Concordia Reading Series Turns One
The Concordia-based Synapse reading series is back in action this Wednesday, celebrating a first birthday of sorts.
Les Flâneurs en Plein Air Captures Canadian Landscape
It took five weeks for Evan Prosofsky and Mark Stroemich to get from Montreal to Halifax. The convenience of modern airplane travel has reduced the trip to about an hour and a half, but travelling by bike, with a camera and painting tools, takes a little longer.
Montreal’s First Used Record Store Throws Birthday Bash
Generally, any event where mingling is encouraged in a room full of strangers has the potential to be awkward. They often seem reminiscent of the scene teenage movies where the protagonist gets invited to the “cool” party, but eventually realizes they would have rather stayed home with their friends.
Trailer Obscura Takes the Photographer Inside the Camera
Concordia Fine Arts students Daniel Paterson and Bella Klein travelled from New York to Prince Edward Island this past summer with their camera literally hitched to the back of their car—a utility trailer that they converted into a five-foot by 10-foot camera obscura.
Slow Dance for the Soul-Barer
Los Angeles duo High Places are dressed in low frequencies and heavy percussion on Original Colors, finding their roots in electronic club sounds pushed through a deep, minimalist filter.
Jennifer Gauthier’s Talk on Identity and North American Indigenous Cinema
“Internationally, indigenous peoples are taking the camera back,” said Jennifer L. Gauthier at the start of her presentation to students on Tuesday. The talk, hosted by Concordia’s Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture, aimed to compare indigenous cinema in Canada and United States in order to showcase its vital role in reconstructing identity.
Rouge Parole Shares the Most Human Side of the Tunisian Revolution
When Elyes Baccar began filming uprisings in his home country of Tunisia at the end of 2010, there wasn’t a plan of what his feature documentary would become. With a filmmaker’s intuition he just captured the energy, knowing it would be something big.
Everything Is Nourishment
As you walk west down de Maisonneuve Blvd., past Decarie St., following the ragged fence, you come across a slew of auto shops, the odd commuter train, several impatient drivers and a handful of hardy cyclists. But when you reach the corner of Oxford Ave., an unexpected oasis emerges: an otherwise nondescript building turned vibrant.
Young Circles Raise Funds for Occupy
Protest music need not be produced by a Lennon-sized performer to get the world’s attention anymore. Using their Bandcamp account, Miami’s Young Circles voice their support for the Occupiers by donating all revenue from their single “Ninety-Nine Percent” to Occupy Wall Street.
Paul Olioff on Writing that Keeps Him Reading
For most of the interviews I’ve done so far I didn’t really know the people. But I’ve known Paul for four years now and this interview, to be honest, was more of a selfish thing—I just really wanted to know what interested him and why he read so many different things. His comments and critiques, like Long’s, are biting and usually astute. We talked about Long, books, Montreal and other things. For once, though, I asked the questions.