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Arts, Books, City

An Apocalyptic Party? It's Just the Beginning....

Posted by Bryan / November 10, 2013

Z'Isle is a bilingual Montreal-based comic series featuring all of your favorite haunts, haunted by the living dead. It is filled with painstakingly evocative illustrations. Artist Dan Buller is part of the acclaimed and beloved street art collective En Masse. Alongside the realistically rendered biting zombies you can read into the subtle and biting social commentary. What happens when consumption gets out of control? This is about zombies in Montreal, and also about the self-destructive beast inside of all of us, and how we might be able to control it.

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City

Introducing Ask Hua Li - Midnight Poutine's sex column

Posted by Hua_Li / November 6, 2013

Hua LiMeet Hua Li. She's an indie hip-hop artist by night, vocal teacher by day, and 24/7 sassy badass. In her new column, Ask Hua Li, she will answer any and all of your sex questions. Write to her using the box at the bottom of this post and watch out for a new instalment every other Hump Day (Wednesday).

Ever since delightfully jumping on the opportunity to write a sex column for Midnight Poutine, I've been worried about my credibility as a sex columnist. What are the qualifying criteria? Unlike Dr. Ruth, I'm not a doctor, and I'm also lacking some charm and a penis if I'm to go head to head with Dan Savage. My best friend suggested recently that maybe I ought to post a list of all of my past lovers - let the people judge for themselves if my advice ought to be trusted. Though in some ways appealing, that option does break a couple of my own cardinal rules: be private and respect the privacy of others.

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City

Montreal Halloween Photos on Instagram, pt. 2

Posted by Greg / November 4, 2013

Montreal HalloweenAfter eleven days of chocolate, face paint, pumpkins, and shenanigans, Halloweek is officially over. Here's what you Montreal Instagrammers caught on camera while you were out in the field scaring the neighbourhood and looking fabulous while doing it. Some general observations from this year:

-99% of all women dressed as either a bunny rabbit or cat
-The zombie thing is finally dying, a little bit
-Everyone tried their best to ignore it, but the rain on Thursday sucked
-Apparently the best parties were at Metropolis (w/ Justice & Busy P) and New City Gas
-We should officially name Michael Jackson the patron saint of Halloween already

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Arts, City

"The Death of Art"? - 5 Times that Spoken Word Entered the Mainstream ?

Posted by Bryan / November 3, 2013

Literary critic and theorist Harold Bloom once claimed that slam poetry is "the death of art." Is it really? It's more mainstream than you might think!

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City

Montreal Halloween Photos on Instagram, pt. 1

Posted by Greg / October 30, 2013

Smiley faceIt's Halloweek! For the first time since 1996, Halloween has fallen on a Thursday - the magical day between two weekends that confuses everyone over when they should party. We salute all of you who took the opportunity to stretch this sucker out from one day to eleven-freakin-days, going strong from Thursday through this upcoming Sunday. That takes a serious amount of devotion, stamina, and face paint.

With actual Halloween coming up tomorrow, we thought we'd show you what you've been up to for the first part of Halloweek. Check out your awesome selves below and send your Halloween photos from this weekend to @midnightpoutine on Instagram. Let's make it epic this year.

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City

The Lion and the Mouse - Montreal's coolest play school and children's activity centre - to hold family Halloween party this Thursday

Posted by Greg / October 30, 2013

Smiley faceLe Lion et la Souris (The Lion and the Mouse) is the kind of place we all wish existed when we were kids. Tucked away in a loft building on Casgrain, the massive space bustles with energy as children make crafts, read books, and play with instruments - not even aware that they're learning in the process. The centre was co-founded by Margaret Fraser, Cameron MacLean, and Megan Cahoe-Kennedy, who decided after extensive conversations with parents, teachers, friends, and family that children should have a chance to explore their natural environment and be active contributors to their own learning. They accordingly offer a variety of services aimed at fostering children's growth and helping working parents in the process.

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