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Monthly Archives: October 2009
Went to see The Cove last night. Billed very accurately as an eco-thriller, it took on the Japanese dolphin trade in a clever and compelling way. It starred the director, Louie Psihoyos, and dolphin activist Ric O’Brien, better known as … Continue reading
A couple of barmy musicals to get your week off on the right foot. The agents of Improv.com have been staging such antics at various places for ages, and I have to say that the Grocery Store Musical [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnY59mDJ1gg] is … Continue reading
Today is the International Day of Climate Action! To… er… celebrate it I’ll be attending a screening of A Sea Change, about the acidification of the earth’s oceans. In Sweden, consumers are being offered new climate change food labelling in … Continue reading
I left Banff on Monday morning, having spent much of the weekend dodging in and out of literary and visual arts events. Saturday afternoon I slipped into and then fled screaming from the most bizarre and numbingly dull curatorial talk … Continue reading
As artists of many Olympic cities have discovered to their cost, when the lure of international trade beckons, arts funding goes out the door and into sports infrastructure, or roads, or trains, or any number of expensive and often worthy … Continue reading