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‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ fails to recapture the magic of its predecessor

Hollywood’s obsession with reboots has given birth to one of its worst yet, Ghostbusters: Afterlife. Arriving in theatres across North America on Nov. 19, this long-delayed film might have been better off going straight to video-on-demand. Although  director Jason Reitman is the son of the original installment director Ivan Reitman,[Read More…]

MAI’s new exhibit ‘Making Revolution’ dissects the anatomy of revolutions

On Nov. 11, the vernissage for Making Revolution: Collective Histories, Desired Futures, curated by Farah Atoui and Viviane Saglier, took place at the Montréal Arts, Interculturels (MAI). This thought-provoking and heartfelt display of short films showcases works from a selection of artists, exploring revolutions and conflicts in Egypt, Lebanon, Palestine,[Read More…]

Capitalizing on fanbases is a win-win for artists and companies

Celebrity fanbases such as BTS’s “ARMY,” Beyoncé’s “Beyhive,” and Taylor Swift’s “Swifties” all have one thing in common—they are incredibly loyal. From buying front-row concert tickets to investigating every detail of social media posts, these fans follow their idol’s every move. Such devout admirers make for perfect marketing targets for[Read More…]

What’s going on this week?

Mindy Seu: On citations, hypertext, and online activism

Designer, researcher, and creator of the digital Cyberfeminism Index Mindy Seu shares her history of the internet and discusses activist strategies.

Jan. 27, 6–7:30 PM

Online

Tickets (Free) on Eventbrite

Digital Art in the 21st Century: A Panel on Art, Law, and NFTs

Held by the McGill Art Law Association and the Cheng Huai Art and Culture Association, three experts explain NFTs, copyright laws, digital art, and more.

Jan. 28, 3–4:30 PM

Online

Free, Registration required: click here

2022 USE Exhibition: The Sum of Our Shared Selves

Concordia University’s FOFA Gallery presents their Undergraduate Student Exhibition, featuring 13 artists focussing on corporeality, memory, and environmental consciousness.

Jan 24–Feb 25, M–F, 11 a.m.–6 PM

La Galerie Fofa

Free

Creating a Profound Audio Experience with Sun Noor

Broadcaster CJLO 1690AM and Montreal’s Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling host Montreal-based freelance music journalist Sun Noor for a workshop on sonic storytelling.

Jan. 26, 12 PM

On Air

Free