Kelly Bedard

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 while getting progressively drunker, and I turn into Benny Southstreet. The odds-on favourite has to be Ale House‘s Joshua Stodart based on past performance and company […]

  Kelly Bedard

Two nights in October, I did something I haven’t done in far too long- I went to the symphony. But these were not regular nights at the symphony. There was no Peter Oundjian, an uncharacteristic smell filled Roy Thomson Hall, the average age of the patrons was at least 20 years below expected and, when […]

  Saiya Floyd

On March 12, 2015, I had the pleasure of attending a PaleyFest panel for one of my favorite new shows of the 2014-2015 season: Outlander, which has been on hiatus since September. As moderator Kristin dos Santos said, we’ve survived the Droughtlander. The audience first watched ‘The Reckoning’, the first post-hiatus episode, which will premiere […]

  Theresa Perkins

Lately, I have been attending a lot of alternative theatre events. What is an alternative theatre event? It is a phrase that I created to encompass all limited run talent showcases, play readings, and musical performances. These events are often overlooked but are brilliant platforms to exhibit talent in a nontraditional way. Such events typically […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

A lot of think pieces have been written about the declining necessity of movie theaters. They make my blood boil a little bit. I love the movie theater. Basically, every time I sit down in a movie theater feels like the goofy, pre-AMC-movie video where the kids are transported into a magical world while still […]

  Borah Coburn

Leaves fall, people stare moodily into middle distance, and my heart’s as filled as a baked potato. New York Comic Con has come and gone. I love a good Con, and this one was wonderful (stressful, crazy crowded, and sometimes overwhelming, but wonderful). And I know you’ve heard me talk about my Robin/Nightwing issues before—you […]

  Teresa Di Matteo

Every music buff has their day, whether it’s getting to see your favourite band live or finally heading to some epic festival along the lines of Coachella, or, if you remember, Woodstock. However, it can be the simplest days that outshine the memories of flashing lights, smoke machines and mosh pits. For myself (and tons […]