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ALBUM REVIEW: TV Sets - Rat Tar Art (2014)

By Ryan Smith

As much as I’m a slave to glossy studio production, I am occasionally able to venture into more humble realms. Though I am a devout Eno disciple, I do still have the ability to recognise beauty in lo-fi art pieces. 799 more words

Ryan Smith

Undercover Boss - Karen Stintz

On Wednesday, Toronto city councillor Karen Stintz announced that not only was she dropping out of the mayoral race, due to a lack of funds, but she was leaving municipal politics all together in order to run for  18 more words


Marlon Chaplin and Katelyn Molgard at The Drake Hotel

Toronto singer-songwriter Marlon Chaplin performs at The Drake Hotel performing new solo material. The frequent Kitchen Party collaborator and half of dynamic garage duo Broken Bricks was joined by Katelyn Molgard for a stripped down set of intricate storytelling with beautiful harmonies. 16 more words


Daniel Norris's third Triple-A start confirms his quick ascent in Toronto Blue Jays prospect ranks

Daniel Norris has clearly hit a wall.

The Toronto Blue Jays’ top pitching prospect struck out only nine batters in five innings in his third Triple-A start. 522 more words


Fun in the Raining Sun

Spent the entire day at the Canadian National Exhibition (the CNE, the Exhibition, the Ex, etc…) I still smell cigarette smoke, no matter how hard I try to get the scent out of my nose – something that happens whenever I spend an entire day outside in downtown Toronto. 362 more words


Things Edmonton could learn from the cities I've visited this year

I’ve had a really awesome year of travel. A lot of that came down to a general attitude of saying “yes” to pretty much everything. (And some lucky and strategic use of aeroplan points.) While I was in each city, I thought a lot about what Edmonton could learn from them. 644 more words


Soaking up the sounds and sights at Toronto's BuskerFest

“Traveling west, everything helps,” reads part of the cardboard sign of a young man sitting to the side of Marble Slab Creamery on Yonge St. — his hat on the ground for donations. 398 more words