Monthly Archives: August 2014

The Politics of Dancing: Dance movies are pacifist kung fu films (and other unformed thoughts on Step Up)

‘At its best, Saturday Night Fever gets at something deeply romantic: the need to move, to dance, and the need to be who you’d like to be. Nirvana is the dance; when the music stops, you return to being ordinary.’ – Pauline Kael
‘People dance because dance can change things. One move can bring people together. [...]

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Goth Portrait video now up on Type’s new website!

Toronto indie bookseller, Type Books, home to many great books and great people, has a new website, and it’s pretty swanky. On the site, you can read and find photos about upcoming events, books, and those dazzling store windows that bookseller and artist Kalpna Patel designs. The windows often come with short videos made by [...]

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Stealing Time with the Humber Literary Review

Hot new Toronto-based literary journal The Humber Literary Review has started an interview series called ‘Stealing Time,’ in which they examine how writers and artists find time to make the things they want to make. In an unexpected honour, they asked me to be their second such interviewee. It’s a stellar new journal produced by [...]

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