Canadian Biennial Evokes Conversation About Migration

The 2017 Canadian Biennial at the National Gallery of Canada opened October 19. The fourth annual exhibit includes recent acquisitions of Canadian and Indigenous contemporary art including painting, sculpture, photography, drawing, printmaking, video and large-scale mixed media installations. With more than 50 artists and over 100 works, the diversity of … Read More

If art can’t be offensive, can you really have art?

Art has long been a means for artists to express ideas, often offensive ones. Great art demands attention and is best when it is controversial,  examples of which there is no shortage of. Yet in Toronto’s chi-chi Leslieville neighbourhood, a recently planned art exhibit and its cancellation is a case study … Read More

Smoky Black Bean Soup

Nothing beats hot soup on a cold day, and this soup is one of the best. It comes to us courtesy of Brandi Evans, a cook who runs the tremendously useful blog Bran Appetit and recent author of Cooking With Coffee. As you might expect, a coffee cookbook has a … Read More

5 Books to Help You Dress Well

The world is littered with style advice for modern men. And that’s the problem, isn’t it? Every month, Esquire, GQ, Details, and god forbid—Maxim—clutter the world with more advice for you and I to devour and dismiss. Sure, you could cut out each month’s advice column and post it on … Read More

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