ART, MUSIC

A Sparkling First Effort: Luna Li’s Opal Angel

words / KEEGAN HUGHES pictures / ANDRÉ VARTY + EMMA ROBINSON Following a productive songwriting summer, Hannah Bussiere faced a conundrum.  As the lead in the Toronto garage rock outfit Luna Li, she wanted to produce a full-length album.  With the help of bandmate Braden Sauder, along with his studio known as Marquee Sound, this […]

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ART

MAKING MONET: IS THE INTERNET HELPING OR HURTING VISUAL ARTISTS?

words / JOSHUA SOUCIE Kit King starts her mornings with a hearty dose of social media and a side of relentless emails. King is a fine art, oil painter that specializes in contemporary realism. Most days, before her brush touches the canvas, her husband usually joins her in the studio. He is also a painter. “We […]

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ART

Old Skool Love

art/ NNAMDI words/ MEGAN SIBLEY Like clockwork, Vans season is fast approaching. The iconic skater look has seeped beyond the halfpipe and in to popular street style, allowing the Vans Old Skools to become a truly iconic and versatile look. Check out a talented artist’s take on the rise of the street scene’s favourite shoe. 

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ART

Celebrating Canadian Creativity: PDA Projects

words / KEEGAN HUGHES video / KEEGAN HUGHES + EMMA JIAYUE LIU “You can’t just make out with yourself on the side of the street, it just looks weird,” laughs PDA Projects producer Brendan de Montigny. “It takes two, or three, or more!” Although he’s making a joke, it’s an amusing metaphor for the meaning behind PDA’s name.  […]

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ART, LIFESTYLE + CULTURE

‘A Little Warmer Than Room Temperature’

art/ UMRAN CHOWDHURY interview/ MEGAN SIBLEY We chat one on one with Umran Chowdhury, the creator of a contemporary photo series on mental health titled A Little Warmer Than Room Temperature. The DTS: How would you describe yourself as an artist? UMRAN: I think I’m still trying to find my place. Its fun experimenting with different mediums […]

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