A Soundtrack to the Novel Heartworm: By Ben Vendetta

My latest novel Heartworm, which takes place in the mid-‘90s is a music-centric affair, the story of a rock critic on the verge of...

Our Top Features: The Mondays, TURF, Shoegaze, The Old Laurel

  As the fall days grow shorter, we want to highlight top features of a busy and exciting late summer and early fall! We've barely had time...

Life After ‘Gaze Part 1: Lush and Pale Saints

These days, if you pick one of the key bands from the first peak of Shoegaze in the 90’s and ask “Whatever happened to...

Field Testing the Blackwing 602

Music, movies, books, food and drink.  These are the meat and potatoes of choice that we put our passion into and write about at...

What if Kids Picked the Winners?

By Ryan Schuurman Hess Oscars Smoscars or: How I Learned to Have Fun and Love the Little Gold Man: A Post-Oscars Reflection. The first Oscars I ever...

So you’re going to Bestival…

By Nicola Dempsey Bestival is the closer to the summer music festival season in the UK. The final key change. The big finish before the...

Book Club: The White Tiger by Avarind Adiga

By Chris Dagonas As this is the first installment of this series, I think a brief introduction is in order. Once a month, I meet...

Oscars Takeaway: the real winners and duds

As you know, we feel this year's Oscar's ceremony was one of the most enjoyable in years. We watched it without the distraction of...

Oscars 2015: The glorious misfits

Tonight's Oscars was more satisfying and entertaining than we can remember in many years. Setting aside the snark, the shade, and the yelling at the...

The musical poetry of Canada: Great Lake Swimmers; Mark Martyre

Did you know you can disappear into a million-dollar Tom Thomson painting steeped in Canadiana, our history, and rugged beauty? Escape the threatening snow...

Cat Marnell and Jane Pratt’s Bad Breakup: On Branding, Journalism, and Drugs

Raise your hand if you have ever said you would "kill" to be an editor in New York City with a legendary woman who...

You Only Live Twice

  "...Or So It Seems. One Life For Yourself, And One For Your Dreams..." Mad Men Season Five Wrap Up Love, Grief, Hauntings, and The Dark Shadow of...