I know what it means to miss New Orleans

“There’s a humanity and resilience there that I can’t describe without sounding naïve, and that spirit often defies logic. This is a place where people celebrate life with zeal and verve, as if they know it could all be wiped out tomorrow. Because it can.”

One Ring to annoy them all

Montreal’s audacious new installation is stirring up the same criticisms that have always been lobbed at public art, from the Eiffel Tower to the Bean to Nuns’ Island’s infamous roundabout sculptures, closer to home.