National Gallery faces controversy over decolonization

National Gallery faces controversy over decolonization

National Gallery of CanadaHandout What does a decolonized art museum look like? That was the kind of question Indigenous curator Greg Hill asked at the National Gallery of Canada when he lost his job last week. He wanted to know what the gallery’s new Indigenous Manners and Decolonization department was doing to actually adopt Indigenous … Read more

Former National Gallery of Canada staffers warn minister of layoffs

Former National Gallery of Canada staffers warn minister of layoffs

Maman by artist Louise Bourgeois outside the National Gallery in Ottawa.JONATHAN HAYWARD/The Canadian Press Former employees are sounding the alarm over recent layoffs at the National Gallery of Canada. In a letter to Canada’s Heritage Minister, Pablo Rodriguez, shared to the media late Friday, seven former senior staffers at the Ottawa institution warn him of … Read more

Hostility and distrust smoldered between Prime Minister and protesters, as Trudeau testified

Hostility and distrust smoldered between Prime Minister and protesters, as Trudeau testified

A member of the public wearing a Confederate flag hat watches as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau testifies at the Public Order Emergency Commission in Ottawa on Nov. 25.Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press Mother Tamara Lich’s convoy sat where she always sits, in the front row of the public seats, right behind the three tables of stacked … Read more

Review: Move over, Shrek: Donkey drama EO is a dazzling feat of filmmaking bravura

Review: Move over, Shrek: Donkey drama EO is a dazzling feat of filmmaking bravura

EO revolves around the titular donkey, who is taken away from his circus performer owner by a group of animal activists.Thanks to VKPR EO Directed by Jerry Skolimowski Written by Jerzy Skolimowski and Ewa Piaskowska Starring Sandra Drzymalska and six different donkeys Classification na; 86 minutes Opens in select theaters Nov. 25 Critic’s choice So … Read more

Fashion designer Edeline Lee builds a coveted client list, from a royal princess to art world stars

Fashion designer Edeline Lee builds a coveted client list, from a royal princess to art world stars

Edeline Lee in her pop-up shop at Harrod’s.Mars Washington/The Globe and Mail “Clothing for the Future Lady” is how Vancouver-born, London-based fashion designer Edeline Lee describes her symbiosis of impeccable tailoring, luxury textiles and space-age glamour. Her clothes often have a retro twist and always have a timeless appeal, a reflection of the years she … Read more

National Gallery of Canada fires Chief Curators and Indigenous Art Curators

National Gallery of Canada fires Chief Curators and Indigenous Art Curators

Photo banners by artist Genevieve Cadieux hang outside the National Gallery of Canada on July 16, 2021.Ashley Fraser/Globe and Mail The National Gallery of Canada has laid off four senior staff, including Greg A. Hill, Curator of Indigenous Art, and Chief Curator, Kitty Scott. The gallery has gone through a period of uncertainty following the … Read more

Review: Until it Shimmers is a sparkling coming-out story drenched in longing

Review: Until it Shimmers is a sparkling coming-out story drenched in longing

Author Alec Scott’s 1980s-set debut is drenched in the longing and the yearning that is inside every romantic, lonesome gay young man.Katherine Emery/Handout Title: Until It Shimmers Author: Alec Scott Genre: Fiction Publisher: AOS Publishing Pages: 261 A voyage home after a battle is sometimes crammed with misadventure – just ask Odysseus. Following a victory, … Read more

Why Apple TV+ is succeeding with quality as other streaming giants fail

Why Apple TV+ is succeeding with quality as other streaming giants fail

The Apple streaming service is now the best curated streaming outlet, and that’s largely because it sticks to adapting books and using literary writers for source material.Tony Avelar/The Associated Press On Monday, voting closed for this year’s Emmy Award nominations. It will be weeks before they are announced, but there are some certainties. In the … Read more

Three short new books to escape with in a day

Three short new books to escape with in a day

The Globe and Mail Arts staff recommend short and sweet summer reads. Tides By Sarah Freeman (Penguin Random House Canada; 240 pages) If you’ve ever wanted to run away from your life – get on a bus, turn off your phone permanently, hole up somewhere new and build a new existence – you’ll immediately connect … Read more

In Ontario, real estate buyers are holding out for a price cut

In Ontario, real estate buyers are holding out for a price cut

A house for sale in the Riverdale area of Toronto on Sept. 29, 2021.Evan Buhler/The Canadian Press The stalemate that is taking hold in the Ontario real estate market right now arises from a belief that is becoming more entrenched each month: buyers reckon prices have farther to fall. House hunters see properties in some … Read more