Author Archives: Anna Ralph

About Anna Ralph

Anna Ralph is a born-and-bred Montrealer and current kind-of Toronto resident. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in philosophy in her hometown at Concordia University, which basically means that at any given moment she is contemplating the essential causes of a smoked meat sandwich. She drinks too much coffee but won’t stop. Sorry, dudes.

Art Show Alert: J’aime Montréal (from Toronto with Love)

As a Montreal expat currently living in Toronto (please, hold your boo’s), I still yearn for the days where walking from one end of Montreal to the other while stopping at 8 cafe’s, 4 used bookstores and a microbrewery along the way was…

Seances Over Romances: Station 16 Product Launch

Okay, so we all know what holiday is coming up, that one special day in the middle of February. It’s that emotional time of the year. You know what I’m talking about. Dramatic lighting, carefully selected music to set the…

Whatisadam: Your Friendly Neighbourhood Street Artist

If you haven’t heard of Whatisadam by now, I suggest you go for a walk outside. This Montreal-based street artist has been slowly but surely taking over our walls and alleys with his posters and stickers. He is probably most…

How to Osheaga Effectively

Every year, we all wait, we all hope that this year’s line up will be better than the last. Every year though, the lineup is almost unnecessary, as throngs of Montrealers act nonchalant and underwhelmed, always expecting someone better, because,…

Barista Crushes: Because You've Had One

In 2008, I was offered the lucrative position as a barista at Starbucks in downtown Montreal, though I would soon learn that pressing buttons and yelling at people does not actually qualify as being a barista, but that’s neither here…

Your Weekend Guide to MURAL Festival

In honour of the free-spirited nature of summertime, let’s skip the dramatic introductions and cut right to the chase. MURAL, Montreal’s public art festival, is coming up this weekend, which basically means get all necessary sleep during the week, ’cause…

Montreal Folk Festival on the Canal: Preview

It’s pretty safe to say that Montreal summers are nothing less than absolutely perfect. I’m serious. Whenever summer rolls around, everyone from my aunt to my dental hygienist asks me what my plans are for the summer, and if I…

BADBADNOTGOOD Are Anything But

I’m sorry in advance, but let’s just rip this joke off like a Band-Aid, shall we? Because these guys should probably be called GOODGOODNOTBAD. …That wasn’t so bad, was it? Coming off a successful European tour,BADBADNOTGOOD have recently made the cover…

A Crash Course in Montreal Road Rules

I cannot drive a car, and while I do mean this in the “I don’t have a driver’s license” kind of way, I also mean this in the “I am incapable of operating this machine without breaking out into tears/sweat/rage…