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Tape Love — Dust off your walkman, Cobra & Vulture release new EP on cassette

  • By Mark Ambrose Harris
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  • June 1, 2012 7:50 PM
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Whenever the term “song of the summer” gets discussed, it’s often in the context of something anthemic. Of course, that type of physically unitive tune has its place, and I definitely appreciate the allure of epic polished pop. Nonetheless, I’m going to go out on a precarious limb and forego the fist pumpers this season. My summer song is officially “Early Adopter” by Montreal trio Cobra & Vulture.

Ribbon Pig: Call For Submissions

  • By Mark Ambrose Harris
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  • March 29, 2012 12:17 PM
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I’m excited to announce that I’ve joined the wonderful editorial team at Ribbon Pig. Established in 2011 and based in Montreal, Ribbon Pig is the literary wing of Maison Kasini, an art gallery and publishing house that focuses on making innovative and accessible work. In December 2011, Ribbon Pig released its first volume of writing, an art-box consisting of five saddle-stitched booklets, two poems on cards, a poetry collection in origami, an accordion-fold poem, a small sculpture, a ping pong ball and a book of matches. All of the Ribbon Pig titles are also available as separate entities. Now, we’re looking to publish a second volume of poetry, fiction, essays, and other forms of literary expression. We’re interested in writing that focuses on contemporary issues, settings, and ideas. Do you have some work that we should see? Our call for submissions is now open, and the deadline is April 10, 2012. Check out all of the details here.

Twin Trope

  • By Mark Ambrose Harris
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  • March 12, 2012 5:39 PM
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The first time I started to watch Zebra Katz’ video Ima Read, I shut it off after about thirty seconds. I certainly don’t consider myself a lightweight when it comes to gore flicks, but Ima Read instills an almost tactile sense of unease or fear. The grain of the image, the empty corridors, the twins, the expressionless masks—all of these elements combine to create a creepy atmosphere that nods to the horror film aesthetic. Because the song is so infectious, I had to keep going back for more, and I learned to love the video. It’s gorgeous—in a George A. Romero kind of way.

When Darkness Falls: Between Night and Day debuts at the Mainline Theatre

  • By Mark Ambrose Harris
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  • March 7, 2012 1:52 PM
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If you’re in Montreal this week, and you have a penchant for film noir, make sure to visit the Mainline Theatre and check out Between Night and Day. This is the third play from playwright and director Michael Belcher, a 28-year-old transplant from Maine who now calls Montreal home. When he’s not busy completing an MA in the English Literature program at Concordia University, Belcher—who is equal parts wit and charm—puts his pop sensibilities to good use as co-author of the blog Teablogging.

Finding Balance: Montreal artist Lorraine Albert has a new exhibit

  • By Mark Ambrose Harris
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  • March 5, 2012 10:21 PM
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Lorraine Albert [artist] from Women I Know on Vimeo.

The Heart's Filthy Lesson

  • By Mark Ambrose Harris
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  • February 14, 2012 11:30 AM
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I sometimes tell people that my favourite romantic comedy is The Silence of the Lambs. I say this partly because I’m a smartass, and partly because the very idea of rom-coms makes be break out in hives—though there really is something electric about that single frame in The Silence of the Lambswhen Hannibal Lecter and Clarice Starling’s fingers touch for a brief, charged moment. So dear reader, you can imagine my trepidation over the arrival of Valentine’s Day, the most saccharine time of the year. I won’t go on a tirade about the backwash of Hallmark’s slop bucket because I don’t want to ruin February 14 for everyone else. Instead, I present you with you a selection of ten tunes about scorned love and alternative takes on amorous relations.

Cold Cuts

  • By Mark Ambrose Harris
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  • January 16, 2012 12:50 PM
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I’m not sure where you are right now, dear reader, but here in Montreal it’s pretty bloody cold. I consider myself a winter creature, but the wind-chill is resolved to carve off my face with an ice pick. However, to combat the frigid temperatures while walking around the city, I find that listening to icy music lends equilibrium to the season, and makes the -30 somewhat more bearable. Think of it as fighting snow with snow.

Mark's Top 10 Animal Stories of 2011

  • By Mark Ambrose Harris
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  • December 22, 2011 11:46 AM
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This is part of a series of year end lists here on The Lost Boys this week... Check back for more, and enjoy Mark's top 10 animal stories of 2011 below:

The 10 Best Madonna Songs, As Per Mark

  • By Mark Ambrose Harris
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  • December 9, 2011 3:21 PM
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In (dis?)honor of the release of Madonna's "W.E." this weekend, both Mark and Peter are offering up their top 10 Madonna song's, with a little personal commentary to boot.

Documentation in the time of AIDS

  • By Mark Ambrose Harris
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  • December 1, 2011 12:38 PM
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This week, 2B Magazine features an article about being 30 years old in the 30th year of the AIDS crisis. A handful of writers, including myself, speak about sharing a proximate birthday with the pandemic. As an extension of this discussion, I’d like to briefly outline some of the documents from the AIDS epidemic that I think are imperative cultural beacons. These works inspire rage, desire, and a sense of community. This is by no means a comprehensive list, but pieces that hold special meaning to my personal growth as a queer individual.

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