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Carmen Braden captures nature with her recorder, absorbs it through her headphones, processes it into music and exports it through her piano. Photo: Bill Braden

The Tension And The Break

To tell the story of the North's ice cycles, Yellowknife composer Carmen Braden translates...

October 2015 Tim Edwards
D'arcy Moses at his studio in Enterprise, NWT. Photo: Hannah Eden

D'arcy Moses' Big Bet

Nearly 20 years ago he disappeared into the bush to find his Northern roots. Now he’s ready to step...

October 2015 Laura Busch

Frozen Beach Reads

Polar pulp fiction that delivers just the right chills

August 2015 Eva Holland
Abraham Anghik Ruben (r) with Bob Carpenter, circa 1977. Photo: Fran Hurcomb

The Historian

For decades, Abraham Anghik Ruben has recorded the old stories about how things used to be in the...

July 2015 Laura Busch

Paddle-in Theatre

Where the skits are nostalgic and the bannock is fresh and buttered

July 2015 Katie Weaver
We asked graphic designer Beth Covvey to create mock posters for six Northern plays. Inspired by Pablo Picasso's "Girl before a mirror," here's her interpretation of "Tumit," Reneltta Arluk's one-act play about a woman examining her past, terrified of the present.


The North is in theatres, but Northerners rarely see it there. One playwright is trying to change...

April 2015 Samia Madwar
Courtesy Melissa Figueroa

Brushes with Fame

Repulse Bay kids paint by their own rules

April 2015 Laura Busch
Alaska, acrylic on paper, 11x17. Artwork courtesy of Ted Harrison

It's Simple: He Changed Everything

Northern artists pay tribute to a beloved, inspiring painter

March 2015 Eva Holland
Photo of Tuinnaq Bruce, the author's grandmother, by David Pelly

Don't Cry Over Spilled Beads

The 2015 winner of the Sally Manning Award for Indigenous non-fiction

March 2015 Adina Tarralik Duffy
Terje Isungset tests the ice by drumming it with his fingers.

Frozen tones

Meet the man for whom the ice sings

March 2015 Samia Madwar