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19 February 2018

The Padmaavat Controversy and What it Says About You

By // Cinema

In my lifetime, I don’t think I can remember a bigger Bollywood news story than Padmaavat. And that’s not just because I don’t care for the majority of the Indian …

17 February 2018

Problematic Systematic Operatic

By // Theatre (Toronto)

The Canadian Opera Company’s current season is an intriguing examination of a problem from two angles. On one hand, they’re presenting their Rigoletto, last seen not-so-long-ago in 2011. It’s an …

17 February 2018

Baths- Romaplasm

By // Music

Romaplasm is an album I’ve been waiting for for a long time. I don’t mean just as a followup to his landmark masterpiece, Obsidian (also my AOTY in 2013), but …

17 February 2018

On the Road to Progress

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Two more pieces had their opening at Progress Festival on Valentine’s Day. While they couldn’t be more different, they did share something in common. Dis Merci When it comes to …

13 February 2018

Rosemary and Time

By // Theatre (New York)

Jennifer Fell Hayes’ hauntingly beautiful new play Rosemary and Time explores the painful and joyous revelations that a middle-aged woman, Rosemary, makes about her past after a serendipitous meeting with a sister …

11 February 2018

Bash’d’s Richard

By // Theatre (Toronto)

The Shakespeare Bash’d production of Richard III at the Monarch Tavern was just the thing for one of these wintry February nights. In contrast to the weight of the play, the …

11 February 2018

Drag Race All Stars, S3 Ep3: Will You Accept these Hoes?

By // TV

Welcome back, bitchelors! I’m excited to announce that this season is now just like my dietary preferences: Dairy-free. That’s right, for the third week in a row the correct queen …

09 February 2018

MDLSX: a One-of-a-Kind Journey at Progress

By // Theatre (Toronto)

MDLSX, produced by Italian theatre company Motus, bravely opened the Progress Festival at Toronto’s Theatre Centre. It certainly lives up to the festival’s intentions. Just like Progress brings together theatre …

05 February 2018

RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars, S3 Ep2: Thorgy Thorrible

By // TV

Hello, hello, hello kitty girls! Welcome to season three of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars. I may have missed the first episode of the season, but we’re off to a …

03 February 2018

Nightwood & Sulong’s Calpurnia

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Calpurnia is a meta play written and directed by Audrey Dwyer, a black Torontonian woman, about Julie, an upper class black Torontonian woman who is writing an updated version of …

02 February 2018

Do Good

By // TV

I actually just finished telling a friend that I don’t think recapping/reviewing/discussing The Good Place in any kind of semi-formal forum is all that useful. My argument was that, with …

01 February 2018

This is a Review: Declarations

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Declarations, a new show by celebrated Toronto Playwright Jordan Tannahill, is yet another testament to the author’s ability to present innovative, new theatre. A fascinating meeting of text and movement—of the …

31 January 2018

My Cinematic 2017: 85-105

By // Cinema

For the past five years, I’ve been ranking every film I see- just the new releases, from January 1st to December 31st. The rankings are subjective, based entirely on how much I enjoyed …

28 January 2018

Agnus: A Familiar Dystopia

By // Theatre (New York)

In Ise Lyfe and Matt Werner’s new play Agnus, everything about 2047 feels unnervingly familiar. A soothing artificial intelligence called “Sequoyah” relays information upon command, screen-obsessed citizens are stirred into fervors …

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