Anne and the Tragically Hip combine for peak Canadiana and more arts stories you might have missed
In this week's Art Post Outpost, two Canadian classics collide in CBC's new Anne adaptation
Here at CBC Arts, you won't just find our original content — we also bring you the best art posts from across the entire CBC network.
These are the week's can't-miss stories:
Could there be anything more Canadian than a CBC production of Anne featuring a Tragically Hip classic? Unless you're watching this while dipping a hockey stick into maple syrup, probably not. Ahead of this past weekend's Anne premiere on CBC TV, CBC Music treated us to an exclusive preview of the show's theme, soundtracked by "Ahead by a Century" — a fitting choice for a story that was originally published in 1908 but still finds new ways to resonate over a hundred years later.
"I had spent the last few years of my life treating my body like a crime scene."
Those are the heartbreaking words of Makenzie Zouboules, who was sexually assaulted two years ago — and is now finding healing through getting her first tattoo. The art is rich with symbolism: the jumping fox representing strength and resourcefulness, the fireweed growing through the snowy tundra representing rebirth and the cranberries representing persistence. Zouboules sees the tattoo as a way of taking her body back after trauma — her first "positive scar."
Writer Amy Krouse Rosenthal dies after penning 'beautiful' dating profile for husband (As It Happens)
You probably saw the New York Times column penned by writer Amy Krouse Rosenthal earlier this month — a deeply moving piece of prose written as a "dating profile" for the husband she was about to leave behind. Rosenthal was terminally ill with ovarian cancer, and the column ended up being the last thing she published before passing away last week. Fellow writer Claire Zulkey joined As It Happens to celebrate her friend's life and the joy she brought those around her. In a heartfelt interview full of beautiful remembrances, one quote in particular stood out — words shared by a mutual friend upon learning Rosenthal had passed: "You can't add years to your life, but you can add life to your years."
Shelagh Rogers remembers Richard Wagamese (The Next Chapter)
Tributes to beloved Ojibway author Richard Wagamese have been pouring in since he passed away on March 10th. On last weekend's episode of The Next Chapter, host Shelagh Rogers — who was Wagamese's "Chosen Sister" — took some time to remember her dear friend and Chosen Brother. "While we mourn the stories he had yet to tell, let us celebrate the ones he shared," Rogers urged. "He was a master. He was story. He was love." Thank you for sharing your world with us, Richard.
First new feminist bookstore in a generation opens in Montreal (The Sunday Edition)
Canada was once home to feminist bookstores from coast to coast — but one by one, they shut down until there were none left. These Montreal women decided that wouldn't stand — so they opened their own. L'Euguélionne is the city's new home for feminist books, from novels to comic books to handmade zines, and it's inspired by the same spirit that drove the bookstores of earlier decades. As Thérèse Lamartine — co-founder of La Librairie des femmes d'ici, which opened in 1975 — puts it: "We decided it was not enough to talk, talk, talk. We have to make our ideas in action." We'll raise our fists to that!