Fringe Arts

  • Lit writ

    Grandmother, Skawina 2009

    Graffiti says Anti Jude
    on the brick wall of the grocery store.

  • Jon Paul Fiorentino Plays With Words, Feelings

    “Shh,” writes Jon Paul Fiorentino in Indexical Elegies, his new volume of poetry. “There are / poets trying to die.”

  • Cinema Politica is Back at Concordia

    Part of what makes Cinema Politica such an important and essential film series is that it will always take you to a world you’ve never been to before.

  • Accès Asie Showcases Asian Art and Culture

    In a groundbreaking move aimed at changing Canada’s institutionalized conception of arts and culture, Accès Asie, Montreal’s Asian Heritage Festival, is moving to bring Asian-Canadians to the forefront of the arts scene by hosting the first national Asian Heritage Month symposium in Montreal.

  • Experimental Experience

    Local Musician Tamples In New Territory With New Musical Project

    When I spoke to Jon Cohen, he and the rest of the Jon Cohen Experimental, which consists of drummer Sebastian Cote and bass player Ken Martin, were in the misty city of Charlottetown, P.E.I. prepping to play a venue called The Alibi.

  • Prince Rama to Open for Deakin

    There’s rhythm and then there’s rhythm. If you’re the kind of person who knows the difference, Prince Rama may be the band for you.

  • Animal Instinct

    Josh Dibb on the Guggenheim, Barefoot Hippies and His Struggle to Make the Music He Wants to Make

    “It’s been both a blessing and a curse to be the dude from Animal Collective,” said Josh Dibb, or perhaps better known by his stage name, Deakin. After spending the past couple years apart from the overwhelming success of being a founding member of Animal Collective, Dibb is embarking on a solo project.

  • CEASE Art Collective Drops the Velvet Rope

    There’s a downside to Montreal’s vibrant artistic community—its cup runneth over. For this analogy, just pretend the cup is gallery space.

  • Quick Read

    The Devil You Know

    Now that I’ve read Jenn Farrell’s latest collection of short stories, The Devil You Know, I understand the grim feeling of depression.

  • Books Are Dead. Long Live Books!

    Or, a Summary of Reading in 2010

    So Bob Dylan said it best: “The times, they are a-changin.”
    Now, nothing changes completely. All big change is comprised of and preceded by a series of small, often unnoticeable changes. For situations like these, I like to think of the sea eroding a cliff face. Maybe you have your own mental image to substitute, so by all means, imagine it right now, if you think that will help.