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Don’t let me down

Readers in Toronto should add to their Saturday peregrinations an afternoon visit to the Katzman Kamen Gallery (406 – 80 Spadina Avenue) to attend the 2-5pm opening of SCOPE contributor Crystal Liu’s exhibition of three new drawing suites, including the

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A bicycle would cost more… and would be far less fun to watch

Beginning a fifty-theatre run in France this week is a two-hour-and-thirteen-minute film that has attracted a great deal of critical buzz and was recently featured in the ACID lineup at Cannes. Praised for its realism and intensity, another part of

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Before the curtain

Readers in or visiting Tel Aviv between now and December 13th will want to consider dropping by The Israeli Opera to see “A Momentary Lapse of Reason“: an exhibition of Maya Hed’s photographs of eminent jazz musicians playing the opera

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Slums not as problems, but as solutions

Brazil’s pacification operation in the Rocinha and Vidigal favelas of Rio de Janeiro this past week made international headlines, involving as it did the dramatic occupation of the districts by 3,000 soldiers and police supported by helicopters, tanks, and snipers.

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Will you be our plus one?

This summer a new social network was born. Such infants are typically suffocated in their cribs by the overwhelming competitive power of Facebook, but Google+ has survived several months already under the careful protection of its $40 billion mother, and

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Any instrument will do

It is standard operating procedure for media to discuss a musician only when there’s a “hook”; in other words, when an album has been released, a tour begun, or a scandal broken. Here at SCOPE we watch for hooks too,

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