How do you become a hacker? You don’t go to hacker school. You learn to live online, as Gabriella Coleman did while studying hackers for her new book.
The triumph of the Sandinista revolution in 1979, which came as a magnificent surprise to many, was the focus of a round-table discussion at Blue Met.
Rover’s Blue Met coverage continues with Eric Hamovitch on Assaf Gavron and the West Bank community that inspired his novel The Hilltop.
Junot Diaz’s many let’s-get-real statements during his conversation with Montrealer Heather O’Neill charmed a jam-packed audience at the Rialto Theatre.
Blue Metropolis opened on Monday. Here’s Gina Roitman on Israeli author Eshkol Nevo’s talk about the travel and people who inspired his novel Neuland.
The 2015 Blue Met Literary Festival will feature over 100 writers, including Junot Díaz, Nancy Huston, Russell Banks, Hector Tobar, and Marie Howe.
The graphic approach or “show not tell.” What is the most appropriate way of writing about trauma? Elise Moser, Ann Charney and Koethi Zan reflect.
Issa Boullata presents a loving portrait of his childhood in the Old City of Jerusalem during the 1930s and 1940s, during the latter days of the British mandate in Palestine.
Is NAFTA bringing us culturally closer to Latin America? Closer to Walmart, yes, but as Spanish departments get decimated, the prognosis on cultural life is not so good according to Blue Met’s panellists.
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.
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.
Incredible as it may seem today, Yiddish was once the third most widely spoken language in Montreal, after French and English. For several decades in the first half of the twentieth century, tens of thousands of Central and Eastern European Jews formed the city’s largest immigrant group. As immigration patterns changed in the post-war years, Italian became the city’s third language, succeeded more recently by Spanish and Arabic.
Among the delights of the Blue Met festival this year was the sight of a former vice-president of a Latin American republic wandering almost incognito among…
Meet Etgar Keret, Israel’s rock-star writer and prize-winning filmmaker with the undeniable Holocaust pedigree, who smacks our mortal cards on the table with his wild-haired stories and emo-essays that are perfect for the wee-attention span of the Internet age.
A literary long weekend with ninety-one events means there will be many possible festivals, depending on your choices. My best experiences at the 14th edition of Blue Metropolis happened along side-roads.