I’ve seen burlesque shows before, some damn good ones at that. I was also familiar with the Suicide Girls, but then again who isn’t. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I walked into La Tulipe Monday night to catch Blackheart Burlesque. This was the burlesque show which had toured with some rather large […]
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, the Suicide Girls are coming to Montreal! Obvious puns aside, the Internet-famous, or as some would say infamous, alt-punk-geek erotica performers are bringing their Burlesque show to town. Blackheart Burlesque, which runs one night only in Montreal, tomorrow night at La Tulipe, was conceived by SG Co-founder Missy Suicide. It features […]
This is horrible. A video has been circulating on the internet of a group of masked individuals vandalising the Université de Québec à Montréal (UQAM) last night. While my colleague Niall may have written about the upside of demonstrations, there is nothing pretty in this video. This is the other side of things that people […]
In what has to be one of the most fascinating must-watch pieces of television produced in the last little while, John Oliver interviews Edward Snowden in Russia for his HBO show Last Week Tonight and they end up talking dick pics. While that may seem like a waste to speak of something so trivial, it’s […]
The first rule of reading news articles on the internet: if you don’t want to get angry, stay away from the comments. I broke that rule more than once, both during the lead up to the current student protests against austerity and since they started to bloom. I have lived to regret it, though my […]
In what is being described as an about-face unprecedented in the United States, Indiana Governor Mike Pence, the man who signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, allowing businesses to persecute against members of the LGBT community, announced this morning that he is, in fact, a gay man. “I have a confession to make,” the embattled […]
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?