We’re almost there: fall. Last year at this time, the arrival of fall was the passing of another season. This year, living through a pandemic and getting this far feels medal-worthy.
NUVO Thoughts: Privacy may well become more and more coveted, but its connotations will change, as things often do in dire times.
Luis Barragán described his work as “emotional architecture.” His use of vivid colours is to modernist design what Frida Kahlo was to visual art: a contribution to an artistic and intellectual movement that does not eschew vibrancy nor humanism.
With my life on hold, and little income coming in, I was forced to rethink everything. I had to abandon the frantic pace of modern life, overwork and consumerism, and seek out a different way of living.
Long before Marie Kondo, there was this NUVO story that never made it online. We felt that it was fitting with the season and the circumstances to post an excerpt of this essay. From the archive, one woman’s experience with finding inner peace through spring cleaning.
What can memes tell us about Gen Z, the most socially conscious and digitally connected generation?
If you want to know someone, ask them about their politics. But if your goal is to understand someone—how they think, what they value, how they view the task of moving through this life—ask them what’s in their liquor cabinet.
Have you ever read Snow Man by David Albahari? It’s really good. “Provocative insights abound,” The Georgia Straight raved. How about Matthew Kneale’s When We Were Romans? Terrific. “Intense … perfect voice,” said The Globe and Mail. Well, I said those things, and a lot more besides. For 10 years, I reviewed fiction and non-fiction here, there, and everywhere.