Kevin Ritchie

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Mark O'Neill

Ahead of his appearance on The Launch, musical impresario Nile Rodgers talks about collaborating with legends, Executive Realness and his unassailable work ethic. Read more




Concert review: King Princess at Danforth Music Hall. The 20-year-old rising Brooklyn pop star invited the audience to get sad with her – and Toronto fans were eating it up. Read more

Concert reviews

The cinema titan's disenchantment is palpable in painterly essay film that examines war and violence using classic film and news footage Read more




Launched six years ago, the art event that's hosted performances by Patti Smith and Tanya Tagaq is bowing out of city's social calendar on February 7 Read more

Art & Design

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Courtesy RaMell Ross

Photographer-turned-filmmaker RaMell Ross's documentary debut is subtly affecting and boldly ambitious Read more


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From punk-infused hip-hop to dance music creating its own space – who’s setting the tone for the city’s music scenes? Read more

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Matt Williams

Massive Attack play Mezzanine, Kim Gordon returns for the first time since Sonic Youth, Elton John says farewell (again) and more Toronto concerts we're looking forward to this year. Read more

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What does body positivity mean in 2019? Ten inspiring Torontonians bare all in the name of self-love. Read more

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New month, new year, new set of shows to hit. Here are the Toronto concerts you should have on your radar in January 2019. Read more

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Including new movies by Jordan Peele, James Gray, Joanna Hogg, the Safdie Brothers, Dee Rees, Rebecca Hall and Paul Verhoeven Read more

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Rom-com about a working-class woman who lands on Madison Avenue plugs into the current moment without meaningfully changing the narrative Read more


This year was all about films that questioned entrenched values, particularly when the subject was the way we work Read more

Interviews & Features


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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 Read more


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

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Etienne Saint Denis

The prolific Montreal techno artist discusses the cultural importance of dancing till dawn and why work is an insidious addiction Read more


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 Read more

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Photo courtesy Maris Hutchinson

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 Read more

Art & Design



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. Read more

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    Kevin Ritchie

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