Editor’s Letter: A Mission Statement About Social Media

We've conducted an interesting social media experiment over the past few months via our personal Facebook pages. We've diligently and regularly dropped almost all media outlets...

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...

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...

Words Fail Us. But They Are All We Have: On David Bowie

There is a wave travelling around the world in the wake of David Bowie's death, even through souls who think they just know a few...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Lost Together: The Lost Boys’ Enduring Sparkle

By Jacqueline Howell The Lost Boys is having a moment. As the 2000s trudge on growing more dystopian on screen and off, with depressed supermen who...