Chris Dart

Web Writer

Chris Dart is a writer, editor, jiu-jitsu enthusiast, transit nerd, comic book lover, and some other stuff from Scarborough, Ont. In addition to CBC, he's had bylines in The Globe and Mail, Vice, The AV Club, the National Post, Atlas Obscura, Toronto Life, Canadian Grocer, and more.

Latest from Chris Dart

Quinn Hopkins' AR art connects Luminato-goers to Anishinaabe animal clan symbols around Toronto

"Meeting of the Doodem," an augmented reality piece at Luminato 2023, brings the animal systems of Anishinaabe doodem (or clans) to life.

James Kudelka helped put Canadian ballet on the map

After doing things like working with puppets and creating a ballet based on a Henry James novel, if James Kudelka doesn't deserve a Governor General's Award, no one does.

John Kim Bell was North America's first Indigenous conductor — now he's a Governor General's Award winner

Hes conducted for the Royal Philharmonic, worked with The Bee Gees, and founded the Indspire Awards. This weekend, he'll be honoured with a 2023 Governor General's Performing Arts Award.
Q with Tom Power

Kid Koala's new album doubles as a board game about his life

The Montreal DJ and turntablist talks to Q’s Tom Power about Creatures of the Late Afternoon, his latest interactive album.

This new exhibition wants you to know legendary poet Rumi 'as a once-living person'

Featuring historical artifacts and contemporary works from artists he's inspired, the show at Aga Khan Museum looks at why the Sufi mystic is still so beloved today.

TIFF is pairing their Japanese cinema series with an art show

The art show will complement film retrospectives on Seijun Suzuki, Hayao Miyazaki and classic anime. Pop Japan runs at the TIFF Bell Lightbox until the end of June.

A new doc asks: What was really behind Vancouver's 2011 Stanley Cup mayhem?

I'm Just Here for the Riot looks at how the rise of smartphones and memories of the ‘94 riot fuelled the chaos.
Watch This!

Best new TV shows in May: Pete Davidson goes Curb-style in Bupkis and the White House Plumbers break in

Plus, Hannah Gadsby gets romantic in Something Special and the Muppet Show's house band tackles the modern music industry in The Muppets Mayhem.
Q with Tom Power

Director Catherine Hardwicke could have been an architect

Hardwicke’s new film, Mafia Mamma, stars Toni Collette as a woman who finds herself after unexpectedly becoming a mob boss.
Canadian Film Day

Canada's 'tax shelter films' were pretty bad ... or were they?

Rethinking the 1975–1982 production boom that led to an influx of films — some not so good, others kinda great.