When you are first taking in one of Kent Monkman’s paintings, a thousand things race through your mind. The Cree-Irish artist, hailing from Manitoba, tackles a plethora of themes and smoothly blends them, creating a rather polarizing image. This oftentimes leaves the viewer feeling both overwhelmed and impacted, inevitably craving more of his work. The sentiment expressed by onlookers was […]
Arts and Life
As we drove along in a car stuffed with tripods, lighting equipment and a couple camera cases, I glanced at my phone to review the message for directions. It told me to look out for a big sign that said “Creative Enterprise,” but no such sign existed — not much help when we were already running late.
After your first listen, you might not realize how quickly the Yours Truly EP finishes. Perhaps that’s due to its fluidity, or the tone of the album as a whole. And without knowing anything upfront, you might have inclinations to box Yanchan into a sub-category of R&B/hip hop that Toronto so proudly finds itself dominating. However, after piecing together the […]
Do Not Say We Have Nothing Madeline Thien This book, written by Madeline Thien, is the winner of the 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize and was the finalist for the 2016 Man Booker Prize. Needless to say, it did not disappoint. In the book, the two main characters, Marie and Ai-Ming, shows us the lives of two generations: those who lived […]