To mark seven years of merrily dumping on the Christmas spirit, this year’s Urban Tales riffs on the Seven Deadly Sins.
These two small poetry books, both bilingual editions, carry far greater impact than their diminutive size might suggest.
By Brian Campbell
Sleight of Hand
Like the central character in these stories, Mireille Silcoff had to lie in bed with her head lower than her chest, trying to keep her brain from colliding with her skull.
By Linda Leith
Why we’ll always have Paris
More jaw-jaw than war-war, but Diplomacy is still a gripping addition to the Second World War movie genre.
By Jim Burke
The search for missing story
In Palawan Story, a recent finalist for the Concordia University First Book Prize, Caroline Vu chronicles pain, love and loss.
By Gina Roitman
Flight of fancy plummets to earth
Bird People caused a stir at Cannes, thanks to its Magic Realist depiction of bored characters longing to take flight.
By Maxine Napier Macdonald
To mark the release of Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods and Kings, we pick the best, or just the weirdest, cinematic treatments of the Holy Book.
Reviewer John Delacourt spots characters “condemned to the margins” in Marianne Ackerman’s new short fiction. Here’s his review published in the Ottawa Review of Books.
After years playing to small but ecstatic audiences at Le Nouveau Theatre Ste Catherine, the bilingual sitcom Depflies is now ouvert for business.
Life of Riley, the final film by the late great Alain Resnais, has just been released on DVD. If it disappoints, it does at least remind us of former glories.
How did the creators of South Park achieve a Broadway miracle with The Book of Mormon? Montreal finally gets the chance to find out.
The winner of this year’s Infinitheatre playwriting competition talks to us about LA, family drama, and a bizarre love triangle in space.
Actress Angelique Litzenburger unapologetically plays a hard-living version of herself in Marie Amachoukeli’s affecting new film.
Can one still write without irony about Love, Faith and Destiny in an idyllic southern Ontario? Apparently so, if your name is André Alexis and you wrote a book called Pastoral.
Corpus posits a transgressive romance in the last days of Auschwitz. But all is not what it seems in this powerful and ambitious new play.
Frank, an eccentric comedy starring Michael Fassbender, kicks off Dollar Cinema’s brave new venture showcasing overlooked new releases. Just don’t expect the luxury treatment.
Rover’s Anna Fuerstenberg will be presenting her one-woman play The Guerrila Caregiver this Sunday in aid of a cause close to our hearts – the future of Rover itself!
Vancouver-based artist and entrepreneur Zoe Pawlak has been successfully making a living off her art for years. She gives us her tips on how to have it all as a modern artist.
Winner of the 2014 A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry, Sina Queyras’ MxT is a meditation on the themes of grief and loss.
Legendary portrait artist Don Bachardy is interviewed by Matthew Hays on his latest book, Hollywood, his collected renderings of Tinseltown filmmakers and actors.