To many—Muslim viewers in particular—the show is a refreshing departure from typical representations of Islam in the mainstream media.
The tome is as much a piece of art as it is a slice of history.
Heavily influenced by her personal style and artistic vision, the line translates the dreamy nostalgia of female adolescence into wearable pieces.
With a focus on first-rate international cinema and Canadian creativity, TIFF 2020’s lineup “reflects [the] tumult” of the year.”
With each EP release the LA-based self-taught musician puts out, she sidesteps a defining genre, switching up and maturing her sound as if each song were a lesson.
A Marie Clements play moves like a poem across the stage, unspooling metaphors in sound and light, movement and dialogue.
Featuring photographs taken while in isolation during the early days of the pandemic in Grey County, Ontario, Natural Order presents immensely detailed scenes of a thawing Canadian forest.
Born out of Theallet and Francoeur’s romance and launched late last year, the Montreal-based luxury design brand is a harmony of fair trade fashion and traditional craftsmanship.
Breaking the mould of structured genre, Lexxicon’s sound—which melds hip-hop and R&B with reggae and dancehall beats—is an amalgamation of his personality and origins.
From authentic Chinese tea tasting to classic high tea experiences, we’ve rounded up ten of Vancouver’s best and most historic tea shops.
Screening online from August 13 to 23, the film festival will feature over 60 films from 10 countries, as well as virtual Q&As with filmmakers, panels, parties, and workshops.
Hot weather calls for cold coffee.
Here, we’ve compiled a summertime playlist of new releases to dance to, cry to, sip to, and escape to.
“The missing are our matriarchs, our queens, our kin, our givers of life. We owe them answers.”
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts’ latest exhibition takes a Midnight in Paris-esque turn to la belle époque.
It can often feel like our curls have a mind of their own: coils, flyaways, and frizz each have a unique temperament answerable only to the moon. Navigating the unpredictability of curly hair’s twists and turns requires a healthy dose of patience—and the right products.
While National Indigenous Peoples Day is a day of celebration, the effort to learn and respect the complex cultures of Canada’s Indigenous communities can extend far beyond a single day.
In celebration of National Vermouth Day (June 19), Ampersand Distilling Co. has released a second limited-edition run of its Imperative Dry Vermouth, made in collaboration with Victoria winery Rathjen Cellars.
In the lead-up to National Indigenous Peoples Day, on June 21, the Montreal Museum of Fine Art (MMFA) is spotlighting exemplary Indigenous contemporary art across its online platforms for public viewing.
Benny Bing’s paintings are unapologetic statements of colour and composition; the self-taught painter creates work that celebrates the beauty of black bodies in a system of unequal representation.
The activist’s book provides tangible evidence of instances of racial oppression, tension, and violence in Canada, which are not one-off exceptions, but rather part of a complex system of laws and tactics rooted in imbalanced power structures.
For a visual perspective to enhance and amplify your music experience, here are 10 recommended new music video releases to watch and listen to.
“There is no question that representation is central to power. The real struggle is over the power to control images.”
“Throughout the world, you will find myth and folklore related to the water. This is nothing other than a testimony to humanity’s respect for their source material. We are all mostly water, after all.”
Though many creatives have had dips in work, initiatives like Belgian Moon’s #UnderTheSameMoon campaign have made strides in supporting artists by commissioning art projects across Canada with messages of unity.
The British singer-songwriter’s soft songs are tinged with a careful balance of melancholy, heartache, and nostalgia—a soundtrack for imaginary breakups and forgotten loves.
Visit Costa Rica has put together a weekend guide to travel the country’s culinary offerings, natural landscapes, and culture—all from home.
In anxiety-ridden times, there’s something comforting about stories that are removed from our reality entirely, yet rooted in human emotion.
Accommodating up to 14 vehicles per 35-minute time slot, the concept is the first of its kind in the world.
Bruce Poon Tip, founder of the small-group travel company G Adventures, considers the world of travel post-COVID in a new e-book, Unlearn: The Year the Earth Stood Still, a 24-page “love letter to travellers.”
The 35-minute experience, best listened to in one sitting alone at night according to Fleming, captures in sound both the depth of intimacy and the fleeting intoxication of young love.
Alternative-folk band Local Natives’ latest album, Violet Street Remixes, is a curation of remixed tracks off of the band’s fourth album, which released this time last year.
As the first conservancy to be governed by the local Maasai community—the pastoralist tribe the Mara is named after—Nashulai is a unique model of wildlife and community conservation.
Here, we’ve compiled a list of how creators around the world have responded to the COVID-19 crisis through creative expression.
The Middle East meets West in Loveclosely’s designs, which infuse contemporary styles—influenced by the likes of Drôle de Monsieur and Adidas—with motifs inspired by Middle Eastern art, poetry, and architecture.
The entire show feels like a caricature of how much of the outside world views America.
Haviah Mighty is power personified. The command that her voice, flow, and performance hold over audiences attests to a confidence as natural as her real name: Mighty.
The organization has turned to the creativity of Canadian artists to help produce personal protective equipment for those working in essential services.
Let music be your escape with these new album releases, chosen by our editors.
As we’re faced with it, the muddled chaos of our loneliness is disarming at first. But there’s a magic to being comfortably alone.
Refine your next playlist with this selection of recent album releases, curated by our editors.
The claymation, painstakingly created over four months, follows a couple as one partner falls into a cycle of consumption and greed while the other is left to pick up the pieces.
What can memes tell us about Gen Z, the most socially conscious and digitally connected generation?
Spread across eight rooms, the exhibition will hold over 300 pieces, including items from Cave’s personal collection, as well as large scale installations and original atmospheric soundscapes.
Zac Langdon-Pole, recipient of the BMW Art Journey, on looking to the stars through different cultural lenses for his art project, Sutures of the Sky, and book, Constellations, which launched at Art Basel Miami Beach.
Each year, a group of female-identifying musicians and performers audition to take part in Honey Jam’s programming, which has launched the career of Nelly Furtado in 1997 and more recently, of Polaris Prize winner Haviah Mighty.
Modern design gets nostalgic with the Girotondo floor lamp, shaped with undulating curves reminiscent of a spinning top in motion.
Ashoona seems to have retained what so many adults lose in life: the ability to create from an infinite realm of imagination.
The chintz created by India from the 1600s was unparalleled to anything else at the time. Indian artisans had not only mastered an immense chemical knowledge in order to apply bright dyes onto cloth, but they also managed to monopolize a global trade of the textile.
NUVO Thoughts: If the advent of online dating apps, such as Tinder or Bumble, brought the collective of single smartphone users any excitement at the new expanses of romantic possibility, that sentiment seems to be ebbing. But that doesn’t mean they’ll be deleting these apps any time soon.
Fitness trends come and go with the seasons, and spinning—stationary indoor cycling—has steadily been gaining popularity amongst busy professionals, students, and fitness enthusiasts. It’s easy to see why: spinning classes are like gym session–rave hybrids.
The Atlantis is a resort of epic proportions, offering all the elements necessary to achieve a balance of relaxation and adventure.
We’ve lined up these newly-released tracks by our favourite Canadian artists to add a little Northern touch to your New Year festivities—no matter what you have planned.
In the misty mountains of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda, these primates are slowly reclaiming their population—and sustainable tourism is helping.
With his distinctly sharp sense of style—even with a broken ankle—Ibaka has been turning all sorts of heads, including Canadian outerwear brand Nobis, who has just named the player as their global ambassador.
Nocino (“no-cheeno”) has a history filled with superstition and tradition.
Street photographer Scott Schuman’s latest book The Sartorialist: India contains over 300 pages showing a delicate and stylistic side of India. Not the India of National Geographic, but a younger, fashionable India. An India with music festivals, tattoos, and dyed hair.
If the past had a voice, it would sound like Celeste’s.
Here, we’ve assembled five of our favourite art exhibitions held across Canada—classic and contemporary, beautiful and necessary—in 2019, and two exhibitions still on view into the new year.
Gongbi painter Ren Zhong’s skill in exactitude is matched by his ability to express emotional intensity.
Inventing Acadia: Painting and Place in Louisiana, currently on view at the New Orleans Museum of Art, is the first exhibition in 40 years to critically investigate 19th-century Louisiana landscape art.
The middle of a journey, where one is suspended in the midst of motion, is the starting point of the Vancouver Art Gallery’s exhibition Transits and Returns.
Early Rubens, currently on at the Art Gallery of Ontario, commemorates one of the baroque period’s greatest painters at the height of his career.
The Glasgow-born photographer is best known for his striking black and white wildlife and fashion photography and his skill to capture the soul of each subject, be it a tiger, a polar bear, or a Victoria’s Secret model.
Since 2013, Les Industries Groom has been dedicated to ethical and sustainable personal-care products for men.
For more than 90 years, the Porro family has worked closely with artisans and designers to create bespoke modular furniture that marries traditional Italian craftsmanship with innovative manufacturing processes—while staying true to the material itself: wood.
Cuban-Canadian signer Alex Cuba’s seventh studio album, Sublime, released September 20, is a fluid journey from upbeat melodies to romantic serenades.
Listening to Rhye is an act of introspection. The airiness of frontman Michael Milosh’s vocals flows into the ambience of his beats and instrumentals, evoking an almost meditative experience.
Now in its closing weekend, the Vancouver Art Gallery’s Moving Still: Performative Photography in India exhibition traces the art of performative photography—telling stories through visual stills—in India from the 1800s to the present day.
The Royal Ontario Museum’s new public outdoor spaces are the architectural personification of an open invitation to enter the museum, a beckoning finger to passersby.
Jeans have been a clothing staple for decades. Yet, as Frank And Oak has proven, denim can indeed herald a new, more sustainable approach to clothing.
Sarain Fox has one voice, but when she speaks, it reverberates with the voices of hundreds more. Such is the role of an activist: having a responsibility to speak for those who cannot be heard.
The theme of identity is a thread that weaves through time at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts’ upcoming fall exhibitions spanning the mediums of archaeology, painting, and photography.
Refine your next playlist with this selection of recent album releases, curated by our editors. This summer, we’re listening to Solange, Billie Marten, Tanya Tagaq, and more.
Amaal’s vocals on Black Dove are reminiscent of the airy inflections heard in ’90s-era R&B. Her expansive voice seems to flutter through you, soothing and swaying as it passes.
Maryam Jafri’s first solo exhibition in Canada examines the economic, political, and cultural factors that explain certain fixations of contemporary society: self-care, politics, and the legalities of creative property.
Hip-hop–endorsed street fashion meets classic French tennis-court style in Lacoste’s first collaboration with Golf le Fleur, a subset of Tyler, the Creator’s clothing line Golf Wang.
For the past decade, the documentary filmmaker Baljit Sangra has focused on sharing stories from her community by navigating the subtle complexities that lie within the hyphen of Indo-Canadian.
You can relive the creative collaborations between Louis Vuitton and globally renowned artists and designers over the past 160 years at the maison’s latest exhibition.
The 2019/2020 Chan Centre Presents season kicks off in September and features nine musical performances spanning the streets of Havana to the northern reaches of Scandinavia.
Art meets machinery in Carl Lostritto’s new book Computational Drawing, a five-chapter theory and exercise book on the craft of drawing with computer code.
The Vancouver Art Gallery’s latest exhibition honours Alberto Giacometti from June 16 to September 29. The Swiss-born artist is renowned as one of the greatest sculptors of the first half of the 20th century, with a record-breaking $141-million (U.S.) paid at auction in 2015 for his work L’Homme au doigt.
Good design tells a story, and the people behind Minotti are storytellers who speak the language of artisanal designers. The brand’s 2019 collection is an ode to the art of handcrafted Italian furniture and the talent of global designers.
Following his first solo exhibition at Galerie Youn in Montreal last year, Bruno Leydet’s kitsch-inspired acrylic-on-canvas paintings have established the artist as one to watch in the contemporary art domain.
Bocci founder and sculptor, Omer Arbel experiments with the fluidity of concrete in a three-part installation for the Surrey Art Gallery.
In a combination of imagination and talent, Los Angeles–based artists and brothers Nikolai and Simon Haas joined forces with Israeli-born L’OBJET founder and creative director Elad Yifrach for a fantasy-themed home collection.
The Royal Ontario Museum’s upcoming exhibition, opening June 1st, is a celebration of one of the most significant periods in art history: the Dutch Golden Age.
Fashion meets conservationism with the release of the Lacoste Save our Species collection in honour of International Day for Biological Diversity. The limited-edition series swaps the iconic crocodile for 10 endangered species.
The art of conversation in a digital world. This week, our editors are talking about climate change, the femininity and feminism of makeup, and a magical photoscape in Connecticut.
A new book by American curator and writer Marvin Heiferman “reveals what lies beyond the parameters of sight, imagination, and human control.”
The art of conversation in a digital world. This week, our editors are talking about the life and fashion of Jeff Goldblum, the history of peaches, and what it means to understand.
When words fail, a photograph does not. And with the rise of image-heavy social media apps like Instagram, photojournalists have become the unsung heroes of truth. Does it matter who stands behind the lens?
Toronto-based artist Deanna Bowen fuses the nostalgic with the forensic in the CAG’s latest exhibit on the unacknowledged story of Vancouver entertainers, threaded with her own family history.
Aesop settles into their third Vancouver location on Main Street, with a purple palette and subtle homages to the city.
On a corner in Vancouver’s Commercial Drive, sweet indulgence is personified through Italian-inspired Livia Bakery.
Seven photographers explore the art of reinterpretation at the latest GETTY exhibition.