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Fluorescent Blue

The 15th edition of Blue Met, Montreal’s multilingual literary festival, got off to a promising start this week with a packed opening reception at Hotel 10,…

On the Beach, II

It’s been a long time since it has felt like an “endless summer.” Or, maybe it’s endless but for all the wrong reasons. The city sinks in a dust of its own making, vacations are harried, and an election looms. What better anecdote, then, than to throw yourself into a book. Even better, dig out a dog-eared title that, once upon a time, was a doorway into endless magic and myth.

On the Beach

The best books are sometimes in tatters. They’ve been to the beach and back, they’ve slid under the bed and wintered there, they’ve fallen in the tub, they’ve been lent out only to come running back years later, pages missing but happy to see you. These books were written ages ago, sometimes by strange men with strange whiskers. Or they came to your language via so many translations that the only sense you make of them is in your head. These are the books that blew open your mind when you were 16 or 26 or 50. These are the books that cast everything in such a strong colour that no matter how many blue skies the summer has, there is always the hint of grey. The grey that still reminds you that life is far simpler and far more complex than you were led to believe. Not just 50 shades of grey, but 50 million. What old books do you haul with you to the beach or the corner of the room sometimes? What are the titles that not only helped you grow, but grew up inside you? We asked some Rover writers.

Mining For Gold

Each year, ROVER takes it upon itself to direct readers towards the best the Fringe Festival has to offer.  To accomplish this, we send our brave…

Listen Up!, Vol. 2

Cleaning a little house here in the music department at Roverarts, and discovered these previously misplaced record review gems from the end of the year past……

Listen Up! Pt. 1

Listen up, indeed. The following represents the very first of what we anticipate will be many regular reviews of a broad spectrum of album releases, a…

Rover Art Fair Video

Click “More” to watch the Rover Art Fair video taken by Line55Video during last weekend’s event! Make sure to comment with your feedback on the event…

2009 Fave Raves

Over the past 12 months, the Rover crew roamed far and wide across the metropolitan area in search of the city’s crème de la crème arts…