Category Archives: Reviews

Finding the Courage to Breathe: A Review of Cliff Cardinal’s “Huff”

Review by Sasha Singer-Wilson Huff Written and performed by Cliff Cardinal Directed by Karin Randoja The Firehall Arts Centre and PuSh International Performing Arts Festival A Native Earth Performing Arts Production Breath is at the center of Huff. In the … Continue reading

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“Let’s Just Say There Is a Fire”: A Review of “Regeneration Machine” by Joe Denham

Review by Amber McMillan Regeneration Machine Joe Denham Nightwood Editions, 2015 Joe Denham is a fisherman and carpenter living on British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast, and Regeneration Machine is his third book of poetry. Denham is not a poet churning out … Continue reading

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Told Well and With Love: A Review of Charles Demers’ “Leftovers”

Review by Sarah Higgins Leftovers The Cultch York Theatre Charles Demers is, like all good humans (and diamonds), multifaceted: comedian, author, teacher, socialist, dad, storyteller. And now, theatre artist. With Marcus Youssef and Neworld Theatre, Demers created Leftovers, presented by … Continue reading

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It Goes Like This: a Review of “Let’s Not Beat Each Other To Death”

Review by Sarah Higgins As the inaugural show in the Club PuSH, The PuSH International Performing Arts Festival presented Stewart Legere and The Accidental Mechanics Company’s Let’s Not Beat Each Other To Death. This one man, multi-genre performance, written and … Continue reading

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Faith Looms Large in Sigal Samuel’s “Mystics of Mile End”

Review by Carly Rosalie Vandergriendt The Mystics of Mile End Sigal Samuel Freehand Books 2015 As someone who lives on the proverbial other side of the tracks from Montreal’s Mile End neighbourhood, I had high expectations for Sigal Samuel’s debut … Continue reading

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Tragically Hip: A Review of Russell Smith’s “Confidence”

Review by Adrick Brock Russell Smith’s latest collection of short fiction, Confidence (Biblioasis, 2015), catalogues the lives of Toronto’s has-been hipsters as they navigate the disappointments of their middle ages. Coolness is the philosopher’s stone in Smith’s world, and his … Continue reading

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