Saturday, November 30, 2019

November Cultural Roundup

Books:
The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
Basic Black with Pearls by Helen Weinzweig
The Fever by Wallace Shawn






Thursday, October 31, 2019

October Cultural Roundup


Films
Nosferatu (Germany, 1922)
Seven (U.S., 1995)

Books:
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

Awards
Arbor Awards at the Carlu, October 10th

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

September Cultural Roundup

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

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

Books:
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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Books
The Need by Helen Phillips

Films:
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

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

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

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

Literary
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

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Films:
Grey Gardens (1973)
Grey Gardens (2009)
Pride and Prejudice (U.K., 1940)

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

History
Tour of Dundurn Castle, June 20th

Art
Art Gallery of Hamilton

Friday, May 31, 2019

May Cultural Roundup

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Freddy McConnell, a transman, in the documentary Seahorse
Films:
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)

Books
Women Talking by Miriam Toews

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

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

April Cultural Roundup


Readings:
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

Books:
Bottle Rocket Hearts by Zoe Whitall
Becoming by Michelle Obama

Film
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

Films:
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

Films:
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)

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

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

Art
Toronto Art Crawl at the Great Hall, February 10th

Thursday, January 31, 2019

January Cultural Roundup

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

Books
Educated by Tara Westover

Monday, December 31, 2018

December Cultural Roundup

Films:
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)