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KEVIN RITCHIE

EDITOR

Kevin has worked as a journalist for 20 years, first as a general assignment reporter in the daily newspaper world before being sucked into the glamorous life that is arts and entertainment coverage. For the past 10 years, he’s primarily covered music, television and film for a variety of trade and consumer outlets. He began contributing to NOW’s music section in 2010 as a reviewer and pop star interviewer, and now edits the culture pages.

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ENZO DIMATTEO

POLITICAL EDITOR

Enzo was born in Belgium and emigrated with his family to Canada in the heat of Trudeaumania. He grew up in the city’s west end and cut his teeth in journalism in the 90s covering cop stories and whatever madness skinheads in the neo-Nazi movement were up to. He is a winner of numerous writing awards and the only (alleged) Commie banned from entering Cuba. It’s complicated. Claims to fame: champion wood-chopper.

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NATALIA MANZOCCO

LIFE & SOCIAL MEDIA EDITOR

Natalia is driven to find the human element in each new restaurant and bar – the thing that sets them apart from Toronto’s crowded food scene and makes their story worth telling. She has written about style, technology, life and travel for the National Post, Toronto Sun, blogTO and Metro, and contributed to the 2017 edition of the Fodor’s Toronto travel guide. Natalia is also the director of PINK MARKET, Toronto’s LGBTQ art and craft fair, and plays guitar in the band Weak Hands. She enjoys good thrift stores and terrible puns. Look for her next to the cheese plate.

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NORMAN WILNER

SENIOR WRITER

A life-long Torontonian, Norman became the senior film writer for NOW in early 2008. Previously he had reviewed films for Metro newspapers across Canada and covered every video format imaginable (yes, even Beta) for a Toronto Star column from 1988 to 2006. He served as secretary and vice-president of the Toronto Film Critics Association from 2008 to 2016 and has been a member of the features jury for Canada’s Top Ten. A member of the international film critics’ organization FIPRESCI, he’s sat on festival juries in Toronto, Montreal, London, Vienna and Palm Springs. He hosts NOW's monthly free screenings at The Royal and TIFF's Reel Talk: Sneak Previews at TIFF Bell Lightbox. He’s also the host of your new favourite podcast, SOMEONE ELSE’S MOVIE [someoneelsesmovie.com]. Norm lives in Little Italy with his wife, the magnificent knitwear designer and author Kate Atherley, and their terrible dog.

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SAMUEL ENGELKING

STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

Samuel’s fascination with photography was first ignited by iconic mid-20th-century photographers like W. Eugene Smith, Man Ray, Edward Weston and Sebastiao Salgado, to name a few. Influenced by portrait, editorial, documentary and fashion photography, he finds inspiration in music, design, culture and film. In his spare time, he loves going to the beach, checking out live music and exploring the city on bike.

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GLENN SUMI

ASSOCIATE ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR (STAGE/FILM)

Glenn started writing for NOW’s theatre section in 1997 with his much-missed colleague Jon Kaplan. Currently, he edits and contributes to the film and stage sections. He sees approximately 280 live stage shows (plays, comedy shows, dance and opera) and 150 movies a year. His mother once described his job to someone as “Seeing The Lion King.” For three years he was a weekly pop culture commentator on CTV News Weekend With Scott Laurie, and he still reports occasionally on CBC, CTV, TVO and Global TV when he’s not in a dark theatre, editing or writing reviews, or reading a book. He can’t stand people who talk or use their phones at the theatre.

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RADHEYAN SIMONPILLAI

STAFF WRITER

Radheyan's first assignment for NOW was reviewing the Ice Cube heist comedy First Sunday. That was back in January 2008, while he was completing his MA in Cinema Studies at the University of Toronto and working as a TA in film history. He’s been covering Cube and much more ever since. Born in Sri Lanka and raised in Scarborough, Rad currently lives in Leslieville with his wife and two adorable kids. He is also the film critic for CTV’s national breakfast show Your Morning, and regularly contributes to CTV News Channel and CBC Radio. Rad has never won an award.

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RICHARD TRAPUNSKI

MUSIC EDITOR

Richard has been covering Toronto’s music scene for over a decade – first at NOW as a young, relatively unjaded freelancer, then as the editor-in-chief of Chart Attack, and now back home at NOW. He’s served on the jury for both the Polaris Music Prize and the JUNOs and has been nominated twice for best music journalist at the Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards. (He lost both times to Alan Cross.) Richard was born in Toronto and came of age in the beer-soaked rock clubs that are now sadly endangered. He’s an over-thinker when it comes to music, but generally likes any genre you can throw the word “weird” in front of. He was once called a “mush-brained millennial blogger” by a Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter and “actually a pretty good guy” by a Juno-nominated director.

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SUSAN G. COLE

CONTRIBUTING EDITOR

Susan is a journalist, author, playwright and former senior entertainment editor at NOW. A graduate of Harvard, where she co-founded the university’s first women’s collective, Susan is a feminist activist and musician – she started Toronto’s first all-women rock band in 1978 – with a focus on violence against women. She has written two books on the subject, Pornography And The Sex Crisis and Power Surge: Sex, Violence And Pornography (both Second Story Press). Her play, the groundbreaking comedy A Fertile Imagination about two lesbians trying to have a baby, has been produced seven times across the country and she has edited Outspoken, a collection of scenes and monologues from Canadian lesbian plays (Playwrights Canada Press). She writes about film and politics and is currently NOW’s contributing books editor.

PRODUCTION

PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR

SHARON ARNOTT

ART DIRECTOR

Daniel de Souza

DESIGNERS

MONICA MILLER, PIPER KILLEN

DIGITAL STRATEGIST & IT LEAD

KEVIN JERVIS

MARKETING / ADVERTISING SALES

SENIOR MARKETING EXECUTIVE

BEVERLEE EAST

MARKETING EXECUTIVE

CHRISTIAN ISMODES, KEN RULE, JENNIFER HUDSON

ENGAGEMENT MANAGER

SOFIA WARDEN

ADULT CLASSIFIEDS SALES

GARY MCGREGOR

COPY EDITING / PROOFREADING

JULIA HOECKE

KATARINA RISTIC

SHANNON WHIBBS

PUBLISHER’S OFFICE

PUBLISHER

BRIAN KALISH

BUSINESS

HR MANAGER

ANGELA MONCADA

CREDIT MANAGER

RAY COULES

CIRCULATION

CIRCULATION SUPERVISOR

TIM VESELY

DRIVERS

RON DUFFY, DEAN CRAWFORD, PAUL DAKOTA, PATRICK SLIMMON, CHRIS MALCOLM

HOPPERS

RACHEL MELAS, LUCAS MARTIN,  JAYSON GALLOP