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When it comes to proportional representation in studio filmmaking, female directors have a long way to go. Last year, the Centre for the Study of Women in Television and Film reported that women comprised only 7 per cent of directors working on the top 250 highest-grossing studio films in 2016. And when it comes to […]

Sidney’s Pick: The Parking Lot Movie

The Parking Lot Movie is a documentary released in 2010 about the Corner Parking Lot in Charlottesville, Virginia. Generally, it’s a documentary about a bunch of weirdos that work in a parking lot and the weird things that happen to them there. It shows the slow parts and the exciting parts of three years of […]

Staff Pick – Ngozi Family: Day of Judgement

  A lot of people have been saying/writing that Donald Trump’s presidency is going to inspire some great and challenging art, especially punk rock. I’ve been reading a lot of these pieces, and counterbalancing them with other writers who patently reject this view . Like most people, I have always used music as a curative agent for something […]

Stop Making Art and Die: A Colouring Book History and Manifesto

  A few years ago, Calgary-based artist Rich Theroux was stagnating. Though he had a successful day job as an art teacher at a high school, he hadn’t made art of his own for nearly a decade. After a period of frantic self-searching and brainstorming, he decided to open up a collaborate community art space […]

BP Team: Natalie Wee’s Our Bodies & Other Fine Machines

The Broken Pencil team is a motley crew of artists, writers, activists, and stapler enthusiasts. All of us love putting together Canada’s magazine for independent and DIY arts and zine culture, and it’s because we all have so much going on in our lives outside of BP that we can bring different stuff to the […]

Smell of Our Own: Glockabelle

  The Smell of Our Own: Glockabelle By Shelby Monita Glockabelle is Annabelle Cazes, a New York City-based musician who gets audiences sweating and dancing with just herself, two Casios, a drum machine and of course her glockenspiel. We first met in New York about four years ago when I was traveling across America by […]

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Editor’s Pick: dadfeelings Podcast

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Alison’s Pick: Barbarian Press

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Editor’s Pick: The Call of the Word