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    Celebration pop

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    Dig yourself

    There’s a scene in Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard’s remarkable feature debut in which the hero, a songwriter and musician reflecting on his...

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    Scream queens

    The place where horror and drag converge isn’t difficult for Zachary Parsons-Lozinski to pinpoint. ‘Drag queens often find their inspirati...

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    Settlers of Whyte Ave

    To the less-discerning passer-by, the name and logo of The Hexagon Café could simply be a crisply designed logo, one that manages to pop out along the...

  • // Curtis Hauser

    Legal sell, illegal buy

    Determining whether legalizing the selling of sex while criminalizing the purchase of it is a good or a bad thing is not an easy task. It’s a to...

Celebration pop

‘It’s always been hard,” Allan Carl Newman says, in a tone of bemused acceptance. “I realize it’s just the curse of this band. It’s just how it always will be.” Newman’s discussing the difficulty of getting full roster of his power-pop super-group, The New Pornographers, together in the same room to make a record. When…