intersection 02.6.17

Canadian Dossier
Short Film: NYC 012917


ART
See Jeff Depner: Vague Affinities at Nancy Margolis through February 18. The Vancouver painter focuses on abstract geometric forms.

Another Vancouver artist, Rodney Graham, has been employing a diverse range of disciplines (sculpture, film, painting, music) in his changing perspectives on modernism. In April, he'll have a show at 303 Gallery.

Canadian artist Scott McFarland has a show at Fort Gansevoort starting February 11 called Sky Leaks, which includes the series of that name—11 images of clouds displayed in LED light boxes.

Look North NY in Red Hook features Inuit artists largely from Canada's Arctic region.




ENVIRONMENT
The 1991 Canada-United States Air Quality Agreement was a successful agreement by the two nations to reduce acid rain. Between 2000 and 2012, the two nations significantly reduced sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxide… And say hello to Vitality Air, taken from Banff National Park and sold for almost $15 a bottle in China.




FOOD
Besides the general effrontery of Canadians staking a claim to deli in New York, it's true that Mile End's smoked meats and poutine have their partisans.

Canada-born Amanda Cohen of Dirt Candy has launched a weekly Canadian bar popup within Dirt Candy called The Great Canadian Beer Hall. Cohen provides poutine and nachos, Canadian brews, music and applications for Canadian citizenship.




LEISURE
A proposal by Governor Cuomo to build a biking and hiking trail from Manhattan to Canada by 2020.




MUSIC
Veteran indie rockers The New Pornographers will release a new album, Whiteout Conditions, on April 7. The band will be at Terminal 5 on April 26.

Montreal-born Melissa Auf der Maur, bassist for Hole and The Smashing Pumpkins, was named one of the 100 Greatest Women of Rock & Roll by VH1. While she hasn't played much in recent years, she told CBC Manitoba last Thursday that she is considering a reunion with Hole: "With the rise of this unfortunate American president and the threat to so many things, this is the first time I've ever considered a Hole reunion to raise funds for Planned Parenthood and women's issues."




NOVEL
The Futures is a debut novel by Anna Pitoniak (she's originally from Whistler, British Columbia), who has written a young-in-New-York story that's garnering many raves.




SHOPPING
Aritzia, the fashion boutique for women launched in Vancouver, has three outposts in the city… From Canada's Arc'teryx, outdoor clothing and gear… More boutique-y outwear from Roots.




TELEVISION
Two Margaret Atwood books are getting serialized. Netflix will run a six-part adaptation of her Alias Grace, which was based on true events. It will be released this year, date not set. Atwood herself makes a cameo (see photo above)… Hulu has produced The Handmaid's Tale starring Elisabeth Moss, premiering April 26.




THEATER
Come From Away, with a score by Canadians Irene Sankoff and David Hein, tells the story of the 38 planes and 6,579 passengers diverted to a small town in Newfoundland on September 11, 2001 and the unlikely celebration of the human spirit that ensued. It begins previews on Broadway, February 18, at the Gerald Schoenfeld.








NYC 012917, a short film by Steve Lippman aka FLIP.



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