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24 May 2018

Survivor Ghost Island Finale: Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance

By // TV

Welcome to the sweet release that is the final resting place of Survivor: Ghost Island…

20 May 2018

Drag Race S10 Ep9: Cute for You, but What About Us?

By // TV

“Evil triumphs when good queens do nothing.” These are the fitting, essential, and political parting words left on the mirror by The Vixen on her way out the door. Also …

20 May 2018

Old Names for Wildflowers

By // Theatre (New York)

Despite featuring several intriguing characters and relationships, Corbin Went’s new play Old Names for Wildflowers suffers from a lack of focus and originality – resulting in a two and a half hour …

19 May 2018

Survivor Ghost Island, Ep13: Resting on her Laurels

By // TV

To paraphrase a group of exasperated nuns I once heard: How do you solve a problem like Dom and Wendell? On the one hand, one of the two of them …

14 May 2018

The COC’s Spring: Short Fables & Anna Bolena

By // Theatre (Toronto)

The eclectic pairing of a visually ambitious but narratively light 20th century Russian mixed bill directed with theatrical ambition and a rich Italian bel canto full-length narrative with restrained character-focused …

11 May 2018

Drag Race, S10 Ep8: American Horror Story- Cher

By // TV

Well, I can’t say I’m surprised. Between Ru’s apparent standoffishness while talking to her in the work room, the judges lack of reception to her performance, and the edit of …

11 May 2018

Once on this Island: Inspired Storytelling

By // Theatre (New York)

The intimate Circle in the Square theatre has never felt so atmospheric. A lush revival of  the Lynn Ahrens’ and Stephen Flaherty’s Once on this Island fills the theatre in the round with …

11 May 2018

Survivor Ghost Island Ep12: Wendell in Doubt

By // TV

This week on Survivor: Disappointment Island, we get a cruel teaser of what could be if Laurel and Donathan weren’t such party poopers and made a move with the Naviti …

09 May 2018

Drag Race S10 Ep7: Black Girl Magic, Y’all Can’t Stand It

By // TV

In typical season 10 fashion, this episode kicks off with Eureka whitesplaining The Vixen’s behavior to her, telling her how to be a role model. This is really rich because …

09 May 2018

LULU V.7: a Horrifyingly Distant yet Related Past

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Without a doubt, I am a huge fan of non-linear work. I feel it’s more reflective of how our brain’s complex neural pathways actually work. Red Light District and Buddies’ …

09 May 2018

Crave Productions’ ’94 Club: based on true events

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Thalia Kane’s new play offers up a dark version of four young women’s coming of age in a rural Canadian high school. While the script needs some development, the play …

04 May 2018

On Stage in Toronto: Girls, “Little” and Like That

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Girls Like That (Tarragon Theatre) The more I think about this fantastic ensemble piece about teenage girls dealing with the age of slut-shaming gone viral, the more shocked I am …

03 May 2018

Survivor Ghost Island Ep11: Worshipping False Idols

By // TV

Well Survivor fans, there is truly nothing like a twist that is both bad in premise and luck forces it to work out in the most boring possible way. Editing …

02 May 2018

What Happened Was…

By // Theatre (Toronto)

The cryptic title of this Tom Noonan two-hander refers to a story within the play. Taken as a suggestion as to what the play itself might be, it hints that …

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