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.
Get Lost in Metraville’s Footnotes & Alleyways
The modern city is a confusing, dangerous and ultimately illogical place—and the modern Canadian city, doubly so.
Montreal Film Fest Marches to Its Own RIDM
You think you’re a film nerd? Talk to Charlotte Selb. In the course of the year, she said, she’ll see about 900 films.
Occupy Montreal Gets Musical
Take it from me—playing a steel-stringed acoustic guitar when it’s cold outside really sucks.The skin on your hands dries out and becomes brittle. The knuckles on your right hand chafe pretty badly if you miss the strings with your pick.
Adam and the Amethysts Light Up Their Sound
Fresh off what they lovingly call a “patchy string of fun Canadian tour dates,” local psychedelic pop-folk quartet Adam and the Amethysts will be returning home to celebrate the launch of their latest album, Flickering Flashlight.
Kim Dorland’s Enter, Light Plays With Simplicity
A baby deer is looking at me, hidden behind a tree. He stands on the left side of the painting while four adult deer seem to disappear, invaded by light. Standing in front of Kim Dorland’s Clearing, I ask myself whether the deer is waiting for something, or is he simply contemplating the human?
The Heavy and The Heavier
Chicago three-piece Russian Circles return with their unique brand of intense instrumental music, one that runs the gamut of borderline-black metal to shoegaze-y ambiance, incorporating grumbling bass, walls of heavily-distorted electric guitar and pounding drums that would be an apt soundtrack for one’s descent to the underworld.
Vanier Library Gets Spooky with Local Art
Concordia’s Vanier Library is currently exhibiting monstrous artworks fresh by Shawn Mackniak.
The Strange Relationship Between Montreal and Its Graffiti
Known worldwide as one of the main veins for the arts in North America, Montreal and its well-established graffiti subculture have endured a long and arduous history.
Lara Kramer Premieres of good moral character at the MAI
Concordia grad Lara Kramer works to touch the unspoken parts of our relationships in of good moral character, her latest choreography, which examines the intimacy of domestic relationships with the themes of obsession, instability, isolation and violence…