Jason Buel is a student of film and popular culture. He edits poetry submissions for The Peel literary magazine and teaches classes in video production and film studies.
Something Wrong with the Machinery: Prince's Pop Paradox | 31 May 2009 // 3:59 PM
When Jason Buel was in a rock-band called the Royals, he played some shows to metalheads and was met with indifference. When the band broke out a cover of "Computer Blue", however, everyone noticed. Here, Buel takes us on a journey into what precisely made Prince a figure that could transcend genres so easily, and why his songs are just so ripe for covering.
I'm Not Hanging Noodles on Your Ears by Jag Bhalla | 19 Aug 2009 // 4:00 PM
From the Russian translation “forehead to forehead”, meaning the same as “face to face” in English, to the utterly bizarre French phrase “to fart in silk” is an idiom for “to be very happy”.
The Collected Doug Wright | 20 Jul 2009 // 3:59 PM
Wright’s work is exceptional and it holds a special, though occasionally contentious place in Canadian popular culture.