We examine the body of work from Toronto's most prolific filmmaker. “As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster.” -Henry Hill, Goodfellas Even if you don’t think you want to be a gangster, there’s a certain appeal about being a gangster in a movie. Maybe you don’t want to be the Henry Hill who buries people in upstate New York, […]
BY MELISSA RUGGIERI After premiering on Tidal Wednesday – apparently with a few viewing issues – the cameo-heavy video for “Bitch I’m Madonna,” landed on Vevo Thursday. Madonna enrolled pals including Chris Rock, Miley Cyrus, Beyonce,...
Brian Brown, the head of the National Organization for Marriage, spoke yesterday at an anti-gay conference hosted by anti-gay pastor Jim Garlow at his anti-gay church. A lot of anti-gay assholes had a lot of anti-gay things to say at this anti-gay conference. Show More Summary
Raccoons: if they're not running amok in John Varvatos stores in SoHo, then they're kicking down doors in Bed-Stuy, Park Slope, the Bronx, and City Hall. The raccoons own this city, and if they want to break into our beer warehouses and trip the pink elephant fantastic, than we can only stand by in awe like video uploader Phillipp Scott. [ more › ]
To the very short list of things that make Grant Achatz look uncoordinated, add watching a man put together a hot dog with a machine more commonly seen, you know, dredging rivers and demolishing buildings. In an ad for "new and improved"...Show More Summary
Sweltering and bathed in neon green, hundreds of bodies packed in beneath the low ceiling of Good Room Wednesday night to glimpse one of the legends of New York hip-hop. Arriving late but with ample energy, Ghostface Killah of theShow More Summary
At Luminato, Daniel MacIvor gets vulnerable for an intimate (and witty) solo show about the troubled American storyteller Spalding Gray. Who Killed Spalding Gray? Harbourfront Centre Theatre (231 Queens Quay West) June 20 and 21 $29Show More Summary
In an earlier post on last night’s tragic mass murder in a Charleston church, I urged commenters not to “trivialize this tragedy by using it an opportunity to advance whatever political opinion you may harbor;...
Happy food. Picklebacks for all! Researchers at William & Mary and the University of Maryland say that they found a connection between eating pickled foods and feeling less anxious. The findings, which are being published in the August...Show More Summary
This year marks the 90th anniversary of the legendary jazz pianist's birth. In July 1945, Globe and Mail record reviewer Dillon O’Leary (in his tongue-twistingly-titled column “Hot Platter Patter”) declared that 20-year-old jazz pianist...Show More Summary
We cut through the noise, and give our best best for the annual music fest. It’s time for another year of NXNE, with free shows and for-money shows all around the downtown core (and a bit beyond). This year featured a big distraction...Show More Summary
It’s not all hair flips and seashell bras; mermaiding is hard work, and one Montrealer is bringing it to Toronto. Mermaid school is not for the faint of heart. What at first seems like a shimmery, fantastic excuse to do your best Ariel impression is in fact a demanding workout that will challenge even experienced swimmers. Show More Summary
Show me the teen who wouldn't hit that drone with a rock and steal those pizzas and I will show you a disappointing teen. Slavoljub Pantelic / shutterstock.com Today Amazon's vice president for global public policy, Paul Misener, went...Show More Summary
In the wake of Jeb!’s announcement this week that he intends to become the third Bush president in the last five presidencies, my colleague Kyle and I decided to talk a bit about the emergence...
Angry peacock remains AWOL.
One of my great pleasures in life is attending conferences on fields I’m intrigued by, but know nothing about. (A second pleasure is writing about these events.) So when my friend Kate Crawford invited me to a daylong “Listening Machine Summit” this past Friday, I could hardly refuse. What’s a listening machine? The example of […]
James Joyce, the man who famously said, "My prick is still hot and stiff and quivering from the last brutal drive it has given you..." YingHui Liu / shutterstock.com • Yes yes yes yes, it’s Bloomsday! All you need to know about Bloomsday...Show More Summary
'SPINNING, HONKING, AND INSPIRING HAVOC' IN THE GALLERIES Alejandro Guzman's performances are here this week. Courtesy of the artist At Mad Art, the art factory in the heart of South Lake Union, there's a massive performance under construction right now, designed by Puerto Rican-born, New York-based artist Alejandro Guzman. Show More Summary
The US Open will be held near Tacoma. It doesn't make sense to us, either. Copyright USGA/John Mummert (Courtesy of WWW.USGA.ORG) The US Open, one of the biggest events in golf, is coming to Tacoma this weekend (okay, technically not Tacoma, but University Place, which is right by Tacoma). Show More Summary