Posts Tagged: review

Music Review—Snakes and Ladders

Album: Snakes and Ladders Artist: Our Darkest Days Canadian melodic/skate-punk band, Our Darkest Days, is releasing a new album entitled Snakes and Ladders.  The album will be available digitally and on CD November 19th 2021, with vinyl shipping in early 2022.  In the meantime, the band has released a single from Snakes and Ladders entitled… Read more »

Women In Fiction—Sulwe

Significant spoilers ahead for the book Sulwe.  If you haven’t read the book but intend to, you should probably stop reading now. Returning to children’s fiction for this entry, I wanted to a look at a more topical narrative that, while simple, spotlights an important discussion that our youth—and we—could benefit from.  Kenyan-Mexican actress Lupita Nyong’o… Read more »

Beats from the Basement—Delerium

Album: Karma Artist: Delerium Considering the countless number of festivals worldwide dedicated solely to electronic music, I think it’s safe to say many of us are fans of the genre.  However, after listening to Vancouver-based duo Delerium’s Karma, I feel that current artists generally don’t push the envelope in terms of how audiences can engage… Read more »

Review of The Vampire: A New History

Early in the eighteenth century, on the fringes of the Hapsburg domain, folklore about vampires came into contact with the Enlightenment and its rational outlook.  In effect, according to Nick Groom’s book, The Vampire: A New History, the vampire was “discovered” through medical examination and philosophical thought when imperial physicians and officials on the eastern… Read more »

The Not-So Starving Student—Food Tour of Vancouver

Last week, I raved about the desserts I sampled from my latest trip to Vancouver.  However, it wasn’t enough that I boast about the mouth-watering sweets the city had to offer, because the Vancouver food scene also offers irresistible comfort food from all over the world. Food that I couldn’t wait to share with my… Read more »

The Not-So Starving Student—Ramen 101

Ramen is a Japanese adaptation of wheat noodles.  Its roots stem from China in the 1800s and it made its way to various surrounding Asian countries.  Each country has its own edition of the Chinese soup noodle, but no adaptation has become like ramen in its popularity and reach.  For many, ramen culture is heavily… Read more »

Food Truck Tour of Portland

There’s a reason why Portland, Oregon, is known as food truck city.  Even in the coldest months of winter, the food trucks have lines that bend around the corner.  Coming from Edmonton, where food trucks are only associated with the hottest days of summer, it was a refreshing experience to sample some delicious local cuisine… Read more »

The Not-So Starving Student—Good vs. Bad Coffee: How to Tell?

Prior to starting university, I rarely drank coffee.  In fact, being an underweight, 5’3 sized girl meant my body was highly sensitive to caffeine.  One sip would cause a cascade of events some of which involved jittering, anxiety, and headaches.  However, the strong culture of caffeine on university campuses and in the professional workplace initiated… Read more »

The Not-So Starving Student—Magic Bullet review

Since the review of the instant pot, I have yet to come across a small kitchen appliance that fits so snugly in small counter spaces and create delicious yet nutritious options for busy students.  That is until I recently purchased a second-hand blender that adds a nutritious twist to my usual meals.  Since starting the… Read more »