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Talking Radical Radio

Radical arts, radical memory

June 11, 2014
| Stefan Christoff talks about the work with multiple cultural and artistic forms by the Howl! Arts Collective in Montreal as part of broader movements for radical social change.
Length: 28:28 minutes (26.07 MB)

Gabe Fajuri on cheating, deception and the history of magic

May 27, 2014
| Gabe is one of the most interesting people I know. He's a magician, auctioneer, writer, editor and publisher of books. He believes there are several types of people out there.
Length: 46:42 minutes (53.46 MB)

Indie Inside: Betty Malaise and the mushroom-souper

Betty Malaise and the mushroom-souper, experimental artists from the land of the living skies, consist of Joel Carignan, as the alchemist of sound production and Brandie Carignan, the poet-the-voice. Betty Malaise and the mushroom-souper believes that the highest forms of human expression can be found in music and feel this should be shared democratically in order to inspire others and keep the evolution of creation ever-revolving. Therefore, the artists stream their music and offer free downloads to all fans. 

| May 18, 2014

'Come Worry With Us!' a call to nurture, art and motherhood

Photo credit: Come Worry With Us!

Intuition is an instinct commonly attributed to both motherhood and the artistic process and it's what propelled award-winning director Helene Klodawsky into the world of Montreal musicians Jessica Moss and Efrim Menuck.

Klodawsky, married for 30 years with two children, was beguiled after a friend of hers was hired to be a "tour nanny" for Ezra, the couple's one-year-old child. That hunch, back in 2009, that something interesting would happen, led to her latest documentary Come Worry With Us!

Toronto Queer Arts Festival August 2014

Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 9:00am - Friday, August 15, 2014 - 6:00am


Queer West
Toronto, ON
43° 39' 11.6136" N, 79° 22' 59.4624" W

Every summer in August, Queer West  Arts Centre, celebrates its lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender artistic community with the Queer Arts Festival -- a week-long event that includes a film festival, spoken word events, concerts, art gallery tours by bicycle and more.

Take in art that challenges and explores the concept of sexuality. 

| April 22, 2014

A set of sizzling films at 2014 Hot Docs

Photo credit: Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case

More than 190 documentaries from 43 countries will be featured in this year's Hot Docs Canadian international documentary festival with a slew of special events -- including appearances by hard rocker Alice Cooper for Super Duper Alice Cooper, Star Trek's George Takei at the screening of To Be Takei and The Measure of All Things Live Documentary in which Oscar-nominated director Sam Green will live-narrate his film about stories from the Guinness Book of World Records accompanied by a live soundtrack from New York band The Quavers.

| April 9, 2014

An artist's view into the murkiness of Ukraine

Photo: Christiaan Triebert/flickr

The fine Canadian painter with a Ukrainian heritage, Natalka Husar (and an excellent name, too), dropped by the house Tuesday morning. We hadn't seen each other for a while so it could only mean one thing: she'd come to celebrate, or just mark, the Ukrainian victory in Kyiv over the weekend. (Temporary and provisional, she quickly qualified.) "I brought you a book," she said.

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