Adam Kovac

  • Students Don’t Benefit from Merit-Based Teaching

    The principles of the free market can be handy. The invisible hand makes sure we’re not paying a few hundred bucks for something small

  • I’m Not Buying It

    Does 24 Hours Of Nothing Add Up To Something?

    Most activism is predicated on doing something. Taking to the streets in protest, starting petitions and letter writing campaigns, or simply calling your MP to lodge a complaint, are all actions undertaken every day in the name of a myriad of causes.

  • The Mid-Life Crisis of Duddy Kravitz?

    In 2001, while giving a talk on the art of film, Spike Lee described a very curious phenomenon of American cinema—the Magical Negro. This character is a black man who comes out of nowhere to help the white protagonist recognize and overcome his flaws/weaknesses/obstacles, and is usually implied to have magical powers. He also has the power to appear only in movies that are craptacular (Cough, The Legend of Bagger Vance, cough, cough).

  • Debating a Student Union Building

    CSU VP Fields Questions, Criticism at SUB Information Session

    Is a student centre the only answer to the university’s pressing need for student space?
    For Adrien Severyns, Concordia Student Union VP External & Projects, the answer is Yes.

  • Passing the Buck

    Con U Inc. Author Opposes Student Centre Project

    What started as a talk about the corporatization of Concordia turned into a debate about the controversial upcoming Student Centre referendum, as it was revealed for the first time that the Centre would be located in the Faubourg building.

  • Midnight Marauders

    Right By Midnight Lend a Helping Hand to Budding Musicians

    There was a time, not too long ago, when Montreal was the new Seattle. No, not just because of an overabundance of precipitation, but because of an overabundance of starving musicians flocking here to capitalize on our burgeoning indie scene.

  • White Cowbell Oklahoma do the Hoodoo, Voodoo Thing

    If there is one thing missing from rock and roll these days, it is fire. Not the metaphorical “flames of passion” kind of fire. I mean pyrotechnics. If there’s a second thing missing, it’s probably cowbells—or chainsaws—or semi-naked dancers.

  • Still Plenty Against the G20

    Although the G20 in Toronto is five months past and the current one in South Korea is half a world away, over 400 protesters showed up for a march through Montreal’s downtown core on Nov. 12.

  • Transforming Montreal

    Montreal’s urban space is on the verge of being lost to private interest and gentrification, and it’s not just the bottom rung of the economic ladder that will lose out. That was the consensus of the City for Sale panel discussion, presented by the activist collective The Rad School last Wednesday in Concordia’s CI building.

  • Nah’msayin?

    The Leonard Nimoy Centre

    So there’s a big kerfuffle going on about the new proposal for a student union building. Sure, it’d be nice to have more couches to nap on and a sustainable meth lab (that’s what goes in a student centre, right?), but being the cheap, broke-ass student type, I don’t wanna pay for it.

  • The Will To Intervene

    Romeo Dallaire Advocates the Use of Force to Prevent Genocide

    “The future is yours to shape, not survive.”
    That was the message of a speech given by retired Lieutenant-General and current Senator Romeo Dallaire at Concordia’s Hall building on Nov. 4. The speech was part of a promotional effort for Dallaire’s new book, They Fight Like Soldiers, They Die Like Children.

  • Joyal Shines in Meeting with Rams

    Men’s Hockey Team Pulls Off Back-to-Back Wins

    Concordia goaltender Maxime Joyal broke out of a mini-slump, and the Stingers got a game winner from an unlikely source, as the men’s hockey team beat the Ryerson Rams 3-1 at Ed Meagher Arena on Nov. 5.

  • To Toronto, With Love

    It’s been a while since we spoke. How’s everything? I heard you had a few pretty important people over a few months back for quite the party! Sorry if I’m being inappropriate. I can see why that whole G20 thing is still a bit of a sore subject for you.

  • The Uncut Interview

    Tim Miller Talks

    Read the full transcript of Tim Miller’s interview with The Link.

  • Nothing’s Shocking

    Tim Miller Brings his Special Brand of Performance Art to Concordia

    Tim Miller is on the phone, and he’s boiling in more ways than one. Besides dealing with a California heat wave, he’s none too pleased with the results of the US’s midterm elections from the previous day.
    “I feel very fraught this morning after our horrible elections,” he says from his Los Angeles home. “They were slightly less horrible than I thought they would be, but horrible nonetheless.”

  • Local Film Gives Montreal Minorities a Cinematic Voice

    Non-art house Canadian cinema gets no respect. Whether it’s us trying out romantic comedies like Men With Brooms, buddy-cop flicks such as Bon Cop, Bad Cop or caper films like Foolproof, you can’t help but feel that the results, no matter how entertaining, are just the goofy little cousins of American blockbusters.

  • CSU Clubs Budget Released

    Concordia’s 61 clubs found themselves a little richer on Oct. 15, as the $92,000 clubs budget was released.
    Each club’s share is determined by the Clubs and Space Committee, chaired by CSU VP Clubs and Outreach Ramy Khoriarty, and made up of four CSU councillors and one student-at-large.

  • Iconic Images in an Internet Age

    To the moon and back

    The girl isn’t just beautiful. Striking would be more the word. Her long, flowing brown hair is tangled, but perfectly frames her smudged, dirty and swarthy skin. The scarf she wears is tattered and ripped in several places. But most noticeable are her eyes—piercing green, they speak of the pain of the war their owner has endured.

  • Fighting HIV Stereotypes

    Though being gay hasn’t been considered a mental illness for almost 40 years, there’s more than one way to be unwell. That was the message of University of Michigan professor David Halperin’s Oct. 14 speech, “Are Homosexuals Still Sick?”

  • More G20 Charges Dropped

    In a move that some are calling an admission of wrongdoing by the police, many Quebecers who had been charged with conspiracy during June’s G20 Summit in Toronto had those charges dismissed on Oct. 8.