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Stranger than science

I’m going to ruin the surprise for you.Continue...

A grand return

When Richard Margison, Joni Henson, Julie Nesrallah and Bruce Kelly joined together for a final encore in the Grand Theatre’s Regina Rosen Auditorium, no one in the audience—including Dr. Malcolm Williams—could stop themselves from joining in.Continue...

Interview with Souvankham Thammavongsa

I was first interested in writing because of reading.Continue...

Found arguments in a poetic light

Souvankham Thammavongsa shies away from labeling herself a poet, but the 30-year-old Torontonian’s take on poetry rings with the same precise and graceful scrutiny that can be found resonating throughout her own writing.Continue...

One year makes One Hundred Dollars

Things are happening fast for the alt-country collective One Hundred Dollars.Continue...

Balmy Barcelona nights

This is a fairy tale.Continue...

Powell returns to lead land of rock

Land of Talk—guitarist and singer Liz Powell’s band with a rotating drums and bass section—released the EP Applause cheer boo hiss, to much fanfare and critical praise three years ago only to appear to drop off the radar.Continue...

Spiralling out of control

Art-rockers Spiral Beach hit BarNone’s stage last Friday night with their usual pylons and speech bubble props, chaotic antics and hyper energy.Continue...

Make-believe and marginal histories

Darryl Bank is interested in the histories you never bothered to notice.Continue...

A forest for the trees

The title of Modern Fuel’s latest exhibit Forest Stations rings with a pseudo-rustic and not-so-vaguely Canadian theme.Continue...

The McKenzie deal

Punk’s not dead, it has just had a change of wardrobe—or at least that’s the mantra of the blitzkriegin’ bagpipers, The Real McKenzies.Continue...

Top of the TIFF, hits and misses

Last Saturday, the 2008 edition of the Toronto International Film Festival drew to a close with the Cadillac People’s Choice Award screening of Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire.Continue...

Get out there! A Kingston venue guide

Whether you’re new to Kingston or have been here for years, finding the concerts isn’t always easy. Decent venues devoted to shows do feel like a rare thing in the Limestone City.Continue...

Humble Bees

For their commendable return to the Baby Grand, Domino Theatre has tackled big ideas in a befittingly small, yet nonetheless profound, manner.Continue...

Rock & Roll Report Card

While Conor Oberst’s most recent album makes for easier listening than the many previous ones under his Bright Eyes moniker, it’s not quite the pivotal moment in his musical career that the self-titling of this album suggests.Continue...

A Country for Coens

As a follow-up to last year’s Best Picture-winning No Country for Old Men, the Coen brothers’ Burn After Reading is earning lukewarm reviews.Continue...

Trespassing and telling tales

The art of storytelling has lately seemed like a forgotten pastime. The same could be said of ’zine culture—it’s still around, but the cut-and-paste, Do-It-Yourself paper booklet, alt-culture boom of the ’80s and ’90s has slowed in momentum.Continue...

A new tide at Black Diamond Bay

In his cozy, un-air-conditioned Montreal studio, which neighbours the recording space of friends Sam Roberts and The Stills, Patrick Krief can often be found on the balcony, guitar in hand, composing or simply strumming his favourite Led Zeppelin tune.Continue...

10 days. 349 films. 55 countries

The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) has emerged as one of the premiere annual cinematic celebrations in the world.Continue...

PS and Kingston, I love you

When Paul Saulnier goes bowling, everyone at the Cloverleaf Bowling Alley wants to take his picture—all three of them. Maybe it’s because they’re his friends.Talking to Saulnier—member of the bands Magic Jordan and the now-defunct Nich Worby band and the force behind PS I Love You and DJ Haircut—does feel a little like meeting a local hero.Continue...

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