Prince is All in our Music & Culture Links News Roundup

"Dearly beloved, We are gathered here today to get through this thing called life. Electric word life. It means forever and that's a mighty long...

The Concert I Wish I’d Been To

I missed a lot of concerts when I was young. Mostly because I was a huge nerd who spent his Saturday afternoons watching re-runs...

I’ll Be Your Saint: Art Finds from Everywhere Part 1

And a link: Feature Shoot pointed me towards the striking (and strikingly original) work of New Zealand Photographer Niki Boon's "Childhood in the Raw". Her subjects...

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...

On Popular Culture: Does Context Matter Anymore?

The oh-too-easy lure of the YouTube Black Hole can take you down anytime defenses are lowered and procrastination has had even four minutes to percolate. Somehow,...

On Tour: Who’s Pulling Up to the Foot of Your Driveway?

Check out our new chalkboard. Time to start planning springtime tour dates! Winter is almost over. There's been a lot of great tour announcements...

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...

How Chris Rock Gave The Oscars Social & Cultural Relevance Again, Even if Some...

Before the world knew and loved Chappelle, and he perfected a brand of comedy that is sublime in its exact timbre of exploration of...

The Myth of Swift

While many of us ignore commercialized pop music regularly and with ease, it's important to understand that media coverage of Taylor Swift, "The Butterscotch...

The Watchmen: Life in Stereo (Live Review)

The Watchmen Saturday January 30th The Danforth Music Hall, Toronto It sounds like bullshit but you ever notice This whole town of ice and snow Gets you...

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...

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...