This past April, the late great Jack Layton described Stephen Harper’s crime policies as a “hashtag fail”. Many Canadians most likely responded, “what’s a hashtag?” Well, according to Twitter, the hashtag is used to mark keywords or topics in a Tweet, all indicated by the symbol #. Here are ten of 2011’s most hyped hashtags. Continue reading
Top 10 lists are hard, especially with something as open to personal preference as music. Should one include their personal favourites, or the albums one sees as innovative and daring, even if they weren’t on the iPod rotation as often? 2011 was a great year for musical experimentation – concept albums abounded and the noble saxophone experienced somewhat of a renaissance. In light of this, I decided to go with route #2. Even though there were other albums that contained one single I had on repeat for a week, these records were the products of the true visionaries of 2011. Their scope, vision, and innovation were unmatched, in my opinion. And that’s all it really is, isn’t it? And I know you have one, too, so read my picks for the top 10 albums of 2011 after the jump and leave your opinions in the comments! Continue reading
There’s really nothing more subjective than top ten lists. We break them down and sketch them out and rearrange them like there’s some kind of science to it, while in the end, it’s all just a matter of opinion.
But also, all those other critics are wrong and these are the year’s best movies.
After the jump: Top 10 Best; Honourable Mentions; Most Overrated; and Movies to Look for in 2012. Continue reading
By: Jonathan Forani and Taylor Pearce
TV’s been called a vast wasteland, a mind numbing pastime and the bane of modern day society. So why do we still watch it? In 2011, it was because of shows like the ten featured below, which show how, despite J-Shore and reality television’s ratings reign, TV can also mean quality. Continue reading
From traditional pop to rap, electronic, and even sax-centric indie rock that echoes the smooth sounds of Kenny G, 2011 was a great year for music. Check out our top 10 albums of 2011 after the jump, and be sure to sound off about what your favourite albums of last year were in the comments.
Every year has its ups and downs: things we’d like to remember, and things we’d just like to forget. So, what were 2011′s answers to 2010′s unfortunately ubiquitous butt-toning shoes, rompers, and jeggings? Undoubtedly we were all guilty of following the herd and indulging in one or more of these unfortunate fads at one point or another, so let’s take a look back and have a laugh at our own (and 2011′s) expense. Continue reading
While most year-end top 10 lists tend to focus on the best things to come out of 2011, this list is meant to recognize the people/companies that really dropped the ball this year. Check out the top 10 most ridiculous, infuriating, and funny blunders of 2011 after the jump. Bring your schadenfreude.
Television often acts as a little slice of escapism in a hectic world. 2011 was a year of unrest in many ways, and so television, with its little vignettes of un-reality, was perhaps more important to some than ever before. TV is also often an arena for the exploration of hot-button issues and social taboos, and 2011 was no different. Whether you seek escapist flights of fancy or something a little more stimulating, here’s the best TV 2011 had to offer. Continue reading
2011 was a year of high expectations for movies, with massive film series coming to a close and big-budget remakes of popular cult films. 2011 was not just mainstream Hollywood’s year, however. It was also a banner year for art house-style films and unconventional movies that broke down boundaries. Check out the top 10 best films of the year after the break. Continue reading
Fall is upon us, and so are the hordes of frosh wandering around campus in search of their classes (“what do you mean Health Sci isn’t right next to Nat Sci? I have to walk where?”). If you’re one of those frosh, welcome to Western, and don’t worry—you’ll figure out where all your classes are just in time for second semester.
With the new school year comes the triumphant return of the mitZine for its eleventh volume, the first issue of which is available now. As you may have seen in the frosh issue, we cobbled together a list of the top 5 most important events of the summer, and arrived at the following list: Continue reading