Arts & Culture

Jun 1, 2010

Mump and Smoot

Canada's so-called horror clowns bring their new production Cracked to the Vancouver East Cultural Centre. Laura Lamb shares her thoughts on the show.
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Nouvelles en trois lignes

Dandy, anarchist, master of le mot juste, and critic of genius, Félix Fénéon published short news stories in Parisian paper Le Matin in 1906. He called them Nouvelles en trois lignes which can be translated as either "News in three lines" or "Novellas in three lines." These faits-divers were a popular genre of the period, but no one produced them with quite the poetic verve, concision, irony, humour and depth of Fénéon. I've been reading a lot of them lately--they have a haiku-like quality, but they are also emphatically journalistic, immediate and singular. Here are a few mof my recent favourites:

Book Review
May 27, 2010
Walt Whitman's Secret

Walt Whitman's Canadian cult

Alex Samur
Alex Samur chats with George Fetherling about his latest novel Walt Whitman's Secret and the impact the American poet had on Canadians.
May 25, 2010

Mining company threatens Talonbooks

Barrick Gold corporation threatened a small publisher in British Columbia with defamation if it published a book critical of Canada's role in the international mining industry.
May 24, 2010

Pride without apartheid

Brad Fraser
Pride Toronto was a celebration of diversity, of rights. But with the banning of Queers Against Israeli Apartheid this year, intolerance and censorship have taken over.


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