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[NEWS] Four culture links: the Metro book fairy, Transformers, the 13th Doctor, and the alt-right

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  • CBC Montreal notes how Andrée Archambault has been leaving books on the Montréal Metro for commuters to find.
  • CBC’s Jonathan Ore notes the (perhaps surprisingly) innovative Transformers comics put out by IDW.
  • At The Conversation, Una McCormack writes about how the 13th Doctor being played by Jodie Whittaker fulfills her childhood dreams.
  • At The Globe and Mail, Russell Smith examines why the alt-right hates cultural experimentation and innovation so much.

[PHOTO] The tracks of Bonaventure station, Montréal

The tracks of Bonaventure

Montréal’s subway stations, like Bonaventure, are at their best gorgeous public spaces full of art and light. Even at their more pedestrian, they show a good sense for design that I wish was more common on Toronto’s different routes.

Written by Randy McDonald

March 5, 2017 at 12:00 pm

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[PHOTO] Looking west, rue de la Gauchetière and Mansfield, Montréal

Looking west, rue de la Gauchetière and Mansfield

Written by Randy McDonald

March 3, 2017 at 11:00 am

[PHOTO] Pink holiday tree, Gare centrale, Montréal

Pink holiday tree, Gare centrale

Written by Randy McDonald

March 2, 2017 at 1:45 pm

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[PHOTO] The Lipstick Forest, Claude Cormier

The Lipstick Forest, Claude Cormier

This installation on the ground floor of the Palais des congrès is eyecatching.

Written by Randy McDonald

March 1, 2017 at 9:30 am

[PHOTO] Bank of Montreal Head Office, night

Bank of Montreal Head Office, night

The Bank of Montreal Head Office on the northern edge of Place d’Armes is lovely.

Written by Randy McDonald

February 28, 2017 at 2:01 pm

[PHOTO] Maisonneuve Monument, at night

Maisonneuve Monument, at night

The Maisonneuve Monument, erected in honour of Montréal’s founder Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve, stands squarely at the heart of the Place d’Armes.

Written by Randy McDonald

February 27, 2017 at 8:45 am