Fringe Arts

  • Dye It Blonde

    The Smith Westerns

    The last time I went to value village I bought a large black sweater with bright geometric shapes overlapping on it. the sweater is a little too big for me but I like it a lot because I feel like a seven-year old wearing it.

  • Capturing the Uncapturable

    Girard’s Bigfoot an Authentic Snapshot of Teenagehood

    As a child, it’s easy to get caught up in tall tales, and it’s often difficult to outgrow them completely.

  • ‘Not a False Moment’

    Playwright Linda Griffiths Teaches Storytelling at ConU

    Linda Griffiths is an established playwright and actor living in Toronto where she runs her own theatre company, Duchess Production.

  • Alum Writ

    The Drunken Sky

    Unable to properly close the window of the cabin
    I imagine the big bruised sky

  • “Not a Crazy Dream”

    Headquarters Galerie + Boutique Closes Its Doors, Opens Others

    After five years of indie-influenced community, retail and art, Headquarters Galerie + Boutique will be holding their final vernissage this Friday, Jan. 14, before closing their doors and moving on to craftier pastures.

  • One of These Jokes is Not Like the Other

    Liar, Liar Show Keeps Audience Guessing

    Everyone stretches the truth now and then.
    Maybe that funny anecdote we told at dinner was exaggerated a teensy bit, and maybe This American Life contributor David Sedaris didn’t really work as a staff clerk in a mental hospital at age 13 to great comedic effect.

  • Kaputt


    I don’t even know why I like you but you kept me in on New Years. You’re keeping me away and under and turning.

  • New Sound, Old Tricks

    The Besnard Lakes Reinvent Space Rock

    Richard White wields the six-string in The Besnard Lakes, a group that much prefers studio methods of the past to the bedroom recordings so popular today.

  • Lit Writ


    The end started with a phone call at night.
    I was wasting the day for this one because the verdict was in the hands of this girl—the apple of my eye.

  • “Just Watch Me”

    Writers Read Welcomes Celebrated Canadian Playwright Linda Griffiths

    Heralded for the “sheer range of her career” by Maclean’s magazine almost 20 years ago, Canadian playwright Linda Griffiths says finding the time and the energy to attend live theatre nowadays is hard work