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{sidebar title='in + out'} Owen Pallett sounds off on the things that enquiring minds want to know. On working with Brian Eno: “He did stuff on every song, but we ended up using...
Red ChamberGathering (Za) It might seem odd to compare the four stylish women of Red Chamber to Ireland’s most beloved leprechauns, the Chieftains; after all, barring a sudden...
The Oliver Gannon QuartetEasy Sailing (Cellar Live) My colleague Guy MacPherson, the Georgia Straight’s comedy correspondent, wrote the liner notes, so I’d better not say anything...
It’s funny what you can pick up from Facebook. One recent exchange, for instance, found Spring frontman Joseph Hirabayashi announcing that he was going to take his dad, Jay, to...
Call it the year of living sleeplessly. With racism and income inequality on the rise and a thousand little wars threatening to flicker into one giant conflagration, Eliza...
We’ve all heard tales of how people have found purpose, inspiration, or even a new identity through some apparently random occurrence. But Alicia J. Rose’s overnight metamorphosis...
In an ideal world, Dakhabrakha would be just another ethno-fusion band, although an exceptionally skilled, photogenic, and exciting one. Like other recent visitors to Vancouver—...
Juliet Was a SurpriseBy Bill Gaston. Hamish Hamilton, 201 pp, softcover Bill Gaston’s latest short-story collection is rich in common CanLit themes, and initially this seems a...
Not many improvising musicians show up for the gig in spandex, but Taylor Ho Bynum is an exception. Just don’t expect him to appear in hair-metal meggings, however. This summer,...
Having grown up in a family of fiddlers, Rachel Davis is well aware that there are some aspects of Cape Breton tradition that you mess with at your peril. And yet, with the whole...

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