Issue 32

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How To Come Out to Your Parents (as an avant-garde artist/writer)

Category: How To, Issue 32

By Darren Wershler-Henry Il faut épater le bourgeois. –Charles Baudelaire Rebellion isn’t what it used to be. At the beginning of the previous century, becoming an artist was a relatively straightforward process. All you had to do was figure out what everyone living in or near the centre of your culture–people that, for reasons which […]

One Revolution per Minute

Surprising. He shows no trace of saw marks on his hands. Calum Stirling, a Glasgow-based multimedia artist, learned the tricks of the trade from his dad. “I learned how to make things in the shed,” says Stirling, counting all his fingers. “Wooden models, planes and things. I hurt myself, but not that bad. I’ve still […]


Imagine this: You a) set up a white chair with a video camera pointing toward it, you b) spend lots of money on expensive drugs, and then you c) convince seven of your most gullible friends (plus yourself) to take the drug and sit on that white chair, while you record them tripping out in […]

Futurisms: Film, Architecture and Urbanisms

As history marches on, all kinds of things get lost, including our future. Dredging the archives, German curator Marc Glode found an assortment of visionary films of great things to come. Sci-fi epics Things to Come (1936) and Metropolis (1926) envisioned the future as oversized. They constructed streamlined but monumentally large sets. But in each […]

Heavy Metal Jr.

There have been plenty of documentaries made about beauty pageant parents and soccer moms and dads, with typically disturbing results. The parents in Heavy Metal Jr. may be almost as over-the-top as most talent-pushing guardians, but rather than being creepy, these folks are ridiculous to the point of hilarity. This is the story of five […]

Milking and Scratching: Hand Made Films by Naomi Uman

Naomi Uman left her job as a chef to Malcolm Forbes and Calvin Klein to serve us. She gives us Milking and Scratching, a savory platter of two documentaries and three experimental films, providing much food for thought. Documentaries Leche? and Mala Leche? contrast the lives of Mexicans. Leche? depicts a family as they eke […]

Oh My God

The Legend of Buck Kelly

Winnipeg Babysitter


Our Own Priv@te Bin Laden

Museum of Contextual Amputations

Subliminal White Trash Blog

Patently Silly

The Grocery List Collection

Ze Frank

Secret Fun Spot

Pigeon Blog

Various Artists – Zombie Night in Canada, Vol. 2

Various Artists – See You on the Moon

Various Artists – Cavalcade of the Scars

Trike – The New Album

Paula Toledo – Stay Awhile

Tokyo Police Club – A Lesson in Crime

Sunset Rubdown – Shut Up I Am Dreaming

Kinnie Starr – Anything

David P. Smith – Striving for a New Tomorrow

Shulz – What Apology

Chris Sheppard – Loud Ass Mother Fucker

Oliver Schroer – Camino

The Saint Catherines – Dancing for Decadence

Polidicks – Mutenation

Pernille – Fire

Herald Nix – Soul of a Kiss

Kevin Mitchell – All the Way

Lampshade – Modern Behavior

Kyra and Tully

Knucklehead – The New Black List

Households CD – Various Artists

Hinterland – The Picture Plane

Andrew Hanna – Without Blinds

Max Groadie – Cobras that Fight in Space

The First Day – 2000-2003

The Field Register – Tire & Caster

Feu Thérèse

Femme Generation – Brothers and Sisters, Alone We Explode

The Farrell Brothers – This is a Riot

The Doers – Watcha Doin’?

Morgan Doctor – Is This Home

DOA – War on 45

Destroyer – Destroyer’s Rubies

Rodney DeCroo – War Torn Man

The Creeping Nobodies – Half Saboteur EP

Comet Gain – City Fallen Leaves

John Brooks – No Mean City

Bradley – Pink Pill Program

Carla Bozulich – Evangelista

Black Ox Orkestar – Nisht Azoy

Barzin – My Life in Rooms

Ronnie Artur and his Orkestrio – Get This!

Ahleuchatistas – What You Will

The Salivation Army Black Book

Against the New Authoritarianism: Politics after Abu-Ghraib

The Unconscious Civilization

Doris Book: an anthology 1991-2001

Users Guide to a Blank Wall/Mode d’emploi pou un mur vide

Lemon Hound

Canada Post

Creamsicle Stick Shivs

Wide Slumber For Lepidopterists

Jukebox Music


The Theory of the Loser Class

The Big Book of Wag

Attitude Maximum Security

A Nut at the Opera


Miss Lamp


Whatever Happens

The Immaculate Conception

No Margins: Writing Canadian Fiction in Lesbian

Beauty is a Liar

Editor’s Note

Zine Philosophy

do i look like i’m smiling?

Too Much Mean Me

Songs of the Lefties

Road Trip

Sharp Shooter

Country of Origin



The Urban Beast Project

Playing with Scissors

My Dad is the Chief of Police

Anarchy In Utero

Issue 32

It’s Not Your Fault, Honey

Inhabiting the Margins