Louis Riel: On the Page, On the Stage

2019-05-11T19:55:12-05:00

The Canadian Opera Company is now presenting a new 50th-anniversary production of "Louis Riel", originally written for the celebration of the Canadian centenary in 1967, with an attempt to shift that oh-so-colonial gaze, now including indigenous artists and languages with more nuanced representations of the historical figures. These are powerfully important

Louis Riel: On the Page, On the Stage2019-05-11T19:55:12-05:00

Difficult Stories, Difficult Narrators: Five Novels

2016-11-06T10:20:27-05:00

Conflicted: that describes my first impressions after meeting Pillow in Andrew Battershill's Giller-nominated novel of the same name,and it also describes his perspective on the world. It's hard to be Pillow, to see all the angles which converge and diverge simultaneously on any single thought he has. For instance: "Pillow

Difficult Stories, Difficult Narrators: Five Novels2016-11-06T10:20:27-05:00

R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril XI (RIPXI): Novels 2016

2016-10-26T12:53:26-05:00

When I picked up Cherie Priest's I Am Princess X, it was on the advice of a trusted bookseller for a (then) thirteen-year-old friend of mine. Then an older reading friend raved about it too. At last, I picked it up, and was pleased to find it was my first

R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril XI (RIPXI): Novels 20162016-10-26T12:53:26-05:00

In the Balance: Will Starling and Punishment

2015-01-27T17:31:50-05:00

Crimes of the past lurk beneath the stories in Ian Weir's Will Starling and Linden MacIntyre's Punishment and the main characters lurch towards and stumble into confrontations and altercations with life-long repercussions. Goose Lane Editions, 2014 These are both dark tales, but Ian Weir's novel is literally and figuratively so: "And

In the Balance: Will Starling and Punishment2015-01-27T17:31:50-05:00

December 2014: In My Reading Log

2017-07-24T15:12:00-05:00

Emily Carroll’s Through the Woods (2014) Comprised of five long and two short works, these tales are peopled with losses and lonelinesses. Hues of red, black and white dominate the volume, with other colours used sparingly for contrast. Panel use is unpredictable, with images sometimes boxed but often sprawling and

December 2014: In My Reading Log2017-07-24T15:12:00-05:00
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