Art and Culture’s Favourite Things 2014

It’s that time of the year. Everybody is coming out about what they think was the best of the best from 2014 (speaking of, keep your eye on CKUT’s music blog Total Eclipse). We wanted to add our voices to the cacophony, but we have a hard time being hierarchical about these types of things. Who’s to say what is ‘best’ and what is not, anyway?

Plus, you’ll notice that our categories are far from exhaustive. In fact, they are kind of all over the place. Deal with it. Favouritism does not work categorically. Some categories have more favourite things than others. Again, deal with it. 

Anyway, here is a pile of our favourite things, i.e. the best in our hearts. Dig in to 2014 before it washes away. 

Our Favourite Theatre Companies

Photo by Alex Brenner

Photo from ‘The Ballad of the Burning Star’ by Why Not Theatre
Photo by Alex Brenner

Our Favourite Plays 

photo from Iceland by Nicolas Billon

photo from Iceland by Nicolas Billon

*All the credit goes to Minh-Tam Thompson for this section.

Our Favourite Festivals

portrait of Slut Island founders Frankie Teardrop and Samantha Garritano, from Weird Canada

portrait of Slut Island founders Frankie Teardrop and Samantha Garritano, from Weird Canada

Our Favourite (PHENOMENOLOGICAL) Films

All the credit to our talented and prolific blogger James Oscar for this section. Check out the unabridged version of this list, with full commentary by James, tomorrow on Deep Kuts!

The World of Kanako

The World of Kanako

Our Favourite Conferences

from Culture Shock

from Culture Shock

Our Favourite Literary Magazines