Despite my recent history in marketing and PR, I spent a considerable portion of my career prior to that as an arts journalist. I am happy to report that I'm dipping my toes into those waters again, thanks to Stir. For the curious, here's everything I have written for Stir to date: Agatha Christie-style mystery … Continue reading stirring things up
What has tongues wagging these days is sex. First there was the interview with European gay-lifestyle magazine GUS, in which Furtado said she believes all people are inherently bisexual...
Chester Brown must have known what he was getting himself into. In creating Paying for It, the Toronto-based cartoonist was setting himself up for criticism, not just of his work but of himself and his chosen lifestyle.
Spiegelman notes that the barrier between “high art” and “lowbrow” has eroded significantly over the past 20-odd years. More and more, work like his is being taken seriously, for better or worse.
Four months ago, I was doing pretty much what I had been doing for the two decades leading up to that point. I was working in the editorial department of the Georgia Straight, editing copy and occasionally writing about music or graphic novels as space allowed. Oh, sure, the paper was under new ownership, but … Continue reading ESports, cannabis, and me: welcome to the new normal
Martin Amis has never been just one sort of writer. He’s arguably most recognized as the masterful novelist behind Money and London Fields, but he’s adept at nonfiction as well.
His picture is on the cover, but Timothy Showalter insists that he is not, in fact, the person primarily responsible for the existence of the latest Strand of Oaks album, Eraserland.
“It’s practically a diary entry,” Showalter admits. “It’s almost uncomfortably honest at times. I didn’t intend for it to be that way, but I just wanted to go there. I didn’t want to hide behind metaphors anymore.”
Today I learned that my hours, and therefore my income, will be reduced significantly, effective immediately. This is, as you might expect, fallout from the current pandemic. While I count myself lucky that I did not get laid off (as several of my colleagues did), the reduced income will hurt. So I am reaching out … Continue reading Got freelance?