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The Non-Denominational Holiday Spectacular: An Evening of Storytelling

Pressgang Theatre wants you to get into all sorts of festive moods, with its Non-Denominational Holiday Spectacular. Cozy up with friends, family, or whoever you want to bring, and enjoy an evening of storytelling. Graham Isador, Tom Arthur Davis, Sima Sahar Zerehi, Acey Rowe, and Alex Julia P are some of the local writers and […]

Queer Fear: The Craft

Witches are all the rage these days, thanks to American Horror Story. It’s no surprise then, that Queer Fear has chosen The Craft for its final screening of the year. Sponsored by The Black Museum, this monthly movie showcase focuses on films that fall within the sub-genre of gay horror, as well as queer themes […]

Rob Ford Faces Santa-Style Justice

Ever wonder how Santa Claus feels about crack-tape deniers, hair splitters, and husbands who reveal how much, uh, “mistletoe” they get at home? Well, the verdict is in. The big man says, “Naughty.” On December 20, Santa and a gaggle of elves will travel to City Hall and deliver a heap of coal to Mayor of Toronto—and […]

Sound Advice: Upon the Onyx Throne, by Sylvus

Upon The Onyx Throne by Sylvus The association between winter and black metal, between a frozen, buzzing guitar tone and the bleak, blizzard-whipped landscapes the sound evokes, is employed so frequently, it has almost become cliché. Every once in a while, however, a band emerges that recaptures some of the essence of that frost-bitten spirit […]

Extra, Extra: Ford Stands by His Words, the TDSB Has Been Audited, and Look at Those Tiny Cartoon Clones

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. In the wake of Rob Ford’s interview with Conrad Black—in which the mayor suggested Blair’s treatment of him was politically motivated—city councillors are calling on the mayor and his brother to step back from budget negotiations involving […]

Ride the TTC For Free This New Year’s Eve

The TTC has announced a new three-year partnership with Corby Spirit and Wine that will allow Torontonians to take transit free of charge on New Year’s Eve. You’ll be able to enjoy being festive and celebratory without paying fares from 7 p.m. on December 31, 2013, to 7 a.m. on January 1, 2014—and there’ll be […]

Bobby Cox Is Headed for Cooperstown

Glancing at his statistics, you might think Bobby Cox’s four-year tenure as Blue Jays manager was a blip between two stints as skipper of the Atlanta Braves. Yet Cox, who was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame yesterday alongside managing peers Tony La Russa and Joe Torre, was one of the key factors in […]

Catching Up With Chris Hadfield, Canada’s Rock-Star Astronaut

Chris Hadfield was at the Toronto Reference Library last night discussing the inner workings of outer space. The sold-out event was the latest in a string of appearances supporting the release of his acclaimed memoir and pseudo self-help manual, An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth. Arguably the most famous contemporary astronaut on the planet, […]

Liveblog: Conrad Black Interviews Rob Ford

Our two bellicose and bloviating blowhards, Rob Ford and Conrad Black, broadcast brilliant bombast for bemused boomers. Or something like that. Monday night on Vision TV, Rob Ford is interviewed by the one man who might be more deluded than he is. Billed as a “Conversation with Conrad,” on The Zoomer (That’s boomers with zip, […]

Family, Friends, and Fellow Officers Honour Constable John Zivcic

A memorial service was held today for Constable John Zivcic, 34, who died last week as a result of injuries he sustained during a car accident on November 30. At the time of the collision, Zivcic, 34, had been responding to a call about an impaired driver. The six-year veteran of the Toronto Police Service […]