Shaun Michaud

  • 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.

  • Hacking The Patriarchy

    The Pyladies are an international membership group formed to help women learn Python, a programming language, in a safe, friendly environment. While men are still welcome, the group enables ladies to network without having to deal with the usual trappings of patriarchy.

  • UFC 186 Workout

    H2O MMA instructor Richard Ho trains with fighter Olivier Aubin-Mercier at the UFC 186 press conference at the Bell Centre in Montreal, on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015.

  • Self-Love Conquers All

    Social Justice Days Offers Alternatives to V-Day

    For the third straight year, the co-op Café L’Artère hosted the Self-Love Cabaret: l’amour se conjugue à la première personne, a show designed to challenge the consumerist auspices of Valentine’s Day.

  • Red Belly Dancer

    This year’s Self-Love Cabaret featured Nada Khashaba, a belly dancer whose moves under the red lights held a packed audience captive at Café L’Artère on Valentine’s Day.