Category Archives: Culture

No, UBC, I won’t be white for you

Filed under Activism, Campus, Culture, Decolonization, Race and Racism   ·   November 6th, 2015   ·   18 comments
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Last week I was perusing the shops in our beautiful new $107 million, horizon-obliterating, architectural giant, also know as the AMS Student Nest. In one cute, somewhat bizarrely placed boutique, I discovered something very shocking: Cake Soap. Cake Soap is what I – with a penchant for Vybz Kartel and some Jamaican ancestry – would […]

ARE YOU TALONTED? CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Filed under Culture, Humour, Multimedia   ·   October 13th, 2015   ·   0 comments
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Are you a photographer, painter, creative writer, poet, videographer, or otherwise creative person? Are you wanting to be published? If your answers are yes and yes  – please consider submitting! The Talon, UBC’s best and alternative press, is now expanding its horizons into the realm of multimedia. The Talon is cognisant that articles are not […]

white feminist 404

Filed under Activism, Culture, Feminism, Queer Issues, Race and Racism   ·   October 1st, 2015   ·   1 comment
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can trauma be owned can it be speculated on / paid for in plastic rainbows & rubber kisses? you, white feminist, are a bracelet locking me within these washed, haunted halls (so clean): the clock, this wristband, these lunch trays – they tell me to give one story here the exact four lines you’ve been […]

Refusing to be a Pawn: A Review of La Prenda

Filed under Culture, Feminism, Global Politics   ·   September 11th, 2015   ·   0 comments
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Find the full lineup for the Vancouver Latin American Film Festival here. Showtime of La Prenda: 4:45pm, Sunday September 13 The Cinematheque This review contains discussions of rape, kidnapping, murder, and genocide “There is too much violence against women in Guatemala,” Astrid Elías Macario tells us from Los Angeles. “Many of these women stay quiet […]

Vancouver Latin American Film Festival Review: NN

Filed under Culture, Events, Global Politics   ·   September 10th, 2015   ·   0 comments
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Find the full lineup for the Vancouver Latin American Film Festival here. Final Showtime of NN: 5:00pm, Saturday September 12th Goldcorp Center for Arts, SFU Woodward’s This Peruvian film, written and directed by Héctor Gálvez, opens with a spectacular shot of the Andes Mountains, with a forensic team digging for bodies of the disappeared. The film […]

Introducing the Vancouver Latin American Film Festival 2015

Filed under Culture, Decolonization, Environmentalism, Global Politics   ·   September 2nd, 2015   ·   0 comments
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The Talon – UBC’s alternative student press – is back from our summer hiatus!  This year brings in a fresh start, with new ideas, exciting content, and a set of amazing incoming editors! We will be publishing again in a couple of days. We’re proud to kick the year off by announcing our media partnership […]

Pièce de Résistance – Art as Revolution

Filed under Activism, Culture, Decolonization, Queer Issues, Race and Racism   ·   March 29th, 2015   ·   0 comments
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“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ― Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings At an open mic evening called Spoken Works III: Centring Black Voices, some of those stories were released. Held on March 4th at Heartwood Community Café, non-black organizer Jane Shi explained that the […]

The Net: Digital Narcissi

Filed under Capitalism & Class, Culture   ·   March 1st, 2015   ·   1 comment
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I. “Listen: every morning I take a razor to the fabric of my life, I cut out a woman shape, I step into it, I go out. I perform, it works.” – Pat Lowther, “The Face” When I log onto Facebook, I type in my email address and my password. In essence, these markers are […]

Femconcept

Filed under Activism, Campus, Culture, Feminism   ·   February 26th, 2015   ·   0 comments
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Over the Christmas holidays I spent most of my time catching up with folks in my hometown. After the “how’s school?” spiel, most of these conversations eventually curved toward the subject of my radio show on CiTR. To provide detail as well as to propagate ourselves, myself and long time pal and CiTR Student Executive […]

I’m holding up a still from the DVD for “Vicarious,” the first single from 10,000 Days. The video is made entirely using CGI, and I was inspired to draw this particular image four years ago, when physics class got too boring.
Soundtrack to the Revolution: A Term Paper Season Self-Care Mix

Filed under Activism, Culture, Disability Justice & Mental Health, Feminism, Race and Racism   ·   November 14th, 2014   ·   0 comments
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Welcome to The Talon’s ‘Soundtrack to the Revolution.’ After I posted this lovely Iron & Wine album on my Facebook wall, describing it as “ritualistic posting of healing songs,” the brilliant Lucia Lorenzi responded by suggesting that The Talon editors write up a playlist for their “soundtrack to the revolution.” Lucia is a PhD candidate in the Department […]