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Vivascene's Top 10 Lists
Top 10 Deep Cuts of Ryan Adams
Ryan Adams has been long acclaimed and criticized for his unrelenting flow of music. Here are 10 Deep Cuts you've probably never heard, but are highly worthy of your attention.… Read more
Top 10 Deep Cuts of Neil Young
Since blasting out of the Canadian prairies with Buffalo Springfield in 1966, Neil Young has been many things: productive, inconsistent, demanding, contrary. Many fun things. But as the decad… Read more
Top 10 Literary Podcasts
Clean out that earwax and cozy up to our Books Editor's Top 10 listening list for the well-rounded reader, and writer.… Read more
Top 10 Documentaries About Writers
Instead of doing some writing and reading, feel free to procrastinate and indulge in the lives and works of writers such as George Orwell, Sylvia Plath, Marguerite Duras, and Don DeLillo.… Read more
Top 10 Reasons Why Today’s Pop Music Sucks
Singer songwriter Dan Hill claims in Maclean's Magazine that we're in a new golden age of pop music. We beg to differ. Here's why the music of the past is far from over the hill, even if it's beyond Dan.… Read more
Top 10 Reasons To Love The Everly Brothers
Beyond their incomparable singing, The Everly Brothers produced a musical legacy richer than you might suspect. Here are 10 reasons why they're underrated. … Read more
Top 10 Wonderful Women Directors part 1
In anticipation of International Women's Day on March 8th, Vivascene is pleased to present a compendium featuring several wonderful women directors whose essential contributions to cinema are among the most r… Read more
Top 10 Wonderful Women Directors part 2
Our celebration of wonderful women film directors continues, along with several not-to-be-missed Honourable Mentions of essential and exciting films.… Read more
The Top 10 Classical Albums Every Music Fan Should Own
Whether you're a classical connoisseur or a musical neophyte desiring to learn more about great recordings, here are ten albums that belong in every music fan's library.… Read more
Editors' Picks
VIFF: 'Soft in the Head' Film ReviewVIFF: ‘Soft in the Head’ Film Review
Soon to open in NYC cinemas, Nathan Silver's 'Soft in the Head' is a modest masterpiece from a soaring talent.… Read more
'Afflicted' Film Review‘Afflicted’ Film Review
Fright fans of every ilk will delight in 'Afflicted', a never-less-than-obsessing and aptly named horror flick. … Read more
Pulling Focus: 'Raise the Red Lantern'Pulling Focus: ‘Raise the Red Lantern’
Both a feminist parable and a critique of Communist China, 'Raise the Red Lantern' is a true modern film classic.… Read more
Circa Zero 'Circus Hero' Album ReviewCirca Zero ‘Circus Hero’ Album Review
Andy Summers' new band Circa Zero releases 'Circus Hero', an album destined for the same earworm status as the finest work fr… Read more


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