Thomas Delbano

  • Expozine Turns 18 With Over 300 Creators and Vendors

    “You Would Have to Stay Here for the Two Days If You Wanted to See Everything”

    The largest Canadian small press fair came back to town for its eighteenth edition on Nov. 16 and 17. Organized by the non-profit Archive Montreal, the event gathered more than 300 creators and vendors in the St. Arsène Church over the weekend.

  • Concordia Alumni Bring First Edition of Papier Marché to St. Denis. St.

    Over 40 Artists Delight With Their Zines, Comics, Prints

    Papier Marché, a new literary and visual art print market centered around independent artists had its first edition on Sept. 7 and 8. The market gathered over 40 writers and visual artists selling affordable and diverse prints, zines, comic books, and posters in what used to ironically be an Urban Outfitters on St. Denis St.

  • Queer Between the Covers Brings Marginalized Voices to the Forefront

    The Literature and Art Fair Has Been Going on for 12 Years

    On Aug. 18, as many were getting ready to participate in the Pride parade, some queer book enthusiasts had another rendezvous scheduled.

  • Wicked Mmm Makes Lingerie on a Spectrum

    Montreal Couple’s Business Is Sexy and Comfortable for Everyone

    Masha Smushkevitch and Will Desjardins think that all bodies should get to wear nice panties. The partners are co-founders of Wicked Mmm, a Montreal-based lingerie brand bringing handmade underwear for everyone.

  • Milk & Bone Invites You to ‘Dive’ Into the Summer

    Montreal Pop Duo Releases New Retrowave EP

    Following the release of their sophomore album Deception Bay last year, Montreal duo Milk & Bone is back with four new songs on an extended play titled Dive, released May 24. This project marks a new collaboration between Milk & Bone and Alex Lustig, a producer from Antwerp, Belgium who has worked with artists such as Drake and Young Thug in the past.

  • The Rose Festival Celebrates Self-Love and the Queer Community

    The Third Edition Found Its Groove at the Playwrights’ Workshop Montreal

    “All of us who grapple with not being seen, or deal with intersectionality around our queerness—it felt like we had voices this year, and we were seen,” said Corrina Hodgson, co-founder of the Rose festival.

  • Café Velours: Villeray’s Own Queer and Community-Based Coffee Shop

    Volunteer-Ran, the Cozy, Comfortable Space Celebrates One Year

    Café Velours may look like any other place offering a warm and cozy environment to study, work, or meet your friends. But this Villeray coffee shop stands out—Café Velours is run by an energetic team of volunteers who strive to serve the queer community they love, and provide a space where everyone can express themselves and feel safe.

  • After a Decline, Interest in Labour Reporting Appears to Be Growing

    Journalists Reflect on The Future of The Beat and Where It’s Going

    Investigations into poor working conditions have become rare in Canada. With few labour reporters left in mainstream news media, the beat has diminished over the last 25 years, but many still have hope in its future.