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Rosie Long Decter

Intern, Maisonneuve Magazine

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Rosie Long Decter is a writer and musician based in Montreal. She is currently an intern at Maisonneuve Magazine and the Marketing and Publicity Assistant at Vallum: Contemporary Poetry. She attended McGill University and worked as Culture Editor at The McGill Daily and as Music Librarian at campus station CKUT Radio. She graduated in 2017 with First Class Honours in English and Political Science and has held a variety of media and arts communications positions since. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in This Magazine, Briarpatch, The 405, Cult MTL, and more. She performs regularly with her band Bodywash and loves to talk about TV and taste, preferably at the same time.

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Briarpatch Magazine
08/17/2018
Seeing a strike on the big screen

There's an early scene in Boots Riley's new film Sorry To Bother You where the protagonist, Cassius, who works at a telemarketing company, is approached by a charming coworker by the vending machine. Cassius has just asked for better pay at a staff meeting; the coworker, Squeeze, tells Cassius he's "asking the right question."

Cult MTL
02/09/2018
This play tells a different story about 1960s Montreal

Photo by Antoine Saito "Are you there?" This phrase repeats throughout Centaur Theatre's The Baklawa Recipe, a new play from Lebanese-Canadian writer Pascale Rafie. The play is set in 1960s Montreal and chronicles the lives of two Lebanese women, Nadia (Christina Tannous) and Rita (Natalie Tannous), who immigrate to Canada.

The 405
Review: Netflix's Maniac (2018)

The trailer for Netflix's made the show seem like a dark sci-fi thriller, something in the realm of Black Mirror. But where Black Mirror tends to make big, usually bleak statements about humans and technology, Maniac is lighter and less concerned with technology itself, using its sci-fi conceit to examine human emotion and interaction.

CKUT Radio: Total Eclipse Music Blog
08/15/2017
Album Review: Japanese Breakfast - Soft Sounds From Another Planet

"I want it all," Michelle Zauner coos on "Diving Woman," the opening track from her new album as Japanese Breakfast. The breathy vocals turn what could be a bold opening statement into a kind of aspirational mantra, something to reach toward. Six and a half minutes long, "Diving Woman" is an enticing, meandering track that immediately differentiates .

Vallum: Contemporary Poetry
08/22/2018
Event Recap: Resonance Reading Series Finale

Recap by Rosie Long Decter. Photos by Brian Campbell. There was a special on gin cocktails at Resonance Cafe on August 7, in honour of the final instalment in the Resonance Reading Series. The cocktails were, appropriately, bittersweet. Speaking to a packed house, host and curator Klara du Plessis began the night by telling the...

CKUT Radio: Total Eclipse Music Blog
09/13/2017
POP Past The Poster: What To See This Week

POP Montreal is finally here, folks. Montreal's most massive music festival (say that five times fast) has descended upon the city, promising a week of stellar shows, panels, films and more. But POP's best feature is also its most intimidating: there's just so much good stuff.

The McGill Daily
More puking bridesmaids, please | The McGill Daily

I recently rewatched Bridesmaids for the first time since it was released. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it, given that I hadn't really been a huge fan the first time around, but also by how tame the movie was relative to your average gross-out comedy.

The McGill Daily
Change does not come quietly | The McGill Daily

Is this a moment or a movement? Historian Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor poses this crucial question six minutes into Stay Woke: The Black Lives Matter Movement, a new documentary directed by Laurens Grant that screened at the Montreal International Black Film Festival (MIBFF) this month.

The McGill Daily
Lowell tells it like it is | The McGill Daily

In recent years, the Canadian music scene has seen an influx of alt-pop and electronic music with women at the front, from Grimes to Braids to Purity Ring. At the forefront of this evolution is Lowell, a Calgary-born singer-songwriter whose talent for blending catchy hooks and powerful lyrics has earned her a reputation as a strong performer and producer.

Cult MTL
12/22/2017
Imago Theatre wants young women to tell their stories

ARTISTA 2016 Revelations of sexual assault have rocked the acting world in recent months, shining a harsh light on the many barriers facing women in the arts. Montreal's Imago Theatre, however, is encouraging women to tackle these barriers head on through its youth mentorship program, ARTISTA.