Whether from Montreal or the world beyond, the spring books lineup features burgeoning stars as well as veterans who’ve kept us waiting for more. Adam Lawrence picks his top 10.
As American Sniper continues to fuel controversy, Adam Lawrence gets its woolly and evasive philosophy in his sights.
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.
Three plays on Montreal stages this week – The Medea Effect, Terminus, The Nisei and the Narnauks – use myth to show the unshowable and speak the unspeakable.
Terminus is a poetic, devilishly inventive evening of Irish story-telling that’s not for the faint of heart – or the inattentive.
Brilliant, Denise Roig’s new collection of short stories, reflects the dazzling, sometimes dark, fascination of Abu Dhabi.
The clock is ticking for Marion Cotillard in the Dardenne Brothers riveting new film about humiliation and hope.
Opera de Montreal marks its 35th birthday with a stripped-back Samson et Dalila and a temple-shaking performance from Marie-Nicole Lemieux.
The Imitation Game is a clear bid to clean up at the Academy Awards. But don’t let that put you off. It’s a gripping and solid account of one of WWII’s most remarkable events.
It isn’t every day that I get spat upon. Then a stranger quietly muttered, “Muslim.”
The last part of a trilogy that began with the epic Fall On Your Knees, Ann-Marie Macdonald’s latest novel, Adult Onset, offers an intimate portrait of a troubled past.
Julie Paul’s writing has an edge. Humour, sensuality, and a healthy measure of darkness lend the stories in The Pull of the Moon an emotional veracity.
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.
Mark O’Rowe’s international hit Terminus comes to Centaur this week, courtesy of Toronto company Outside the March. We spoke to its director Mitchell Cushman.
What got us excited in 2014? Everything from a city-stomping lizard to crucified Ronald Macdonalds, from a cool cat Jesus to the inventor of the theramin.