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Sometime during the last millennium—maybe 1990, or perhaps 1991—Darcy James Argue stood in front of the roiling horns of the Hard Rubber Orchestra and had his life irrevocably...
Profile Sean Michaels Soviet record-keeping being what it was, there are gaps in the chronology. And yet we can be fairly certain that the Russian inventor Léon Theremin wasn’t an...
Crimes Against My BrotherBy David Adams Richards. Doubleday Canada, 400 pp, hardcover It’s no stretch to say that David Adams Richards is the Feodor Dostoyevsky of Canadian...
Writing vibrant and decidedly psychedelic songs, sketching graphic novels, assembling an animated sci-fi feature film, even contemplating the giant monster head he once threatened...
As a Manitoba native who’s now a resident of Bradenton, Florida, James Ehnes is understandably reluctant to offer an opinion on the state of B.C. schools. But when it comes to...
Macroscope (Mack Avenue/Cryptogramophone) One of the most exciting sounds in modern music is Nels Cline in full flight. And while the Los Angeles–born guitarist has been bringing...
Birding With YeatsBy Lynn Thomson. House of Anansi, 295 pp, softcover It’s not a thriller, but Birding With Yeats is sure to keep readers in suspense, and not necessarily in a...
A slaying has rocked a small Ontario town, leaving an aftermath of grief, worry, and confusion. That’s the world inhabited by The Concessions, first-time playwright Briana Brown’s...
Why has the Lower Mainland’s annual celebration of Punjabi culture, City of Bhangra, adopted “#bhangralove” as its 10th-anniversary slogan and Twitter handle? Well, according to...
Comeback? What comeback? Out here on the West Coast, it seems that ’80s new-wave/synth-pop act Spoons is staging a remarkable return, 25 years after its last CanCon hit, 1989’s “...

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