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A play of bills- Hamilton and Controlled Damage’s Canadian premieres

EDIT: I’d like to acknowledge the oversight of not mentioning playwright Andrea Scott by name in this article originally and apologize for any insult it may have dealt. Especially in an article discussing the importance of representation, it is necessary to give artists due credit by name and rectify any mistakes in failing to meet […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Montréal’s “Barbie Expo” puts history on the catwalk

If you were able to look at a timeline of American culture throughout the 20th century, you would get a lot of visual information and perspective. The shifting and growing of brands, the changes in design trends, and one of the starkest indicators, the evolution of fashion. But equally as informative as the variables in […]