Unless you spent the winter under a pretty big rock, you heard about the homophobic controversy Russia sparked while hosting the Olympics. Helen Lenskyj’s newest book, Sexual Diversity and the Sochi Olympics: No More Rainbows, takes a look at the anti-gay laws that were put into place, and how they affected gay athletes and fans. Join her for an engaging discussion on equality and the treatment of LGBTQ athletes in the sports world.
Nothing says “spring” quite like the beginning of market season. Toronto Botanical Gardens’ Organic Farmers’ Market is bursting with locally grown produce, meats, cheeses, and plants. Take some time to stop and smell the roses (and many other fantastic flowers) while you’re there, too.
Talk about striking while the iron is hot—David James Brock’s Snow Bride is hitting the stage just in time for wedding season… and some other stuff in the news. When no one shows up for Helena’s bachelorette party, she turns to her oldest and most trusted friend: cocaine. Using humour, the play touches on the difficulties surrounding a life of addiction and its effects on interpersonal relationships.
On Tuesday night, it was a clear and calm evening by the waterfront—a little warm, even. It was a hint of what (we’re hoping) is in store for us this summer, and created a serene and restful atmosphere.
That feeling was promptly destroyed by the production currently playing at the Harbourfront Centre’s Enwave Theatre, Yael Farber’s Mies Julie. It’s angering, devastating, and terrifying—but in the best way possible.