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An Interview with Laggies Director Lynn Shelton

If you’re feeling like you haven’t figured shit out and everyone else is growing up while you lag behind, take comfort in the fact that you are not alone. Laggies tells the story of Megan (Keira Knightley), a clever, creative twenty-something who is unemployed and disenchanted with daily life. Many would label her dilemma a classic quarter-life-crisis,… Read More »


On Olivia Chow, Female Leadership, and a Sexist Culture

I recently read a news story by Sarah Neville about Toronto mayoral candidate Olivia Chow. Neville noted that Chow was criticized by peers, enemies, the media, male and female colleagues alike, for not being a great communicator. The article went on to cite research stating that women, visible minorities, and the elderly are all critiqued… Read More »


A Review of Chelsea Rooney’s Pedal

On Sunday October 26th, Chelsea Rooney will be giving a Toronto reading from her debut novel Pedal, a gripping trans-Canadian odyssey exploring issues that until now have been practically unspeakable.  In the past year, several media stories have surfaced expressing compassion towards a group of people who have, until now, been considered nothing short of… Read More »


PHOTOS: Boobyball’s Big Top Booby

In the past 12 years, Boobyball has raised over $3 million for Rethink Breast Cancer with their over-the-top themed charity bashes. This past Friday, #BigTopBooby brought the circus to Kool Haus, complete with lions, tigers, and maybe even some bears (oh my)! Click any image to view as a gallery.  

Macbeth - David Ross and Amelia Sargisson - Photo by Kyle Purcell

Shakespeare Bash’d Presents Macbeth at the Monarch Tavern

Just in time for the witching season (which, for the truly dedicated, lasts until December), Toronto theatre company Shakespeare Bash’d announces their latest production, Macbeth, staged in their stripped-down, performance-focused style at the Monarch Tavern. Of the production, artistic director James Wallis says, “It is a tragedy of the imagination, which is brought out further… Read More »