cue Spritz: A free new app released last month for ... Read More »

Getting the most utility out of your home

Getting the most utility out of your home
April 2, 2014 No Comments »

Between purchasing textbooks and buying booze, student budgets are often stretched to their limit. The last thing any student wants to think about is the added cost of utilities. Luckily, there are ways to tackle utility costs so that they ... Read More »

Biblical movie stays afloat

Biblical movie stays afloat
April 2, 2014 No Comments »

Noah Director: Darren Aronofsky Starring: Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Ray Winstone, Anthony Hopkins An elephantine undertaking flooded with digital magic and metaphor, Noah combines a loose retelling of the Genesis narrative with the evolution of a masterful art-house director who by the grace of ... Read More »