Fringe Arts

  • 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

  • Top 10 of 2010

    This album is the drunk guy that just wants to have a good time. It’s the realization that you’re just one of millions—but there’s power in that. It’s the trials and tribulations of a mid-level New Jersey punk band.

  • Native Speaker


    we spent christmas together though you probably don’t know that. during the afternoon, I read a book while
    listening to you and the book was the collected stories of amy hempel and your cover art was three people calmly
    sitting near in a giant ball of fire while hiding behind a tainted patterned glass.

  • Under an Exploding Sun

    Mexican Art and the Borders of Identity

    In a city where earthquakes crack open concrete streets to reveal cockroaches and Aztec secrets, where Modernist buildings stand beside temples with gold walls,

  • It Still Matters

    Professionalism in Practice at the 11th Art Matters Festival

    “Art is sometimes the only vehicle of communication and expression available to artists,” said Helen Arceyut-Frixione, a coordinator for this year’s Art Matters Festival.

  • Pho Beauty

    Gibb’s Book Steeped in Vietnamese Cuisine, Culture

    If you find yourself looking for a way to warm up during the next few months, consider curling up with Camilla Gibb’s The Beauty of Humanity Movement.

  • The Unscience of Sleep

    Nothing What It Seems in Hall’s Certainty Dream

    Kate Hall’s poetry collection The Certainty Dream, which won her the 2010 Quebec Writers Federation’s A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry on Nov. 23, is a strange beast.

  • Lit Writ

    Narcissist on the Esoteric Radio

    For the purpose of this program, we will attempt to engage in extemporaneous, and dare I say sagacious discourse.
    However, without being too grandiloquent