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17 June 2019

Burning Out His Fuse Up Here Alone

By // Cinema

Paramount’s Rocketman is a bold, sentimental, messy, complex, obvious, colourful contradiction. If that sounds to you like a bad movie, you normally wouldn’t be wrong. But this is a movie …

16 June 2019

Musician Spotlight Series: Catherine Maclellan

By // Music

The Musician Spotlight Series shines a light on up-and-coming bands and solo acts creating heartfelt and original work across genres, giving them an opportunity to talk about their music, their …

13 June 2019

The Empathetic Importance of Allowed “Second Act-ing”

By // Theatre

One of the most impactful experiences I’ve ever had in a theatre came at, of all things, the recent Broadway run of SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical. I was in New …

11 June 2019

The TSO plays “Modern Broadway”

By // Music

When conductor Steven Reineke led the Toronto Symphony Orchestra through the Phantom of the Opera overture to kick off Monday night’s performance of “Modern Broadway”- the first of four performances …

04 June 2019

Hannah’s Bachelor Scale

By // TV

I Love Hannah Brown. I’m into this Bachelorette season like I haven’t been into this branch of the franchise in quite some time. I know they don’t necessarily cast with …

31 May 2019

Musician Spotlight Series: Marlon Chaplin

By // Music

The Musician Spotlight Series shines a light on up-and-coming bands and solo acts creating heartfelt and original work across genres, giving them an opportunity to talk about their music, their …

28 May 2019

Musician Spotlight Series: Saint Lo.

By // Music

The Musician Spotlight Series shines a light on up-and-coming bands and solo acts creating heartfelt and original work across genres, giving them an opportunity to talk about their music, their …

27 May 2019

I Finished Infinite Jest

By // Books

It took me 18 months and three weeks. Nearly 19 months is a long time, a tough pill to swallow for a girl nominally understood to be “one of the …

18 May 2019

Grey’s Anatomy, The Privilege of Time, and the Death of Shondaland’s For the People

By // TV

I’ve been thinking a lot about Grey’s Anatomy lately. That show,…

17 May 2019

The Shakespeare Series: Macbeth w/ Marcel Stewart

By // Theatre

With the help of some of the best and brightest Shakespeare fans in the world, we’re diving deep into 38 plays in 35 episodes (Henrys IV & VI only get one episode a piece; …

17 May 2019

Musician Spotlight Series: The TSO’s Miles Jaques

By // Music

The Musician Spotlight Series shines a light on up-and-coming musicians creating heartfelt and original work across genres, giving them an opportunity to talk about their music, their collaborators, and why …

16 May 2019

The Absurd Trajectory of the Prophetic Veep

By // TV

I hated Veep when it premiered back in 2012. Armando Ianucci’s biting satire of American democracy felt to me like useless cynicism, a crass comedy of bad behaviour like It’s …

06 May 2019

Hand to God at the Coal Mine

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Hand to God is a really fucking weird play. Excuse the language but there’s really no other way to fully get the point across. This is some weird shit. Playwright …

04 May 2019

Musician Spotlight Series: Tara Kannangara

By // Music

The Musician Spotlight Series shines a light on up-and-coming bands and solo acts creating heartfelt and original work across genres, giving them an opportunity to talk about their music, their …

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