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    <em>Constellations</em>: Subtle Genius

    Constellations: Subtle Genius

    2014-15 are the years that math and science became incredibly cool in popular culture and a staple of popular entertainment. Two of the hottest Oscar contenders for Best Picture this…

    Constellations: Subtle Genius
    My … Awards, 2014

    My … Awards, 2014

    The stroke of midnight was 12 hours ago. That means that we're finally here, 2015. Instead of panicking because that means we're closer to 2030 than 2000 and you're just…

    My … Awards, 2014
    My Cinematic 2014

    My Cinematic 2014

    I started this last year, keeping a list of every movie I see all year (just the new releases) in order to form a definitive set of personal rankings come…

    My Cinematic 2014
    The Year's Best Entertainment

    The Year’s Best Entertainment

    There was a ton of great entertainment this year. Click on the links below to read what we thought was the best.

    Movies
    Kelly's Cinematic 2014

    TV
    Kelly's 25 Favourite TV Shows of 2014
    Saiya's…

    The Year’s Best Entertainment
    2015 Broadway Preview

    2015 Broadway Preview

    For theatre fans, the holiday season means more in New York than jam-packed stores, high-kicking Rockettes, and the dreaded SantaCon. The new year brings with it the uplifting promise of…

    2015 Broadway Preview
    What Kind of Day Has it Been?

    What Kind of Day Has it Been?

    When an Aaron Sorkin TV show reaches the end of its first season, an episode titled "What Kind of Day Has it Been" signals the end, for now. Shots rang…

    What Kind of Day Has it Been?
    Breaking Down DanceBreak

    Breaking Down DanceBreak

    The new National Ballet of Canada season has begun with the emotional gutpunch that is Manon. My intention was to review that production- the knockout leading performance from Jillian Vanstone…

    Breaking Down DanceBreak
    ABC, We Need to Talk

    ABC, We Need to Talk

    You used to be my favourite.

    In fact, you're the first network I remember watching (that includes YTV, and Canadian 90s kids lived for YTV). Full House, then Sister Sister and,…

    ABC, We Need to Talk
    Global Cabaret 2014, Part One

    Global Cabaret 2014, Part 1

    I'm halfway through the 7th (and final?) Global Cabaret Festival weekend down at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts. Here are the highlights so far:

    UPDATE: Read Part 2 HERE.

    Best…

    Global Cabaret 2014, Part 1
    Stratford 2014 Wrap Up

    Stratford 2014 Wrap Up

    This was an interesting Stratford season because, overall, it felt like one of the weakest in awhile (three dull Shakespeare productions, a dud musical and a handful of uninspiring plays-…

    Stratford 2014 Wrap Up
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    Boston Must See: February 2015

    By // Theatre (Boston)

    Here are four productions going up this month that particularly caught my attention. Three of the four are period pieces (two take place in 1912), and all of them, in …

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    Diving Deep in a Single Act: A Steady Rain & Small Axe

    By // Theatre (Toronto)

    A Steady Rain (Paper Moon Productions) This intimate cop drama presented by Paper Moon Productions in the tiny room on Queen East known as The Grocery tells an action-packed story …

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    Season Wrap Up: Galavant

    By // TV

    ABC’s wonderfully weird musical comedy has wrapped up its first season. It’s unclear if it will be renewed – although it should. Galavant might not have been a smash ratings …

    My Theatre Constellations

    Constellations: Subtle Genius

    By // Theatre (New York)

    2014-15 are the years that math and science became incredibly cool in popular culture and a staple of popular entertainment. Two of the hottest Oscar contenders for Best Picture this …

    My Theatre SONY DSC

    “Miracles” & “Magic”

    By // Theatre (Toronto)

    Jesus Christ Superstar (Hart House) Jesus Christ Superstar is a really gutsy musical. It’s about a human being named Jesus and his friend Judas who embark on a mission to …

    My Theatre Panto Promo 3

    imaginary beasts’ Hopping Good Time: ’15 Winter Panto

    By // Theatre (Boston)

    Where do I begin in describing how much fun I had at Kerplop! The Tale of the Frog Prince? I suppose at the beginning, with a description of a traditional …

    My TV Girls _Female Author_

    Girls: Female Author

    By // TV

    The first two episodes of season 4 of Girls set up Hannah going away to Iowa. Now in the third episode, “Female Author,” we really got to check in on …

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    A Side of Dreams: The Beauty of Ancestral Connections

    By // Theatre (Toronto)

    A Side of Dreams is a beautiful view into Metis cultural traditions of generational and ancestral healing. The evening begins with a wondrous and effective projection of a spider beginning …

    My Cinema The F Word

    My Cinematic 2014: 51-70

    By // Cinema

    For the past two years, I’ve been ranking every film I see- just the new releases, from January 1st to December 31st. The rankings are subjective, based entirely on how …

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    Medical Theatre: Nightwood & Tarragon

    By // Theatre (Toronto)

    Two major Toronto companies are telling cancer stories right now. Nightwood’s HER2 is an ensemble of women participating in a drug trial to treat a deadly form of breast cancer …

    My Theatre Wyoming

    Wyoming

    By // Theatre (New York)

    One dysfunctional family. A murder that no one talks about. A small, black box containing the biggest secret of all. Brian Watkins’ new play Wyoming, currently playing at the Theatre …

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    Basile: Making Laughter Worldwide

    By // Theatre

    Comedy is sometimes considered the healthiest type of medicine and for most folks it is true. This theory has been the backbone of many comedians when appearing in public. The …

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    Toronto, I Love You, I Love You

    By // Theatre (Toronto)

    If you missed it at the Toronto Fringe, you can breathe easy. Toronto, I Love You, an unconventional, improvised love letter to the city of Toronto from the Bad Dog …

    My Cinema babadook

    The Babadook

    By // Cinema

    The Babadook is an independently made horror film from, almost, first time director Jennifer Kent. She based this film off her prior short film MONSTER, which I can’t really talk …