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    CHARLES DICKENS, RAP, AND TEXT MESSAGING?

    Written by Lise Hosein

    Thursday, 19 February 2015 12:32

    Twisted is related to Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens, but it’s less a faithful adaptation than a whole new vision of the story that makes it relatable to a contemporary audience. Ollie is the mixed-race main character, a teen who’s been shuttled in and out of foster care, and he’s both something of a poet and a reluctant criminal:

    HOW DO I LOVE THEE?

    Written by Mark Wigmore

    Wednesday, 18 February 2015 16:02

    Senior Arts Editor Mark Wigmore is here to take you to the stage with a love story that will challenge your ideas of what love can be.

    STRATFORD'S LEAR HEADS TO THE BIG SCREEN

    Written by Mark Wigmore

    Tuesday, 17 February 2015 15:47

    Senior Arts Editor Mark Wigmore is here with some big news about the Stratford Festival.

    Now's The Time For Jean-Michel Basquiat

    Written by Lise Hosein

    Tuesday, 17 February 2015 14:14

    There’s been a ton of buzz about the Art Gallery of Ontario’s new exhibition Jean-Michel Basquiat: Now’s the Time. This is the inspiring story of a black New York artist who managed to break into an art world that wasn’t built to accept him. It was precedent setting and had a major impact on later generations of artists:

    Albert Watson's Silver Linings

    Written by Lise Hosein

    Thursday, 12 February 2015 16:53

    You know Albert Watson’s photographs even if you don’t realize it – he’s been called one of the most important photographers of all time. Maybe you can picture the recent cover of the biography of Steve Jobs? Uma Thurman on the poster for Kill Bill? Or the unforgettably quirky photograph of Alfred Hitchcock holding a limp goose? These are all from Watson’s hand. Here’s his memory of taking that shot of Mr. Hitchcock:

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