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Jane Henderson

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February 24, 2008 Literature & Ideas

February Books

New works by MacArthur, Armstrong, McPherson and Glenn

February 27, 2006 Arts

Hot Politics

burlesque_fp.jpgAt Vancouver's International Burlesque Festival Jane Henderson and Edie Jackson find both progressive politics and old-fashioned desire.

Women are leading Burlesque's international revivial

May 6, 2005 Arts

What's in a Graphic Novel?

boyle_fp.jpg In the wake of the first wave of graphic novels, Jane Henderson looks at some recent, disparate Canadian works.

December 19, 2004 Arts

Captivating Theatre Closes

Canada has just lost its only behind-bars theatre company that performs for the public. Jane Henderson discusses its life and death.

May 27, 2004 Arts

Plunderphonics

greyalbum_fp.jpgMix the Beatles' The White Album with rapper Jay-Z's Black Album and what do you get? DJ Danger Mouse's experimental CD, The Grey Album. You also get a cease-and-desist order from EMI Music. Tracks from the 3000 now-illegal copies of this CD have spawned countless downloads and are just one of hundreds of examples in the current debate over what is art and what is piracy.

- by Jane Henderson -

February 3, 2004 Arts

Lessons for an Audience

Kazimi's Shooting Indians questions "authenticity"
shooting_indians_fp.jpgIn Ali Kazimi's 1997 documentary Shooting Indians, a whole sequence of studying is going on. Kazimi studies Iroquois photographer Jeff Thomas, who is mining the century-old works of white photographer and filmmaker Edward Curtis. The three are transformed.
by Jane Henderson

Kazimi's Shooting Indians explores representations of authenticity

January 13, 2004 Arts

Satire Under Attack

When looking silly is worse than looking evil
newWar_fp.jpgWebster's Dictionary credits literature as the traditional medium to use "trenchant wit, irony, or sarcasm to expose and discredit vice or folly." Yet in today's multimedia world, satire has entered the mainstream via theatre, television, music, newspaper cartoons, radio, and the internet. Satire is an important tool for those frustrated by the corporate, sponsorship, and political agendas mixed up in their media.- by Jane Henderson and Max Liboiron -

When looking silly is worse than looking evil

November 10, 2003 Arts

Can'tLit

Books Recently Seized or Detained by Canada Customs
"The past 20 years have shown Canadian censorship to be legal, durable, and popular. Canadian censors--whether government officials or common citizens-- have shown little confidence of the abilities of other people to think or behave responsibly after reading 'objectionable' books and magazines."

Books Recently Seized or Detained by Canada Customs

September 27, 2003 Arts

Paul Martin, Meet Shakespeare

petruccio_fp.jpgRecently a friend suggested I check out Paul Martin's online opinion survey about the Canadian definition of marriage. Also recently I saw an all-female production of The Taming of the Shrew performed in that Shakespearian Mecca, London's Globe Theatre. And perhaps oddly, these two things have quite a lot to say to each other.- by Jane Henderson -

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The Dominion is a monthly paper published by an incipient network of independent journalists in Canada. It aims to provide accurate, critical coverage that is accountable to its readers and the subjects it tackles. Taking its name from Canada's official status as both a colony and a colonial force, the Dominion examines politics, culture and daily life with a view to understanding the exercise of power.

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