The Art of Video Games


Books: The Art of Video Games

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the release of the first video game console, the Magnavox Odyssey. Since then, the world of interactive entertainment – "a new medium that ...

Boumeries: Volume 1


Books: Boumeries: Volume 1

This collection of four-panel comic strips by Montreal filmmaker, animator and illustrator Samantha Leriche-Gionet, a.k.a. Boum, was first published in journal form online. Often following self-imposed challenges ("Hourly Comic Day," ...

Monsters in the Movies


Books: Monsters in the Movies

Just in time for Halloween comes this terrific tome documenting the countless vampires, werewolves, zombies, ghosts, mummies, giant apes and lizards, demons, aliens, robots and other scary figures that have ...

Guess who’s coming to slam?


Marc Kelly Smith: Guess who’s coming to slam?

This year, the Grand Slam welcomes none other than the founder of the poetry slam movement, Marc Kelly Smith.



Books: Roadsworth

You may have seen the eponymously titled documentary film (subtitled Crossing the Line) that came out a few years ago. If you’ve been living in Montreal for the past decade, ...

A Book of Readers


Books: A Book of Readers

In a world increasingly dominated by iPads, iPhones and other electronic devices, photographer George S. Zimbel pays tribute to old-fashioned paper and ink in A Book of Readers (Le Livre ...

Cocaine co-operative


Montreal's Irish Mafia: The True Story of the Infamous West End Gang: Cocaine co-operative

In this excerpt from D'Arcy O'Connor's Montreal's Irish Mafia, Frank "Dunie" Ryan, Godfather of Montreal's Irish mob in the 1970s and 80s, takes on the local Italian mafia.

Meltdown in A major


Meltdown in A major

I discovered The Dears in May 2003, when I saw them do a show at Club Soda, almost by accident. I was actually there to catch opening act Moufette and, ...

Running to somewhere


Niko: Running to somewhere

Montreal author Dimitri Nasrallah's Niko is an all-consuming, and timely, read.

From the darkness, light


The Blue Light Project: From the darkness, light

Vancouver novelist Timothy Taylor finds hope in unexpected places with The Blue Light Project.

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