Ora Cogan on Crickets, collaboration, and experimentation

Ora Cogan on Crickets, collaboration, and experimentation

Crickets was me feeling through the tumultuous times we’re living in. The whole time I was writing, it was like I was casting a spell to not be fucked with. Feeling through deeply painful topics like gaslighting, resource extraction, depression, environmental and social injustices and then building up the sound so that it felt like a vindicating and empowering space.

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Woman World: A vision of the world without men

Woman World: A vision of the world without men

“Woman World started on Instagram as a biweekly comic for my close friends. I posted the first comic on International Woman’s Day in 2017, and used the hashtag to add to its discovery to a larger audience. As I kept updating biweekly, more and more friends would tag other friends and I had a slow and steady audience growth resulting eventually in what it is nowa printed book!”

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Justin Ducharme: Saying What He Wants to Say, How He Wants to Say It.

Justin Ducharme: Saying What He Wants to Say, How He Wants to Say It.

“Any time you’re talking about sex work, there are always going to be people who have eyebrows raised. Knowing there were filmmakers out there, specifically Indigenous filmmakers, who were taking these risks, I was like, there’s no reason why I shouldn’t at least try to do this.”

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An Invitation to Action: Andrea Warner, Buffy Sainte-Marie, and Decolonizing Music Journalism

An Invitation to Action: Andrea Warner, Buffy Sainte-Marie, and Decolonizing Music Journalism

“In the past three or four years, talking to Buffy Sainte-Marie and really digging very intensely into her discography and songbook has led me to just letting that be a sort of invitation—not for me in particular, but an invitation to think about my place in all of it.”

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Jackson Wai Chung Tse 謝瑋聰: Breaking the Silence, Taking Space

Jackson Wai Chung Tse 謝瑋聰: Breaking the Silence, Taking Space

“It’s all about bridging the gap, about humanizing stories and allowing people to feel connected with people that they feel at odds with, that they feel different from, maybe a little bit afraid of as well.”

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Meet August's Featured Artist: Aaron Read!

Meet August's Featured Artist: Aaron Read!

Once the dog stops howling I notice the ants. They’re climbing up my legs, across my stomach and into the styrofoam container holding my burrito. I would later inadvertently transport at least a dozen of the busy creatures into my apartment. But in that moment, reclining on a hill of brown, scratchy grass, the sun trust-falling slowly backwards into the arms of the far side of earth as Aaron Read and I pour various hot sauces onto our dinners—I don’t mind.

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Interview: Celeste Snowber

Interview: Celeste Snowber

Web Editor Sarah Thompson chatted with multi-faceted artist, Celeste Snowber, about her upcoming collaborative show Perfect Imperfections. Celeste joined forces with JUNO nominated bassist Jodi Proznick and harpist Alexa Reimer to create a show about embracing messiness. Perfect Imperfections will run from June 14th to 16th at the Cultch.

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