2013: Tunes That Schmeck’d

2013: Tunes That Schmeck’d

2013 was the year the monoculture came roaring back to prevail. After years of splintering returns, the Internets clustered around hyper-events like Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky,” Arcade Fire’s “Reflektor” and BeyoncĂ©’s “Drunk in Love.” Everyone was dancing to the same tunes, even if they weren’t. Indeed, it’s never too difficult to...

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Streetwise: Fred Herzog

Streetwise: Fred Herzog

No one captured the exuberance and diversity of Vancouver quite like photographer Fred Herzog. I finally caught his exhibition at Calgary’s Glenbow Museum this week and was absorbed by each frame, trying to surmise how he had snapped the fleeting moment as it flew. Herzog did most of his best work from the late 1950s to early 1970s, a time when Vancouver was confident and unaware, like an...

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