General Idea retrospective opening at National Gallery of Canada

One of the most influential groups of Canadian artists, General Idea typified the irreverent wit that swirled within the art and culture of the country throughout the late 20th-century. Decidedly anti-establishment and brimming with both social critique and playfulness, the collective trio were an icon for queer culture that wielded the veneer of consumerist culture. […]

Neptune Theatre’s ‘Rocky Horror’ finds the heart of Transylvania

There is something magic in every production of The Rocky Horror Show. Richard O’Brien’s legendary exploration of queer identity through the lens of intergalactic hedonistic party animals is an ode to B-movies, rock and roll, and LGBTQ2s+ culture. It was unprecedented for its era and has stood the test of time half a century later. […]

“Star Wars Kid: The Rise of the Digital Shadows” urges for digital empathy

We are at the point in this digital age where virality is taken for granted. Andy Warhol’s prophecy of everyone’s fifteen minutes of fame has never been more true—and more shallow. But there was a time not so long ago that the sheer concept of hundreds of millions of people sharing in the same online […]

‘The Andy Warhol Diaries’ shows the love and fear of an icon

While the world over has been especially keen on the recent release of Inventing Anna—the exploits of real-life con artist Anna Delvey—almost simultaneously, Netflix has released a stunning and emotional delve into The Andy Warhol Diaries. Following the published journals of the same name notated and edited by Pat Hackett, this short docuseries dives into […]

Black Theatre Workshop celebrates 50 years with Vision Celebration

While it may have been from a safely distanced livestream, Montréal’s Black Theatre Workshop still found much to celebrate for this year at their annual Vision Celebration. A night celebrating the city’s Black artistic community, BTW’s Vision Celebration is a night of awards and bursaries, as well as a means to reflect on the Canadian […]

David Byrne’s ‘Theater of the Mind’ set for world premiere

Having made his mark in many mediums over the decades, David Byrne—of Talking Heads fame—is an artist of every facet. From his legendary musical creations to sharing his findings of the medium in his non-fiction treatise How Music Works, from his keen theatrical senses and output to his strikingly humble “tree drawings”: David Byrne is […]

The Tragedy of Macbeth is a brooding masterpiece

One half of one of the world’s most iconic cinematic duos, Joel Coen has dipped his toes deep into the depths of theatre with his solo directorial debut, and it is as engrossing as one would get. Tackling none other than Shakespeare’s cursed King of Scotland, The Tragedy of Macbeth is a true-to-source adaptation, but […]