Christopher Olson

  • The Third Dimension

    Like some gothic horror story, 3D makes a bold return to prominence every few decades, feeding on theatre-goers’ dollars before entering a period of slumber, to return again and feed when the planets have properly aligned in their preordained cycles.

  • Expozine Alternative Press Awards

    The Self-Published Get Their Due

    Literary honours, even among published authors, are hard to come by. For zinesters and the so-called self-published, awards are something of an impossibility.

  • Cameras Offer Security

    A crime-solving tool shouldn’t be an enemy

    On February 11 of this year, between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., my laptop was stolen from the JavaU inside Concordia’s Hall building.

  • The End of the Bookstore Cat?

    The Link Investigates Whether Felix Literati’s Nine Lives Are Up

    The Link’s Literary Arts section isn’t the only literary institution that’s on the way out these days.

  • Out With the New, In With the Old

    Hitting the Benchmark Project Makes Use of the Unused

    Concordia students already have good reason to be jealous of the McGill campus, with its lush green space and enduring architectural design (sorry, Hall building).

  • The Seven Deadly Sins…  Need an Update

    It’s become increasingly evident that one person’s sins are another person’s constitutional rights.

  • Cultural Calendar

    This year on March 8, The Link joins community groups across the city, country and world to celebrate the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day.

  • Viral Hit Machine

    Like lightning and chicken pox, viral videos rarely strike the same place twice. But unlike either lightning or the flu, you’re damn lucky if you get even one.

  • Lean Mean Zine Machine

    Montreal’s Small Press Distribution Solution Celebrates 10 Years

    Nothing says commodification quite like a vending machine, and nothing except maybe escalators typifies our culture’s sense of leisure and lack of patience.

  • Con U Wants to Send Your Ideas Into Orbit

    Space Concordia to Launch ‘Tiny Satellite’ Into Orbit in 2012

    Unlike many calls for submissions posted around the Concordia campus—whether it be for fiction, essays or art—only one promises to launch the winning proposal into space.

  • ‘Fuck It, I’m Still an Aquarius’

    How a Scientist Shook the Public’s Faith in Horoscopes

    The recent news that people’s zodiac signs may have changed due to the slow migration of the constellations in the night sky has conjured up strong feelings of denial, skepticism and disbelief.

  • The Student Union Thinks You Look Cold

    And Would Like to Offer you Some Cocoa

    The Concordia Student Union’s Winter Orientation may lack the glitz and glamour of its Fall offerings, but the CSU doesn’t want to leave newly arriving students out in the cold.

  • One of These Jokes is Not Like the Other

    Liar, Liar Show Keeps Audience Guessing

    Everyone stretches the truth now and then.
    Maybe that funny anecdote we told at dinner was exaggerated a teensy bit, and maybe This American Life contributor David Sedaris didn’t really work as a staff clerk in a mental hospital at age 13 to great comedic effect.

  • “Just Watch Me”

    Writers Read Welcomes Celebrated Canadian Playwright Linda Griffiths

    Heralded for the “sheer range of her career” by Maclean’s magazine almost 20 years ago, Canadian playwright Linda Griffiths says finding the time and the energy to attend live theatre nowadays is hard work

  • Nah’msayin?

    Just My Luck.

    People need to stop using “luck” to mean its exact opposite.

  • A Ha-ha That’s Halal

    Montreal’s Answer to the Riddle: What’s Arab, Muslim and Funny?

    The phrase “Muslim comedian” might sound like an oxymoron to some, like “free parking,” or “Mennonite rapper.”

  • It Still Matters

    Professionalism in Practice at the 11th Art Matters Festival

    “Art is sometimes the only vehicle of communication and expression available to artists,” said Helen Arceyut-Frixione, a coordinator for this year’s Art Matters Festival.

  • Montreal Improv Explore Spontaneity for a Clock’s Full Rotation

    If anything was missing from director/writer Paul Haggis’ inspirational 2004 film Crash, which features an ensemble cast of characters exploring race relations in America, it was improvisation. At least according to Montreal acting coach Kirsten Rasmussen.

  • Montreal After Mordecai

    21st Century Authors Aim to Capture Their City Post-Richler

    Take a poll of readers, critics and authors on which writer’s work is most strongly associated with Montreal, and watch as the hands go up to proclaim Mordecai Richler king of the city’s literature.

  • Concordia in Space

    Engineering professor has plans for the University’s first ever satellite program

    Electrical and computer engineering professor Scott Gleason wants to launch Concordia’s first satellite, and he wants his students to do it themselves with little or no assistance.