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Museyon’s Guide to…North by Northeast

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North by Northeast, South by Southwest’s Canadian cousin with distinctly less bbq and more flannel, will be taking place all this week in Toronto. Music folks call SXSW ‘Indie Spring Break.’ Well if that is spring break, NXNE is Summer Camp. The festival has been held yearly in June since 1994 and like SXSW, includes a music and interactive conference ... Read More »

Dutch Artist Creates Massive Sculpture For Audience of Polar Bears

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  Through our travel guides on art, music and film, we encourage you to personally engage great paintings, rare sounds and unforgettable movie locations using your eyes, your passport and your feet. But a new, near monumental piece of sculpture created by Dutch artist Ap Verheggen isn’t something we suggest you see up close, unless you’re the captain of an ... Read More »

Na’vi Protest Israel, Black Metal Meditates, and The Jungle Atop The Met

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  Palestinian protesters demonstrating against the Israeli separation barrier wall at their border stocked up on blue bodypaint and showed up dressed as Na’vi characters from “Avatar”. (HuffPo)   Canada’s new national park near the Mealy Mountains will be bigger than Yosemite and Yellowstone combined. Suck it, U.S. Department of the Interior! (Jaunted)   Learn about the spiritual side of ... Read More »

The Scene In Six Sounds: Canada

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Despite being the butt of many musical jokes (see Bryan Adams, Nickelback and Celine Dion), Canada is something of a musical hub right now. In fact, you’ll find many of the world’s most fashionable bands in residence, wowing critics more and more by the day. While Canada’s superstars might not have taken the world by storm in terms of sheer ... Read More »

We Feel a Cold Wave Coming In

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  In the days after punk, a new sound grew out of Europe–Coldwave, a chilly counterpoint to the waining disco scene. Inspired by post-punk act Joy Division and industrial music, these new bands opted for a more minimal take on pop music, with haunting vocals, metronomic synthesizers and a DIY aesthetic. The scene stayed largely undergound and mostly in France, ... Read More »

Montreal Movies

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Even in Francophone Quebec, Montreal stands out as decidedly European. That’s why so many film productions head to the Canadian city, using it as a stand-in for everything from Moscow to Paris. The folks over at the Metro just did a round-up of the Canadian city’s on-screen cameos including blockbuster flicks like ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’ and ‘The ... Read More »

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