Orly Zebak

Orly Zebak writes, designs sets and costumes, and makes art in various mediums. Her work seeks to challenge conceptions of female performativity in relation to womanhood, girlhood, and coming of age stories. In her spare time, you can catch Orly gardening—usually in her very comfortable off-brand crocs. Orly earned her M.A. at the University of Toronto in Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies.

Reflecting on Friendship, Fusion, and Food with J-Rob

Founded by good friends J-Rob and Hoai-Nam Bui, Triple F Kitchen was created with the intent to explore and celebrate the founders’ respective cultures. Through the Museum of Jewish Montreal’s Microgrants for…

Finding treasure with Cesario Lavery

Avid treasure hunter, Cesario Lavery, discovered what may be his best find yet on a cold winter walk in Montreal. Passing by a Little Free Library, he opened it’s tiny door to…

Enter a bloody and blintzed world with Rebecca Turner

Chayka Moskovitch (Dalia Wolfson) has recently turned into a vampire and does not know what to do. Over a creepy klezmer score, by Zara Fox, Moscovitch divulges her comically vampiric tale to…

Remaking Edgware with Naakita Feldman-Kiss

Naakita Feldman-Kiss was never privy to detailed accounts of their grandfather’s family history. The stories of his childhood were not extensively shared with them as their grandmother’s were. He was “far less…

Journey into goodness with Katie Goodman

Cincinnati born, previous Texas dweller, and recent Torontonian, Katie Goodman has a lot going on. She is a new mom, wife to one of Holy Blossom Temple’s Rabbis, Zachary Goodman, and is…

Unwrapping Sealed with Emily Hazan

“Warning: recipients may not want to unwrap” Sealed advises their followers on Instagram. Should you continue to read onto my interview with founder, Emily Hazan, such a warning you may find yourself…

Diving (back) into The Spiel

For many adults, the unrelenting euphoria and angst during bar and bat mitzvah season hasn’t affected us for decades. Weekend evenings (and occasional days) in Grade 7 and 8 were once marked…

The unbridled joy in Rita Winkler’s world and art

Rita Winkler holds up one end of her painting, and her mother, Helen, the other. Their screen becomes almost entirely awash in green, blue, and yellow watercolours with three different socks. Each…

Golden Predictions

Welcome to Golden Predictions, a column where I—an age-old psychic—make predictions about some of our favourite starlets. I also freelance, so you can call me for your own futures, I can’t promise…

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