MUTEK is back to the MAC, Triplex Nervosa goes overtime, a new circus comes to town, and Dickinson can dance! This is Rover’s #ListMTL for May 2015.
Tipping Point: Student Debt
Rover features an excerpt from Generation Rising, the Time of the Québec Student Spring, by editor and writer Shawn Katz (Fernwood Publishing, 2015).
By Shawn Katz
Close, and indeed, a cigar
A celebration of English-language writing in Quebec, the Atwater Writers Exhibition launches this Thursday, May 28.
By Elise Moser
Multiple Universes Now
Lynn Crosbie's new novel Where Did You Sleep Last Night imagines a universe based on a creative possibility: that Kurt Cobain is alive again.
By Mark Paterson
Heather O'Neill challenges the primacy of the real with a diverse cast of talking bears, sentient dolls and robots, and cigarette-smoking angels.
By Adam Lawrence
You Are Not That Person Anymore
A sure-footed, confident writer, Guy Vanderhaeghe is back, transcending cliche while revisiting old themes in a new volume of stories.
By David Homel
Hacker, Activist, or Trickster?
How do you become a hacker? You don't go to hacker school. You learn to live online, as Gabriella Coleman did while studying hackers for her new book.
By Lesley Trites
Place d’Armes: Foundations of the Montreal Vibe
What's to be said of Montreal's architectural influences? Zeshaun Saleem takes on one of its most iconic squares: Place d'Armes.
By Zeshaun Saleem
Rover’s Elise Moser spoke with avowed atheist Neil Smith about his new novel, Boo, which is set in a heaven reserved for 13 year olds.
As independent bookstores become more community-oriented, Canada launches its first national Authors For Indies Day on May 2nd.
The triumph of the Sandinista revolution in 1979, which came as a magnificent surprise to many, was the focus of a round-table discussion at Blue Met.
Rover’s Blue Met coverage continues with Eric Hamovitch on Assaf Gavron and the West Bank community that inspired his novel The Hilltop.
Junot Diaz’s many let’s-get-real statements during his conversation with Montrealer Heather O’Neill charmed a jam-packed audience at the Rialto Theatre.
Blue Metropolis opened on Monday. Here’s Gina Roitman on Israeli author Eshkol Nevo’s talk about the travel and people who inspired his novel Neuland.
For an informed look at Papier 15, Montreal’s ultra-popular paperworks art fair (April 24-26), Rover recommends following Sky Goodden’s guided tour this Friday at 1 p.m. Founder and editor of Momus.ca, an ambitious new art crit web magazine, Goodden is art’s best news in years.
Who are the cons and who are the conned? Michael Blair’s mystery novel asks some philosophical questions about the nature of belief.
April is the cruelest month. Except for the trees. They cycle through life and death as if it were a roller coaster. Any minute now they’ll be racing past on their way to the lushest part of the year.
Blue Met is back with a bang, springtime goes digital, the rising stars of MTL dance, and much more in Rover’s cultural events newsletter for April 2015.
Playwright Vittorio Rossi butts heads with the Canadian film industry in The Envelope, leaving both adversaries reeling.
Augie Merasty was five years old when his father put him into the canoe that would take him to a residential school in Saskatchewan.
The 2015 Blue Met Literary Festival will feature over 100 writers, including Junot Díaz, Nancy Huston, Russell Banks, Hector Tobar, and Marie Howe.
Harold Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter brings absurdist existential dread to the hitman genre. And, in Theatre Esperance’s tight production, it’s great fun.