Arts & Culture

Book Review: Leonard Cohen – Untold Stories: The Early Years

Leonard Cohen – Untold Stories: The Early Years

By Michael Posner

Simon & Schuster

482 pages

Reviewed by Michael Regenstreif

By the time I was a teenager in Montreal in the late-1960s, Leonard Cohen – who was 20 years older than me – was already a legend…

Remembering artist Carol Weidman (1942–2020)

Artist Carol Weidman (née Freeman) passed away on November 30 in Ottawa.

Born in Montreal on July 17, 1942, Carol graduated from McGill University and the École des Beaux-arts de Montréal. Carol’s vibrant artistic talent was evidenced in her series of watercolour/mixed media paintings …

Flag created by Ottawa artist on display at Embassy of Israel

By Rebecca Abelson, Embassy of Israel

The Israeli flag created by Shlomo Feldberg shortly before his passing hangs proudly in the Ambassador’s office in the Embassy of Israel in Ottawa.

Feldberg, a Holocaust survivor, artist, and Ottawa-resident hoped his flag would be hung in a signific…

All the Jewish moments in ‘Borat 2’

An antisemitic cake, a Holocaust survivor and a whole lot of Hebrew.

By Gabe Friedman

Spoiler alert: This article contains information about scenes and plot points in “Borat 2.”

(JTA) – Sacha Baron Cohen’s new “Borat” sequel features plenty of crude gags and surprise appearanc…

Book Review – Perfume: Poems and Word Sonnets by Seymour Mayne

Perfume: Poems and Word Sonnets

By Seymour Mayne

Ronald P. Frye & Co.

74 pages

Reviewed by B. Glen Rotchin

This collection features some of prolific Ottawa poet Seymour Mayne’s best poems in years. After more than six decades of writing, and with more than 70 publications to his cre…