2017. Solid round numbers ending in a lucky seven, the words have a strong ring. Hearing them I see blue and silver. Already, the US presidential campaign, which left many of us feeling black and blue, has produced a silvery consequence.
Will Prime Minister Justin Trudeau break our hearts? Most surely he will. But judged by the season launch, I’d say our new prime time series looks promising.
Peter Hinton’s Funny Girl is a fresh take on the story of Fanny Brice, where comedy, tragedy, and song come together into a magnificent new work. Rover caught up with Hinton for a chat.
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.
No relation to the infamous title it shares, Karl Ove Knausgaard’s My Struggle is a humane, beautifully crafted literary meditation on the deeper meaning of ordinary.
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.
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!
In the season of literary prizes, Marianne Ackerman reflects on why culture vultures must curb their craving for winners and listen to their friends.
Two of Quebec’s top filmmakers have turned out major movies about difficult boys and neglectful parents. Mommy overwhelms. Boychoir goes for the heart.
How goes Montreal’s anglo cultural scene? Marianne Ackerman offers some preliminary thoughts ahead of a panel she will join on Sunday hosted by the English-language Arts Network.
There isn’t a hint of social realism or documentary in the collection. Ms. Rutenberg’s travels were clearly motivated by the search for startling images. Nor is there a trace of cliché. Even the much-photographed Percé Rock looks fresh, shot from a distance across textured strips of ice and open water, against a background of a cement-coloured sky and a few lonely clouds.
From Calcutta-born Amitav Ghosh to South Africa’s Nobel-winning J.M. Coetzee, and with a brief excursion through Orhan Pamuk’s Istanbul… Can’t travel this summer? But you can.
Mauritius is a prosperous country that punches above its weight in many categories. Bookstores are hard to find and full of pulp fiction, though with a little digging, I found gold.
Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer Prize-winning The Goldfinch transcends genre, offering redemption for the characters and a profound meditation on the spiritual quality of art.
When theatre holds a mirror up to life, it can be a nasty picture. Case in point, Le Noshow, a collective work of théâtre-réalité that opened this year’s Festival Transamériques (FTA).