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12 November 2017

Netflix, 30 Minutes at a Time: Part II

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 …

11 November 2017

Big Fish at The Other Palace

By // Theatre (London)

The 2003 Tim Burton film of Big Fish is one that I have watched many times and grow fonder of with every viewing. I know it well, and so my …

10 November 2017

Reflector by Theatre Gargantua

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Reflector, the newest production by Theatre Gargantua at Theatre Passe Muraille, is a carnival…

10 November 2017

Star Trek Discovery, Ep7: Magic to Make a Man Go Mad

By // TV

Let’s Do The Timewarp Again Some of Star Trek’s greatest stories have taken place in a timeloop (you can kill the cast and blow up the ship SO MANY TIMES) …

09 November 2017

Backbone at Canadian Stage: Earth Mother’s Spine

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Red Sky Performance’s Backbone, playing at Canadian Stage from Nov 2 to 12, is the first production of a two year residency at Canadian Stage—to be followed up in 2018 …

08 November 2017

Julia Jarcho’s Grimly Handsome

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Grimly Handsome is a relatively new play by New York playwright Julia Jarcho. Directed by Jay Turvey, this three hander stars Julia Course, Jeff Irving and Ben Sanders as a …

08 November 2017

No, I Can’t Draw

By // Books

Stop telling me I can draw. I’ve always been that person who insists that “anyone can sing” if they learn correctly. But, after my latest exercise in attempting to draw, …

07 November 2017

Dark Comedy in The House on Poe Street

By // Theatre (New York)

New Yorkers have a strong affinity for Halloween festivities, with the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade drawing spectators from around the world annually. Come the end of October, New York City …

07 November 2017

ProArteDanza Season 2017

By // Theatre (Toronto)

The fourteenth season of ProArteDanza, on November 1-4 at Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, offered 3 World Premieres by choreographers Kevin O’Day and Matjash Mrozewski. This season’s offerings are resonate …

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 …

02 November 2017

Survivor 35, Ep 6: Fainting or Feigning?

By // TV

Welcome back to Survivor, where this week we had the first true audience #blindside of the season. I’m not one to read too far into the edit to predict who’s …

31 October 2017

Sweeney in Concert

By // Theatre (Toronto)

On October 28th for one night only, Co-Producers Nicole Strawbridge and Colin Frotten put on Sweeney Todd the Demon of Fleet Street at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Toronto. For …

30 October 2017

Grab ‘Em By the Pussy

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Rouvan Silogix is angry about the state of the world, and very understandably so. And what better way to channel that anger than to create a farce about the contemporary …

29 October 2017

Star Trek: Discovery, Ep 6: Lethe

By // TV

“Lethe” is an interesting oddity in Discovery so far, in that it feels the most like a stand-alone episode we’ve seen to date. We get to see some major character …

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