Dec 3, 2009

No barbarians please, we're Canadian

Radha Jhappan
The new citizenship guide is as important as it is fascinating: it lays out the "facts" and interpretations of selected facts that immigrants are supposed to absorb in order to obtain citizenship.
Nov 3, 2009

'Strange News' tackles issue of child soldiers

rabble radio
A multi-media piece about child soldiers called Strange News made its Canadian debut last week, and featured actor Arthur Kisenyi, who travelled from Uganda to perform.
Nov 2, 2009

A musical revolution

rabble staff
The Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela took Toronto by storm last week. The founder, Jose Antonio Abreu, was in town to accept the $50,000 Glenn Gould Prize.
Oct 22, 2009

NOW: The Movie

Margaret Atwood makes an appearance in NOW Magazine: The Movie, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Toronto publication. This week rabbletv brings you Episode 2 of the mockumentary.
Oct 20, 2009

Lalo & Patrick take on Gordo's arts cuts

Writer and political satirist Lalo Espejo with comedic songs by composer and improvisor Patrick Pennefather, offer insight into the culture-cide that the B.C. government is serving its citizens.
Oct 9, 2009

The Scarlet Letterman's revenge

David Letterman has struck the latest blow in his country's age-old battle with sexual puritanism. Actor Douglas Campbell was one of the many Scots who came to Canada and realized his dreams.
Oct 2, 2009

Laugh a little, Toronto

Why do people seek joie de vivre in local politicians? Because cities are where most of us live. A local pol shouldn't just talk the place up -- she or he should enjoy it.
Sep 23, 2009

B.C. government slashes arts funding

In August, the Liberal government announced a 20 per cent reduction in funding to the arts and cultural sector with much deeper cuts to come next year.
Sep 15, 2009

Steven Loft: A curator with chutzpah

Jennifer Dales
During his stint at the National Gallery of Canada, Steve Loft has created two new and challenging exhibits that exemplify his willingness to push boundaries.
Sep 1, 2009

Green Culture Festival

John Bonnar
Bellevue Square Park in Kensington Market recently played host to the Green Culture Festival. (Photo: John Bonnar)
Aug 28, 2009

Down with so-called core values

I don't see why culture is about values at all, much less core values. There is often something covertly anti-democratic in asserting core values, and sometimes something implicitly racial too.
Book Review
Aug 20, 2009

Five obvious food facts

George Fetherling
Bacon, A Love Story and Squeezed: What You Don't Know about Orange Juice are just two from a growing list of titles all about food. Read on for notable highlights of this increasingly popular genre.
Jul 23, 2009

My own private 'eye' world

rabble staff
Antoine, Laura Bari's award-winning first film, delves into the real and fantasy life of a five-year-old blind boy in Montreal.
Jul 23, 2009

My own private 'eye' world

June Chua
Filmmaker Laura Bari's documentary, Antoine, is a journey of the senses and the inner world of a blind boy who has been integrated into Montreal's regular school system.


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