Montreal

Alice In Montreal

It’s around this time of year that my daily craving for iced coffee is replaced by a craving for a nice mug of tea. But just like McLuhan talked about the medium being the message, I think the vessel plays a big part in the beverage experience. Alice in Montreal is a small Montreal-based company that produces beautiful personalized mugs that are hand-painted with chalk porcelain paint. Whether you want to rep your country, city, or even neighbourhood, company owner Aurélia Turon-Lagot can make it happen.

WRKDEPT

A ready-to-wear satirical street brand, WRKDEPT is all about taking a tongue-in-cheek approach to pop culture and fashion. Montreal-based creator Andy Long Hoang started by releasing a five t-shirt collection in 2013, and since then the brand has grown by leaps and bounds, now offering complete lines that combine a variety of materials and textures, such as wood, denim, Velcro and leather.

The Dude

“I bowl. Drive around. The occasional acid flashback.” Jeff Bridges' The Dude is one of the most iconic and beloved characters of the past twenty years. The bathrobe-wearing, White Russian-drinking, half-baked Eagles-hating American hero is a favorite to many—including, apparently, Michael Fassbender.

Reggie Watts | Just For Laughs

Whether you’ve seen him on stage, “Tone Hanger-ing” or biking through Brooklyn in one of his many film cameos, at his new gig on the “Late Late Show With James Cordon,” or, of course, on Issue 93’s cover last year, Reggie Watts is on fire.

Osheaga Artist World

Unless you’re staff or an artist performing at the festival, not many people get into Osheaga’s coveted Artist World area. It’s a small, private section of Parc Jean Drapeau where artists can come and eat, relax, or get dolled up before going on stage.

Garbage Beauty | The Writing on the Wall

Human beings are unique in our ability to formulate languages and use them not only to communicate, but to disseminate information on a global scale. Without expression, society would not advance and would remain in a state of oblivion. With expression, we can embrace our identity as members of a global community. We can bend words. We can manipulate them to do our bidding, and to portray our minds’ inner workings.

Atelier New Regime

Started in the summer of 2009, New Regime’s original objective was to create a brand that resembled no other clothing line in Montreal, while remaining true to their roots, neighbourhoods, and cultures. New Regime isn’t just a clothing brand, it’s a lifestyle, and part of this lifestyle involves giving back to the community—locally, and worldwide.

The French Connection

The way I see it, deciding to be an artist is sort of like deciding to move to Montreal. In theory, it seems like a wonderful, brilliant idea. The city is beautiful, full of culture and art. The food is amazing. The festivals are world-renowned. People sip coffee in quaint little cafes, and have picnics of wine, baguette, and cheese in the park (It’s not just a stereotype. We really do that!) What a fabulous idea, moving to Montreal!

Elephant Stone | The Three Poisons [ALBUM REVIEW]

It isn’t often that I consciously think about how well an album is curated. It happens once in a while, where upon the first few listens, I become acutely aware of how well the first song flows into the second and that gets you ready for the third, and by that point you’re totally aware of what the band is trying to convey to you. Elephant Stone’s recent output, The Three Poisons, hit me in exactly this way.

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