For most of my life I have hated Christmas. My father was often laid off just before the holidays and there wasn’t much money for presents. It didn’t stop me from wanting things. And I always wanted things.
Covering a time scale of over 5000 years, Pointe-a-Calliere Museum’s The Greeks: From Agamemnon to Alexander the Great is a stunning exhibition.
Limbo offers an unusually frank and unromantic view of life in contemporary Italy and a new perspective of the ongoing military engagement in Afghanistan.
These two small poetry books, both bilingual editions, carry far greater impact than their diminutive size might suggest.
Like the central character in these stories, Mireille Silcoff had to lie in bed with her head lower than her chest, trying to keep her brain from colliding with her skull.
More jaw-jaw than war-war, but Diplomacy is still a gripping addition to the Second World War movie genre.
In Palawan Story, a recent finalist for the Concordia University First Book Prize, Caroline Vu chronicles pain, love and loss.
Bird People caused a stir at Cannes, thanks to its Magic Realist depiction of bored characters longing to take flight.
Pride is a shamelessly manipulative, and quite irresistible, portrait of an extraordinary moment in gay and working class history.
To mark seven years of merrily dumping on the Christmas spirit, this year’s Urban Tales riffs on the Seven Deadly Sins.
To mark the release of Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods and Kings, we pick the best, or just the weirdest, cinematic treatments of the Holy Book.
Reviewer John Delacourt spots characters “condemned to the margins” in Marianne Ackerman’s new short fiction. Here’s his review published in the Ottawa Review of Books.
After years playing to small but ecstatic audiences at Le Nouveau Theatre Ste Catherine, the bilingual sitcom Depflies is now ouvert for business.
Life of Riley, the final film by the late great Alain Resnais, has just been released on DVD. If it disappoints, it does at least remind us of former glories.
How did the creators of South Park achieve a Broadway miracle with The Book of Mormon? Montreal finally gets the chance to find out.