White male? Check

I’m not saying Vern Thiessen was a bad choice. On paper, it’s hard to imagine a more qualified application for Workshop West’s artistic director position—harder to imagine them not selecting him, whi...
Rault in the sunshine

Michael Rault sticks to retro roots

‘I don’t really understand what makes something retro, or makes something modern,” Michael Rault admits. “It seems like a lot of modern things are borrowed from a slightly les...
Night Vale welcomes you

The town that Lynch built

‘I think we’ve always been fascinated, as Americans, with horror,” Jeffrey Cranor begins, after a moment’s consideration. “I think every culture has a fascination with h...
// Mat Busby

Chance encounters

Even if you never met Ned Plate when he first came through town—back in 2001′s Sterling award-winning Fringe hit, Citizen Plate—you still probably know the guy. Or at least the kind of guy—Jana...
Maïna

An old story’s new view

That Maïna marks out a First Nations story without the presence of Europeans is a rare feat for cinema—even Canadian cinema. Set a few hundred years ago, it follows the daughter of an Innu chief as s...
Face // Insoon Ha

Facing the facts

‘In Canada, everybody’s so kind,” Insoon Ha says, after a moment’s reflection. “They don’t [want to] believe something bad is happening in the world … because they...