Kevin Ritchie


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.

Ambitious psychological two-hander boasts subtle and fascinating performances from Marc-André Blanchard and Scott Kuipers Read more


Morgan Frey's play subverts the sitcom format by making the star someone who happens to have a disability, but the pacing is off and the transitions are clunky Read more


Toronto-based musical comedian's solo show is a light and absurdist diversion from our age of anxiety Read more


Writer/director Colin Sharpe's Lynchian parable about a couple that makes a suicide pact lacks a compelling perspective and is uneven in tone Read more

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Vancouver performer Rodney Decroo's smartly constructed solo show is a powerful and vivid exploration of male rage Read more


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Sarah Jessica Parker's HBO dramedy gently suggests that some relationships are wedded to a wider economic order Read more


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Outdoor concerts from PUP and Tame Impala, a classic hip-hop lineup at a beer fest and more shows to catch this month Read more

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Jack Risbridger

The DMV rapper confidently applies his pop-attuned sensibility and lightning flows to a variety of Black musical styles on his debut album Read more

Album reviews

Production will begin this fall on Drag Race Canada and the series will air on OUTtv and streaming service Crave Read more

Latest News & Features


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Toronto artists who made the cut include Jessie Reyez, PUP, Dilly Dally, Charlotte Cornfield, LAL, Orville Peck, TOBi, Fucked Up and Shawn Mendes Read more


Pride is a great time to catch underground queer musicians and performers who don’t regularly play in town. Here are the artists you should prioritize this weekend Read more



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Sam Levinson's warmed-over stylistic maximalism does more to distance the audience from the issues it purports to explore than to elucidate them Read more

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NOW critics pick the best comedy, art, stage shows and, of course, parties happening during Pride Month Read more

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Summer is as good a time as any to catch up on your queue. Here are 10 series streaming on Netflix Canada that are in contention for year-end glory Read more

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Samuel Engelking

The high-art riff on the classic amusement park attraction offers fragmented views of Toronto that change depending on light and weather Read more

Art & Design

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Jonty Wilde

Including exhibitions about Toronto's future skyline, Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett's movie memorabilia, African portraiture by women and Saskatchewan Read more

Art & Design

The American musician-turned-chef will cook and tell stories at the second annual arts festival Read more


International filmmakers take the top prizes at 29th annual Toronto-based queer film fest Read more

Latest News & Features


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The biggest blockbusters of summer 2019 include Stuber, The Farewell and a Fast & Furious spinoff Read more

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Samuel Engelking

Slap on your sunscreen and enjoy more than 70 festivals and events happening over June, July and August Read more

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    Kevin Ritchie

    Darlene Shrugg play Bovine Sex Club, Thursday (December 22).