Posts Tagged: Montreal

VISIBLE: Women Writers of Color: Bethany C. Morrow

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Bethany C. Morrow discusses her debut novel, MEM, how it felt to read Toni Morrison for the first time, and her hope for Black girl readers.

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Next Letter for Kids: Elise Gravel

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We’re sending our next Letter for Kids from Elise Gravel! Elise writes to us about one of her favorite things about her home city of Montreal—the alleyways! They are full of cats, and kids playing, and parents chatting! It’s like a garden party that lasts all summer! To make sure this letter reaches your favorite young reader, subscribe […]

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Album of the Week: She-Devils by the She-Devils

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Coming from Montreal’s notable music scene, the She-Devils, Audrey Ann Boucher and Kyle Jukka, approach their music-making more as visual artists than songwriters. Boucher draws and paints cartoon-influenced images, including the group’s album art, and Jukka is a “sound sculptor,” molding sonic pieces from samples and loops. Their eponymous debut album She-Devils, now out via Secretly Canadian, […]

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Vocabulary Lessons in Bucharest

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I felt unhinged in my moments of isolation, and frustrated in my muteness.

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The Saturday Rumpus Essay: Used to Be Schwartz

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When I told my friend Aharon that my family name used to be Schwartz, he said, “Used to be Schwartz—sounds like a Borscht Belt act.”

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This Week in Indie Bookstores

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Famed Indian bookseller Ram Advani has passed away at the age of 95. He had planned to continue visiting his shops until was 99. Elton John has a favorite Los Angeles bookstore: Book Soup. Seattle’s only bookstore dedicated to poetry is looking for a new owner. Open Books owner John Marshal is looking to retire, […]

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Song of the Day: “Let Her Go”

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Mac Demarco’s voice and “slacker” guitar are the essence of “laid back.” The artist’s distinct sound is a far cry from other Montreal-based contemporaries like Arcade Fire.  His bubbly track “Let Her Go,” from sophomore album Salad Days, makes us picture a lazy summer day on the beach, while the lyrics propose an appropriately laissez faire […]

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