Tuesday, October 1, 2019

September Cultural Roundup

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The Glass Menagerie at the Shaw Festival 
The Glass Menagerie at Shaw Festival, September 8th

Vanity Fair (U.K., 2204)
The Goldfinch (U.S., 2019)
Judy (U.S., 2019)

The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
Love and Ruin by Paula McLain

Saturday, August 31, 2019

August Cultural Roundup

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The Need by Helen Phillips

Once upon a time in Hollywood (U.S., 2019)
Luce (U.S., 2019)
This changes everything (U.S., 2019)
Brittany runs a marathon (U.S., 2019)

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

July Cultural Roundup

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Strange Pilgrims by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

Yesterday (U.K, 2019)
The Farewell (U.S., 2019)
Booksmart (U.S., 2019)

Vija Clemins
Photographs 1920s- 1940s: Women in Focus, AGO, July 20th

The 4th Annual Love Poetry Festival honouring Milton Acorn and Gwen MacEwen at Queen Books featuring Michelle Alfano, Valentino Assenza, Allan Briesmaster, Luciano Iacobelli, Giovanna Ricco, Zalika Reid-Benta, Annie Wong and special guest George Elliott Clarke, July 27th.

Sunday, June 30, 2019

June Cultural Roundup

Little Edie Beale of Grey Gardens fame
Grey Gardens (1973)
Grey Gardens (2009)
Pride and Prejudice (U.K., 1940)

The Dead Celebrities Club by Susan Swan
Cherry by Nico Walker
I'm afraid of Men by Vivek Shraya

Tour of Dundurn Castle, June 20th

Art Gallery of Hamilton

Friday, May 31, 2019

May Cultural Roundup

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Freddy McConnell, a transman, in the documentary Seahorse
Shooting the Mafia (Ireland, 2019)
Seahorse (UK, 2019)
Una Primavera (Italy, 2019)
XY Chelsea (UK, 2019)
Growing up Female (U.S., 1971)
Sparkle (U.S., 2012)
I love you, now die (U.S., 2019)
Crazy Rich Asians (U.S., 2018)
Meeting Gorbachev (Germany, 2019)

Women Talking by Miriam Toews

John Madott Fine Arts Scholarship Fund Celebration, OCADU, May 11th

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

April Cultural Roundup

Echo Reading Series: A Celebration of Greek Poetry and Prose, Social Capital, April 7, 2019
Susan Swan's launch of The Dead Celebrities Club (Cormorant, 2019) at Queen Books, April 24th

Bottle Rocket Hearts by Zoe Whitall
Becoming by Michelle Obama

Us (U.S., 2019)
nipawistamasowin: We Will Stand Up (Canada, 2019)
Killing Patient Zero (Canada, 2019)
Drag Kids (Canada, 2019)
Our Godfather (U.K/Russia, 2019)
Always in Season (U.S., 2019)

Sunday, March 31, 2019

March Cultural Roundup

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The Soul of Yellow Folks by Wesley Yang
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Leaving Neverland (U.S., 2019)
My Brilliant Friend, episodes 3-6 (Italy, 2018)
Do the Right Thing (U.S., 1989)
Garry Winogrand: All things are photographable (U.S., 2019)

Thursday, February 28, 2019

February Cultural Roundup

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Art & Exhibits
Being Japanese Canadian exhibit at ROM, February 2nd

Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists (U.S., 2018)
The Favourite (U.K., 2018)
Everybody Knows (Iran, 2018)
Mapplethorpe (U.S., 2018)
Promise At Dawn (France, 2017)
The 5 Browns (U.S., 2018)
Every Act of Life (U.S., 2018)
Who Killed Lt. Van Dorn? (U.S., 2018)
Ghost Light (U.S., 2018)
The Hello Girls (U.S., 2018)
Scandal: The Trial of Mary Astor (U.S., 2018)
The Bill Murray Stories (U.S., 2018)
The Drummer and the Keeper (Ireland, 2017)

Neapolitan Chronicles by Anna Maria Ortese (edited by Ann Goldstein and Jenny McPhee)

The Metropolitan Opera's La Traviata at Scotiabank Theatre, February 9th

Toronto Art Crawl at the Great Hall, February 10th

Thursday, January 31, 2019

January Cultural Roundup

Chicago (U.S., 2002)
Pretty in Pink (U.S., 1986)
Bird Box (U.S., 2018)
My Brilliant Friend, Episodes 1 & 2 (Italy, 2018)

Educated by Tara Westover

Monday, December 31, 2018

December Cultural Roundup

White Christmas (U.S., 1954)
Miracle on 34th Street (U.S., 1994)
Fight Club (U.S., 1999)
It's a Wonderful Life (U.S., 1946)
A Star is Born (U.S., 2018)
Roma (Mexico, 2018)
My Man Godfrey (U.S., 1936)
The Last Picture Show (U.S., 1971)
Pick of the Litter (U.S., 2018)
Green Book (U.S., 2018)
La La Land (U.S., 2016)

Friday, November 30, 2018

November Cultural Roundup

True Patriot Love Gala at Metro Convention Centre, November 8th

Gordon Park: Flavio's Story at Ryerson Image Centre

1984 by George Orwell

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

October Cultural Roundup

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Matangi / Maya / MIA (UK/USA, 2018)

How Should a Person Be by Sheila Heti
A Collection of Critical Essays on "The Waste Land" ed. by Jay Martin
The Collected Poems by T.S. Eliot

Portraits of the Artists as Men at Queen Books featuring Trevor Abes, Arif Anwar, Valentino Assenza, Rocco de Giacomo, Paul S. Fowler, Luciaano Iacobelli, George Elliott Clarke and Michelle Alfano as emcee, October 14th

Draft Reading Series, 14.1 at St. Matthews Clubhouse, October 21st