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Peak rush hour outside of the Eaton Centre (Photo courtesy of the Ryersonian archives)

The Rye student guide to fall reading week

Tired of classes yet? Dreading midterms? Have you forgotten what the outside of a textbook looks like? Thanksgiving break and reading week are only a few short days away and Toronto has no shortage of events to keep you busy.

If you’re planning on staying on campus, Ryerson’s library and the Student Learning Centre will be closed Thanksgiving Monday but will operate at regular hours for the rest of reading week.

VOICES: An open letter to Hollywood

VOICES: An open letter to Hollywood

Hi Hollywood, I wanted to introduce myself, in case you weren’t sure what a genuine Asian person looks like. Surprise! I’m a far cry from Scarlett Johansson.  But you knew that, didn’t you? You must have, since the Internet explodes every time you even consider casting a white actor as a character of colour. How else do you explain the […]

by Christine Chua· · Film & Television, Opinion
A lot of people believe that feminism is only for women, but it's also for men. (Ryersonian Archive)

What does feminism mean?

Feminism’s a word that a vast majority of people don’t fully understand. Until recently, I didn’t completely understand it either. This is partly because in the media, most movies and TV shows never give a definition. Equality shown in media In the TV shows and movies that I watched growing up, most of the characters I saw were shown in […]

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Get spooky and spirited: Halloween films featuring previous Ryerson students

Halloween is only a couple of days away, which means everyone is looking for a scary movie to get them in the spirit. For students, heading to the cinema is costly. So why not cozy up with your computer and watch a former Ryerson student act in a horror film? It will make you scared, save you money and see […]

Halloween movie screenings around Toronto

Halloween movie screenings around Toronto

If you’re not the type to dress up and go party on Halloween and would prefer to celebrate the occasion another way, here’s a list of scary movies for you and your BOO thang (Get it? No? Let’s move on) to watch this week in Toronto. Some of these movies have more than one screening. The Shining Writer Jack Torrance moves his […]

by Ban Ibrahim· · Arts & Life, Off Campus
A survey released in 2013 by Harris Interactive showed that about 60 per cent of TV streamers binge-watched shows. (Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

Study finds Netflix linked to depression

By Hailey Salvian A new poll indicating that university students consume TV mostly through streaming services is sparking a debate about mental health. The University of Texas studied the TV-watching habits of 300 young adults, as well as their emotional states, and found a strong link between depression levels and the hours of TV watched. These findings are important to […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Off Campus
Friday Five with Alexis Allison and Samantha Sobolewski (Alexis Allison/ryersonian)

Friday Five Audio Series – October 31, 2014

This week our hosts speak with Ryerson professor and Cinemascope film critic Adam Nayman about horror movies; discuss this week’s special SNL host Chris Rock and musical guest Prince; debate whether it’s too early to be airing Christmas movies and look ahead at the local music scene. Got a question? Comment? Topic idea? Hit us up by email Samantha Sobolewski: […]

Movie Minute: April 4, 2014

Movie Minute: April 4, 2014

Movie Minute: March 28

Movie Minute: March 28

Movie Minute: March 21, 2014

Movie Minute: March 21, 2014

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
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Ryerson teacher’s war documentary wins Canadian Screen Award

You may be familiar with the critically-acclaimed film Inglorious Basterds.  The film, directed by Quentin Tarantino and loosely based on the events of World War II, follows a  group of Jewish-American soldiers who go on a dangerous mission to hunt Nazis behind enemy lines. But while there are elements of truth in that film, don’t expect The Real Inglorious Bastards to feature […]

by Samantha Lui· · Arts & Life, Film & Television
Q-and-A with film director Min Sook Lee

Q-and-A with film director Min Sook Lee

Oscars for Dummies: Your guide to this year’s Best Picture nominees

Oscars for Dummies: Your guide to this year’s Best Picture nominees

Going to an Oscar party but you haven’t seen all of the nine films nominated for Best Picture? We’ve got you covered. We break down each movie’s chances to help you cheat your way through conversations (while pretending you actually know something about Hollywood’s biggest night). American Hustle What it’s about: Two con artists are forced to work with an FBI […]

Toronto skyline. (Shannon Cuciz / Ryersonian file photo)

Things to do in Toronto during spring break

Taking a tropical vacation during spring break can be expensive. Instead of spending hundreds of dollars for a week on the beach, there are ways to enjoy the break on a budget here at home in Toronto. Here are 10 things to do for $10 or less: 1. Go for an evening skate Nathan Phillips Square features free DJ skate […]

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