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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

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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

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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

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

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Kayla Rocco

Up-and-coming Toronto-based singer/songwriter Jessica Mitchell gravitated to the genre late, but finding it was like unlocking a part of herself. Read more

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The largest LGBTQ literary festival in the world takes over Glad Day Bookshop from November 9 to 11 Read more

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Toronto author's update of Daphne du Maurier's Gothic classic Rebecca captures complexities in female relationships without being overly serious Read more

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Three-part APTN show that sends six intolerant Canadians to Indigenous communities across the country is eye-opening Read more

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Country music legends Shania Twain and Terri Clark shared the stage with many younger female stars. Read more

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Indian-produced miniseries also refreshingly defies stereotypes in its portrayal of relationships between women Read more

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The hip-hop icon and his family play caricatures of themselves in autobiographical comedy series Read more

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Toronto-based author Thea Lim's time-travel tale An Ocean Of Minutes deftly delves into issues of race, class and labour Read more

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APTN show about an Indigenous entrepreneur and drag queen in macho Fort McMurray deftly touches on difficult themes Read more

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Netflix's updated version of the classic true-crime documentary series is a missed opportunity Read more

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Like Wild Wild Country, the streamer's latest true-crime documentary revolves around a complex woman who doesn't fit neatly into a box Read more

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Jessie Ware at Toronto's Danforth Music Hall, reviewed: The English soul star has always been a powerhouse singer and mesmerizing performer, but she continues to grow and evolve with every show. Read more

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