12 Apr 2022

Iké Udé. Nollywood

Nollywood. In a 2016 interview with Griot magazine, artist Iké Udé described the billion dollar film business in Nigeria, the country of his birth. “Nollywood autonomy, independence. It is made up of individuals who have a bold and audacious vision of who they are as Nigerians, as Africans, without any

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09 Apr 2022

The Imitation Game

You are on one side of an opaque screen. A human and a humanoid are hidden on the other side. You have a reasonable amount of time to ask them questions. By the end of your interrogation, you must determine who is who. Who is the human; who is the

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03 Apr 2022

Cherry Blossom Festival 2022

Once more than five flowers on the special Somei Yoshino trees have bloomed, the Tokyo Meteorological Agency declares the official start of cherry blossom season. Visitors crowd into Japan to celebrate the beauty of the sakura first-hand. Right now, here in Vancouver, there can be no doubt: it is cherry

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29 Mar 2022

Jeff Topham. Southern Exposure

i. I am a photographer. ii. Something I’ve learned about myself as an artist over the last two years: It’s easy for your art just to become work. I often have to remind myself how fortunate I am to be able to get to be creative for a living. iii.

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26 Mar 2022

Prince. The Immersive Experience

‘My Mother’s Eyes. That’s the 1st thing 👁 can remember.’ So wrote Prince in ‘The Beautiful Ones’ – the memoir/scrapbook he started before his tragic passing on April 21st, 2016. ‘U know how U can tell when someone is smiling just by looking in their eyes? That was my mother’s

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