Rea McNamara

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It was a special night for the zeitgeist-capturing pop star, but for a singer with such a clearly defined sound and persona something felt missing from her concert Read more

Concert reviews



The moody pop star's second solo album reminds us that sometimes life's lows help us appreciate love's highs Read more

Album reviews

From iPhone cases to limited-edition merch, these last-minute gift ideas will satisfy Drag Race, Harry Potter and M’Baku diehards Read more



Josiah Vandien

Shawn Mendes played an iHeartRadio Secret Session at the Mod Club, and we were there to review it. Corporate synergies and cat-eared headbands abounded at the Pickering pop prince's Mod Club concert. Read more

Concert reviews

A report from the Toronto Kpop Conference: with the South Korean genre exploding in North America, the fan-meet for rising solo star Amber provided a window into a growing and shifting fan culture. Read more

Concert reviews

A fan-initiated project was the most compelling part of the Havana singer and ex-Fifth Harmony member's Sony Centre concert Read more

Concert reviews

Harry Styles at Massey Hall.

Samantha Pennington

Before he jets into the stratosphere for the never-ending stadium rock tour, the former One Direction singer treated his faithful Read more

Concert reviews

In Toronto’s costuming scene, a coterie of fans are rejecting sexy stereotypes while pushing the subculture towards gender fluidity and a place in the art world Read more



Eric Kostiuk Williams

The self-publishing platform is commercializing amateur stories about Drake and Kim Kardashian, and queer and feminist authors are learning to adjust Read more