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  • News

    Fuming Over Furs

    With police surveying at a distance, a group of about two dozen animal rights activists protested the return of the North American Fur & Fashion Expedition-Montreal, an annual fur show that took place April 30…

  • Fringe Arts

    Ancient Culture in Modern Times

    The eighth edition of the Israel Film Festival brings diverse and critically acclaimed films to Montreal for a week-long engagement. The nine films have received international accolades…

  • Fringe Arts

    Dépanneur Comedy

    This week Le Nouveau Théâtre Sainte Catherine is bringing back its bilingual serialized comedy, Dépflies. Written by playwright Alain Mercieca, the Chekov-meets-Seinfeld show about a St-Henri dépanneur is now in its third instalment.

  • Opinions

    Father Doesn’t Know Best

    In the perverse macrocosm of “father knows best” that is our culture, we keep listening to the black-suited bureaucrats. In theory, their credentials and experience guide policy-making, but realistically, private interests rule the roost. The United States’ economic collapse came about because of a number of factors, not least of which is the unquestionable belief in power of logos and business models.

  • Fringe Arts

    The Undying ‘70s Massacre

    A 40-year-old porn cinema, an anniversary featuring exploitation film and a charity joining in so the party could qualify for a liquor licence were the humble beginnings of Montreal’s quasi-monthly institution, Grindhouse Wednesdays.

  • Opinions

    Heard in the Street

    We took to the streets on the March 22 Day of Action to ask students why exactly it’s worth it to fight tuition hikes.

  • Opinions

    The Tofu of Canada

    Students are being so selfish. They are standing in the way of something so beautiful—Quebec becoming more like the rest of Canada.

  • Fringe Arts

    I Saw the Sign

    From above, Thursday’s protest made Montreal roads look like they were on fire. A sea of red flowed through the city as an estimated 200,000 people protested proposed tuition hikes. From the street the view was different.

  • Fringe Arts

    Dance Students Resurrect Accessible Education

    There have been three Butoh walks in the past week to protest tuition hikes, but Wednesday’s was the first to have zombies.

  • Fringe Arts

    Art Houses Close in Solidarity

    Montreal art establishments are closing on March 22 in solidarity with the student protest. Eliane Ellbogen, the artistic director of exhibition and production center Eastern Bloc, affirmed in a press release that culture and education are linked and that neither should become a commodity.

  • Fringe Arts

    Women’s Month Gets Edgy

    Festivals in this city run the gamut as far as size and style—but few feature a deeper purpose the way the Edgy Women Fest does.

  • Fringe Arts

    Telling It Like It Is

    It’s what you’d likely be talking about among close friends, except here you’re doing it behind a microphone for a crowd of people.

  • Special Issue

    Invisible on Campus

    Nearly a quarter of female university students will have experienced a sexual assault by the time they graduate.

  • Fringe Arts

    Break Up to Make Up

    Through comedy and tragedy the value of a product-driven, picture-perfect life is explored in The Leisure Society with questions like, “is sex in a pool dangerous?” and “how many people before you have to call it an orgy?”

  • Fringe Arts

    Students Call the Shots

    There’s a festival going on at Concordia this weekend, tucked in the back room of the Loyola Chapel basement.

  • Fringe Arts

    Concordia Playwrights on Display

    Winners of the sixth Concordia Annual 10-Minute Play Contest are getting their prize this Friday night, where they will hold a staged reading of their work.

  • Fringe Arts

    Finding a Home in Molson

    “It’s a little strange having to go incognito to school,” said Manon Manavit, Assistant Director of Theatre______Business: Fill Us In. “I’m in a business school but I’m not a business student. We’re there but we’re not acknowledged.”

  • Fringe Arts

    Igniting Festival City

    Montreal’s all-night art party attracted 900,000 visitors last year. For its 13th edition, it’s bigger than ever, stretching from the George William Campus all the way to the Olympic stadium, from Little Italy to the Old Port.

  • Fringe Arts

    Art vs. the Bottom Line

    “Money is good. Art is better,” playwright Arthur Holden told Poetry Quebec about the theme of his show, Ars Poetica.

  • Fringe Arts

    Phone Sex Confessions

    “I have always really, really enjoyed the power of making people come,” phone sex operator-cum-performer Cameryn Moore mused on her blog, PhoneWhore. “This pre-dates my involvement in paid phone sex by decades.”