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    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
    <em>Doctor Who</em>: Deep Breath

    Doctor Who: Deep Breath

    The premiere of Doctor Who’s eighth season was aptly named ‘Deep Breath’, because you will have to take multiple in order to calm down and not be annoyed at the…

    Doctor Who: Deep Breath
    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
    Season Sponsor: Foster's Inn

    Season Sponsor: Foster’s Inn

    Once again, this year's coverage of The Stratford Shakespeare Festival is brought to you by one of our favourite local businesses, Foster's Inn. Strike that, aside from the festival itself…

    Season Sponsor: Foster’s Inn
    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
    Season One Sitcom Round-Up

    Season One Sitcom Round-Up

    This was a tough year for sitcoms. On one hand, there were more terrible new comedies this year than in any other season in recent memory (Dads, Sean Saves the…

    Season One Sitcom Round-Up
    Orange is the New Black, Season Two

    Orange is the New Black, Season Two

    I tried to drag out the second season of Orange is the New Black out as long as I possibly could. I really did, but that show just sucks you…

    Orange is the New Black, Season Two
    My … Awards, 2013

    My … Awards, 2013

    Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, Children of All Ages, the moment you've been waiting for (for not all that long since last year's awards season dragged on Forever) has…

    My … Awards, 2013
    My Cinematic 2013: Part IX (The Top Ten)

    My Cinematic 2013: Part IX (The Top Ten)

    I saw 90 movies in 2013 (or shortly thereafter, if we’re being honest- I don’t know how anyone is expected to see all the Christmas releases in one week!). 90…

    My Cinematic 2013: Part IX (The Top Ten)
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    Pilot Watch: Red Band Society

    By // TV

    I can picture the meeting in which Red Band Society was greenlit. “There seems to be a lot of buzz around that The Fault In Our Stars thing. Maybe cancer’s …

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    My Journey Through Innovation is a 2-Player Blast

    By // Games

    My boyfriend and I went searching for a two-player board game last weekend.  We were fine with a game that catered to more players, but we wanted to be sure …

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    Publicist Spotlight: Doreen D’Agostino

    By // Music

    From a young woman Doreen always saw the glass full and never looked back. She had a keen knack for conversation and a drive to make things happen. Her first …

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    TV on DVD: Paramount in August

    By // TV

    In the spirit of keeping my favourite things alive, here is another edition of the TV on DVD series. I come at this particular item in the series somewhat ironically, …

    My TV Into the Dalek

    Doctor Who: Into the Dalek

    By // TV

    I can now with confidence say that I like Peter Capaldi’s Doctor. A lot. In last week’s ‘Deep Breath’, Capaldi wasn’t given a huge opportunity to show us what his …

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    The American Heiress Relies on Loaded Allusions

    By // Books

    With a Cape Cod vacation ahead of me, I browsed the bookstore for an equally satisfying beach read.  My eyes caught the title: The American Heiress.  Well, this book had …

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    Les Not-So-Misérables

    By // Theatre (Boston)

    To this point, I have successfully avoided all local production of Les Mis. When the right to perform the mega-hit musical became available last summer, some ten producing organizations within …

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    Pilot Watch: Selfie

    By // TV

    A modern adaptation of My Fair Lady that doubles as a criticism of our modern, narcissistic, easy-gratification culture. Where could that go wrong? Selfie, the new comedy pilot from ABC …

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    The Martian by Andy Weir

    By // Books

    The Martian is the kind of novel that begs to be made into a movie. So it’s no surprise that the rights have reportedly been purchased. Generally, I tend to …

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    C1’s Astro Boy Takes Off

    By // Theatre (Boston)

    I’m a fan of weird shit. Honestly. I love when artists can take the strangest, quirkiest little spaces, mount engaging, innovative, and bizarre work, and somehow connect with their audience …

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    Joining the Clone Club

    By // TV

    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 …

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    SpeakEasy’s Carrie Is a Bloody Mess

    By // Theatre (Boston)

    Carrie: The Musical has an awful book; there, I said it. Lawrence D. Cohen took every piece of camp from Stephen King’s popular novel, and removed almost all of the …

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    ANTM and the Destruction of “Masculinity”

    By // TV

    America’s Next Top Model generally does a good job of finding some pretty fantastic models. You can typically tell early on in the season who the frontrunners will be. Cycle …

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    This Gentleman Prefers His Blonde in Provincetown

    By // Music

    I am still in awe that I sat so close and watched relished the astonishing Megan Hilty in Provincetown.  My Entertainment World interviewed her this past Winter, but the joy …