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By aeon On on Monday May 20 2019

By Daniel Callcut, for Aeon

Imagine you work at a latex glove factory. One night, you type ‘latex’ into Google: you’re searching for competitors’ products, but you find other things too. Some of what you find turns you on. But some of it you wish you could unsee: prior to the search, it was morally unthinkable. 

It’s easy to...

By aeon On on Monday May 13 2019

By George Estreich, for Aeon

Most people remember the emperor: a vain ruler, swindled into paying for a nonexistent magical garment, parades in public, only to be embarrassed by a little boy. To me, the story is really about the swindling tailors. Audacious, imaginative, their true product is a persuasive illusion, one keyed to the vulnerabilities of their...

By Boundary Sentinel On on Thursday May 09 2019

Singer/artist River Arnott of Grand Forks received two significant achievements —Top Junior Voice Award' and a Certificate of Merit for 'Outstanding Performance' — during the recent Kootenay Festival of the Arts competition.

The 12-year-old Boundary City performer now advances to the Provincials in Chilliwack at the end of May...

By aeon On on Tuesday Apr 23 2019

By  David V. Johnson, from Aeon

When false and malicious speech roils the body politic, when racism and violence surge, the right and role of freedom of speech in society comes into crisis. People rightly begin to wonder what are the limits, what should be the rules. It is a complicated issue, and resolving it requires care about the exact problems...

By Contributor On on Sunday Apr 14 2019

There’s music as well as words in the air at the 8th annual Elephant Mountain Literary Festival, July 11-14 in Nelson.

This year singer-songwriter Stephen Fearing joins 2019 EMLF writer-in residence Marilyn Bowering, along with literary luminaries William Deverell, JG Toews, Ian Weir, and Iona Whishaw.

“New for 2019 are workshops in songwriting and screenwriting,” said EMLF...

By Contributor On on Tuesday Apr 09 2019

A sure harbinger of spring in Grand Forks is the Boundary Showcase. While the exhibition continues to be non-juried, this year, we have asked Boundary artists to submit work that considers the impact of the spring floods of 2018.

Through guest curator, Nora Curiston’s first-hand experience, Post Diluvian provides an opportunity to reflect on what was lost, celebrate the strength of the...

By Contributor On on Tuesday Mar 19 2019

Preparations are in full force for the May opening of Castlegar Sculpturewalk 2019, and it’s going to be another great year in The Sculpture Capital of Canada! Join our team and support this much-loved community event through our popular sculpture sponsorship program, supported by over thirty local businesses, organization and individuals.

Now offering a variety of...

By Charles Jeanes On on Tuesday Mar 12 2019

Part Three

In the two previous editions of the Arc, I have been writing about the recent history of Western global dominance, about reactions to that past, and what it reveals about human consciousness expressed in culture.

Two main authors are my resource for conversation about culture and consciousness in evolution: Robert Bellah and...

By Contributor On on Wednesday Mar 06 2019

 Call for entry: registration is now open for artists/venues in the Columbia Basin to participate in the Columbia Basin Culture Tour (CBCT), a celebration of culture taking place August 10 & 11, 2019, from 10 am to 5 pm. Help us make the 11th anniversary tour the best yet!

The CBCT is a self-guided tour showcasing local arts, culture and heritage offered at no charge to...

By Contributor On on Friday Mar 01 2019

The Boundary Showcase is back.

Get ready to enter your best artwork from the past year for this professionally presented, community-sourced exhibition. While the exhibition continues to be non-juried, this year, we are asking boundary artists to submit work that considers the impact of the spring floods of 2018.

The show will be on display from April 20 to May 4, providing an...

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