Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

"Toronto’s Tower of Babel"

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The State of the Arts

In The State of the Arts, edited by Christina Palassio, Jonny Dovercourt and Alana Wilcox.

"The State of the Arts explores the Toronto arts scene from every angle, applauding, assailing and arguing about art in our fair burg. The essays consider the big-ticket and the ticket-free, from the Opera House and the CNE to the subconscious art of graffiti eradication and underground hip-hop. In between, you'll find considerations art in the suburbs, how business uses art to sell condos, questions of infrastructure, an examination of Toronto on film and a history of micro press publishing. You'll read about the fine line between party and art, the trials of being a capitalist in a sea of left-wing artists, the power of the internet to create arts communities and a plea for spaces that cater to musicians and their kids."

http://www.chbooks.com/catalogue/state-arts