24 June 2014

Pilot Watch: The Musketeers

By // TV

The BBC has a long history of its ‘family drama’ series. These series are shows that are meant to entertain the entire family. Doctor Who is the most famous and …

03 June 2014

An Evening with Elizabeth & Ned

By // Theatre (Toronto)

At the Papermill Theatre last week, the East Side Players premiered one of the most ambitious and beautiful works in the Canadian theatrical canon- Timothy Findley’s Elizabeth Rex. The complex …

25 May 2014

Long May She Reign

By // TV

I don’t go in for sexy vampires and demons and things anymore. Not that I ever really did. There’s nothing wrong with sexy vampires and demons and things, I guess, …

09 May 2014

All Hail the Queen: The COC’s Roberto Devereux

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Out from the looming shadow of Peter Sellars’ agonizing Hercules, The Canadian Opera Company is crawling back to the light as they close in on the end of their generally …

17 March 2014

All The Way: LBJ takes on Broadway

By // Theatre (New York)

Ask the average American under 40 what they know about President Lyndon B. Johnson and they will likely do one of two things: (1) stare at you blankly or (2) …

23 February 2014

My Theatre Award Nominee: Jesse Nerenberg (II)

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Before we announce the winners of the 2013 My Theatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. Jesse Nerenberg was the first independent artist to ever win …

11 February 2014

Single Thread Moves Into Mackenzie House

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Firebrand, the newest site-specific piece from Single Thread Theatre Company, is like a poster child for what the company does. Or at least what they’ve been doing lately. The very …

13 September 2013

Read Before You See: The Book Thief

By // Books

Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief is a masterpiece. I’m dead serious. So I’m both excited and terrified by the prospect that a movie interpretation of the book will be in …

14 August 2013

Pilot Watch: The White Queen

By // TV

When I heard there was going to be a mini-series about the women behind the War of the Roses, I was psyched. A series focusing on awesome historical ladies? Yes …

09 April 2013

Must Read: The Thomas Cromwell Series

By // Books

Hilary Mantel’s Thomas Cromwell series is fantastic. The series is planned to consist of three books, two of which are already out (Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies). The …

06 March 2013

Pilot Watch: Vikings

By // TV

History Channel’s new mini-series Vikings is a lot tamer than one would expect, considering the subject matter. The first episode set up a lot, and consequently the premiere felt like …

31 December 2012

Django Unchained: A new Tarantino Classic

By // Cinema

Just when we think we’ve seen the best from writer/director Quentin Tarantino, he comes out with another film that astounds us once again. Django Unchained, despite the idea that it’s …

15 March 2012

Single Thread tells The Campbell House Story

By // Theatre

The Single Thread model is a successful one. The concept of experiencing a Toronto landmark under the premise of theatre instead of museum-dull tourism is intriguing to residents and visitors …

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