Five cultural prescriptions for getting back on the peak
Tan France, Karamo Brown, Bobby Berk, Antoni Porowski and Jonathan Van Ness from the show “Queer Eye”
It is scientifically proven that art has many benefits for mental and physical health. It is not we who say it, but the World Health Organization! To chase away the depression, here are five cultural proposals that do you good.
Named 'Blue Monday', the 3rd Monday in January is said to be the most depressing day of the year, according to an urban legend. At Métro, we have instead decided to make it a day of positive news. Happy reading, then, and have a nice day!
Essential service by Émilie Perreault
It is impossible to talk about the health benefits of art without recommending this in-depth essay and so much about cultural journalist Émilie Perreault. In a clear and accessible tone, she acts as a “cultural fitness coach” and offers a wide range of practical advice for adopting healthy cultural lifestyle habits. The book is overflowing with eloquent testimonies from specialists and quotes various very enlightening studies.
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The new season of Queer Eye
Each episode of Queer Eye restores faith in humanity, nothing less! In addition to transforming the decor and the lookof the participants, the “fab five” with contagious energy formed by Antoni Porowski (a Montrealer!), Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France and the irresistible Jonathan Van Ness equip their guests – and by extension the public – to help them develop their self-confidence and take better care of themselves. Shot in Texas, the sixth season is as deeply human and touching as ever.
An outing at the Museum McCord
Since December, museums and art galleries are the only cultural outings still allowed in Quebec! We recommend that you take a tour of the McCord Museum, whose admission is free until Wednesday as part of its 100th anniversary celebrations. This is the perfect opportunity to discover the three current exhibitions: Parachute: 80s Subversive Fashion, Exquisite Score by Caroline Monnet and Laura Ortman and Indigenous Voices Today: Knowledge, Trauma, Resilience.
At the McCord Museum
The music of Barry Paquin Roberge
It's impossible to remain unmoved listening to Barry Paquin Roberge's disco-funk-psych songs with bewitching grooves! The glam collectivebrightened up our year 2021 with his terrific album Exordium to Extasy, filled with danceable and vitaminized songs, including Eyes on You and the aptly named Bpr Strut – Join Us & You'll Be Fine. We challenge you to resist the bewitching flute melodies of Anna Frances Meyer.
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All of François Pérusse’s work
For more than 30 years, the Albums du peuple by François Pérusse cheer us up. Nothing better to counter depression and loneliness than listening for the umpteenth time to the adventures of the guy shopping on the phone and those of Louis-Paul Fafard-Allard. Unless you prefer to sing loudly Snack-bar chez Raymondand Mon prof de gym? It is also thanks to the father of Clément Bisson, Tata Boutlamine and Clépétar that we can celebrate every winter the fact that The days are getting longer. Yes!
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