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Mystery thrillers, Trump gossip, the Giller Prize winner, driving and decluttering guides and a certain patriarchy-loving local prof were widely read this year more


Brady Corbet's music industry satire starring Natalie Portman as a traumatized pop star is manic, comic and confrontational more


It was an anxious year, and that was reflected in NOW's critics' 10 best albums from 2018, which alternated between amplifying our insecurities and soothing them. more

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From yet another unnecessary Harry Potter prequel to stupid movies featuring Mark Walberg or Jennifer Garner or Bruce Willis wielding guns, here are the year's cinematic stinkers more

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Before the year's over, there's still big hometown shows from Jessie Reyez, Shad and Lil Berete, plus variety shows, mosh-friendly holiday benefits and much more more

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The museum is crowdfunding to buy Infinity Mirrored Room – Let’s Survive Forever and needs just under $900,000 as the campaign enters its final week more

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In our Chill Winter Guide, find 50 of the best cultural, arts, music, food and outdoor events happening in Toronto from November 2018 to March 2019. more

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The theatre has replaced a planned 40th-anniversary event with a public forum after cofounder Sky Gilbert published a poem criticizing author Vivek Shraya more



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The trans singer, comic, club owner and sex work activist's résumé is way more interesting than yours – and it's all in her new memoir more


Joseph Kahn's profane musical is smartly constructed and full of thrills, but its satire of internet discourse is uneven more



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The cult British comedian with a knack for playing sociopaths takes narcissism to a new level in her first series for HBO more


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Artscape Daniels Launchpad is gearing up to host the star-studded launch event for the Weeknd's creative incubator Hxouse more

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The star-studded launch of a new arts incubator, a free pop hero Christmas show and some superstar hip-hop beef – these are our favourite Toronto concerts happening in November. more

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The gallery needs $1.3 million in order to add one of the Japanese artist's installations to its permanent collection more

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Sandi Tan's documentary mystery turns the hunt for a lost classic of Singaporean cinema into a joyous portrait of teenage friendship more


Annika Henderson-fronted post-punk trio's second album has a familiar sound that clicks with the current mood of anxiety more

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The ambitious second season of Netflix's doc series is a slower burn, but finds a compelling new character in Steven Avery's post-conviction lawyer more



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Film charting the rise and fall of the notorious New York City disco is thorough but grows less compelling the further away it moves from the dance floor more


Anxiety, humour and determination go hand in hand on the Montreal electronic producer's fourth album more

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Toronto's 13h annual all-night art event expanded to Scarborough for the first time more

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