Post Tagged with: "entertainment"

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Q-and-A: Rye grad talks about new TV show Second Jen

Amanda Joy and Samantha Wan first met each other on the set of a horror film in 2014. Two years later, they’re starring on a TV show they’ve written and created. Second Jen, which airs on City, explores the cultural and generational gaps that most children of immigrant parents experience. Joy is an actor, screenwriter, producer and comedian. She studied […]

by Danielle Lee· · Arts & Life, Film & Television
The last time the Ryerson Students' Union hosted an event like this Drake dropped onto Gould Street  / Ryersonian Archive File

Ryerson’s latest mystery concert fetching 30,000 per cent mark up

The last time the RSU marketed an event like this Toronto-born rapper Drake dropped onto Gould St. to play a concert

Photo gallery: United Black Students at Ryerson hosts Utopia Concert

Photo gallery: United Black Students at Ryerson hosts Utopia Concert

The United Black Students hosted Ryerson’s second annual Utopia Music Fest on Jan. 29.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News
Women in Art event showcasing Ryerson talent

Women in Art event showcasing Ryerson talent

This Wednesday, Ryerson will be hosting the second annual women in art event. The event will take place at the Thomas lounge at Ryerson and will showcase all forms of art, including film photography, poetry and music, from Ryerson female students of any program. We sat down with Rebeca Ortiz, image arts course union president and curator to tell us […]

In this Apr. 8, 2013 file photo, Jean-Pierre Blais gives an address at a think tank sponsered by Bell Media. (Courtesy of Canadian Media Production Association via YouTube)

CanCon more important thanks to CRTC change

The daytime Canadian content quota for television and radio has been cut from 55 per cent to zero per cent for local networks, and to 35 per cent throughout the day for specialty channels. “The system cannot remain frozen in time when the world around us is changing. That’s why we are adopting bold and forward-looking measures to ensure that […]

by Jessica Murray· · News, Off Campus
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Are the Oscars racist? White subjects ’98 per cent’ of the time, says one critic

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences attracted quite a bit of criticism this month when a lack of diversity was noticed in this year’s group of nominees for the 87th annual Academy Awards. For the third time in 16 years the 20 acting nominees are all white, and females have been excluded from many of the major categories. […]

by Jordan Sprague· · Arts & Life, Film & Television
Fridays Live: D.O. and Robb Johannes from Paint

Fridays Live: D.O. and Robb Johannes from Paint

Fridays Live is a an audio series showcasing Canadian talent. Each week, we’ll bring in two artists for an interview and live performance. D.O. Canadian rapper D.O. (Defy the Odds) has worked with Maestro Fresh Wes, Saukrates and Classified. He’s also broken a Guinness World Record in 2003 for rapping for the longest time. His fourth studio album Down Home […]

by Alexa Huffman· · Arts & Life, Audio, Media, Music, Videos
Fridays Live: Virginia to Vegas and Plaid on Flannel

Fridays Live: Virginia to Vegas and Plaid on Flannel

Fridays Live is a an audio series showcasing Canadian talent. Each week, we’ll bring in two artists for an interview and live performance. Virginia to Vegas Alexa Huffman chatted with Virginia to Vegas, otherwise known as Derik John Baker. He grew up in a small town in Ontario and his debut single, “We Are Stars,” has currently moved up to number […]

Movie Minute: April 4, 2014

Movie Minute: April 4, 2014

Fridays Live: Lindy Vopnfjord and Xolisa talk about their musical roots

Fridays Live: Lindy Vopnfjord and Xolisa talk about their musical roots

Fridays Live is a an audio series showcasing Canadian talent. Each week, we’ll bring in two artists for an interview and live performance.  Lindy Vopnfjord Lindy Vopnfjord is a folk-rock singer originally from Manitoba. He now resides in Hamilton, Ont. Lindy stopped by the studio to chat with Alexa Huffman about his solo work, his band Major Maker, his Icelandic roots […]

by Samantha Lui· · Audio, Music, Top stories, Webcasts
Paul Verhoeven’s ‘Showgirls’: it’s deeper than you think, argues new book

Paul Verhoeven’s ‘Showgirls’: it’s deeper than you think, argues new book

Paul Verhoeven’s 1995 film Showgirls is widely regarded as a flop. It was panned by both audiences and critics, earning the ignominious award for Worst Picture at the Razzies that year. But now that nearly 19 years have passed, film critic Adam Nayman, who teaches a class on documentaries at Ryerson, explores why the movie is actually a cinematic gem in his new book It […]

by Samantha Lui· · Arts & Life, Film & Television
Pop in for Pop Culture: February 27, 2014

Pop in for Pop Culture: February 27, 2014

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, Audio, Top stories
Pop in for Pop Culture: February 6, 2014

Pop in for Pop Culture: February 6, 2014

Super Bowl 2014’s top five entertainment moments

Super Bowl 2014’s top five entertainment moments

Football fans were disappointed at more than just Peyton Manning’s performance during last night’s Super Bowl XLVIII. This year’s much anticipated TV commercials turned out to be less-than-average. From Ford Motor Company’s two-commercial spectacle featuring James Franco and Rob Riggle, to Maserati’s starring Quvenzhané Wallis, commercials were more confusing than ever. What didn’t disappoint though was Bruno Mars and Red Hot […]