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Radheyan Simonpillai

SXSW Festival report: Mayor John Tory has no plans to watch Run This Town, Grace Glowicki wins with Tito and Ricky Tollman talks Robyn Dolittle criticism Read more

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Mayor John Tory in SXSW

Radheyan Simonpillai

Following his talk at the Austin event, the mayor dismissed calls for data privacy protections to be put in place before Toronto proceeds with plans to build a smart city Read more

News

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Courtesy of SXSW

Run This Town, a fictionalized take on former Toronto mayor Rob Ford's crack-smoking scandal starring Ben Platt, Mena Massoud and Nina Dobrev, mostly sticks to the details and is a reminder – in more ways than one – that white male privilege rules Read more

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Courtesy of SXSW

Toronto-shot film about the crack video scandal stars Ben Platt as a struggling reporter and Damien Lewis as the late mayor Read more

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Thomas Jackson – Tynesight

There was a political edge to the Austin festival this year and a genuinely impressive gender balance – Toronto artists also made a splash Read more

Concert reviews

Dream Wife

Mar Sellars

Lots of factors – the travel ban, the weak Canadian dollar and British pound, the language in SXSW contracts – made for a different festival experience this year Read more

Features

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SXSW founder Roland Swenson on the defensive amid controversy over contract threatening artists who perform at non-sanctioned showcases of deportation Read more

Music

Toronto hip-hop takes the Austin festival by storm Read more

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Nic Pouliot

And increases its focus on the video game industry and local hip-hop Read more

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Which ticketing approach works best for the average music fan when it comes to value and accessibility at music festivals? Read more

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Plus Metz and Viet Cong tear it up Read more

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Chance the Rapper, Rae Sremmurd, Ghostface with BADBADNOTGOOD and others Read more

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Plus: Timbaland in the 6? Read more

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Shawn Scallen

Photos from the fest Read more

Music

Closing out Southby with Rick Ross, Erykah Badu and Julian Casablancas Read more

Music

Festival rolls into the weekend at a frenetic pace Read more

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Thursday proves to be Southby's most seductive day yet Read more

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Shawn Scallen

Ubiquitous music magic is scarred by fatal hit-and-run on festival's second day Read more

Music

50 Cent, a Gaga encounter, and coming to terms with FOMO Read more

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  • Mayor John Tory in SXSW

    Radheyan Simonpillai

    Mayor John Tory in SXSW

    Mayor John Tory speaks on a panel at SXSW about tech investment in Canada.

  • Mayor John Tory in SXSW

    Radheyan Simonpillai

    Mayor John Tory in SXSW

    Mayor John Tory speaks on a panel at SXSW about tech investment in Canada.