“Fake News’’: A World War I Phenomenon

After the American election last fall, we all came into contact with a seemingly new trend; fake news. It felt like it was everywhere, the internet was full of contradictory headlines and newspapers struggled to keep up. An article presented as fact one hour was debunked the next, and we suddenly had to come to grips with something we in the West have largely taken for granted for the last 50 years, the news is not always real.  Continue reading ““Fake News’’: A World War I Phenomenon”

A disappearing landscape: Mary Riter Hamilton and the reconstruction of France

Menin Road, British Cemetary, oil on paper, c1920. Mary Riter Hamilton. Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1988-180-110.
Mary Riter Hamilton.  Menin Road, British Cemetery, oil on paper, c1920. Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1988-180-110.

Library and Archives Canada holds just over 200 paintings, on plywood and cardboard, by the Canadian artist Mary Riter Hamilton.  A long-time professional artist, Riter Hamilton had supported herself since the age of 22 Continue reading “A disappearing landscape: Mary Riter Hamilton and the reconstruction of France”