Category: The Cord on Arts

The Cord Arts team blogs about the world of movies, music, culture and life


A look inside the Writer in Residence Week

This past week marked the closing of the fourth annual Wilfrid Laurier University Writer In Residence week, with special guest Elizabeth Hay. The Visiting Writer Program began 4 years ago when Laurier hosted author Lawrence Hill and the program has…


In review: “I, Frankenstein”

I, Frankenstein, directed by Stuart Beattie tells the story of Frankenstein’s monster’s identity struggle and a scientific endeavour to reanimate the dead and a centuries old struggle between gargoyles and demons. All in all, the film is a veritable hodgepodge…

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Action-film director Michael Bay attacked with air conditioner

Michael Bay, known for his work with Armageddon and Pearl Harbor, was attacked with an air conditioner on set while filming yet another Transformers sequel in Hong Kong. Vendors were paid a certain amount to let the filming happen in…


Taylor Swift is here to stay

If you’re hoping that Taylor Swift will disappear from the music industry, you’re going to be waiting for a very long time. Performing at the Rogers Centre on June 14 and 15 as part of her Red Tour, Swift’s concert…

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The evolution of Hollywood’s top leading man

If you haven’t seen The Great Gatsby just yet, there is a very good chance that you will walk out of that theatre feeling absolutely in love with Leonardo DiCaprio. And really, how could anyone blame you? I didn’t think…