After plans to assemble were temporarily cancelled due to a financial wrinkle, organizers were pleased that this year’s Slutwalk went off without a hitch. Participants gathered in the hesitant rays of the sun before the march to listen to speeches from various community activists. Continue reading
On January 31st of this year, a Japanese tabloid magazine published pictures of 20-year-old Minami Minegishi, member of popular all-girl group AKB48, leaving the apartment building of a member of a local Japanese boy band. Because AKB48 prides itself on an overly cute (or kawaii) mystique, the group’s supposedly innocent reputation could be tarnished by the publication of scandalous pictures of one of their lead singers which hint at both a one-night stand and a walk of shame. Continue reading
The final issue of OPENWIDE volume 12 is on stands now in NCB and the UCC! We’re going out with a bang this year with tons of great articles, student spotlights, poetry, and more. Between those two beautiful covers you’ll find a heartfelt letter from your outgoing FIMSSC executives Jordan Coop and Kelly Mark and an interview with the incoming crew, Jordan Pearson and Steven Wright. You’ll get the low-down on why bar photography as a form of free creative labour sucks, why we need a little of that “FSU” spirit back, Access Copyright, Girl Talk, and way more.
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Like many other MIT students, I’m looking for real work experience, because, let’s be realistic here, my undergrad degree in media studies isn’t going to put me at a competitive advantage in today’s world. So, when I heard about the MasterCard internship I was intrigued to say the least. Until I realized what I had to do to apply and how the selection process was going to work. Continue reading
It’s that time of year again: spring cleaning. I’d recommend starting with your iTunes. Here are a few must-have tracks to start off, from me to you: Continue reading
Words waft spectre-like among us: they are spoken and embodied; they are revoked and undone piece-by-piece, evaporating into the thin night air. I wonder, maddeningly, whether I had simply dreamed them up. Continue reading
It starts with a black screen. Sirens and the clattering of debris make use of the state of the art sound system.
September 11, 2001.
An emergency responder speaks to a woman trapped on a floor above the impact. They talk back and forth in their 2001 voices. Context is given as her words beat against the screen that is still black, inside your head, and the walls of the theatre that already feel too close. Continue reading
Oprah Winfrey has been hailed as the most influential woman in the world; Time Magazine listed her among a handful who “shaped” both the twentieth and twenty first centuries, she ranks among the most admired women in America according to Gallup polling, and as part of a public poll, she was deemed the greatest American woman. Oprah’s predominance in public consciousness has continued for nearly three decades and it’s had a profound impact on today’s cultural atmosphere. Strange, some have been predicting her demise for years now, but given her longevity, it seems foolish to underestimate Oprah’s power. Continue reading
In his article for the December edition of OPENWIDE, Samir Kashyap coins the term convergenre. This portmanteau describes the convergences that have occurred relatively recently among a number of different genres. After providing some examples of this trend, he questions the suitability of genre-based boundaries by asking, “at what point does it become difficult or even unnecessary to define music?” This piece builds upon such a notion by discussing the construction of genre, and by proffering that even so-called “classical” music plays a role in convergenre as well. Continue reading