For feminists and marginalized people, the internet has been a vital ally in consciousness-raising and organizing, but its benefits are in danger of being drowned out by targeted attacks from trolls and neo-Nazis. This year’s HTMlles festival provides a defiant rebuttal to the idea that marginalized people must accept these conditions, highlighting the fact that they have always had a claim to the internet as an artistic and political space.
Jeremy Rubier and I met ten years ago when he was an eighteen year old barback and I was stationed at the 1000+ hanger coat check of a club in downtown Montreal. There were a few of us who would smoke together after work in the back alley, an environment where many interesting friendships are formed.
“In 1954, a psychologist testified that reading comic books would turn children into juvenile delinquents. In 1994, a psychologist testified that reading Boiled Angel would turn adults into serial killers,” narrates punk rock mouthpiece Jello Biafra in Frank Henenlotter’s new documentary Boiled Angels: The Trial of Mike Diana, which will be having its international premiere this Saturday as part of Montreal’s Fantasia Film Festival.
Performance installation @ ORO (May 17-25)
Conor and Julian have been together for years. Their lives, their selves, are entangled. They were happy, or content. Now they’re changing, they’re growing, they’re separating. Tonight, they come home from a party and spend the rest of the night entertaining, loving, and torturing each other. Is this yet another night of fun and games, or have things changed?
Coming at you by way of an exclusive Godberd debut, this brand new Boogieman track features driving low end and hypnotic arpeggiated trills. Recorded live with analog sound sources, the harmonics and delivery are as colourful as the Boogieman mask.