Shaun Michaud

  • Nahm’sayin?

    Ban All Barbers!

    I hate the man bun. This atrocity of the 21st century should be banned and its wearers forced to cut it off in a grand ceremony on Parliament Hill.

  • Breakers Dance Off

    B-boy Event Can I Get A Soul Clap Makes Street Dance a Family Affair

    Dancing duellists squared off on a mat, each trying to outclass the other under the gaze of a roaring crowd.

  • Nah’msayin?

    Concordia’s Le Gym Should Change Its Name To Le Grotto

    Concordia likes to boast about Le Gym, its downtown fitness facility seemingly built for moles, trolls, Lilliputians and treadmill marathoners. This semester I paid about $80 to rub shoulders with talkative gym rats and old farts who obviously aren’t even students. There’s barely enough space to fit everybody. Not to mention that no natural light reaches your subterrain.

  • We Didn’t Start the Fire

    On Mina Shum’s New Documentary The Ninth Floor, The Computer Riot, And The Concordia Faculty Member Involved In It All.

    In 1969, students protested against biology teacher Perry Anderson—infamously accused of racism—and the institution that backed him, with riots that escalated into vandalism and arson in the Hall building of what is today Concordia University.

  • Showgirls Is A Silly, Fun Cum-Stained Adventure Into 90’s Racial Blindness

    Drunk on cheap gin and high on caffeine, my newspaper colleagues had dragged me to POP Montreal’s 20th anniversary midnight screening of Showgirls; director Paul Verhoeven’s infamous nineties bomb that failed to launch Elizabeth Berkeley’s fledgling career—or, as some might quip, nipped it in the bud.

  • Nuthin’ Like a Poser Thang

    David “Boots” Bouthillier Hosts 16th Edition of Montreal City Hall Poser Game Championship

    A dozen skateboarders take turns pulling tricks on a bench centred in an iceless skating rink. Forty or so spectators huddle around the boards, chatting, drinking and waiting for the tournament to begin. A loud blow horn signals the end of the warm up.

  • Westmount Greenhouse

    The Westmount Greenhouse might be one of the best kept secrets in the city.

  • ASFA Celebrates Quadfest 2015

    Students celebrate the end of summer over beer mugs at Loyola

    Last Thursday, students celebrated the end of summer at the QuadFest 2015. Part of orientation week, the BBQ took place at the Loyola campus quadrangle. The Link asked some attendees their impression of the return-to-school party.

  • For the Win

    Soccer Rookie Kaitlyn Fournier Brings Goal Scorer’s Touch to Concordia Stadium

    She whizzes by two defenders like hot metal through butter. The Martlets double-team her hoping to break her down. She explodes on the pitch; her wiry legs running, crisscrossing between enemies, dribbling a ball seemingly magnetized to her cleats.

  • Stingers Men’s Hockey Practice

    A forward puts offensive pressure on the opposing goalie at the Concordia Stingers men’s hockey practice on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015.

  • Afropunk Fest in Brooklyn Defies Expectations

    Bearing Witness to the Dynamism of African-American Culture

    no sexism
    no racism
    no ableism
    no ageism
    no homophobia
    no fatphobia
    no transphobia
    no hatefulness

  • Kelela at the Afropunk Fest

    • Kelela performs at the Afropunk Fest in Brooklyn, New York, Sunday Aug. 23, 2015.
  • New Year New Look At The Link

    The Link has a brand new look to start this new school year.

  • Osheaga’s Back with a Bang: Run The Jewels, Chet Faker and A Tribe Called Red highlight the day

    Big names, expected and unexpected, take the stage to kick off this year’s Osheaga.

  • Osheaga Turns Ten

    The festival’s 10th anniversary promises a big lineup

    Starting Friday, ticket-holders’ ears will rock to music that aims at satisfying all tastes. Osheaga’s lineup includes Kendrick Lamar, Florence + The Machine, The Black Keys, George Ezra, Weezer, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Schoolboy Q, FKA Twigs, Nas, Tyler The Creator and many others.

  • The Link’s End of the Year Review

    It’s the month of May, summer’s right around the corner and folks at The Link can’t stop reminiscing about the past year.
    Join our hosts Zina Oukil and Fany Hebert at the End of The Year Review. Featuring special correspondents Brayden Jagger Haines and Elysia-Marie Campbell.

  • Police Use Shock Tactics To Squash Anti-Austerity Demo

    100 Anti-Austerity Protesters Take Over Downtown Montreal

    Montreal police used tear gas and shock tactics to repel demonstrators Saturday evening.
    The protest—dubbed “Grosse Manif de Soir” on Facebook—was composed of young people and union delegates from the CSN.

  • Red-haired Young Woman At The Night Protest

    A young woman tries to give out anti-austerity pamphlets to police officers at a night protest.

  • Ice Sculpture Fantasy

    Art Matters collaborated with the FOFA Sculpture Garden on Tuesday March 3, 2015 to make use of some prime real estate rarely noticed in the winter.

  • The Danger Girls of Skateboarding

    A Group of Women are Taking on the Male-Dominated Skateboard Culture in North America

    A little over two years ago, Rezko, a human relations student at Concordia, helped found Get Born, a non-profit online magazine dedicated to supporting the skateboarding culture in Montreal and Chicago. She persuaded co-founders Christerson and Liv Seidel—a green-hair-don’t-care idol—to make their mark documenting a lifestyle dominated by men.