Tag: Review

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    Secret Lives of Girls and Cats

    December 31st, 2016     by Lauren Kirshner     Comments

    A review of Panther by Brecht Evens (Drawn and Quarterly, 2016, $32.95) My cat Jasmine was a flouncy calico with celery-green eyes and a taste for yogurt and grass snakes. Her haughty manner and the roughly 40% of her that was ginger reminded me of the old movie star Rita Hayworth. When I was lucky, she’d anoint me with her presence on my bed. She was my buddy and secret-keeper for 14 years. When she died … READ MORE

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    Caribbean Tales Film Festival: Queer programming

    September 7th, 2016     by Lauren Pragg     Comments

    The Caribbean Tales Film Festival (CTFF) is presenting its 11th collection of films this year in Toronto from September 7-17th at the Royal Cinema (608 College Street). The films featured focus on those that represent Caribbean content and creativity from the region and the diaspora. This year, there are 5 films that take on queer realities, identities and experiences. They are: My Silky Blue Frog Shortz by Lezlie Lee Kam (Trinidad/Canada); Cold by Salvador Sol Valdez … READ MORE

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    She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry: An Inside Out Perspective

    June 2nd, 2015     by Nish Israni     Comments

    Did you know that this year was Inside Out Film Festival’s 25th Anniversary? The long running LGBT festival took place from May 21-31, screening all of its films at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. I was lucky to catch a few films during the 10-day queer/trans movie extravaganza. I plan on reporting back on the films that I watched, sharing my reviews with Shameless readers, starting with the premiere of She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry. READ MORE

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    Girl in a Band: Kim Gordon and Memories Recalled

    April 13th, 2015     by Marta Balcewicz     Comments

    Last month, Kim Gordon, singer, bassist, and guitarist in Sonic Youth, as well as artist, writer, and actor, released Girl in a Band: A Memoir. Girl in a Band is definitely not a Sonic Youth biography. It hardly requires readers to be familiar with the band’s music, and is definitely not a fans-only read. With the recent resurgence of interest in the 90s music scene (cemented when Nirvana t-shirts went on sale at Top Shop), Girl in a Band will certainly be of interest to anyone who wants to learn more about one of its most important—and, if I haven’t stressed this enough, coolest—figures. READ MORE

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    Film Review: 52 Tuesdays

    April 7th, 2015     by Jackie Mlotek     Comments

    52 Tuesdays (Directed by Sophie Hyde) is a sweet film about Billie (Tilda Cobham-Hervey), a teenage girl in Australia, and her mother, James (Del Herbert-Jane), who is transitioning from female to male and asks Billie for a year on his own to get accustomed to transitioning. The duo agrees to spend every Tuesday night together for a year, so they can still stay in touch. Both James and Tom - Billie’s Dad - are young … READ MORE

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    Art Show Review: Anatomy of a Protest

    November 28th, 2014     by deb singh     Comments

    Art Show Review: Anatomy of a Protest Wendy Coburn Justina M. Barnicke Gallery University of Toronto I recently visited the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery at Hart House, University of Toronto (7 Hart House Circle) and caught a wicked moment in time/art show/herstorical perspective on a very recent and important protest in Toronto history. The art exhibit, Anatomy of a Protest by Wendy Coburn, stars the recent and gone-global protest, the first Slut Walk ever (held in Toronto in … READ MORE

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    Theatre Review: NSFW

    November 22nd, 2014     by Jessie Hale     Comments

    NSFW, by Lucy Kirkwood (Studio 180) The Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen Street West, Toronto To November 30 Making its North American premiere at The Theatre Centre in Toronto, NSFW (an acronym for “not safe for work”) is a black comedy that skewers magazine culture while also tackling themes of choice feminism, youth unemployment, underage sexuality, and workplace sexual harassment—all in 90 minutes. The first two acts take place at Doghouse Magazine, a British “lad mag” equivalent to Maxim or … READ MORE