Interview with Poet Adèle Barclay

Interview with Poet Adèle Barclay

I love the worlds we build with other people through language—how letters, poems, text messages, emails are not only evidence of our rapports, but they also actively shape them. Each relationship has its own vocabulary and texture and I like to think epistolary poems allow me to pay tribute to those idiosyncrasies. It’s also a way to conjure the addressee; it creates a wormhole that doesn’t exactly bring that person closer, but it does bring into relief that realm you’ve created together.

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Seattle Art Fair: Impressions

Seattle Art Fair: Impressions

From trash rocks and spray painted cardboard boxes to meticulous and pristine paintings and deeply dynamic photography, the Seattle Art Fair is full of works that will first infuriate and then soothe you. In the middle of its second year exhibition, the Seattle Art Fair has grown in size, style, and is undoubtedly going to make a serious impression on the North American art world. 

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Lucky Assholes: Pride and The Tyler Clementi Foundation

Lucky Assholes: Pride and The Tyler Clementi Foundation

"Fast forward 12 years and pride weekend now means back-to-back nights at the Cobalt, 3AM pepperoni pizzas we can't take back, and fleeting glances of our Prime Minister through packed audiences at the pride parade. Regardless of the shift in activities, one thing remains unchanged in Vancouver, for the most part, we are safe. We are also lucky assholes." 

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Interview: Arushi Raina on When Morning Comes

Interview: Arushi Raina on When Morning Comes

"Expertly researched and equally well written, When Morning Comes is the kind of story that will make you smile, make you think, and maybe even make you cry—very loudly and in public, if your timing half as bad as mine was. To find out more about the book and the incredible history that inspired it, I called Raina last week and asked her all about “closet writing,” South African teenagedom, and her upcoming book launch on on July 12, 2016."

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Disposable Camera Series III: Europe by Ora Cogan

Disposable Camera Series III: Europe by Ora Cogan

Way back when, for our Mad Mad World issue (no. 12), we sent some disposable cameras with a few friends and local musicians while they traveled the world. You may have spotted a few snaps in the Movement issue, and starting now you'll be able to find the rest here, in the Disposable Camera Series.

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Interview: Curtis LeBlanc and Kate Fry of UBC's New Shoots

Interview: Curtis LeBlanc and Kate Fry of UBC's New Shoots

For the past 30 years, UBC has partnered with the Vancouver School Board in growing the New Shoots program. Each year, Masters of Fine Arts students in the Creative Writing Program at UBC become mentors to Vancouver School Board students and teach the craft of creative writing both in the classroom and after-school clubs. These wonderful pieces are then published in an annual anthology.

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Music/Art Waste Review: Opening Night at Fortune Sound Club

Music/Art Waste Review: Opening Night at Fortune Sound Club

Music/Art Waste has come and gone, leaving Vancouver sweaty and ready for next year's festival. Entirely volunteer run, the festival returns annually and repeatedly outdoes itself, no doubt with thanks to the incredible minds at the helm, but also Vancouver's vibrant and growing art and music scenes.

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