Arts & Culture


The right to ride: Everything you need to know about urban cycling | Aug 27 2015 | Kaitlin McNabb | Does urban cycling strike a chord of fear in you? Fear not, Yvonne Bambrick's Urban Cycling Survival Guide will show you the rules of the road and how to put them to good use.
Image: David Pons/flickr
An eye for an I: Trying to understand selfies | Aug 26 2015 | Wayne MacPhail | Selfies capture an odd behaviour -- having a camera in hand and using it as a mirror, not a window on the world. Treating it, as it were, as "an eye for an I."
Photo: Hye-Seung Jung in Berlin. Credit: Tsukasa Yajima
Calgary artist explores public space, cultural interactions | Aug 25 2015 | June Chua | Artist Hye-Seung Jung's work on the dynamics of culture and public space spans Canada, Europe and Asia, bringing together cultures, ideas and urban muckraking.
Photo: Onehkwéntara Kanehtsóte - the Red Post Art Exhibit facebook page
Powerful reflections on the Oka Crisis at Red Post Art Exhibit | Aug 24 2015 | Jennifer Dales | Onekwenhtara Kanehtsote - the Red Post Art Exhibit commemorates the 25th anniversary of the Crisis of 1990, also known as the Oka Crisis, by demonstrating its impacts through art.
Indie Inside: Nick Sherman | Aug 22 2015 | rabble staff | Singer-songwriter Nick Sherman presents his new album, "Knives and Wildrice," continuing the storytelling tradition of his Ojibway roots.
Eggsploitation: The booming egg donation industry | Aug 20 2015 | Meghan Murphy | Meghan Murphy speaks with Jennifer Lahl about the booming egg donation industry and its impact on women.
Harper's takeover of Canada: What do we have left? | Aug 20 2015 | Christine Smith (McFarlane) | The Harper government has been in power since 2006. In that time, it has managed to systematically dismantle Canada's democracy. How? Read on.
Photo: Dave Lawler/flickr
A miscreant's guide to horizontal video | Aug 19 2015 | Wayne MacPhail | Horizontal frames can tell great stories. Despite dramatic shifts in technology from passion plays to True Detective, tales told in motion have stayed with the horizontal format.
Photo Credit: ginnerobot via Compfight cc
Is men and masculinity studies really radical? | Aug 18 2015 | Laura Brightwell | Men and masculinity studies is old hat, so why is The New York Times pretending it's new?
Photo: flickr/
Why culture is an election issue in 2015 | Aug 17 2015 | Heather Menzies | Canadian culture is an election issue this year. Why? If we only focus on for-profit media, we lose touch with public-interest infrastructure and the stories that connect us.
Amphithéâtre de Québec under construction in June 2014. Photo by Creative Common
Paltry returns: Public spending on sports palaces is just bad economics | Aug 16 2015 | Dennis Gruending | Professional sports teams are coming cap in hand asking for money to build hockey arenas and other sports palaces. That is a poor use of public money.
Photo: Dean/flickr
Celebrating the lyric craft of Newfoundland columnist Ray Guy | Aug 14 2015 | Rick Salutin | Canada's greatest columnist wasn't Canadian. He was Ray Guy and he was a Newfoundlander.

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