September 2015

Edit ModuleShow Tags


Margaret Atwood on her latest novel (complete with headless chickens)

Iconic Canadian wordsmith and longtime Annex resident, Margaret Atwood, is offering us another peek at our possible destiny in The Heart Goes Last, which officially hits the shelves on September 29.

Comments

A beginner's guide to Nuit Blanche

Toronto’s all night art fest blasts into town this Saturday October 3rd. Billed as an “all night contemporary art event,” this annual festival runs from 7pm to 7am. This year marks the 10th anniversary, and over 100 art installations and exhibitions will be featured.

Comments

John Hodgman brings Vacationland, his show of personal summertime anecdotes, to JFL42

John Hodgman, well-known for his Judge John Hodgman podcast and appearances on the Daily Show, made his first on-stage appearance in Toronto last night at the Royal Theatre for JFL42.

Comments

Magician Nick Wallace invites us behind the curtain to chat about Séance

Looking for the perfect evening to kick-start the spooky season in Toronto this month? Magician Nick Wallace’s theatrical production, Séance, on now at Theatre Passe Muraille until October 11, might be ideal. We tracked down the baby-faced illusionist to get the scoop on the show.

Comments

Complete streets trend gaining momentum in 905 with new bus and bike lanes

The idea of complete streets -- making roads easy for transit vehicles, bikes, and pedestrians to use, not just drivers -- is slowly, but surely coming to Richmond Hill and Thornhill.

Comments

Local Hero: Michael Virgilio taught "gooder English" to 5,000 students

Michael Virgilio retired last June after nearly 30 years teaching English at St. Elizabeth Catholic High School in Thornhill.

Comments

Brian Posehn, the lovable lug of JFL42’s opening night

You get the feeling when watching Brian Posehn do standup that he isn't too far removed from his stage persona. Where some comics are clearly putting on an act, Posehn rings true as an extremely self-aware, awkward, and geeky underachiever.

Comments

Toronto Flick Picks: Pam Grier in town and more Michael Snow

By far the coolest news this week is that Pam Grier is coming in-person to introduce some of her most iconic roles at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.

Comments

Just for Laughs Preview: The hidden gems of JFL42 2015

Thank goodness, then, for the ‘42’ part of JFL42, the recognition that the festival extends beyond its eight headlining acts and includes comedic professionals doing their thing across the city.

Comments

Concert Review: Alabama Shakes impresses Toronto crowd with energetic show

Last night, led by multi-faceted lead singer and guitarist Brittany Howard, the Shakes gave Toronto a 90-minute show that featured 21 songs infused by rapidly changing tempos. The five band members were joined on stage by four supporting musicians who provided some frenetic instrumentals when necessary, while also able to slow to an ambling, relaxed pace on some slower tracks.

Comments