Brandon Lorimer

18 Shades of Gay going grey- iconic Montreal installation ending

For the last decade, if you were to take a walk through Montreal’s Gay Village- the vibrant and strongly LGBTQ+ neighbourhood along St. Catherine Street- you would be privy to a brilliant icon of joy and pride hanging above you. A vast stringing of multicoloured resin balls, aligned in spectral order, an atomized pride flag […]

Slava’s Snowshow returning to Broadway- the magic of clown

Clowns occupy a strange space in the minds of western audiences. Especially in North America, clowns more oft than not get pigeonholed into the roles of comedically unfunny or disturbingly evil in their roles for modern media (the upcoming feature Joker reminding us a clown is one of the most iconic villains of all time); […]

“A very simple secret”- sketches for Le Petit Prince uncovered

When a piece of work is translated into a language, it gives some hint at a desire for a culture and a people to consume the messages of the work. The more times it gets translated into other languages, the more it arguably contains a universal feeling or idea of note to the human race. […]

Ecology and creation- Goodee at Phi Centre

Currently occupying the first floor of the Phi Centre in Montreal is a pop-up of vibrant goods from all over the world. The umbrella serving as presenter for all of these artisanal creations is Goodee, an organization seeking to put products aware of social impact at the forefront. Not just in the sense of buying […]

Haida language films- a new voice in cinema

Recently screened at the J.A. Bombardier Theatre of the McCord Museum were two Haida language films, a phrase which until the passed few years was relatively nonexistent. The language of the Haida people being a linguistic isolate, it has gradually declined over generations due to the attempted genocide and assimilation of Indigenous peoples by colonizing […]

“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 […]