Early Canadian history is often plagued with dull stories that continue to propagate the old narrative that nothing really interesting happens in Canada — the problem is that it is simply untrue. One of those interesting and little-known stories is the Sharon Temple in Sharon, Ontario (formerly Hope, Ontario). Founded in the early 19th C. […]
In yesterday’s Vancouver Sun, I discovered this hilarious story: Victoria-raised [filmmaker Atom] Egoyan, 49, laughs as he recalls a surreal experience at the Guadalajara Film Festival. A showing of Next of Kin, his 1984 drama about a troubled young man who impersonates an Armenian couple’s long-lost son, was planned as part of a retrospective, but the […]
* * * * * * I found this on the View on Canadian Art blog. What a jarring contrast: 1960s rational utopianism and 21st century marketing.
Brand Baby Poster. Photo courtesy of Adbusters According to Adbusters this new Canadian ruling establishes that: …airwaves are public property – just like city sidewalks or parks. They are a public space where freedom of speech must prevail. This is an inspiring idea for media activists and could pave the way for further legal victories […]
This is the Toronto I remember. [daily dose of imagery] drummer in snow.