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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 ...


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)


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When Chris Hadfield became the first Canadian to command a space mission on the International Space Station, he used social media to bring the rest of the world along with him. Now, continuing the adventure, ABC will attempt to turn Hadfield’s book “An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth” into a […]

Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield is Getting an ABC Sitcom Pilot


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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)



Everyone is a Designer in the Age of Social Media (BIS Publishers) by Mieke Gerritzen is quick-read that will feed the hungry design-nerd in any artist interested in the medium. A designer herself, Gerritzen  takes a look at the state of design today in a world where the “(communication) esthetics are […]

Everyone is a Designer in the Age of Social Media ...


Craftivism: The Art and Craft of Activism  (Arsenal Pulp Press) edited by Betsy Greer is a diverse and intriguing collection of essays, interviews, and images that explore the work of craft-activist artists from around the world – the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, and Asia – through examples that include: community embroidery […]

Craftivism: The Art and Craft of Activism (Review)


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Whether you’re new to poetry or an experienced writer, there are always more tips, forms, and techniques to learn as well as room to develop your style. Exploring different perspectives and opening yourself up to new ideas through poetry writing books is a great way to become a better writer. […]

5 Books to Help You Write Better Poetry



With over 15 years experience representing authors in Canada and abroad for both volume publication and film/TV deals, Samantha Haywood successfully navigates the sometimes choppy waters of the Canadian literary industry as an agent with Transatlantic Agency. In this interview, she gives us a look at her thoughts on her […]

Success in the Book Business (and Loving the Job!): An ...


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WE HAVE A WINNER! We are thrilled to announce that the winner of the Randy “Macho Man” Savage Birthday Prize Pack is none other than Evan Munday! Evan correctly answered that Randy Savage’s character in the 2002 Sam Raimi film Spiderman was “Bone Saw.” Evan will have be able to […]

CONTEST: Win A Randy “Macho Man” Savage Birthday Prize Pack


When Mike Holmes first came up with True Story the idea was to create a collaborative comic strip. After the autobiographical strip This American Drive came to an end, the Halifax based cartoon artist was looking for new material, but the idea of organizing a comic strip where readers are […]

True Story – Illustration and Real Life collide