Gaga: Weight Gain is Art

Everybody wants a piece of pop culture prime rib. And what’s the hotly sought after meat these days? Well, it’s the queen of the fame game, Lady Gaga. After gaining 25 pounds a few weeks ago, the media circus lit up into full-fledged flashbulb frenzy. Mother Monster is now an ogre, as surface-level sources like…

pulp Magazine pops the student bubble

No matter how you take your OJ, pulp Magazine is a refreshing glass filled with the diverse talents of the London arts community. A zine based out of the Visual Arts Department at Western, pulp has earned itself a slot on popular downtown store shelves. With support from the likes of American Apparel and City…

Arcade Fire and the Grammy culture shock

@mitZinereader, If you tweet or tumble, you’ve stumbleupon-ed the “Who Is Arcade Fire??!!?” meme. On Sunday night, Twitter imploded with the cries of mass culture misery: “The Grammys have something against famous people.” Arcade Fire stole Album of the Year from the “recovered” and deserving Eminem. Don’t forget about Katy Perry, who’s worked her fingers…

Matt & Kim @ the Phoenix – “Welcome Home, Strangers.”

The night began like a house party with a thousand strangers. Despite the laid-back expressions of the hipster crowd – last.fm users and organic tea drinkers alike – there was anticipation for an evening of chaos. And in true Hallowe’en spirit, Toronto’s Phoenix Concert Theatre, decked out in ghoulish décor, was about to be shaken…