Will Straw is director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada and a professor in the university’s Department of Art History and Communication Studies. He directed a six-year research project, Media and Urban Life in Montreal, and currently studies how cities deal with nighttime culture. He has written extensively on film, music, and popular culture.
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