How many of you think history is boring? Yeah, I thought so too, that is until I took an ancient history class in grade 11. Up until that point, I had only studied Canadian history - explorers, the fur trade, a tiny little bit of Native studies (far less than is necessary), Confederation, and the … Continue reading Using Art to Teach Us About History
If you're reading this, congratulations! You survived 2017! I'm proud of you. I said I wasn't going to make a Happy New Year blog post but here I am, but only because I have a couple of announcements at the end of this post. But first, I thought I'd do kind of a year in … Continue reading Hello, 2018!
Damn, two months in a row where there were so many good movies released. But because movie musicals have a special place in my heart (and embarrassingly I haven't seen Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi yet...) and I thought this movie was truly magical, I'm going to talk about The Greatest Showman. The … Continue reading Movie of the Month: The Greatest Showman
2017 has been a year of great music. Like, there was no good music released in 2016. Obviously, this is not a comprehensive list of ALL the good stuff that came out this year, these are just some of my favourites. Dear Evan Hansen Original Broadway Cast Recording https://open.spotify.com/album/0LhDyJXelg31FKLW5GDcKi I've seen and listen to a … Continue reading 2017 Music Round Up
I know it's the holidays and people are constantly asking, "What do you want for Christmas (or whatever holiday you celebrate)?" As I get older, I find it hard to find stuff that I want people to give me for gifts. But one thing that question demands that I do is reflect on everything I … Continue reading The Art of Gratitude
By now, I figure most of you have seen the pop-culture phenomenon of a TV show that is Stranger Things. If you haven't you probably should - even if you don't like horror (I don't like horror but I love the show, it's really not that scary, especially season 2). But what is it about this … Continue reading Why Stranger Things is a Television Masterpiece
Yikes, yikes, yikes, I can't believe it's the last day of November. But I guess tomorrow I can start listening to Christmas music! I watched a lot of movies in November, I mean a lot of movies (I guess that's what happens when your school's on strike), so picking my favourite one was hard. I … Continue reading Movie of the Month: Lady Bird