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Now In Rep Cinema: Beyond the Black Rainbow, A World of Shorts, A Serious Man

Each week, Now in Rep Cinema compiles the best repertory and art-house screenings, special presentations, lectures, and limited engagements.     BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOWDIRECTED BY PANOS COSMATOSThe Royal (608 College Street) Showtimes     A WORLD OF SHORTSVARIOUS DIRECTORSBloor Hot Docs Cinema (506 Bloor Street West) Wednesday, September 19, 5 p.m.     A […]

Beyond the Black Rainbow

As the son of late Cobra director George P. Cosmatos, Panos Cosmatos grew up around videotape. From a young age, he was obsessed with the lurid sci-fi box covers he saw on the shelves of his local video store. The Vancouver native’s first feature, Beyond the Black Rainbow, is a loving tribute to what those […]

inscape Turns Toronto Upside Down

Jonathan Castellino has a unique perspective on Toronto. Whether it’s from the street or from a rooftop, he uses his camera to see the unseen in the city—and to make the familiar seem unfamiliar, and vice versa. In stark black and white, many of the images found on his website, SacramentalPerception, are arresting not only […]

TIFF `12 Scenes: The End of the Road

Wondering how to navigate the torrent of films? Our growing list of TIFF reviews is right here. The Toronto International Film Festival’s closing weekend mustered a decent last hurrah, as the handful of visiting actors and directors not yet en route to Pearson walked the final few red carpets of 2012. From now until TIFF […]

Partiers “Take Back the Block” to Protest Recent Sexual Assaults

Walking into the Take Back the Block celebration in Kensington Market’s Bellevue Park felt very much like walking into a backyard party hosted by old friends. Throughout the park, knots of people chatted happily with each other, cups of coffee steaming in their hands on the first truly chilly evening of early fall. Local vendors […]

Historicist: “A Carnival of Vice”

In 1878, the federal government passed the Canada Temperance Act, drafted by Liberal Senator Richard William Scott. Sometimes known as the Scott Act, this legislation granted individual municipalities the right to put alcohol sale to a plebiscite, and to enforce a ban on its sale should the majority of voters favour one. Implementing such a […]

Taking Safety Back

Take Back the Night Masaryk Cowan Community Recreation Centre (220 Cowan Avenue) Saturday, September 15 4 p.m. Community Fair 6 p.m. Rally 8 p.m. March: cisgendered women, trans women, trans men, and children welcome to participate; cisgendered men encouraged to support from the sidelines. For the 32nd year in a row, the Toronto Rape Crisis […]

Frances Ha

Noah Baumbach (USA, Special Presentations) SCREENINGS: Friday, September 7, 9:30 p.m. Ryerson Theatre (43 Gerrard Street East) Saturday, September 8, 12 p.m. Winter Garden Theatre (189 Yonge Street) Saturday, September 15, 6:15 p.m. Bloor Hot Docs Cinema (506 Bloor Street West) An enchanting mix of Girls’ female-centric look at arrested adolescence, Manhattan’s romantic, monochrome rendering […]

Vandalist: Whatchoo Talkin’ ‘Bout?

BY: Unknown LOCATION: South Annex PHOTO BY: Alan Bell FIELD NOTES: Poor, young Gary Coleman, so often befuddled by the acts of those around him. Now, as a piece of art in a Toronto alley, things are no different. A few people use the alleys for sensible reasons—commuters parking and whatnot. Otherwise all sorts of […]

The Queen West Art Crawl, Now With More Etsy

Queen West Art Crawl Trinity Bellwoods Park, Other Venues (Queen Street West) September 14 to 16, various times FREE Celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, the Queen West Art Crawl has become a Toronto institution, a celebration that art lovers and creative makers look forward to all year. This year, QWAC takes place from September […]

TTC Statement on the Death of a Worker Overnight

The TTC has just released the name of and a bit of background about the worker who was killed very early this morning in an accident on the tracks. This morning, at about 4:45, a Toronto Transit Commission employee was struck and killed by a work car just north of Yorkdale Station. Another employee was […]

Spice City Toronto: Indian Roti on Dupont

A quaint semi-detached house at Dupont and Spadina is home to Roti Cuisine of India (308 Dupont Street), a restaurant that specializes in Indian-style roti that rivals the legendary Gandhi Indian Cuisine. Owner Vijayan Venkitaraman, a former cruise ship chef from Chennai in South India, opened up the restaurant with his brother two years ago. […]

Extra, Extra: Nordstrom, Clayton Ruby’s Hippie Heyday, A New Ford Complaint

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss. Nordstrom, the U.S. department store chain, announced today that it’s going to be opening up four locations in Canada, including one at Sherway Gardens, in Toronto. The three non-Toronto locations will be at malls owned by Cadillac Fairview, […]

Public Consultations on Long-Term Transit Plans May Begin Later This Year

Back in July, after several months of controversial debates, emergency meetings, and the upending of Rob Ford’s subway dreams, city council voted to explore adding a robust, long-term transit vision to the City’s Official Plan, which is currently under review. In order to help facilitate the development of that vision—a successor to the short-lived OneCity […]

Regent Park Revitalization Announces Phase Three

That picture, above, is what the part of Regent Park around Blevins Place will look like in a few years, if the City gives the go-ahead. It’s part of the Regent Park revitalization’s third phase, the details of which were announced yesterday. At the moment, the area is classic Regent Park: an isolated campus of […]

New Mobile App “Not Your Baby” Calls Out Sexual Harassment

As Torontonians continue to speak out against widely reported sexual assaults in public places, a local charity has created a mobile app designed to support and empower people targeted by sexual harassment. On Monday, the Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women and Children (METRAC) released “Not Your Baby,” a free iPhone app that allows […]