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Russell Smith

Russell Smith
Culture columnist

Russell Smith's most recent novel, Girl Crazy, is currently being adapted for cinema for New Real Films of Toronto. He is a co-founder of the online men's magazine DailyXY.com.

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Opinion
Fiction, at its core, is about telling other people’s stories Subscriber content Russell Smith
Canlit versus its scholars Subscriber content
Opinion
Paint it black: The subversive story of Anish Kapoor’s man-eating art piece Russell Smith
Opinion
Zadie Smith’s contentious new short story reminds of the nasty art of satire Subscriber content Russell Smith
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When protest art is protested Russell Smith
Opinion
CanLit isn’t what it used to be Subscriber content Russell Smith
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A library rises from the ashes in Wafaa Bilal’s new Aga Khan Museum installation
Opinion
Insane auction prices, increased commercialization are hurting art and artists Subscriber content Russell Smith
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Pop culture’s self-regulating nature will sap drill music of its power Russell Smith
Opinion
Icelandic musician Olafur Arnalds brings a techy twist on the classic concert to Toronto’s Luminato Festival Russell Smith
Opinion
Erwin Blumenfeld and the sensual, anti-ideological ideology of Dadaism Subscriber content Russell Smith
Opinion
Why is Quebec’s literary culture so much more fun than the rest of Canada’s? Russell Smith
Tom Wolfe’s howl in the literary wilderness still resonates in Canada
Opinion
Are blockbuster shows like Michael Jackson: On the Wall the end of art, or the reforming of it? Russell Smith
Avicii’s legacy isn’t in his songs. It’s in the mass elation people felt at his shows
ART EXHIBITIONS
The fascinating parallels between Yayoi Kusama and Yoko Ono’s Toronto exhibits
The Globe and Mail
Food and fine art: Can galleries have their cake and eat it, too? Russell Smith
Art
What’s a museum to do? The art and conscience of Egon Schiele in the #MeToo era
Shining a light on the apparent ugliness of urban life
CanLit makes a television turn toward thrillers Russell Smith