Brandon Lorimer

“there’s a reason for our connection”- Hannah Claus at the McCord

While materialism can be easily regarded as a shallow and less meaningful way to experience life in this world of ours, it can go without saying that we forge meaningful connections to the objects of our lives. The well used tools of our trades, a beloved garment given as a gift, a favourite mug that […]

Shakespeare In The Park- the past and future of the outdoor bard

“Summer’s lease hath all too short a date”, to quote the Bard, and all the shorter when you start to plan what to do with that all too fleeting flick of time. Get out to the beach as much as possible, go for a road trip, have a few barbecues, and maybe finally get out […]

Kyoto Animation decimated by arson attack

On the morning of July 18th, Kyoto Animation, a world renowned animation studio based in Kyoto, fell victim to the worst mass murder in Japan in decades. Suspect Shinji Aoba was reported filling up containers with gasoline near the studio beforehand, and shouted “Die” before igniting the entrance of the building. Aoba is currently under […]

The history of Fringe Festivals- on the fringes of theatre

July 11th marked another annual World Fringe Day, the celebration of Fringe Festivals internationally. An important means for artists to develop themselves and find audiences, as well as homes for many touring artists, it’s easy to understand why Fringe Festivals receive such devoted attention from those who participate and organize the events. For the uninitiated, […]

Theatrical trigger warnings and culpability

I recently had an article come to my attention, discussing London theatre company The Donmar Warehouse and their decision to begin listing warnings for potentially triggering content in their performances. While theatrical trigger warnings are by no means new (are advisories of violence, nudity, and staged smoking not the same concept under a different name?), […]

The Polaroid Project- A snapshot of instant history

My first foray into photography was in late adolescence with a Fujifilm Instax Wide camera, a fantastic modern iteration of instant photography. I immediately found myself addicted to capturing bits of time with my friends and loved ones, moments being immortalized in one of the most beautifully tangible ways I’d ever experienced. For the first […]

This Light Never Goes Out- Jim Carrey’s political passion

When my coworker told me that Jim Carrey was next door to us scoping out Montreal’s Phi Centre as a location for a project, I’d be lying if I said my mind didn’t immediately flare with excitement. I’d also be lying if I said I didn’t casually pace outside the entrances of the building, frowning […]