Issue 34

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Radiant City

Category: Issue 34, Reviews

It’s hip to hate the suburbs. After all, people who live there have a harder time partaking in cultural activities since these all take place in bigger urban centres. Who wants to commute to culture when they already commute to work? Director Gary Burns and journalist Jim Brown take on the task of tearing down […]

True Love

Adam and Dave are a humourous filmmaking team from Toronto who sometimes multiply to become a foursome (with Katie Crown and Aaron Eves) in their comedy troupe Knock Knock. (Who’s There) Comedy! When they are reduced in size and numbers, however, they create films of varying lengths and qualities, and one of their more recent […]


Admit it cin-ee-ma snobs, you love low-end genre filmmaking too. You know how the adoption of high-concept Hollywood trash by the proletariat tends to open up fertile rifts in the monoform. And when things go well and the energy doesn’t flag, the simple struggle to get it made can compel the viewer. In spite or […]

Memories of Earth Sex and Sadness Murder and UFOs

Victoria’s Brian MacDonald has compiled his video output onto two DVDs — one comprising his short-video cycles Memories of Earth and Sex + Sadness, one with his recent 20-minute opus, Murder and UFOs. These shorts represent 31 flavours of guy-angst with ironic sprinkles. The narrative voice is rarely authoritative, whether it’s running backwards, on subtitles, […]

Hymn Video Sine Vol. 1, # 1 and 2

These came out over two years ago, but I just picked them up when I was in Vancouver this summer. Running about thirty minutes each on recycled VHS, collecting sketchy shorts from resourceful young ‘uns, this is a zine in spirit as well as in name. Several of the shorts are EXTREMELY goofy–like the endearing […]

Richard Kerr: Industrie

Lots of artists have been collecting bits of Hollywood detritus and re-fashioning them into commentary. Few of their works surpass the artistry and sheer watchability of Richard Kerr’s films. Teaching in Montreal at Concordia for the past five years or so, Kerr has rightly taken on the French language, at least for the titles of […]

American Hardcore


Clickable Culture

Game Tunnel Magazine


Big Pants/jugglin

Monster Brains: Links to Monsters and the Fantastic



Various Artists, Alberta: Wild Roses, Northern Lights

Roger Dean Young & the tin cup

Vangel, Music Postmodern Eros

Subhumans, Canada

Rae Spoon & Rodney DeCroo, Trucker’s Memorial

Kelly Rose, The Purgatory Demos

Rock Plaza Central, Are We Not Horses?

Pan Out, Now

le Nombre, Scénario Catastrophe

Minibloc, carton-micro-recreation

Amy Millan, Honey from the Tombs

Maniac Mansion, Pizza Time Theatre

Malajube, Trompe-L’oeil

Lake Holiday, The Curse of Sunshine

Jon-Rae & the River, Knows What You Need

Great Aunt Ida, How They Fly

Dave Gould, The Passion Of Bobby Bedeque

Clay George, Cherry Bank Hotel

Friendly Rich and the Lollipop People, The Friendly Rich Show

Fifth Hour Hero, Not Revenge… Just A Vicious Crush

Feuermusik Goodbye, Lucille

Eux Autres, Hell is Eux Autres

Sunny Duval

D.O.A., Bloodied but Unbowed

Comme Un Homme, Libre

Champion, Chill ’em all

Cities in Dust, Night Creatures

Brandon Paris Band, On My Own

Philippe B

Kate Ashby-Craft, Love Is All There Is


Gilded Lilies: Comics and Drawings


Nog a Dod

Don’t Go Where I Can’t Follow


Cigarette Salad

First Comes Love

Stranger in My Skin

The Emily Valentine Poems

Mazo de la Roche: Rich and Famous Author

In Our Own Voices: Learning and Teaching Toward Decolonisation

Putting the Pieces Together: The Graffiti Model for Indie Filmmaking


The Watermelon Social

Bottom Bracket

The Age of Cities

Suburban Pornography and Other Stories

Men are all Murderers and Women are all Whores: a satire

Game Quest

There is a danger

Q is for Treason 10: Exploring British Columbia Ghost Towns

Sukiyaki Sunday



Ooh La La Illustrated


The Lions 4

Lil Akira

Jobgoblin #1

Home (i)


Cinema Sewer

The Autobiographies of Bucky Fleur Exhibit Catalogue

Zygote in my Coffee, Issue 1, Spring 2006

Vacancy for Satan and Seven Others: Short Fiction

Two Stories

Twaddle #1

The Tortoise

Stop Here on Red Signal

Work, Dirt and Money

This Zine is Called Shut the Fuck Up!

Hate Song


Generation Exploitation

Function Magazine

Fashion Projects


The Almost Maine Street News

Hermana, Resist 6

Lollypop Shoved Up My Ass


Chronically Canadian


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