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by Kristian Ferguson, Hannah Grover, Destiny Kaus, Matt Wincherauk Four staff enter, I guess four leave but better informed of one another’s tastes Welcome to the first Arts and Culture roundtable of my tenure here as A&C Editor. It’s minus one billion degrees outside, so it’s movie season inside. Here’s our Oscar-tastic first roundtable of the New Year. -JK   Which movie should win best picture at the Academy Awards?   KF: Mad Max: Fury ...

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Amber Phelps Bondaroff

Meet downtown’s new artist-in-residence Artists-in-residences have different responsibilities, depending on their home institution. The degree of impact the position offers is also dependent on the institution they call home. But suffice to say, Amber Phelps Bondaroff’s new artist-in-residence post with the Regina Downtown Business Improvement District carries a lot of weight. “Over the next three months, I’m developing a number of what we’re calling pilot projects – smaller initiatives that will occur in the downtown ...

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Warring over Star Wars

A debate Pro-Episode Seven by Matt Wincherauk The things that you’ve heard about Star Wars: The Force Awakens being a return to form… It’s true. All of it. After over ten years of waiting, the Star Wars franchise has returned to the world of cinema with vengeance with a film that is currently dominating the box office weeks after its initial debut. But was it good? Well, you should probably know which way I’m leaning ...

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A hard-hitting, heart-wrenching, and heavy film Do not watch this film unless you’re 100% sure you want to. Based on a true story, Concussion focuses on pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu (played by Will Smith) who, while living and working in Pittsburgh, discovers Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE): a degenerative brain disease brought on by repeated head trauma, such as concussions. This film follows the constant battle between Dr. Omalu and the NFL. While Dr. Omalu sees ...

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Saskatoon’s Friends of Foes

…back in the Queen City It’s still early, but Friends of Foes has already kicked 2016 off with a bang. The four-piece Saskatoon outfit just released Faults with an accompanying video — the first single from their upcoming six-song EP of the same title, which is to be made available Feb. 12. On Feb. 20, they’ll cap off their first tour of 2016 — an eight-stop string of shows across Western Canada — with a ...

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