Category Archives: Culture

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

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

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

“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

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 […]


Filed under Activism, Campus, Culture, Feminism   ·   February 26th, 2015   ·   0 comments

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

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 […]

Furor, Fighting, Freedom, and Fanon: “Concerning Violence: Nine Scenes from the Anti-Imperialistic Self-Defense”

Filed under Capitalism & Class, Culture, Decolonization, Global Politics   ·   October 23rd, 2014   ·   2 comments

“And it is clear that in the colonial countries the peasants alone are revolutionary, for they have nothing to lose and everything to gain. The starving peasant, outside the class system is the first among the exploited to discover that only violence pays. For him there is no compromise, no possible coming to terms; colonization […]

Public Art: Understanding Students’ Desires for Campus Aesthetics

Filed under Campus, Culture   ·   October 22nd, 2014   ·   0 comments

The UBC Vancouver campus is full of a brilliant range of public art pieces that have been generously donated by alumni and community members. According to the Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery Outdoor Tour, the purpose of these art pieces is to “enrich the campus environment”. Many of them are in the form of sculptures […]

Two Days, One Night: When Film Confronts Anxiety & Depression

Filed under Culture, Disability Justice & Mental Health   ·   October 14th, 2014   ·   0 comments

I so rarely cry if I am not watching a film. Unless I am completely devastated, it verges on being impossible. But to begin with, I think I probably came in feeling a little emotional. I got teary just watching the Vancouver International Film Festival’s (VIFF) intro clip that thanks its volunteers. Actually, I swelled […]