Reviews


Playing to the Galley Grayson Perry
Playing To the Gallery: Helping Contemporary Art in It’s Struggle to Be Understood by Grayson Perry (Penguin Random House) is a exploration of the contemporary art world that aims to prove through Perry’s own experiences and ideas that “anybody can enjoy art and anybody can have a life in the arts.” If […]

Playing To the Gallery: Helping Contemporary Art in It’s Struggle ...


Daily Zen Doodles
If you find it hard to clear your mind, relax, and let your creativity take over, then you’ll want to check out Daily Zen Doodles: 365 Tangle Creations for Inspiration, Relaxation and Joy (Ulysses Press) by artist Meera Lee Patel. A full year’s worth of doodle-prompts (i.e. partially started doodles that you’re […]

Daily Zen Doodles: 365 Tangle Creations for Inspiration, Relaxation and ...


The Story of Women and Art (DVD) is a fascinating documentary focusing on women’s place within the world of art throughout history, or rather, the places that they dared to go. Broken into three separate episodes and obviously unable to profile each and every prolific female artist throughout the ages, host Amanda Vickery […]

The Story of Women and Art [Documentary / DVD Review]



Writing about bands, concerts, and new releases sounds like an obvious avenue for any writer who loves music. Yet writing about music professionally is more than just jotting down a few words about what you do or don’t like about a certain band or attending a concert and giving a gist of […]

How to Write About Music: Excerpts from the 33 1/3 ...


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Study Of Pose: 1,000 Poses By Coco Rocha, who has often been called “The Queen Of Pose”, and photographer Steven Sebring is just that: 1,000 poses. However, with both a master model and master photographer at the helm of this project, the Study of Pose is a “definitive and exhaustive” study of […]

Study Of Pose: 1,000 Poses By Coco Rocha (Review)


The WORN Archive: Fashion Journal about the Art, Ideas, & History of What We Wear is a cover-to-cover treat-filled delight for anyone who likes fashion, art, creativity, and above all style. Each page is filled with style-related expertise, experiences, opinions, and anecdotes from WORN writers affectionately known as Wornettes. …with each […]

The WORN Archive and the End of WORN Journal: The ...



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Peeling Rambutan is the third poetry collection from Montreal-based poet Gillian Sze. Following Sze’s previous collections, Fish Bones (2009) and The Anatomy of Clay (2011), the beautifully-bound Peeling Rambutan “meditates upon the rifts between immigrant parents and their Canadian-born children and the struggle of overlapping values which sometimes arises when we view the complexity of […]

Peeling Rambutan: New Poetry from Montreal’s Gillian Sze (Review)


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Elisabeth De Mariaffi’s debut short story collection How to Get Along With Women (Invisible Publishing, 2012) is at once stunning and daring, a kaleidoscope of stories weaving the emotions and experiences of mostly female protagonists as they explore their relationships with themselves, their environments and others. Where De Mariaffi excels […]

Book Review: How to Get Along With Women by Elisabeth ...


Hoopla
Hoopla: the Art of Unexpected Embroidery, by Vancouver-based artist Leanne Prain, introduces readers to an alternative world of embroidery. A world where embroidery is not just limited to dated pieces found in your grandma’s living room, instead it features an array of artists and artworks ranging from Ray Materson, an […]

Hoopla: the Art of Unexpected Embroidery: Review



“Why would a smart New York investment banker pay $12 million for the decaying, stuffed carcass of a shark? By what alchemy does Jackson Pollock’s drip painting No. 5, 1948 sell for $140 million?” By taking an in-depth, critical, yet comprehensive look into branded artists, galleries, auction houses, and the […]

Review: “The $12 Million Stuffed Shark – The Curious Economics ...


Are you interested in a successful career in the music industry? Then you most definitely need to pick up All You Need to Know About the Music Business: Seventh Edition by Donald Passman. A prominent entertainment lawyer and veteran of the music business, Passman navigates the essentials of this drastically […]

Review: “All You Need to Know About the Music Business: ...