Terrorism, open societies and fundamentalist religion are a perfect storm in our hyper connected world. The Charlie Hebdo attack raises questions of free expression and humour.
Codename: Get Oscar
The Imitation Game is a clear bid to clean up at the Academy Awards. But don't let that put you off. It's a gripping and solid account of one of WWII's most remarkable events.
By Jim Burke
Muslim: I woke up like this
It isn’t every day that I get spat upon. Then a stranger quietly muttered, “Muslim.”
By Sujata Dey
Out of the past
The last part of a trilogy that began with the epic Fall On Your Knees, Ann-Marie Macdonald's latest novel, Adult Onset, offers an intimate portrait of a troubled past.
By Heather Leighton
The Pull of Julie Paul
Julie Paul's writing has an edge. Humour, sensuality, and a healthy measure of darkness lend the stories in The Pull of the Moon an emotional veracity.
By Mark Paterson
Mark O’Rowe’s international hit Terminus comes to Centaur this week, courtesy of Toronto company Outside the March. We spoke to its director Mitchell Cushman.
Our seventh dip into Rover’s seasonal past is Anna Fuerstenberg’s review of one of the very first performances of Urban Tales, Centaur’s now long-standing Christmas event.
What got us excited in 2014? Everything from a city-stomping lizard to crucified Ronald Macdonalds, from a cool cat Jesus to the inventor of the theramin.
Montreal documentarist Claude Demers returns to Verdun in a visually poetic search for elusive beginnings.
Hip yet snarkily critical of hipness, Elyse Friedman’s The Answer to Everything is a breathtaking balancing act that’s laced with humour.
In our latest from Rover’s seasonal archives, Sujata Dey measured the brief thrill of a brand new gift against the environmental cost.
In this fifth look back on Rover’s seasonal archives, first published on Dec 23, 2011, Gina Roitman found that sumptuous dishes made for a delightful “Jews For Jesus” Christmas.
To immerse oneself in Haruki Murakami’s latest, Colorless Tsukuru Tamaki And His Years Of Pilgrimage, is to indulge in pure literary luxury. Not so colorless after all.
Foxcatcher, Bennett Miller’s follow-up to Moneyball, is a searing, thinking-person’s wrestling movie headed by a creepily-effective performance from Steve Carell.
In the fourth of our visits to Rover’s Christmas archives, Shawn Katz considered other forms of gift-giving than the kind dictated by the malls and mega-companies.
The third in our visit to Rover’s Christmas archives is Michael Mirolla’s plea to be left in peace to work – unless you can put a certain bottle his way.
For most of my life I have hated Christmas. My father was often laid off just before the holidays and there wasn’t much money for presents. It didn’t stop me from wanting things. And I always wanted things.
Covering a time scale of over 5000 years, Pointe-a-Calliere Museum’s The Greeks: From Agamemnon to Alexander the Great is a stunning exhibition.
Up to the New Year, we’ll be digging deep into Rover’s past for twelve Xmas-flavoured posts. Second up is Sarah Fletcher’s 2012 review of a perennial Montreal show