Fringe Arts

  • Picks

    You can call it a film geek’s wet dream or you can call it movie overload.
    Le Festival Du Nouveau Cinema has been, over the past decade, the most progressive film festival in Montreal.

  • Festival du Nouveau Cinema

    Art at FNC Plays With Sound, Music and You

    With computational matter as his paintbrush, local multimedia artist Navid Navab experiments with sound and how we perceive it.
    Navab studied electro-acoustics at Concordia last year. “No matter what, I always try to make sure there is enough for the audience to delve into,” he said.

  • The Writers’ Way

    Someone once said that the first job of a writer is to give their work away—which sounds like a pretty bad business model, now that I think about it.
    It’s a poorly written cliché that writers struggle with their art, and when they’re not jamming their heads against the keyboard in frustration, they’re having just as pleasant a time at finding a steady source of income.

  • Full Transcript of the Interview With Alexander MacLeod

    Alex Manley conducted an email interview with Canadian author Alexander MacLeod for “Short Listing,” published in The Link’s Oct. 19 issue. Here’s the full transcript of that interview, touching on MacLeod’s experiences as both son and father, how being shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize has changed his life, and the process of writing his debut short story collection, Light Lifting.

  • Short Listing

    Alexander MacLeod Grabs Giller Nod for Light Lifting, Makes It to Montreal

    Until recently, Alexander MacLeod was not a name you’d necessarily recognize when it came to Canadian literature.
    That’s about to change.

  • An Inspiring Account of Non-violent Resistance in Palestine

    “Death, stealing and uprooting the trees are one and the same,” says an old landowner, looking to the horizon where Israel planned to erect its infamous wall in early 2004.

  • Friendly Factory

    Budding Label Re-Claims Old Factory to Harness Local Music

    rom the ashes of an old industry rises a new one.
    The remains of the old Crane factory building in the south west borough of St. Henri have been reconfigured to house lofts and Crane Records.
    “[Crane Records] is an artist collective recording space,” said Jenna Harkness, one of the label’s members.

  • Modern Mythmaking

    Montreal author Claude Lalumière knew he was an atheist by age 10, as did graphic artist Rupert Bottenberg.
    But neither of them quite knew how to reconcile their beliefs—or lack thereof—with their obsession with cryptomythology and ancient superstitions.

  • Une Carte Postale

    Local Band Postcards Keep It Real with Electronic Sound

    Great things come in twos: shoes, socks, eyes, mittens, ears, lungs, kidneys, chopsticks and now, local band Postcards.

  • Possible Worlds

    Cosmic Love and Murders in Space

    Anything is possible in a sci-fi world. Possible Worlds attempts to portray that onstage.
    A scientist simultaneously lives on several dimensions of existence. In love with the same woman in each of his alternate realities, he yearns for her contact but contact is seldom.