Sure, 2016 was a tough year, but things are looking up for 2017. On our highlight reel: new tracks from Lorde, an A-list small-screen showdown and one Nobel Prize winner’s secret to looking young
More than 150 of Alex Janvier’s works, ranging from his early years at residential school to more current pieces, are featured in a National Gallery of Canada retrospective of the contemporary indigenous artist (until April 17).
Binge watch Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events
( January 13, Netflix) starring an unrecognizable Neil Patrick Harris as Count Olaf, who tries to steal the Baudelaire children’s fortune when they are placed in his care after their parents’ death. Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon play the great rivals Joan Crawford and Bette Davis in the Ryan-Murphy-created Feud (fall 2017, FX). Big Little Lies (February 19, HBO) has a big cast: Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley and Zoë Kravitz. Montreal’s Jean-Marc Vallée directs the miniseries about a group of seemingly perfect moms with plenty of secrets.
Katy Perry and Selena Gomez have dropped hints on Instagram about new music— and Justin Tranter shared a pic of Gomez, to which Nick Jonas commented the “hands-in-the-air” emoji. The singles are coming.
We’ve been waiting for a new Lorde album since 2013’s Pure Heroine. On the eve of her recent 20th birthday, she wrote on Facebook: “My heart broke...I made new friends and started to realize that no one is just good or bad, that everyone is both…And then I wrote a record about it, all of it.”
Soak up Georgia O’Keeffe’s luscious flowers and landscapes at the Art Gallery of Ontario (April 22 to July 30) as well as portraits of O’Keeffe by her first husband, photographer Alfred Stieglitz, at the Tate-organized show’s only North American stop.
Take in a spectacular exhibit at the Glenbow Museum (until January 29) on the Beaver Hall Group— Montreal’s Group of Seven—which boasted a nearly equal number of male and female painters, like Mabel May and Prudence Heward (right).
In The Circle (April 28), Emma Watson joins a cult-like tech company run by Tom Hanks that can cure disease and end hunger by keeping no secrets. “Knowing is good, but knowing everything is better,” Hanks says in the sci-fi film’s trailer. Yves Saint Laurent: The Scandal Collection 1971 by Olivier Saillard and Dominique Veillon (March 7).
In 1971, Yves Saint Laurent presented short dresses, platforms and boxy silhouettes inspired by the war years, which were dubbed “Paris’s ugliest collection.” Read about the drama in
Set in the state’s rugged terrain, Emily Ruskovich’s Idaho is a haunting novel about a husband and wife trying to string memories together as his memory starts to fade.
Telomeres are the parts of human cells that impact how we age. Co-authored by Nobel Prize winner Elizabeth Blackburn, The Telomere Effect delves into what we can do to prevent telomeres from shrinking.
In Tulip Fever (February 24), Sophia, played by Alicia Vikander, has an affair with the man her wealthy husband hires to paint her portrait. The lovers look to the inauspicious 17th century tulip mania for their escape.
Brie Larson plays Jeannette Walls in the film adaptation of the smash bestseller The Glass Castle. Woody Harrelson and Naomi Watts play her poverty-stricken parents.
Last summer, Arcade Fire band member Will Butler debuted an untitled track in Paris and said a new album would be out in early 2017. Stay tuned.