Ben Miller

Tastemaker

The institutions of café and gallery go so well together that many small towns have combined the two, ensuring that no roadtripper can stop to…


The garden and the wilderness

Catfish’s tagline is “don’t let anyone tell you what it is .” Along those lines, Eric Eisenberg of cinemablend.com warned, “Sitting down in the theater,…


Music of the world, but not world music

The Manitoban Musical Atlas of Popular Music is a sporadically-published guide to the export-friendly pop music of the world outside England and North America. Society…


This week in violence

Paul W.S. Anderson’s Resident Evil: Afterlife and Robert Rodriguez and Ethan Maniquis’ Machete both opened this month and both are stupid. Why then, has Machete…


Coffee music: The guide

There was a time when even Starbucks, now fast becoming the exclusive domain of sugar-crazed teenagers, was filled with safe but tasteful music. When I…


Art in the city’s North End

A new arts centre in Winnipeg’s North End hopes to improve the lives of that community’s members. The Selkirk Avenue North End Arts Centre (NEAC)…


After Abba

From June 3-19, Stockholm Sweden celebrated Crown Princess Victoria’s marriage to her personal trainer Daniel Westling, with a festival of the arts called “LOVE Stockholm…