Studying at the University of Winnipeg and later Toronto’s York University, Alison Gillmor planned to become an art historian. She ended up catching the journalism bug when she started as visual arts reviewer at the Winnipeg Free Press in 1992.
Since then, the long-time Winnipegger has covered books, pop culture and food for the Free Press. (Since picking up the Recipe Swap gig, her pastry has hugely improved.)
She has also written for The Walrus, Canada’s History, Canadian Geographic, Border Crossings, The Winnipeg Review and the CBC’s arts and entertainment website. As well, Alison has made a fortunate return to her first love, art history, as a contract lecturer at her alma mater, the U of W.
Alison’s favourite beat is the movies, which she has covered, on and off, for over 20 years. She still feels that prickle at the back of her neck every time the theatre lights go down.
Recent articles of Alison Gillmor
Embracing the darker side, Ted Lasso kicks back into gear4 minute read Preview Saturday, Mar. 18, 2023
The power and devastating glory of a Toronto family tale3 minute read Preview Saturday, Mar. 18, 2023
Manitoboggan and Crokicurl are exactly what Winter Cities Shake-up Conference hopes to encourage7 minute read Preview Sunday, Feb. 12, 2023
Rushdie’s return a sprawling new magic-realist novel that spans centuries5 minute read Preview Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023
Breaking down this year’s diverse slate of films vying for the Best Picture Oscar6 minute read Preview Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023
Sarah Polley’s adaptation of Miriam Toews’ novel a harrowing, humane look at systems that perpetuate violence4 minute read Preview Monday, Jan. 23, 2023
Last of Us proves a winning crossover combo4 minute read Preview Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023
The Last of Us, a best-selling 2013 videogame set against a post-apocalyptic landscape, is now a nine-episode HBO series (on Crave, Sundays at 8 p.m.).