If you’re looking for a philosophy that will help you form connections with other people, build understanding and generally live a more empathetic life, Ayn Rand’s is not for you.
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We are not particularly good at getting our points across. We have trouble listening to perspectives other than our own. Insults, yelling and sometimes even violence seem to be inevitabilities rather than risks. People's differences seem to be irreconcilable and impossible to challenge.
You get the sense that John Mulaney does these shows as much for himself as he does it for us. At his November 10 show at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, the 35-year old Chicago comedian whittled whimsical rants into comedic odysseys and he wore his best suit for it too.
My editor has called Buchanan Tower “the barnacle of UBC’s architecture.” He’s far from alone. Buchanan Tower is grey, miserable mass of concrete that looks Stalinist on a good day.
The person who recommended that I read Stephen King’s On Writing was the editor of a website I wrote album reviews for. He responded to a draft I sent over with the book title and a reply appropriating its famous quote: “Have you ever heard the advice, ‘Death to adverbs’?”
“That’s why I love zine culture — there is no balance,” explained Isabelle Guns, a Canzine volunteer who has seen the Vancouver zine scene explode during her 30 years of involvement.
Begin with the quest for a husband. Combine with a meddlesome stepmother, menacing suitor, mischievous girl, and three dashes of miscommunication, and the result is a typical 19th century drama.
Most artists believe their job is to create art in a space. But for Esther Shalev-Gerz, her job is to highlight the art that’s already there.
Murakami’s What I Talk About When I Talk About Running is a deeply introspective memoir juxtaposing the acts of writing and long distance running.
Overall, it was a very pleasant evening — the first hour or so of the lineup was full of skilled singers and musicians that set the mood nicely with well-done acoustic covers.
Peterson came to UBC Friday night to talk about the perils of postmodernism and “neo-Marxism” — the ideologies that, he puts forth, have turned our universities into “walking corpses” and our children into mindless, despot-worshipping sociopaths.
His current “Oh My Gad” tour is taking him all across Canada and the United States. Elmaleh will be performing at the Chan Center Sunday November 5.
There are about ten people lurking in the corner of 12 King’s Pub, a no-nonsense sports bar on Kingsway just off Main. Each one has a sheet of paper, on which they will draw one panel of a comic strip.
Let’s talk about The Hatch. At least it hasn’t changed names multiple times or closed down, so it’s doing better than most AMS organs in the nest.
Two years ago, Sean Baker broke out of the indie scene into the mainstream spotlight with Tangerine; a dirty, abrasive and hilarious quest through the streets of a West Hollywood’s red-light district.