Scratching the brilliant surface of Abu Dhabi

Denise Roig’s Brilliant, a new collection of short stories set in Abu Dhabi, give us a glimpse of class divisions and coping mechanisms for the locals and expats who make up the fast-growing desert metropolis

Let’s laugh about death

In her quest to promote death positivity, L.A.’s Caitlin Doughty presents a live version of her YouTube series Ask a Mortician for the first time, tomorrow night in Montreal.

It’s a good time for comics

Comics for all! Shigero Mizuki’s Kitaro offers manga-style horror, Lucy Knisley’s Relish celebrates foodieism, and Sarah Burwash’s The Far Woods meditates on rural life.