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05 November 2017

Netflix, 30 Minutes at a Time: Part I

By // TV

I love half hour television. Most of my favourite shows are half hours- not necessarily comedies, but half hours. Peak TV has led to a boom in genre rebellion, shows …

04 November 2017

The Shakespeare Series: Hamlet w/ Matthew Edison

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 …

03 November 2017

Christmas DVD Giveaway: The Honeymooners

By // TV

To celebrate the release of their new Classic TV Christmas DVDs, Paramount Home Entertainment has given us a copy The Honeymooners: Christmas Laughter¬†to give away to one lucky reader. For …

03 November 2017

Featured Production: You Want It What Way? A Boy Band Tale

By // Theatre (Toronto)

When it comes to boy bands, my Littrell-loving heart instinctively trusts a Brian. So when Backstreet Boys devotee Brian Jansen pitched a sketch comedy dance show about boy bands, I …

25 October 2017

Featured Production: Grab ‘Em By the Pussy

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Described as “A Surrealist Vaudeville Farce”,¬† the fabulously titled “Grab ‘Em By the Pussy” or How to Stop Worrying & Love the Bomb is the troll-baiting, expectation-defying, ground-breaking new work …

25 October 2017

New on Network: 2017 Sitcoms

By // TV

All in all, there actually aren’t as many new shows this fall as you might expect. Networks seem to be playing it a little bit cooler with the cancellation trigger …

19 October 2017

Featured Event: Future Theatre Festival

By // Theatre (Toronto)

The ever-ambitious Seven Siblings Theatre is mounting their biggest project yet- a two week festival of new work from Toronto playwrights working in the company’s chosen realm of Fantastic Realism. …

18 October 2017

Tragedie of Lear

By // Theatre (Toronto)

The Palmerston Library Theatre isn’t used very often for serious theatre. With its limiting proscenium layout, casual-but-not-indie atmosphere and periodic subway-related rumblings, it’s rare to see much produced there beyond …

18 October 2017

On Stage in TO: Family Matters

By // Theatre (Toronto)

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time (National Theatre presented by Mirvish Productions) I saw the UK’s National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in …

10 October 2017

Featured Event: One More Night Festival

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Vikki Velenosi and Kasey Dunn are the co-founders of Brick and Mortar, an artist-run company that owns and operates three independent theatre spaces in Toronto- The Box, The Attic, and, …

01 October 2017

On Stage in TO: Identify Yourself

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Hart House Theatre) The saga of Hart House musicals is full of high highs and low lows as their success fluctuates wildly depending mostly, it …

22 September 2017

Annie Baker’s Aliens at the Coal Mine

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Spoiler-free Review Annie Baker is one of America’s greatest living playwrights, a master of naturalistic contemporary storytelling rife with mysterious spirituality and painfully honest but sugarless emotion. You should run …

20 September 2017

Who Says You Can’t Go Home Again?

By // Cinema

I’ve really missed rom coms. I enjoy alt indies with a hip ironic spin or whatever we’re calling things to avoid using the phrase “romantic comedy” these days but I …

18 September 2017

Miss at The Assembly

By // Theatre (Toronto)

I rewrote the title of this article about four times. I worry that the one I settled on is misleading- it sounds like an old timey newspaper headline declaring that …

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