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    On Stage in TO: Shakespeare Season

    On Stage in TO: Shakespeare Season

    We are now approaching the end of what I am tempted to call "Shakespeare Season" in Toronto. In addition to Stratford's nearby productions (this year King Lear, Antony & Cleopatra,…

    On Stage in TO: Shakespeare Season
    <em>BB16</em>: The Queen is Captured

    BB16: The Queen is Captured

    The Big Brother producers must be SO happy: the reset button did exactly what they wanted. After winning HOH and the Power of Veto, Frankie went from being in the…

    BB16: The Queen is Captured
    TIFF 2014: War in Many Forms

    TIFF ’14: War in Many Forms

    ’71- screenplay by Gregory Burke; directed by Yann Demange
    Impish Skins star Jack O'Connell has well and truly left the fun and juvenility of Cook behind him. The whole of Yann Demange's…

    TIFF ’14: War in Many Forms
    The Villain Edit

    The Villain Edit

    The self-aware absurdity of Bachelor in Paradise has come to an end, Project Runway is in full bitchy swing, the Big Brother editors are still trying to locate a villain…

    The Villain Edit
    At TIFF: The Last Five Years

    TIFF ’14: The Last Five Years

    Director Richard LaGravenese did right by Jason Robert Brown and his off-Broadway masterpiece The Last Five Years. From casting to small script additions to keeping Hollywood out of it and…

    TIFF ’14: The Last Five Years
    Jeter’s Farewell Tour

    Jeter’s Farewell Tour

    Helicopter rides through the scenic Rocky Mountains, mixology and cooking lessons as well as a 3 day stay in the notable Banff Springs Hotel was only part of the gift…

    Jeter’s Farewell Tour
    Joining the Clone Club

    Joining the Clone Club

    I came late to the bandwagon when it comes to Orphan Black. It took a long summer and a persistent roommate to get me to finally dive into a series…

    Joining the Clone Club
    SummerWorks 2014

    SummerWorks 2014

    August is here, the weather in Toronto has finally started to catch up to the calendar, and the line outside Bang Bang refuses to die down; it's officially time for…

    SummerWorks 2014
    In Stratford: Abraham’s <em>Dream</em>

    In Stratford: Chris Abraham’s Dream

    Occasionally (and I mean very occasionally, sadly) I see a Shakespeare play that makes me deliriously happy. This was one of those plays; the first at Stratford since Des McAnuff’s…

    In Stratford: Chris Abraham’s Dream
    The 2014 Toronto Fringe Festival

    The 2014 Toronto Fringe Festival

    The Toronto Fringe Festival had 150 shows this year. We never had any hope of covering them all with our small but spirited staff of 4 but we were determined…

    The 2014 Toronto Fringe Festival
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