Willo Perron creates worlds of light and colour, immersive scenescapes that evoke vivid sensory realms.
As more time passes, each memory becomes a recollection of a recollection, distorting with every iteration like a game of telephone.
How does a singular, destructive event bleed across time? How does it change our relationship to the objects and natural world around us?
Desiire emulates the complexity of identity through sound.
The singer and Juno Award-winner sifts through history to tell stories about African culture as well as his lived experiences.
Clerel’s musical journey has been a process of self discovery.
Inspired by the icons fronting the vanguard of female hip-hop, from Nicki Minaj to Missy Elliott, SLM is aiming high.
Comparing himself to an early version of Common, Phelps sees himself belonging to the modern rebirth of neo-soul music.
Haviah Mighty’s music radiates with a sense of overwhelming fortitude, ready to burst through her songs at the seams, from the power of her delivery to her lyrical depth.
The work by the Canadian choreographer and artist was originally created in the aftermath of the Pulse Nightclub shooting in 2016, but the message is still relevant today.
A fusion of Afrobeats, R&B, and dance-influenced sounds, Töme’s style defies genre as much as it embraces it.
There’s a dual purpose to the Toronto rapper’s songs: one born out of necessity and one born out of healing.
If Malachi could be summarized in a single word, it would be “versatile.” The Toronto singer approaches music like a sport and with a singular focus: to be the best.
The Quebec rapper’s lyrics twist and turn from rapid bars to melodic rhythms, delivered with signature precision and style.
Stephen Voyce’s relationship to music is one born of loss and healing.
Dominique Fils-Aimé sees music in primary colours: the blues are blue like silent nights, jazz is red like the violence of revolution, and soul is yellow like the sun and healing.
For the beauty space specifically, opting for businesses owned and/or operated by BIPOC is one step toward shifting the social narrative to culture keepers.
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Founder Tavia Bonetti turned to the natural terrain and childhood memories of her hometown to guide the brand’s latest collection.
This tiny jellyfish managed to sidestep death and achieve what so many centuries of human culture have romanticized: immortality.
Where do we go from here? reflects on the tumult of 2020 and, in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, considers the VAG’s own role as a collecting and exhibition institution.
Her lyrics, which often touch on the complexities and contradictions of love and relationships, prod at the messiness of being human.
Toronto-born fashion icons Canada Goose and October’s Very Own (OVO) are celebrating their anniversary with a capsule collection dedicated to the Canadian terrain.
Here, we recommend five hair-repair treatments for an extra dose of TLC during the winter months.
TOBi’s musicality is a harmonious blend of soul, R&B, and rap; he seamlessly shifts between rapping and singing with a stylistic fluidity.
Jennifer Abbott’s new documentary The Magnitude of All Things dissects the grief of climate change.
A new exhibition pays homage to the multi-faceted artist.
Bridging the basketball player’s personal streetwear-influenced style with Nobis’ technical components, the capsule promotes an ethos of “functional beauty.”
To immerse himself in the world of Ruinart’s wine, Shrigley spent time wandering the vineyards and cellars of Champagne, observing the methods and idiosyncrasies of labourers in the fields, and—importantly—drinking some champagne.
It’s not just the mere existence of plenty of female surfers in Tofino that’s exceptional, it’s that there is a palpable culture of empowered and empowering women encouraging each other to excel in the sport.
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Some of the most delectable pasta offerings can be found in Vancouver. Here, we’ve compiled a list of the most popular spots and some hidden gems in the city.
In our imagination, strangers can become anything and everything; they are perfect by virtue of their unknowability.
The online platform is a digital showroom, marketplace, and creative hub for contemporary fashion designers all in one.
Indulgent in all the right ways, the personification of the Miljours spirit is one that values quality over quantity.
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.
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“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.
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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.
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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.
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