Blue Metropolis: Words Matter

Blue Metropolis: Words Matter

“Words matter more than ever in difficult times,” says Linda Leith, artistic director of the Blue Metropolis Montreal International Literary Festival literary festival, which runs from today through the weekend. Hence this year’s theme: Words That Matter. Over four days, about 100 readings, panels and workshops will riff on this central idea. We’ve sifted through them all to present five

Mini, Plus: The John Cooper Works

It’s like walking a puppy. People want to pet it, and you love taking the John Cooper Works (JCW) for a tour of the neighbourhood. Aesthetically pleasing, it’s circular or oval all over. The huge faces on the instrument panel are reminiscent of doe-eyed Disney characters, calculated to make you instantly sentimental. Have your date push the “on” button to

Festival of Authors

Starting today, the intoxicating scent of freshly printed paper will waft through Harbourfront’s halls for eleven days of readings, interviews, lectures and roundtables at the 29th International Festival of Authors. Tear yourself away from the festival’s excellent bookstore for these events, our picks for the festival’s highlights. Renowned cartoonist Lynda Barry will present her recent book, What It Is, a

Women Who Talk Too Much

Recently, I went on a date with someone I met online. He was intelligent, creative, and charming in our email exchanges. Over the phone, fun enough to speak with the first time, but I slowly found myself replying in monosyllables as he monopolized the conversation. We finally met one evening, and in the course of things, he told me the

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