Revisiting the Modern Classics of Literature: 1. AHWOSG – A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering...

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius Based on a True Story By Dave Eggers Vintage Canada Edition, 2001 The First in our new series Revisiting the Modern Classics...

The Myth of Swift

While many of us ignore commercialized pop music regularly and with ease, it's important to understand that media coverage of Taylor Swift, "The Butterscotch...

Trainspotting, The Universe, and Everything. Part 1

Trainspotting 2, the much bandied about, apprehensively secretly longed for follow up to the one and only untouchable 1996 Independent masterpiece of subversion, Trainspotting...

Spike Island & The Stone Roses: For All of Us Outside the Gates

By Jacqueline Howell What a time to be alive for Stone Roses /Manchester/ 80s "Indie" music fans. While good music has always struggled to find the sunlight through...

On Popular Culture: Does Context Matter Anymore?

The oh-too-easy lure of the YouTube Black Hole can take you down anytime defenses are lowered and procrastination has had even four minutes to percolate. Somehow,...

32 of The Tragically Hip’s Greatest Songs That Changed A Nation

By Jacqueline Howell The inevitable final Tragically Hip show is already here. All summer long, fans, whose numbers include any music journalists worth their salt and...

The Sky Looked As Perfect As Cats: The Cure at Bestival

The Cure are an iconic, ForAlwaysAndEver misunderstood and underrated British band whose devoted fan family stretches far out of that little island’s silly little borders and...

On Music Festivals, Ontario, and Eden Fest’s Promise Realized Exactly 20 Years Later

This week marks the 20th anniversary of Eden Music Fest, an ambitious, impossible-seeming Alternative music camping festival held in an old racetrack site outside of...

Satellite of Love

  "Satellites gone, up to the skies. Things like that drive me out of my mind." The lyrics are just nothing, almost impressionistic. But in Lou...

How Chris Rock Gave The Oscars Social & Cultural Relevance Again, Even if Some...

Before the world knew and loved Chappelle, and he perfected a brand of comedy that is sublime in its exact timbre of exploration of...

Tom Hardy’s Taboo: Shovels and Keys, and a Man Back from the Dead

TABOO – Episodes 1-3 Directed by Kristoffer Nyholm  Starring Tom Hardy A crowd in London, circa 1814 gathers to bury a man everyone knew, but it seems, who...

The Manics Deliver a Stunning Holy Bible in Toronto

Manic Street Preachers Toronto Danforth Music Hall The feeling in the air on this Monday night is one of electric anticipation. Twenty years after its release, Manic...