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A bull riding cowboy holds tight as the bull lunges airborne, Oregon, 1916. Photograph by Miller Photo Co., National Geographic
Features

Rodeo plan for Montreal’s 375th stirs controversy

Opposition is growing to the NomadFest Urban Rodeo, planned as part of the celebrations of Montreal’s 375th anniversary.

Million Dollar Quartet captures rock history
Reviews & Previews

Million Dollar Quartet captures rock history

Like many good things, it happened by chance. Carl Perkins, about a year after he wrote Blue Suede Shoes, arrived to Sun Record Studios in Memphis to record Matchbox.

Beethoven’s string quartets — all 16 — brought to life at Chamberfest in May and June
Reviews & Previews

Beethoven’s string quartets — all 16 — brought to life at Chamberfest in May and June

Lovely and brilliant, varied, and innovative pieces for smaller ensembles by Ludwig van Beethoven are the focus of this year’s Montreal Chamber Music Festival. Curated by cellist Dennis Brott, the festival begins in May and features huge musical talents who can be expected to demonstrate why “genius” and Beethoven have […]

Editorial: Outremont–Mont Royal merger raises inequality issue
Editorials

Editorial: Outremont–Mont Royal merger raises inequality issue

It also means that there is one fewer seat in Montreal and the West End where ethno-cultural groups and anglophones constitute an important share of the electorate.

Flavour Guy: Don’t ridicule this April fool and his bird
Columnists / Food

Flavour Guy: Don’t ridicule this April fool and his bird

April is the cruellest month, wrote T.S. Elliot. It’s cruel, he implies, because it disturbs. But, in April, something starts to happen. Here is the end of this part of the poem.

Times and Places: Teaching art to children more fulfilling than I could have imagined
Travel

Times and Places: Teaching art to children more fulfilling than I could have imagined

I taught the children about the colour wheel, the primary and complimentary colours, and they took to it like birds to the sky.

Editorial: Andrew Potter’s scrappy piece showed he lacked judgment
Editorials

Editorial: Andrew Potter’s scrappy piece showed he lacked judgment

When Potter was chosen to head McGill University’s prestigious Institute for the Study of Canada, he was expected to be rigorous and responsible, especially for his own published work.

View of the Glen site in Montreal. (Photo courtesy of the MUHC)
What's Happening

MUHC offers disease self-management ‘toolbox’

McGill University Health Centre’s chronic disease self-management program My Tool Box: The Building Blocks to Self-Care resumes in May 2017.

211 service gives Montreal seniors peace of mind
What's Happening

211 service gives Montreal seniors peace of mind

If you are a senior looking for social and community services on the island of Montréal, you need to look no further.

CD review: Rémi Bolduc Jazz Ensemble
Features

CD review: Rémi Bolduc Jazz Ensemble

The first time I played this CD – signature tunes by pianist Oscar Peterson, transcribed, arranged, and interpreted by Rémi Bolduc – the music lit up the room.