Category Archives: Reviews

Theatre: Carmen Aguirre’s “Blue Box”

by Sasha Singer-Wilson Blue Box Written and performed by Carmen Aguirre Directed by Brian Quirt Arts Club Theatre Company Revue Stage Carmen Aguirre has got it goin’ on. She is a fierce force of bold sensuality and brash wit. She … Continue reading

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Review: “Placeholder” by Charmaine Cadeau

Placeholder Charmaine Cadeau 2013, Brick Books, Canada The future is elusive and uncertain. The past is exact, a known experience that marks like “road salt from the side of the car / sticks to your jacket, tells where you’ve been.” … Continue reading

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Theatre: “My Rabbi” at Firehall Arts Centre

by Clara Kumagai Written and performed by Joel Bernbaum and Kayvon Kelly Directed by Julie McIsaac A Sum Theatre production Firehall Arts Centre My Rabbi’s tagline is: “A Jew and a Muslim walk into a bar…” and this does a … Continue reading

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Review: “Leaving Howe Island”

Leaving Howe Island Sadiqa de Meijer Oolichan Books, 2013 In Sadiqa de Meijer’s Leaving Howe Island, each poem is a journey into memory, wrought with intensity and freshness. De Meijer’s attention to sound and her wielding of language and images … Continue reading

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Theatre: “Butt Kapinski” at The Cultch Culture Lab

By Ally Quinney Butt Kapinski Written and performed by Deanna Fleysher Kapinski Enterprises The Cultch Van City Culture Lab If you don’t like jokes about sex, whores, Johns, and masturbating, don’t go see Butt Kapinski. The hour-long monologue performed and created … Continue reading

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Review: “Fast Animal” by Tim Seibles

 by Megan Barnet Fast Animal Tim Seibles Etruscan Press, 2012 I am not an African American man. I have never played football. My sexual conquests as a teenager were non-existent. Despite our differences, what I am is madly in love with Tim … Continue reading

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