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Arts / October 31, 2014 / Comments (21)

Star says Ghomeshi showed CBC graphic sex videos

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Jian Ghomeshi showed CBC brass graphic videos of sexual encounters, which included beatings and bondage, as proof that his violent encounters with women were consensual, sources have told the Toronto Star. Before being fired by the broadcaster last weekend, Ghomeshi had become aware that allegations against him were about to...

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Arts / October 31, 2014 / Comments (5)

Jian Ghomeshi dumped by agent

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Jian Ghomeshi was dumped by his agent today, less that 24 hours after being dropped by both of his PR agencies. In an emailed statement The Agency Group, a live music booking agency with offices in Toronto and around the world, confirmed that they are no longer the agent of...

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Arts / October 31, 2014 / Comments (5)

Amanda Palmer drops Ghomeshi from Toronto event

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After several days of mounting public pressure, former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi, who's become the subject of numerous sexual assault allegations in recent days, will no longer be a guest at the Toronto stop on Amanda Palmer's book tour. In a blog post this afternoon, the musician and author...

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Eat & Drink / October 31, 2014 / Comments (14)

The top 10 General Tao chicken in Toronto

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The top General Tao chicken in Toronto still can't seem to agree on what it wants to be called. (General Tao? General Tso?) Whatever you call it, few will disagree that this dish of uncertain origin is a great panacea for those craving a tang of sweet and spicy (and...

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Film / October 31, 2014 / Comments (0)

Stunning Stanley Kubrick exhibit lands at TIFF Lightbox

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Stanley Kubrick has touched down at the TIFF Lightbox just in time for Halloween. The retrospective tracks Kubrick's evolution as a filmmaker with dedicated areas for each of his seminal works, with particular attention paid to landmark films like 2001: A Space Odyssey and The Shining. Casual fans and Kubrick-nerds...

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Announcements / October 31, 2014

Toronto's new tailoring shop can transform your clothes

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Hidden away in a basement on Ossington is fashion designer-turned-tailor Maegan McWade's brand-new shop and studio space. Her specialty: "trendy" alterations that turn busted-up jeans or ill-fitting vintage into one-of-a-kind wardrobe staples. If you're not in the market to get your threads fixed up, you can peruse a selection of...

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City / October 31, 2014 / Comments (17)

10 lost Toronto buildings we wish we could bring back

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For every preserved historic building in Toronto there have been many more lost to short-sighted planning or indifference. The mindset has changed in recent years--high-profile architects like Frank Gehry must bend their designs to incorporate protected structures and beloved neighbourhood edifices (sometimes) get gentrified--but there are still egregious losses and...

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Shoppe and Tailor specializes in breathing new life into well-loved, worn-down pieces. That's true of owner Maegan McWade's tailoring business, which she runs out of the tiny basement studio, but...

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Tiny Record Shop is tucked in the back of gift shop Token in on Queen East in Riverside. The shop isn't named like a 400-pound movie thug - it's actually...

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Trevor Odho Studio is the first salon owned by the eponymous hairstylist, who's finally struck out on his own after 12 years in the hair industry. His work history reads...

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Nana is finally open on Queen after more than a year of teasing to its potential, with papered windows advertising absurd concepts like New Delhi Burgers, Sammy's Sammies, and...

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