Lara Zarum

Lara Zarum has written for The Globe and Mail, The National Post, The Village Voice, Slate, Guernica, and the L.A. Review of Books, among other publications. You can follow her on Twitter: @larazarum

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RBC Canadian Painting Competition winner Patrick Cruz on immigration, Filipino culture and chaos

The winner of this year’s annual RBC Canadian Painting Competition, 28-year-old Patrick Cruz is a painter and graduate student at the University of Guelph. Born in Manila, Philippines, Cruz moved with his family to Surrey, B.C. in 2005, at the age of 18, and earned a BFA at Vancouver’s Emily Carr University of Art and Design

Huff playwright Cliff Cardinal on solvent abuse: "a scary subculture that nobody wants to talk about"

Fresh from a three-year stint at Montreal’s National Theatre School, Cree playwright Cliff Cardinal returns to Toronto’s Native Earth Performing Arts with a remount of his 2012 play Huff, a candid, dark, and often very funny exploration of life on the margins of society. The 30-year-old — who was born in Pine Ridge, South Dakota and now lives in Toronto — also stars in this one-man show about a young boy and his brothers coping with the aftermath of their mother’s suicide.

Paul Haggis: David Simon and I 'are both men who don't suffer fools'

The new HBO miniseries Show Me a Hero, created by The Wire’s David Simon, doesn’t sound all that sexy at first. Based on Lisa Belkin’s 1999 non-fiction book of the same name, the show centres on the fight for public housing in Yonkers, New York in the late 1980s and early 1990s. But throw in the involvement of The Wire’s David Simon, and director Paul Haggis, and the temperature starts to rise.

Game of Thrones director Jeremy Podeswa on TV's rebirth

Jeremy Podeswa’s move from feature films to television was somewhat unplanned, but well-timed, coming just as the small screen was on the cusp of a creative revolution.