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Toronto's Fast Romantics ready for album release party on June 8

Although the Fast Romantics have been around in name for years, the band’s new album American Love is really a debut of sorts. The band celebrates the release on June 8 at a special release show at the Mod Club in Toronto.

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Rarely does a ballet begin in a mental institution

Sonia Rodriguez in National Ballet’s new stunner A Streetcar Named Desire running June 3 to 10 at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts.

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Daily Planet: All work and no play

Since standardization of the 40-hour workweek in the mid-20th century, everything has changed but the hours. If anything, many people are working even longer hours, especially in North America. This has severe repercussions for human health and well-being, as well as the environment.

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Twang ten Toronto

Toronto’s 12th annual Great Lakes Surf Battle takes place at downtown bars the Cadillac Lounge and Shameful Tiki Room, featuring some of best of the genre from Luau Or Die to the Mexican wrestling-garbed Blue Demons.

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Post Interview: The write time

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Reel 'em in: Outdoor movie screenings fill Toronto parks this summer

Summer in Toronto means that the movie screens are out: From the Harbourfront Centre to Mel Lastman Square; across Christie Pits to Corktown Common, there’s always a flick to watch on in the warm summer night. All you have to do is bring snacks and a blanket.

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The Tragically Hip buy into the medical cannabis market

The Tragically Hip have gone one step further announcing on the band's website a bold new partnership with Newstrike, a Canadian medical marijuana company.

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Cabin etiquette: Why annoying kids matter

Our own anxiety causes us to forget what Wendy Mogel so eloquently labelled “the blessing of a skinned knee.” The social equivalent of a skinned knee is the undesirable child in the cabin.

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Toronto's Bike Month includes everything from polka to pastries

These are eight of the hundreds of events in Bike Month that kicked off with Bike to Work Day on May 29 and runs all month ending on June 30.

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Daily Planet: Identifying seafood fraud

Genetics has allowed for systematic inventorying of the world’s biodiversity. Canada’s Centre for Biodiversity Genomics at the University of Guelph has the genomes of more than 265,000 named species identified with barcodes in its database. The cost to analyze a sample against this free public database is about $10.

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