Padma Visanwanathan speaks about The Ever After of Ashwin Rao, while Kim Thuy moderates a discussion of the six Radio-Canada finalists for the Reader’s Choice Award.
A Classical music concert in a writer’s festival? I Musici sets George Sand’s love letters to Chopin as a backdrop to their Romantic period concert, showing that it isn’t just with words that stories are told.
At Day 1 at the Blue Metropolis, Mavis Gallant’s friends discuss her “autistic” character traits, her favourite oysters and why she never wore a wedding ring.
In Louis Boudreault’s portraits, each picture is like notes for a life yet to be accomplished. The fascination is in seeing the seeds of what these persons will become.
Morocco was home to as many as half a million Jews by the 1940s. Today, only a few thousand remain, but it wasn’t the villagers who chased them out.
The fourth book by novelist, storyteller and essayist André Alexis tells not a modern pastoral, and a story about what happens when peace and tranquility are disrupted by the scheming human mind.
Evelyne de la Chenelière and director Davide Chiazzese try to capture some of the rom-com frothy fun, but end up with more than they – or their cast – can chew.
There is an apocryphal story that when Nijinsky came to Paris he desperately wanted to meet Diaghilev. When he finally ran into him at a bistro, Diaghilev told the Russian dancer, “Astonish me.” Nijinsky promptly picked up the fish Diaghilev was eating and slapped the impresario in the face.
Walking through the canvas-covered halls of Papier 14, it struck me that if you handed these same visual artists a ton of cheese, the results would be equally amazing.
Call it a critical mass, or call it a fateful synergy: MUTEK, Elektra and Laïka all turn 15 this year, and EM15 marks the crucial convergence of milestones.
Aaliya contains a vast canvas within her. Through her we examine Beirut, and the life of the outsider in a rigid society seething with constant political upheaval and war.
Death of a master, digital luminaries and miracles on paper: your #ListMTL for April 21 to May 4.
Sanaaq offers an unromanticized glimpse of Inuit life in Northern Québec, and while its details are indeed unfamiliar, the people themselves are very much like us.
This short story is offered in homage to the magnificent achievements of a master who passed away this week, Gabriel Garcia Márquez.
You can buy or sell anything, meet or greet anybody online, as long as you keep your clothes on. That’s what artist Sophie Lambert learned in her extraordinary investigation of social media.