Issues Pages: Arts & Culture

Hamilton Fringe Festival poster. Image: Artwork by Vermillion Sands​/Hamilton Fringe Festival/Twitter
Doreen Nicoll | The events offered by the Hamilton Fringe Festival are a virtual Russian roulette. But, the good outweigh the bad and once in a while there is an exceptional production. So keep watching.
A bust of Immanuel Kant. Image: Ainunau/Flickr
Rick Salutin | The violent Australian crime series with a wicked sense of fun, Mr Inbetween, ended this week after three seasons. It's the most morally serious crime series.
Hamilton Fringe Festival patio in 2018. Image: Hamilton Fringe Festival/Tessier/Twitter
Doreen Nicoll | This year's festival will highlight the artistry and storytelling of Luis Arrojo, winner of the BIPOC artist lottery award and Rex Emerson Jackson winner of the disability justice category.
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Marc Belanger, RadioLabour | Country music used to be about the experiences of working people. Has it now become a tool for the right wing? Plus more labour news.
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Maya Bhullar | Bringing politics, art, and multigenerational connection into the world we are creating
Person holds sign reading "Stop Asian Hate." Image credit: Viviana Rishe/Unsplash
Summer Mahmud, Rahul Varma | The mass murder of six Asian women in Atlanta by a 21-year-old white man is the latest in a long-standing history of unrecognized anti-Asian racism, misogyny, and murder across Turtle Island.
 Protesters engulfed by tear gas during Summit of the Americas protests and demonstrations in Quebec City. Image credit: Gates of Ale/Wikimedia Commons
Judy Rebick, Leah Gazan, Eriel Tchekwie Deranger | Three activists reflect on the future of movement organizing and the power of independent media.
Book Review
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Am Johal | "Remake the World" reads like a greatest hits package exposing the baked-in structural injustices that perpetuate political harm and give it its particularly hard-edged American form.
Protest marchers with megaphone. Image credit: Clay Banks/Unsplash
Penney Kome | In the 21st century protest songs offer music to live by, if not to march to.
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Chelsea Nash | Karen Messing's new book is an intervention into the sex- and gender-based challenges of work.
Carnegie Community Centre
Jase Tanner | Artistic director of Theatre in the Raw Jay Hamburger discusses "Bruce: The Musical," a play about activist Bruce Eriksen, who started the Downtown Eastside Residents Association.
Book Review
Image: "Beep Beep Bubbie" and "The Mysterious Stones" book covers
Penney Kome | Two new children's books from Tradewind Books are perfect for these uncertain COVID times.