Culture – NOW Magazine https://nowtoronto.com/culture/index.rss Wed, 21 Apr 2021 15:05:58 +0000 Wed, 21 Apr 2021 15:05:58 +0000 en-US Rachel Moore Six can’t-miss events at this year’s virtual Toronto Comic Arts Festival This story is sponsored by the Toronto Comic Arts Festival

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Glenn Sumi and Daryl Jung 40 at 40: Stand-up Elvira Kurt on making LGBTQ+ history and staying honest 27 years after her NOW cover, stand-up Elvira Kurt updates us on her therapy, why she mentors younger comics and the changing scene

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Charlie Smith Don’t Call It A Cult delves into how women fell under the spell of NXIVM Vancouver journalist Sarah Berman explores the NXIVM sex cult’s influence, finances and Canadian connections in a new book

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Glenn Sumi Review: Factory Theatre audio plays deliver moving drama Keith Barker’s moving audio drama about two estranged sisters reuniting in Toronto is a poignant love letter to the city

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Kevin Ritchie The best things to do in Toronto this weekend: April 15-18 Including Honey Jam, Barenaked Ladies, BoylesqueTO and Red Sky Performance on Digidance

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Rachel Moore Ask an expert: Why is digital marketing important for law firms? This story is sponsored by the dNOVO Group.

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Charlie Smith Indigenous dance producer Sandra Laronde wants to shift the narrative of Canada With a new dance film streaming online, the Red Sky Performance artistic director goes beyond the human-centric world

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Richard Trapunski and Kim Hughes 40 at 40: Remember when Barenaked Ladies were indie rock trailblazers? With a new single dropping today, the Scarborough band looks back at the era of their 1991 NOW cover

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NOW Staff High Buys: The buzziest cannabis products right now Our monthly reefer roundup features an ultra-potent sativa, something new for cannabis oil aficionados and a unique cultivar with a prized lineage

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Richard Trapunski Canadian Independent Bookstore Day is your time to support local book shops The country’s page-peddlers are teaming up to drum up support for independent book culture on April 24

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NOW Staff Five things to check out at Myseum Intersections Festival 2021 Sponsored feature: Myseum of Toronto

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Kevin Ritchie The best things to do in Toronto this weekend: April 8-11 Including Toronto Caribbean Carnival’s First Lap, Women From Space, Alice In Wonderland and more

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Kevin Ritchie, Norman Wilner, Glenn Sumi and Richard Trapunski The best virtual events in Toronto this spring NOW critics pick the season’s best online festivals, concerts, stage events and more

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Glenn Sumi Review: Alice In Wonderland makes sense of our upside-down world Bad Hats Theatre’s imaginative musical adaptation of the Lewis Carroll classic feels both of its time and timeless

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Richard Trapunski and Kim Hughes 40 at 40: Sook-Yin Lee has flown her freak flag for decades The former MuchMusic VJ reflects on her whole career through two NOW covers from 1990 and 2006 and talks about her new album, jooj two

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Kevin Ritchie, Glenn Sumi and Richard Trapunski The best things to do in Toronto on Easter weekend: April 1-4 Including a public art show at Union Station, Holly Cole at the El Mo and a musical Alice In Wonderland

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Kevin Ritchie Immersive Monet exhibit to open in Toronto this summer Beyond Monet: The Immersive Experience will take over a space in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre

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Richard Trapunski Why some Toronto artists are getting into the crypto market of NFTs Non-fungible tokens are the new way to sell “true” versions of digital things, and some artists are taking advantage

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Julia Mastroianni Queens of business: How drag became a career With the bars and clubs closed, drag queens like Tynomi Banks are tapping new audiences (and big brands) to make money

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Kevin Ritchie Toronto mourns drag queen Michelle Ross The performer was a ubiquitous presence in the city’s queer scene for more than four decades

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Kevin Ritchie Toronto history accounts on Instagram are about more than nostalgia Popular social media feeds devoted to photos from the city’s past reveal a lot about the landmarks that exist in the present

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Richard Trapunski Why Chinatown is so important to Toronto Artist Linda Zhang is examining the past and possible futures of Chinatown with board games, speculative fiction and 3D scanning

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Glenn Sumi Comedy reviews: what if you laugh and no one hears it? A stand-up show live-streamed from P.E.I. and a sketch comedy festival brought much-needed laughs this week

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NOW Staff The best things to do in Toronto this weekend: March 25-28 NOW editors pick the weekend’s best events, including audio dramas, musical bingo and a worm composting ritual

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Craig Takeuchi Sex between straight men challenges traditional sexual identities Attractions, behaviours and identities do not always align, says UBC professor Tony Silva

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Glenn Sumi 40 at 40: Jean Yoon on Yoko Ono and anti-Asian racism In our series of 40 memorable covers from 40 years, writer/actor Jean Yoon looks back at her play about art, sex and Asian identity

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Craig Takeuchi CBC to launch Canada Listens to name the one album you should listen to in 2021 Albums by Daniel Caesar, Tegan and Sara and Buffy Sainte-Marie will face off in the network’s new event series

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NOW Staff The best things to do in Toronto this weekend: March 18-21 NOW editors pick the best events happening this weekend, including Lido Pimienta live online, artful meditation and an isolation film fest

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Glenn Sumi and Daryl Jung 40 at 40: Kenny Robinson, godfather of Canadian comedy In our series of 40 memorable covers from 40 years, the stand-up and producer looks back on creating one of the first safe spaces for non-white comics

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NOW Staff High Buys: The buzziest cannabis products right now A frosty secret, a dreamy sativa, another special cut from BLLRDR and legacy hash make our roundup of the best in cannabis this month

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