Arts

One of Katherine Takpannie's photos

Each year, the award recognizes three outstanding Canadian photographers under the age of 35. This year due to COVID-19 six were recognized — two years’ worth of winners — three from 2020: Noah Friebel, Curtiss Randolph, and Katherine Takpannie, and three others from 2021: Dustin Brons, Chris Donovan, and Dainesha Nugent-Palache.

Dune

An exceedingly competent, handsome production of Frank Herbert’s epic 1965 sci-fi novel, and one that will probably satisfy most newcomers, but that falls short of expectations for a difficult-to-please, die-hard super-nerd.

My Year of Rest and Relaxation book cover

Ottessa Moshfegh’s works usually expose and gently pull apart the same themes: feelings of deep, seemingly incurable loneliness, usually from a female perspective. Her works feature women in incredibly unique situations but somehow manage to make them accessible and universally applicable.

A drawing of AOC

Because of the pared-down list, one would expect that invites would only be sent out to the crème-de-la-crème of American celebrity. But you’d be wrong.

As the night wound down, and as I gulped down the dregs of my third Diet Pepsi, I realized I felt a low-grade sense of calm and peace.

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