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Spotted: A Ghost Bike for Joe Mavec

SPOTTED BY: Martin Reis WHERE: St. Clair and Wychwood Avenues WHEN: Monday, August 13, 8 a.m. WHAT: Joe Mavec, a 47-year-old man, was killed one week ago while bicycling, after catching his tire in a piece of disused streetcar track near the Wychwood Barns. This morning, the bike-activist group Advocacy for Respect for Cyclists installed […]

Now in Rep Cinema: Weekend, Craigslist Joe, Summer Shorts

Each week, Now in Rep Cinema compiles the best repertory and art-house screenings, special presentations, lectures, and limited engagements.     WEEKEND INTRODUCED BY PIERS HANDLINGTIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King Street West) Thursday, 6:30 p.m.     CRAIGSLIST JOEProjection Booth (1035 Gerrard Street East) Thursday, 6:30 p.m.     SUMMER SHORTSTrinity-St. Paul’s United Church (427 […]

Craigslist Joe

DIRECTED BY JOSEPH GARNER Joseph Garner is an idealistic guy. A Los Angeles–based twentysomething producer who worked on The Hangover Part II, he vowed last December to give up the trappings of modern life for 31 days, surrendering all but his MacBook and camera. He would rely only on whatever creature comforts strangers offered him […]

Historicist: Ben Johnson, Fastest Man Alive*

At the sound of the pistol, eyes glowing with intensity, Ben Johnson exploded out of the starting blocks in a frenetic blur of massive arms and powerful legs. By 50 metres, his lead was insurmountable. “I have never seen anyone run the way Ben Johnson ran that day,” sportswriter Charles P. Pierce recalled in Esquire […]

Now on Screen: Killer Joe, The Bourne Legacy, Paul Williams: Still Alive

Because Toronto’s more movie obsessed than a Quentin Tarantino screenplay (yuk yuk), Torontoist brings you Now on Screen, a weekly roundup of new releases. Click on any film title for our review.     KILLER JOEDIRECTED BY WILLIAM FRIEDKIN Showtimes     THE BOURNE LEGACYDIRECTED BY TONY GILROY Showtimes     PAUL WILLIAMS: STILL ALIVEDIRECTED […]

The Bourne Legacy

DIRECTED BY TONY GILROY Somewhere near the middle of Tony Gilroy’s The Bourne Legacy is an effective 90-minute espionage thriller. This compelling central segment sees newcomer Jeremy Renner’s pharmaceutically enhanced field agent narrowly escape execution when his black-ops program is canned, and then track down an elite scientist (Rachel Weisz) who can cure him of […]

Sound Tracks: “Poison (SIQUEMU Remix)” by Kids On TV

Believe it or not, music videos still exist. Sound Tracks trolls the internet to find the best and the worst of local artists’ new singles and the good, bad, or otherwise noteworthy visuals that accompany them. Gay art-pop shape-shifters Kids On TV haven’t released an album since 2007′s Mixing Business With Pleasure, but they’re steadily […]

Locally Made: Concept Costume Creators

The post-carnival scene at a rented Junction Triangle warehouse is something of a disaster. Half-empty beer bottles sit among unplugged hot-glue guns in piles of rickrack and beads. A black Singer sewing machine rests in a corner, alone. Preparing for the carnival formerly known as Caribana is always hectic, but for Toronto’s Concept Costume Creators, […]

No Evidence to Suggest Ontario Place Was Shut Down on a Lie

If you happened to be reading the Star‘s editorial page on Thursday, you would have come across a puzzling column by Bob Hepburn on the province’s decision to shut down most of Ontario Place’s operations and redevelop its grounds. When Queen’s Park announced the closure in February, Finance Minister Dwight Duncan told reporters that the […]

Young Actress Under the Spotlight in The Crucible

The Crucible Young Centre for the Performing Arts (50 Tank House Lane) August 8 to September 22, various times $32–$68 In Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, Abigail Williams is the young but cunning villainess whose finger pointing leads to the deaths of her neighbours in Salem, Massachusetts. At the play’s opening tonight with Soulpepper Theatre, all […]

Hot Box Cafe’s Bad Buzz

The property at 191 Baldwin, home of the legendary Hot Box Café, has been up for sale for almost all of the 11 years the pot-friendly business has been there. Café owner Abi Roach knew it would sell one day, but she expected to hear about it from her landlord. Instead, a phone call from […]

Public Works: Taxing For Transit

Public Works looks at public space, urban design, and city-building innovations from around the world, and considers what Toronto might learn from them. Last week, voters in Atlanta, Georgia shot down a proposal that would have implemented a one cent sales tax to fund transportation projects. The plan was defeated by an improbable coalition of […]

What to See at SummerWorks: Music

Now in its fourth year, the SummerWorks Music Series, which started off as sort of an add-on to the original theatre fest, has become an event in its own right. This year’s edition features an interesting blend of relative newbies, Canadian music veterans, side projects from established artists, and alternative takes on musical theatre.