Editor's Journal

Updates on what we're enjoying today

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The Show at Emily Carr University

By Emmy Lee | Posted on May 5th, 2013

Today is the first day the Emily Carr grad show, rebranded this year as The Show is open to the public – and if you’re not out at the beach enjoying the glorious sun, it’s worth checking out. While it can be visually overwhelming since there are so many disparate bodies of work on view, … (More →)

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Rose Bakery Cookbook

By Emmy Lee | Posted on May 3rd, 2013

There are so very many things I would like to do the next time I’m in Paris and visiting Rose Bakery near the Gare du Nord in the 9th is chief amongst them. It’s strange to think that one of the hottest bakeries in Paris is run by an Englishwoman, but Rose Carrarini has quickly … (More →)

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Muscle Shoals documentary

By John McFarland | Posted on May 2nd, 2013

When you think of the major cities that produced Soul and R&B music in the Sixties, most people automatically mention Detroit, Chicago, and Memphis. They are the holy trinity of course, but one little town on the border of Alabama and Tennessee gave each city a run for their money. That place is called Muscle (More →)

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Shigeru Ban Retrospective

By Stephanie Rebick | Posted on May 2nd, 2013

Shigeru Ban is one of those rare architects who through his conceptual and built projects seemingly redefines the role and identity of the profession. His investigation into the materiality of paper, particularly its use in the construction of temporary housing for disaster victims, has been revolutionary and inspiring while his more commercial work fuses Eastern … (More →)

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OCAD Grad Show, Toronto

By Emmy Lee | Posted on May 1st, 2013

Grad shows can be really hit and miss but they usually contain some hidden gems that show lots of potential. I often check out the Emily Carr University grad show and while the installations are haphazard, every once in awhile I come across an artist’s work that makes me glad I made the effort. In … (More →)

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Six Things: Sagmeister & Walsh

By Stephanie Rebick | Posted on April 29th, 2013

I’ve been a big fan of Stefan Sagmeister for awhile. The enfant terrible of the design world, he consistently surprises with his creations and his fusion of design, art, sculpture and performance is unrivalled. And he backs up all of his stunts and cheeky humour with such striking and innovative typography and visual imagery that … (More →)

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Turner Prize Nominees

By Emmy Lee | Posted on April 29th, 2013

The 2013 Turner Prize shortlist, announced late last week at the Tate Britain, includes Laure Prouvost, Tino Sehgal, David Shrigley and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye. This annual prize, probably the most anticipated and controversial art award in the UK, is given to a British artist under 50 – each is nominated for an exhibition that took place … (More →)

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Gallery Hop Vancouver

By Emmy Lee | Posted on April 26th, 2013

This Saturday, April 27 marks another full roster for the Canadian Art Foundation’s Gallery Hop in Vancouver which offers a panel discussion, tours and talks through various areas of the city as well as the launch of Canadian Art magazine’s spring issue at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Check out the schedule below, and a more … (More →)

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Besaw’s, Portland

By Jessie Croll, Editorial Intern | Posted on April 25th, 2013

A few weeks ago, I went took a family road trip down to Portland, equipped with an ambitious list of restaurants, cafes and bars to try.  Crossing names off the list turned out to be an exhausting task as I realized my chances of even tempting my fellow travelers to step outside the Starbucks bubble … (More →)

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Dutch Wooden Shoe Cafe

By Stephanie Rebick | Posted on April 25th, 2013

At some point brunch in Vancouver became a classy affair with beautifully prepared dishes on offer that rivalled those available on dinner menus in terms of quality of ingredients and care in preparation. Which is great, especially if that’s what you’re in the mood for, but sometimes, particularly after a late night, I crave heartier, … (More →)

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Rose and Sons, Toronto

By John McFarland | Posted on April 25th, 2013

Now opened for just over 6 months, Rose and Sons on Dupont Street has become one of those rare beasts that overcome their opening hype and settle easily into becoming a staple neighbourhood restaurant. A comfort food passion project of former Drake Hotel chef, Anthony Rose, the restaurant moves easily from early morning breakfast through … (More →)

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Daft Punk: Get Lucky

By Stephanie Rebick | Posted on April 24th, 2013

Summer is the time when we indulge in lighter fare than normal; blockbuster superhero movies and upbeat pop music become infinitely more palatable and even desirable in the warm days of July and August. The battle for the song of the summer is always an intense competition and I think we have our first contender … (More →)

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Potato Chips Deli, LA

By Emmy Lee | Posted on April 24th, 2013

When I’m away from home, I’m always on the lookout for quick and casual places to pop in for a bite because eating out three times a day for days on end can be a bit of a chore. I don’t necessarily want a fancy, prolonged meal at every turn so next time I’m in … (More →)

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Netflix Picks: Bill Cunningham New York

By Stephanie Rebick | Posted on April 22nd, 2013

I know that many people, especially in Canada where the material is objectively weaker than what is available in the States, claim that Netflix is not worth the $8-a-month fee as there’s never anything good, or new, available. As someone who gave up cable quite a few years ago, Netflix has become an essential aspect … (More →)

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Daniel Clowes at MCA Chicago

By Emmy Lee | Posted on April 22nd, 2013

The Art Spiegelman show at the Vancouver Art Gallery has been a hit with the crowds and critics alike and if you’re a fan, you might be interested to know there’s another retrospective dedicated to a cartoonist coming up at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. Modern Cartoonist: The Art of Daniel Clowes is … (More →)

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New York Magazine iPad app

By Stephanie Rebick | Posted on April 19th, 2013

Despite not living in New York, New York Magazine is my go-to source for entertainment and culture news. From its irreverent commentary on celebrity culture and fashion to its witty and comprehensive television recaps that are often more entertaining than actually watching the show under discussion, New York Magazine has become an essential part of … (More →)