Words Fail Us. But They Are All We Have: On David Bowie

There is a wave travelling around the world in the wake of David Bowie's death, even through souls who think they just know a few...

Revisiting the Modern Classics of Literature: 1. AHWOSG – A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering...

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius Based on a True Story By Dave Eggers Vintage Canada Edition, 2001 The First in our new series Revisiting the Modern Classics...

The Year in Film: An Expanding Point of View

By Jacqueline Howell 2015 was a remarkable year in film for its expanding narrative POVs, despite the January grumpiness that begins to colour everything. Critics and...

The Idea of North at AGO: Curated by Steve Martin Opens Canada Day, July...

Steve Martin, iconic actor/writer/comedian/musician (lately with Edie Brickell) is also an avid art fan who discovered our own icon Lawren Harris of Group of...

Gord Downie’s Canada and The Stories We (Ought To) Tell

By Josh Scott     On Saturday August 20th, history was made: The Tragically Hip performed the final show of their Man Machine Poem Tour. While massive...

Kristin Hersh in Manchester: Louder than Words, Gorilla & a Personal Journey

  Words & pictures by Adam Hammond "I'm not a creative person," protests Kristin Hersh. It's a mantra she repeats as she chats to journalist and...

Twin Peaks: damn fine little miracle

Twin Peaks (1990-1991) is so richly and thoroughly realized that to know it is to make it as real to the psyche as a...

Oscars 2015: The glorious misfits

Tonight's Oscars was more satisfying and entertaining than we can remember in many years. Setting aside the snark, the shade, and the yelling at the...

Rest in Peace, Merle Haggard

"And I turned twenty-one in prison doing life without parole No one could steer me right but Mama tried, Mama tried Mama tried to raise me...

What if Kids Picked the Winners?

By Ryan Schuurman Hess Oscars Smoscars or: How I Learned to Have Fun and Love the Little Gold Man: A Post-Oscars Reflection. The first Oscars I ever...

Len & Company / This Must Be the Place: Retiring Gracefully from Rock &...

  By Jacqueline Howell By coincidence, I viewed the films Len & Company and This Must Be the Place back to back. It turned out that they...

Peter Hook & the Light: Substance On Tour

The city we live in, and the wider world of music lovers who know and remember the 70s and 80s, has finally turned a...