The Lady in Red

words Breah Zaman Illustration Sheku Nafisi   Her lips are cracked, her hair is knotted, and her heart is burnt She lurks in the shadows, smoking—a habit recently learnt She has no place to call home Her family and origins left back in Rome She was once happy, loved, and cared for Diamonds, velvet, and suede…

Evolving the Caribbean Superhero

Rasta Comics founder Rayon Morris wants to infuse authentic Caribbean culture into the comic book landscape. Rasta Comics creator Rayon Morris makes it a goal to release at least one comic book per month. Yet, his publication’s reach does not stop in BC. He also ships a stock of several hundred copies to his motherland of…

VIFF 2018 – BURNING

The 2018 Vancouver International Film Festival is underway and we’re sending writers out to enjoy it.  Stay tuned in the coming weeks, as they share their thoughts about this year’s films. Burning Directed by: Chang-dong Lee At face-value, Burning is a mystery story, but as the film progresses, it becomes clearer that the story more so…

VIFF 2018 – Cold War

The 2018 Vancouver International Film Festival is underway and we’re sending writers out to enjoy it.  Stay tuned in the coming weeks, as they share their thoughts about this year’s films. Cold War Directed by: Pawel Pawlikowski In Cold War, the tragically complex is masterly woven with the beautifully simple. Director Pawel Pawlikowski is known…

VIFF 2018 – The Front Runner

The 2018 Vancouver International Film Festival is underway and we’re sending writers out to enjoy it.  Stay tuned in the coming weeks, as they share their thoughts about this year’s films. The Front Runner Directed by: Jason Reitman The thirty-seventh annual Vancouver International Film Festival wound down at The Centre’s lavish theatre Friday night, as…

VIFF 2018 – Sofia

The 2018 Vancouver International Film Festival is underway and we’re sending writers out to enjoy it.  Stay tuned in the coming weeks, as they share their thoughts about this year’s films.   Sofia Directed by: Meryem Benm’barek Sofia follows the struggle of 20-year old Sofia (Maha Alemi) who gives birth out of wedlock, which is…

VIFF 2018: Our Fave Five Events

The 2018 Vancouver International Film Festival has begun and we’ve had a chance to look ahead at some of this year’s programming. Here is a list of the five VIFF 2018 events we are most excited for. Stay tuned in the coming weeks, as we send our student writers out to the festival and share…

Unhinged @ Vancouver Fringe Festival

Vancouver Fringe Festival runs every year in September. This year, we sent some of our student contributors out to explore some of the festival’s offerings and review it for us. Productions ranged from dance to improv – many unique to the festival. You can browse their website here. Sunday Afternoon, Cultch Historic Theatre. A volunteer…