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    The 2016 Nominee Interview Series

    The 2016 Nominee Interview Series

    Welcome to the 2016 Nominee Interview Series.

    Over the next few months we'll be posting exclusive Q&As with dozens of the artists nominated for this year's MyTheatre, MyTV and MyCinema Awards. Keep…

    The 2016 Nominee Interview Series
    My … Awards, 2016

    Awards, 2016

    Okay, so it wasn't our best year as humans, but lots of great people made lots of great stuff in 2016 and god dammit we're going to celebrate that stuff.

    This…

    Awards, 2016
    My Cinematic 2016

    My Cinematic 2016

    As I said in our awards announcement (and everyone has said basically every day for awhile now), this was not humanity's best year. But, you know what, it wasn't our…

    My Cinematic 2016
    2016 in TV

    2016 in TV

    TV might have saved 2016. Seriously, it wasn't the best pilot season network-wise (I'm still having nightmares about that CBS comedy slate) but how many shows were you passionately invested…

    2016 in TV
    Come From Away

    Sankoff & Hein’s Come From Away

    "The world we live in today needs a good story". The packed house at the Toronto opening of Come From Away had been standing for awhile when Claude Elliott, former…

    Sankoff & Hein’s Come From Away
    In the Darkness, Search Out Moonlight

    In the Darkness, Search Out Moonlight…

    It's been a rough couple of weeks. Rough couple of months. All of 2016, really; it's kicking humanity's ass and it's hard to see any light in a tunnel that…

    In the Darkness, Search Out Moonlight…
    San Diego Comic-Con, 2016

    San Diego Comic-Con, 2016

    We're thrilled to be back at San Diego Comic-Con for the second year in a row!

    From Thursday, July 21 to Sunday, July 24th, editors Kelly Bedard and Rachael Nisenkier will…

    San Diego Comic-Con, 2016
    Asians in Hollywood

    Scarlett, Strange & Schmidt: Asians in Hollyw…

    It’s been a very uncomfortable week for me as an Asian-American media consumer. It started Tuesday, with the new Doctor Strange trailer, continued Thursday as stills of Scarlett Johansson in…

    Scarlett, Strange & Schmidt: Asians in Hollyw…
    Critics in Conversation: Calling out Tech-Dependent Audience Members

    Calling out Tech-Dependent Audience Members

    Originally published on July 13, 2015 on Fabiana's personal blog The Educated Procrastinator

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    Don Aucoin of the Boston Globe wrote a piece thunderously applauding Patti LuPone’s recent stage antics: during a…

    Calling out Tech-Dependent Audience Members
    <em>Hamilton</em>: An American Musical

    Hamilton: An American Musical

    Who tells your story?

    For generations to come, Alexander Hamilton can be thankful that Lin-Manuel Miranda chose to tell his in the new musical Hamilton, inspired by Ron Chernow’s biography on…

    Hamilton: An American Musical
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    On Stage in TO: Hate/Love

    By // Theatre (Toronto)

    Coal Mine Theatre is drawn to disturbing programming about mankind’s darkest truths. Their productions are often visceral, unpleasant, gritty, caked in blood, laced with profanity and only sometimes ultimately uplifting. …

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    Skinner Box Storytelling: April 17-23

    By // Games

    I know it’s been months since my last article: I booked two big contracts in a row that took up all my time. Somehow I found the time to take …

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    Artificial Turf Blues Game 20 Gift Wrapped.

    By // Sports

    GAME 20 6-5 Win at St. Louis in 11 innings Season Record: 6-14 Despite the indisputable fact that interleague games are stupid and no one with any self-respect could possibly …

    My Sports

    Artificial Turf Blues Game 19: Rivalry Rankings

    By // Sports

    GAME 19 2-1 Loss at Anaheim Season Record 5-14 On Friday I wrote about how little rivalry there has been between the Angels and Blue Jays over the years. That …

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    Spotlight Australia: Blood Links by William Yang

    By // Theatre (Toronto)

    There is probably no more mundane a premise for a show then to present a slide-show of family photos while recounting that family’s personal history. However, William Yang’s Blood links …

    My TV

    Go Watch Little Big Lies

    By // TV

    I’m sure by now you have come up with a list of reasons why you can’t watch every show. No time, no interest, and no access are all valid excuses …

    My Sports

    Artificial Turf Blues, Games 17 & 18: Difference Makers

    By // Sports

    Game 17 5-4 Loss at Anaheim Season Record: 4-13 Full confession #1: I didn’t see this entire game. As lucrative as blogging for an audience of 7 or 8 readers …

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    Why Not’s Prince Hamlet

    By // Theatre (Toronto)

    Why Not Theatre’s Prince Hamlet is currently being remounted at the Theatre Centre. Though to say remounted is misleading: adapted from Shakepeare’s Hamlet by Ravi Jain, the script is similar …

    My Theatre

    Showdown Shit Talk: The Shakesbeerians Speak

    By // Theatre (Toronto)

    I’ve never placed a sports bet in my life but, ask me about Spur-of-the-Moment Shakespeare Collective’s annual fundraiser where Toronto indie companies go head to head reading the first folio …

    My Sports

    Artificial Turf Blues Game 16: well, somebody had to win

    By // Sports

    8-7 win at Anaheim in 13 innings Season record: 4-12 Almost as soon as the Blue Jays left Toronto’s miserable weather yesterday for the sunny shores of Anaheim, I realized …

    My Cinema

    The Last Jedi: Why It’s Time for the Jedi To End

    By // Cinema

    Never in my life – up until a few years ago – did I think there’d be a new Star Wars trailer, let alone a need to analyse one; but …

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    It’s Not Yet Midnight at the Roundhouse

    By // Theatre (London)

    There are times when it can be refreshing to step away from the theatrical realm and explore other forms of artistic expression. It’s Not Yet Midnight has no story, little cohesion …

    My TV

    I’m Intolerant Lactose- RuPaul’s Drag Race S9 E4

    By // TV

    At the end of this week’s episode, I felt cheated. Completely surprised by how the lip sync and elimination unfolded. Disappointed. That’s not to say there weren’t some really great …

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    Anusree Roy’s Little Pretty and The Exceptional

    By // Theatre (Toronto)

    Anusree Roy’s new play Little Pretty and The Exceptional is currently premiering at the Factory Theatre. The play opens in the sari shop the family is about to launch. Yarrik Larivee’s set …