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SummerWorks Performance Festival makes room for ‘creative risk’

Mr. Shi and His Lover is a Cantonese-language musical that won big at this year’s Toronto Theatre Critics Awards; bug is a solo performance by Yolanda Bonnell about parenting and addiction on Canadian Indigenous reserves that was part of Luminato this summer; Daughter is Adam Lazarus’s divisive dive into toxic masculinity, currently wowing audiences at […]

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New Bachelor in Paradise season gets its first triangle with Tia, Colton and Chris

Colton’s arrival in Sayulita, Mexico, was delayed for a day, enough time for Tia to take recent villain Chris Randone on a date and, of course, to have a good enough time to lie to herself that she was moving on from Colton. But all the kisses (with fireworks!) and the talk about how happy […]

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Tsitsi Dangarembga’s new book chronicles one woman’s fight to succeed in Zimbabwe

By Sheila McClearThe Washington Post Tues., Aug. 7, 2018 We first meet Tambudzai Sigauke, a Zimbabwean woman not young but not yet middle-aged, in a hostel in Harare. She is in a predicament: Despite her impressive education, she is unemployed. Escaping the hostel, Tambu moves in with an eccentric Christian widow whose niece, Christine, is […]

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Garrett’s social media activity is just ‘a small sampling’ of who he is, Becca says

Becca Kufrin is standing by her man. Not that we expected anything different, but in the wake of Monday night’s Twitter outrage over her choice of Garrett Yrigoyen over Blake Horstmann in the Bachelorette finale, she was urging annoyed fans to respect her choice in a conference call with media. Asked how she felt about […]

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CTV will air Roseanne spinoff, The Conners

By The Canadian Press Tues., Aug. 7, 2018 CTV plans to air the upcoming Roseanne spinoff, The Conners. The Canadian broadcaster says the new ABC family comedy will premiere Oct. 16, the same day it premieres in the U.S. Actors such as John Goodman, right, Laurie Metcalf, Lecy Goranson, and Michael Fishman will appear on […]

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Where GLOW fits among the 10 best sports TV shows

Ready, set, match. Or rather, ready, set, watch. Netflix’s GLOW returned for a second season in late June, bringing us 10 more episodes of Spandex-clad wrestling glory. The series, about female wrestlers in the 1980s, is one of the latest sports-themed TV shows that try to meld on- and off-the field drama. Not many have […]

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TV producer found dating inspiration in The Bachelor and The Bachelorette

When TV producer Jessica Nahmias was looking for a romantic partner, she turned to what some might consider an unlikely source for inspiration: The Bachelor and Bachelorette. Yes, we’re talking about those TV series in which a man or woman dates up to 30 people in the search for a fiancé(e), and which inspire mockery […]

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Titanic: A shipwreck of a romance movie thanks to ludicrous plotting

This is the second instalment of The Heretic, a series in which our writers express a wildly unpopular opinion. It has since earned more than $2 billion, following the release of a 3D version in 2012. It has an 88 per cent rating on rottentomatoes.com, high praise from film critics, a notoriously fickle and flinty […]

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Vinay Menon: Do the tabloids know? Justin Bieber’s gotten boring

The other day, as he was squiring girlfriend Hailey Baldwin around the Hamptons, Justin Bieber’s car broke down in the middle of the road. In one video, uploaded to Instagram by a passerby, the pop star is hovering outside his gullwing Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG and waving oncoming vehicles around the $200,000 obstacle. He notified the […]

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The First Purge may be the most believable film in the franchise

The First Purge Nya (Lex Scott Davis) and Isaiah (Joivan Wade) hide from purgers in The First Purge.  (ANNETTE BROWN / UNIVERSAL PICTURES) Starring Y’lan Noel, Lex Scott Davis, Jovian Wade, Marisa Tomei, Rotimi Paul and Patch Darragh. Directed by Gerard McMurray. Now playing at major GTA theatres. 97 minutes. 18A The sledgehammer cinema known as […]