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Sound Advice: Love Riddle by Clara Venice

Love Riddle by Clara Venice Love Riddle, by pop artist Clara Venice, is a seemingly simple but intriguing puzzle box of an EP, a smooth and slick little musical mechanism that displays surprising weight and complexity. It resists the ephemeral and the airy, fashioning an aesthetic that is hard, cheerfully solid, and glib. The tone […]

“Witch”

Throughout history, witches have typically been depicted as ugly women with evil powers. Not to mention, they’re usually found preying on children, riding brooms, and donning black cloaks and pointed hats. But is this accurate? Just in time for Halloween, “Witch” has materialized to challenge our previously held notions on the topic. The art exhibition […]

Press Club (Cabaret Edition)

Adam Bailey hosts the cabaret edition of the Press Club comedy show, a weekly comedy series at the Dundas West bar of the same name, co-produced by fellow comics Veronika Swartz and Chris Brazeau. At this week’s show, Bailey’s guests will include Kristian Reimer, Laura Cilevitz, and Robin Archer.

Haiku Head to Head Deathmatch

For the third-annual edition of the Haiku Head to Head Deathmatch, the Toronto Poetry Project is challenging (very) short-form wordsmiths to show up with three-line poems. The head-to-head challengers will eventually be whittled down to one witty, concise, and precise writer. Cynthia Gould hosts.

Why Toronto Needs to Commemorate SARS

In the lobby of Toronto General Hospital’s new Robert R. McEwen Centre Atrium, surrounded by staff and visitors, sits a soapstone statuette encased in glass: a two-foot depiction of an Arctic hunter holding a spear, grappling with a walrus. It’s an unlikely object to find in a hospital foyer, apropos of nothing and seemingly abandoned, […]

imagineNATIVE Showcases Indigenous Film From Canada and Beyond

Now in its 14th year, the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival returns with a full slate of feature films, shorts, video essays, and live performances designed to showcase the range of Indigenous media arts from around the globe—with a particular emphasis, this year, on artists from the Maori nation in New Zealand.

The Rob and Doug Ford Radio Recap: RoboFord

Normally Rob and Doug Ford don’t do their radio show on long weekends, which is nice, because then there’s no recap to do. But this week the Ford brothers made an exception in order to do a subways, subways, subways victory lap. Presumably, they’ll talk about subways this show. Maybe robocalls too? Let’s find out!

Leslieville Gallery Crawl

If you long for Nuit Blanche’s art-crawling fun, here’s another chance to check out a string of Toronto galleries. The Leslieville Gallery Crawl will feature a guided tour through seven galleries. Meet at Atomic ToyBot Gallery (half an hour will be spent at each gallery).

The Mercenaries Play Wards Island Halloween Dance

A Halloween dance on Toronto Island? Yes, please. 1950s soul band The Mercenaries is playing a special Halloween gig over on Wards Island. (Can you already imagine the fog coming in as you take the ferry over? It’s the stuff horror movies are made of.) The set will feature an eight-piece band (with three horns), […]

Rep Cinema This Week: Le Joli Mai, Bastards, Los Wild Ones

The best repertory and art-house screenings, special presentations, lectures, and limited engagements in Toronto. At rep cinemas this week: Chris Marker’s playful look at Paris in 1962, Claire Denis’s nasty revenge thriller, and a documentary about the Latin American rockabilly scene in Los Angeles.