Montreal is a town replete with festivals. Some are big and corporate, some are smaller and more grassroots. Some are focused on indoor venues, others occupy entire streets. And then there’s PorchFest. “It’s a music festival that takes place on people’s front porches,” explained PorchFest organizer and NDG resident Aurora Robinson, elaborating that “it’s a […]
Last night a video surfaced showing a Quebec City police officer, later identified as Charles-Scott Simard, SPVQ badge number 3143, firing a teargas canister directly into a student anti-austerity protester’s face: The canister hit Naomie Trudeau-Tremblay on the jaw, as can be seen in these photos by 99Media.org. Trudeau-Tremblay will be taking legal action and […]
It’s all in the headline, really. To be completely honest, I was contemplating just posting that sentence with a picture and a series of arrows pointing up. Pretty much says it all, doesn’t it? A few months ago, Montreal police, along with firefighters, transit workers and other government employees protesting cuts to their pensions were […]
I thought, great, this film will be chock full of some of the best culture-jamming stunts the duo of Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno and their team of activists pulled off over the last few years. It was, but that wasn’t all
We invite you to check out the new video from original Canadian artist Amber out of Toronto. She also happens to be an FTB contributor. The song, Grave Robber, is from her new album Tall Tales, which you can listen to or download via her Bandcamp page.
Last week, my colleague Niall made a very interesting observation: Harper’s Bill C-51 was designed, among other things, to attract Quebec voters who supported the Marois government’s ill-fated Charter of Quebec Values. For a few days, it seemed like that strategy just might pay off. After all, there was a poll done by Angus Reid […]
It’s a gross violation of the right to free speech and freedom of assembly. It’s the local symbol of state repression and unchecked power. It also, apparently, leads to some really sloppy police work. The conversation surrounding Montreal Municipal Bylaw P-6 has largely focused on the violation of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms inherent […]
Earlier this week, American actor Thomas Lennon (Reno 911, Night at the Museum), amused by the bathroom television in his Vancouver hotel room tweeted a nude selfie along with the following message: “Nude selfies with the TV screen built into the hotel mirror make things complicated, like this man who now bears the face of […]
Bill C-51 is a piece of legislation that would grant broad, sweeping powers to CSIS to prevent terrorism or the promotion of terrorism. The problem is, it doesn’t really define what terrorism is.
The Economist just ranked Montreal as the second best city to live. What do you think?
Does the demise of Target in Canada mean more WalMarts?
2015 has been off to quite a busy start, but before we get too involved, let’s take one final look back at 2014. Every year we ask our contributors to vote on the favourite two posts they wrote and the two posts they liked most from all the other contributors on the site. Then, in […]
So it looks like some people who have been downloading movies and TV shows illegally are going to get letters. That’s right, not even emails. Actual snail mail. Threatening snail mail at that. Not sure if this will have any effect, given that our mail service is soon not going to be a door-to-door thing […]
2014 was a year of big ups and big downs, each one meriting discussion, but that’s not what’s going to happen here. Instead, I’m going to focus on the little things. By little, I mean petty annoyances that don’t even qualify as first world problems. They’re the sort of things that bug me at the […]
As a first time director and producer, I have to say Kim Jong Un has potential. What he lacks in believable plot, Kim more than makes up for with casting and marketing. The story starts off believable, though a little derivative. Evil dictator doesn’t like a Hollywood film called The Interview which shows him in […]
Scarification can be quite an intense and painful process (even more than getting a tattoo). Staying in character while filming a music video can be a challenge. Staying in character for a music video while getting artistic scarification work done? You’d have to ask Jeannie Taylor. Better yet, you can watch the lead singer of […]