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16 May 2017

I’m Doing This For You: A Skillful Experience of Attentive Storytelling

By // Theatre (Toronto)

What a delightful pleasure to familiarize myself with the unique performance style of Haley McGee for the first time…

16 May 2017

The Handmaid’s Tale: “Faithful”

By // TV

This was the first episode of The Handmaid’s Tale that throughout felt like… a TV show. A really good TV show, mind, but a show that relies on the normal …

13 May 2017

Artificial Turf Blues- Games 35, 36 & 37: Winning?

By // Sports

GAME 35 7-2 Win vs. Seattle Season Record: 14-21 Due to an underwhelming demand, tonight I’m continuing with my biased list of the top 25 offensive seasons in Toronto Blue …

13 May 2017

Angels in America: Parts I & II at the National

By // Theatre (London)

I’m gaslighting myself in going to the big shows. Shows that scream, shows that flash, shows that flail their banality around like spaghetti and people clap. They clap! They clap. …

13 May 2017

The COC’s Tosca

By // Theatre (Toronto)

The lights go down, the famous crashing motif begins and the curtain immediately flies up to reveal the chapel of a massive Roman church, into which an escaped prisoner appears, …

12 May 2017

Spotlight Australia: The Return by Circa

By // Theatre (Toronto)

The final offering of the Canadian Stage Spotlight Festival: Australia was The Return by Circa, a genre-defying combination of cirque and opera. The stage is shared equally between the circus …

12 May 2017

Artificial Turf Blues Games 33 & 34: Expectation Game

By // Sports

GAME 33 6-0 Loss vs. Cleveland Season Record: 12-21 As I began to do last night, tonight I will continue my list of the top 25 offensive seasons in Blue …

12 May 2017

RISER 2017

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Two Birds One Stone  “Some of this is true and some of it is not” Natasha Greenblatt says to openTwo Birds One Stone, which premiered as part of the Why …

12 May 2017

Movie Manipulation

By // Music

Has someone been cutting onions in here, or are those real live saltwater tears running down your face in the movie theater? There ain’t no movie without the soundtrack (score …

11 May 2017

The Handmaid’s Tale, A Second Sitting

By // TV

My second viewing party of The Handmaid’s Tale was, if anything, more horrifying than the first. It was also, inexplicably, more hopeful. This week, we’ll take ourselves episode by episode, …

11 May 2017

Praise Other Jesus

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Developed and collectively dramaturged by Public Recordings- a theatrical dance company with a distinctively eclectic aesthetic- Evan Webber’s alternative gospel narrative is a little bit biblical adaptation, a little bit …

10 May 2017

Bond. James Bond

By // Cinema

With Hiddleston apparently out of contention and Craig theoretically back for one more go after being all but written out at the end of 2016’s Spectre, the future of the …

10 May 2017

Artificial Turf Blues Games 31 & 32: Start & Return

By // Sports

GAME 31 2-1 Win at Tampa Season Record: 11-20 Joe Biagini’s ascension into the Blue Jays…

10 May 2017

The Ferryman at the Royal Court

By // Theatre (London)

It was an Event. Jez Butterworth is The Playwright. An Architect. Racy and gnomic. Not a priori great—David Hare was The Playwright and he’s made no great work since Skylight. …