Issue 31

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The Winking Circle

Category: Issue 31, Reviews

This DVD zine documentary-cum-manifesto totally sucks and is actually pretty cool at the same time. It has qualities of Ned Flanders and Bart Simpson and is both cult recruitment propaganda and an open invitation to do your own thing. The primary problem with this video is the creepy (fictional?) quasi-beatnik family who appear throughout the […]

Novel Amusements #5-Games and Shames

As I watch the new issue of Novel Amusements I witness all 8-bits of our favourite, heroic plumber Mario unravel, allowing me a glance into the stressed and painful mind of a man constantly caught between podoboos (fireballs) and sewer dives. This is hard to watch. This is Mario’s Pain-a new short featured in Jim […]

Golden Showers on Dundas Square

In Golden Showers on Dundas Square, young activists take down their pants and pee on the cement of this downtown Toronto square. They justify their actions by calling the public plaza a toilet bowl. Since its unveiling, the square has been a target for criticism and numerous protests. With corporate content all over its seven […]

Drawing Restraint 9

Drawing Restraint 9 is the anticipated collaboration between Matthew Barney and his girlfriend Björk. The Drawing Restraint series started back in 1987 when Barney was still a student. The idea behind the series is to perform while subject to some form of restraint, like the confinement of a half dozen brawling satyrs in the back […]

King of the Corner

When an actor who frequents Hollywood screens steps off to make an indie film, is it good? Yes and no. As snobby subscribers to indie and lo-fi culture, do we automatically think large-scale productions are a generalized smear of bad taste? Yes and no. Because if we do then this time, we’re wrong. This movie […]

Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price

Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price is a great tool to get people who shop at the multi-billion dollar juggernaut retailer to think twice before doing so. Wal-Mart… is a meticulously put together documentary that shows how shopping in these box stores not only harms the communities where they are located, but the world […]

Montreal New Cinema Festival

Czech Dream

White Strings

Lost Frog

The ChickenFish Speaks

The Technosexuality FAQ

Laughing Squid

WFMU’s Beware of the Blog


Wooster Collective

Game Tunnel

Experimental Gameplay Project

Cute Overload

How to Transform Your City

Various Artists – I’m Somebody Too

Chris Yang – Devil in the Clock

Tony Wilson – Horse’s Dream

David Wall – The Spell I Was Under

Tricky Woo – First Blush

Runcible Spoon – Raincoat Lake

Ben Rogers – The Dawn of a New Error

Proeliis Fere

Paper Moon – Broken Hearts Break Faster Every Day

Oldseed – When You Laugh the World Laughs With You, When You Cry You Cry Alone

The New Pornographers – Twin Cinema

Immaculate Machine – Ones and Zeros

The Hoa Hoa’s – Flower Flowers

The Grey – Asleep at the Wheel

Alex Gomez – Metallic Blue Electric

Glissandro 70

The Frontier Index

Friendly Rich and the Lollipop People – We Need a New F-Word

The Corduroy Kid – The Sleep Project

Nathan Coles Outfit – Twelve Upheavals That Brought the Redwoods to Flight

Dave Clark – Sketchbook #2 / Goofus and the Kitty Eat What They Bake

Bronx Cheerleader – Tough Guy Cliches

The Blue Raincoats

Anti-Hero – Unpretty


Editor’s Note

Goldstein on Goldstein

Junk Diary

Condo Dwellers


The Napoleon Difference

The Turtle Neck Blues Boy

I Love You

Password Protection

Old Weird America

Artists Crack the Game Code

Spartacus Books Rises from the Ashes

The 48 Hour Film

Subway Anagrams and the Wrath of the Transit System

Subway Efficiency Guide

Park Gallery


Save the Mondragon!

Photo and the Blog

Kino = Cool

Atwood for Indies

The Urbanity of Suburbia

Sidewalk Culture

Indie Cartography

Neighbourliness and Industry in Montreal’s Underground

Reading the Riot Act: A Short History of Riots in Vancouver


Outside of Ordinary: Women’s travel stories

Dubwise: Reasoning from the Reggae Underground

Creating Anarchy

Drugs are Nice: A Post-Punk Memoir

Growing Up Degrassi: Television Identity and Youth Cultures

I’m on the Guest List

Nerve Squall

The Insatiate

Iron-on Constellations

Switch & Shift: New Canadian Poetry

no cage contains a stare that well

frogments from the frag pool


My Most Secret Desire

Get A Life

Something to Pet the Cat About

Kill the Robot

We Are on Our Own

Whispers the Missing Child

Down Sterling Road

Bonk on the Head


Code White

Ladies of the Night


When I Was Young And In My Prime

The Grammar Architect