Rachna Raj Kaur

Rather than talking about how racist this country is after Singh's encounters on the campaign trail, public focus has shifted instead to how politely the NDP leader has responded Read more


Adnan Khan

Magida El-Kassis

The Toronto author's debut novel There Has To Be A Knife explores how trauma and masculinity converge in relationships Read more


Four Weddings And A Funeral

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Mindy Kaling's update of the 90s movie lacks sharp writing, but centres the realities of its diverse characters in smart ways Read more


Toronto author challenged herself to subvert typical approaches to writing about sex in a short story collection that touches on bisexuality and bestiality Read more



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The indie event's second edition is prioritizing accessibility and features a pool party, a youth/elder social and the inaugural Crip Rave Read more


Academic essay film about queer Indo-Caribbeans in Canada explores identity and reclamation Read more



Fox Star Studios

A decade-by-decade breakdown of key films plus where to watch new releases and classics – in cinemas and online Read more

Latest News & Features

Drama set in a small fishing village recovering from a tsunami beautifully captures the queerness of daily life Read more


Téa Mutonji

Sandro Pehar

Toronto author's short story collection Shut Up You're Pretty concisely captures the experiences of a young Black woman growing up in Galloway Read more


Lilly Singh


The Toronto YouTube star is getting a late-night talk show – let's hope she trades her cringeworthy caricatures for comedy with serious bite Read more

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Little Things Netflix

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Important conversations happening in Indian society are increasingly being reflected on the small screen Read more

Latest News & Features

Rabia Chaudry Case Against Adnan Syed

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In this four-part HBO series based on the Serial podcast, director Amy Berg stays focused on the humanity behind the high-profile crime she’s investigating Read more


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Samuel Engelking

While some find the Scarborough artist's Mercer Union show triggering, I see an opportunity for a much-needed and healing conversation Read more

Art & Design

Editor Whitney French's book of creative non-fiction challenges the monolith of what it means to be Black in Canada Read more


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But Shelly Chopra Dhar's Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga cleverly uses a queer love story to connect homophobia to other social issues Read more


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Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin are better than ever, but their Netflix dramedy is starting to fall back on millennial pandering Read more


Concert review: Kacey Musgraves at Toronto's Danforth Music Hall. Along with opener Natalie Prass, the rising crossover star showed she's just as comfortable reinventing country tropes as branching out into 70s disco. Read more

Concert reviews

NOW critics watched a lot of TV this year and not all of it was good. These titles have been permanently removed from our queues. Read more

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Album review: Doug Paisley's Starter Home: The Toronto singer/songwriter's new album is nine simple-but-deep tales about life and love. Read more

Album reviews

Two-spirit/Indigiqueer author draws majesty and exuberance from trauma in his break-out novel Jonny Appleseed Read more