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Jest - Table of Contents
The Oscars Project: Grand Hotel (1931-32)
(Cult)ure film critic Kevin Johns revisits the Academy Awards Best Picture winners in this ongoing series. The 1931-32 Academy Awards ceremony was held on November 18, 1932 in the Ambassador Ho...
Monday, 03 January 2011
The Oscars Project: It Happened One Night (1934)
(Cult)ure film critic Kevin Johns revisits the Academy Awards Best Picture winners in this ongoing series. 1934 was the first year that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences matched the...
Monday, 10 January 2011
Shimography: Dragging it out in mainstream Hollywood Cinema
Victor Victoria, Yentl, Some Like it Hot, To Wong Foo, Tootsie, Mrs. Doubtfire -- we take a look at some of the greatest Shims Hollywood has ever created. The shim is a truly interesting s...
Sunday, 23 January 2011
The January Movie
Good bad movies are hard to come by these days. Let's face it: January is almost as big a cultural wasteland as August. Before you do a spit take, let me explain. It's not that there aren't a var...
Thursday, 27 January 2011
The Oscars Project: Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
Even without his trademark moustache, Clark Gable is truly amazing. (Cult)ure film critic Kevin Johns revisits the Academy Awards Best Picture winners in this ongoing series. There are many rum...
Monday, 31 January 2011
Best Music of 2010
Mike examines his personal favorites for the best album, song, concert and music video of 2010. 2010 has been a fairly strong year when it comes to music. While it has been a year without Gaga as...
Friday, 07 January 2011
Rocking the Mike - January 2011 Reviews
Reviews of Natasha Bedingfield, Girl Talk, Kylie Minogue, Rihanna and Robyn. Album Reviews: Natasha Bedingfield -- Strip Me I'm going to partially retract what I said about Natasha Bedingfiel...
Wednesday, 12 January 2011
Move Forward Until You Are Dead
Mike Cullen profiles Calgary metal band The Unravelling and their debut album, 13 Arcane Hymns. I seem to get assigned the bands that are so far from my usual expertise in writing and music ...
Wednesday, 19 January 2011
Evolution Theatre: Five Years and Many More
Since December 2005, Evolution Theatre has been performing daring, contemporary material to challenge its audience. It recently turned five years old and announced some great news: it is one of the t...
Wednesday, 05 January 2011
Batman: The Ultimate TV Jest?
45 years after its first showing, Batman's comically-conveyed messages still strike a chord. "Are these guys for real?" These were the words uttered by millions as they first witnessed two ...
Monday, 24 January 2011
Ask the Writers - Jest
Never not funny. This month we asked our writers, "What's never not funny?" Lauren Cheal I have a favourite B-character from Arrested Development, and his name is Uncle Jack. He is paralyz...
Monday, 31 January 2011
Ask Miss Smartypants - January 2011
Art: Nina Charest Dear Miss Smartypants, My fiancé and I are busy planning our wedding, and we've run into that age-old: how to tell people we don't want gifts. Everything I've read says it...
Monday, 17 January 2011
Food For The People
The small, modest, often denigrated lentil is in fact one of the world's superfoods -- and just happens to have a long, illustrious history. From last month's examination of oysters, those d...
Wednesday, 26 January 2011
Can the Romani people and their culture fit into the EU?
As modern Europe takes shape and the EU expands into former Eastern Bloc countries, hostilities toward the Romani people migrating within EU member states have risen once again. Given their history...
Friday, 14 January 2011
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