For Your Interest: Emma Chamberlain. The Internet Star. The Entertainer.

Emma Chamberlain is famous. Very famous. It’s a level of fame that allows her to sell branded T-shirts, hoodies and merchandise, release her own special blend of coffee and buy herself a 4075 sq ft house in West Hollywood. http://centennialbeauty.com/emma-chamberlain-buys-home/ It is the kind of 21st Century fame which is created on and made possible by the internet. If…

The courage to leave and the courage to stay

I am from the South of France… where the sea reigns and the mountains dominate. I grew up in Nice with my gaze turned towards an always dazzling Mediterranean Sea. Nice… a city where people dream of going on vacation, but from which I dreamed of leaving to explore new horizons and meet other challenges.…

The Vancouver Fringe Festival goes virtual and more equitable

Rohit Chokhani, executive director of the Vancouver Fringe Festival, led the shift to all-virtual organizing while he was quarantined in India. He talks about the unexpected benefits of planning the theatre festival remotely, ongoing changes in response to the pandemic and how the festival is supporting its Black, Indigenous, and people of colour (BIPOC) artists…

Grieving and finding solace

Summer 2020 may not be the season of traveling and parties we all anticipated, but online readings and workshops (from Sept. 19–27) will be available for those interested in the work of countless Canadian authors and poets. Dakshana Bascaramurty, a Globe and Mail journalist, shares her debut non-fiction book This is Not the End of Me at the…

Cultural Calendar

I hope you all had as great a summer as you could in the spectre of the coronavirus. With the passing of the Autumnal Equinox, fall 2020 is finally here – and like the spring and summer, many events have been postponed or cancelled. The world has gotten used to hosting more online and fewer…