‘Fantasy’ drenched with reality


  Samara Von Rad's first release is a fun little EP named Fantasy. This thoughtful collection (which she hopes will grow into a full-blown album) contains enough high-quality musicianship to make you forget that this rad-badness is as indie as fuck. Track reviews: Zombie in Love A driving rhythm that is sonically and lyrically locomotive. The … Continue reading ‘Fantasy’ drenched with reality

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Words for those hard to describe situations


There are situations in life where words don’t seem to work. These situations seem to be indescribable and baffling. Language, specifically the English language, just doesn’t do situational justice. I am here to remedy that. Here are some stupid words that may help: Arsethsma - adjective: When someone's tone of voice is like a laboured whine; … Continue reading Words for those hard to describe situations

Interview with Babak Anvari (Under the Shadow)


UNDER THE SHADOW, written and directed by Iranian born Babak Anvari, premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and it broke viewer's  minds, literally (an audience member actually screamed 'I can't handle this' during the show). The follow up to his British Academy of Film and Television Awards nominated short 2x2, Anvari wasted little time … Continue reading Interview with Babak Anvari (Under the Shadow)

Interview with GOT’s Sean Savage


    For Sean Savage, being a camera operator is more than just helping frame a shot. Savage, who shot the films The Last Kingdom, Elizabeth and is the ‘A’ camera operator on the dragon production team for Game of Thrones, sees himself more of a visual interpreter than just a camera operator. “I’m translating … Continue reading Interview with GOT’s Sean Savage

Rheo makes media consumption easy


“The way we find media has changed,” says Alan Cannistraro, CEO of Rheo. “What technology has done of the past few year is it has really catered to the idea that if you know what you want then it really easy to find stuff. But if you don’t know what you want, then it really … Continue reading Rheo makes media consumption easy

Story Summit 2017: Ed Lantz


*This is the first in a series of stories focusing on a lovely little gathering in Banff called The Story Summit. I was invited there by the inventive people of AMPIA to cover the conference and I will be tweeting insights and photos from here, here, here, and here. Any questions or insights, email me … Continue reading Story Summit 2017: Ed Lantz

Enabling hate


Kerry Diotte is my Minister of Parliament (MP). He is my representative in Ottawa. He is the person I go to in hopes of having a national voice to air my opinions on the state of the country in which I live. Recently, my MP attended and spoke at a rally organized by an alt-right website. … Continue reading Enabling hate

Somebody Has To Say It All


I was once told that trying to explain canoe trip to people was like trying to cut vegetables with a screwdriver. Here is my attempt. Yesterday sucked. And it was awesome. I had been paddling on the North Saskatchewan River for three days, each day an 8 hour paddle. I had put in at Drayton … Continue reading Somebody Has To Say It All