House of Cards S2

There are no words to explain the second season of Netflix’s suspenseful, cutthroat, high production political drama House of Cards. The first season was immaculate. Such a tangled web that Frank and Claire weaved and it seemed after the finale of the first season, there was nowhere to go but down. [ insert obligatory spoiler…

“Helen Betty Osborne” by Marilyn Dumont

I’m taking a Metis Literature course this term and it has been a truly educational, awe- and rage-inspiring experience thus far. This week we read a collection of poems by Marilyn Dumont (descendant of Gabriel Dumont for you few Canadians with some knowledge of history…) and they were incredible. I was a bit apprehensive and…

Country Grammar

I’ve been intrigued by cowboy boots for some time now. Not hardcore, knee-high stompers, but shorter sleek boots with a small heel and lots of character. I found my perfect pair in a boutique in Old Montreal, half off. Welcome my new friends:

GossipZilla

A steady guitar riff, solid beat, Big Boi, and a playful tone make Gossipzilla an awesome remix. I dare you not to bob your head and sing “GODZILLA” with a smile on your face by the end.

Bon Macarons

I’d been craving macarons for awhile now and finally got the chance to indulge while visiting Montreal. Point G, at 1266 Avenue du Mont-Royal Est provides a huge variety of macarons to try, in a fabulous and colourful little shop. If you’re ever in the area and your sweet tooth is aching I’d highly recommend…

Documentary: I AM

I haven’t watched a documentary in awhile. In the midst of research I decided to lighten my reading load with a documentary on Netflix. While it didn’t end up being the most valuable for my assignment, I really enjoyed I Am, directed by Tom Shadyac (Ace Ventura, Bruce Almighty, The Nutty Professor). It dives into…

Oh Canada

Back to back wins for the Canadian Olympic hockey teams have led to a surge of status updates, celebrations and community vibes. One thing that bothers me during all the hoopla is how people forget the other sports. Let’s not overshadow the gold we won in curling and ski cross – athletes that likely work…