LONGREADS


Nostalgia in Canadian Pop

Nostalgia in Canadian Pop: How artists like Carly Rae Jepsen look back to go forward

Aug 20, 2015

From Francesco Yates to The Weeknd, today's best pop artists are mining the past to explore the entanglements of time, memory and feeling.

straight outta compton

Using Your Influence: Straight Outta Compton, Dr. Dre and today’s gangsta rap legacy

Aug 14, 2015

The new N.W.A. biopic couldn't be better timed, but it leaves out part of the story.

nxne hub

How many petitions will it take to fix NXNE?

Jun 23, 2015

NXNE came into 2015 with good intentions, but, after a week full of the same old blunders, it became obvious those intentions had crumbled yet again.

LOUD on Planet X group

This video game is turning your favourite Canadian indie bands into superheroes

Jun 3, 2015

LOUD on Planet X lets players vanquish evil aliens to the tune of Austra, Fucked Up, Purity Ring and more.

Action Bronson

Will Action Bronson be turfed from NXNE’s main stage?

May 28, 2015

We spoke to NXNE Director Michael Hollett about how they plan to respond to the public outcry over their festival headliner.

babymetal

Is Babymetal Metal?

May 12, 2015

In a genre that polices its borders so vigorously, why does metal produce so many punchlines and gimmicks?

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck review

Montage of Heck is a Kurt Cobain-led tour through modern rock star mythology

May 5, 2015

Brett Morgen's impressionistic new documentary both dismantles and elevates the tortured genius myth of Kurt Cobain.