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Ossington art exhibit reveals globalism in miniature

Posted by Aubrey Jax / November 17, 2014

Karine Giboulo TorontoWhen I first walk into Karine Giboulo's exhibit on Ossington I actually feel dizzy. The installation at Angell Gallery is home not just to Giboulo's huge, multi-room (and multi platform) HYPERland diorama, but more than a half dozen other, smaller works. It's a lot to take in.

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Holiday craft shows in Toronto for 2014

Posted by Aubrey Jax / November 16, 2014

holiday craft shows torontoHoliday craft shows in Toronto are only superior to the mall scene if you're shopping for a certain type of person: a person you truly love. Aw. Just kidding though, there's plenty of stuff on hand for co-workers, rando cousins, and secret Santas. I'll be at home reading Waldfogel: even his name is like "bah humbug."

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CBC saw bruising from cracked rib in Ghomeshi videos

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / November 12, 2014

Ghomeshi videosThe graphic "evidence" of consensual BDSM that disgraced CBC host Jian Ghomeshi showed his former bosses included images of bruising on a woman he'd dated, apparently caused by a cracked rib, the Toronto Star reports.

Ghomeshi, who was fired several weeks ago after reporters began investing accusations that he had beaten and choked several women he'd dated, maintained that all of the encounters had been consensual for both parties.

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What's the Antiquarian Book Fair like in Toronto?

Posted by Aubrey Jax / November 10, 2014

Antiquarian Book Fair TorontoThis past weekend the Toronto International Antiquarian Book Fair opened its second year at the Art Gallery of Ontario, a step up from former digs at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. While the fair's organizers now have to shell out more book hoarding - er, I mean collecting - money on the more prestigious space, the move has been a welcome upgrade for book dealers, who came from across Canada, and as far as the UK, to show their (remarkably un-dusty) tomes.

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Document claims Ghomeshi built culture of fear at CBC

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / November 6, 2014

cbc ghomeshi torontoAs sexual assault allegations continue to swirl around disgraced CBC host Jian Ghomeshi - including allegations that he harassed female staffers - a secret document drafted by staff at Q, published by the Globe and Mail, sheds more light on the internal culture at the show that made Ghomeshi a household name.

Though the doc, compiled to air employees' complaints about the show with program bosses, doesn't touch on any inappropriate sexual conduct, staff write that they feel they're at "the whim of the host ... if we don't do what he says, we will be punished in some way."

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Amazon to offer same day delivery in Toronto

Posted by Derek Flack / November 6, 2014

Amazon shipping torontoBuying things from Amazon just got even more difficult to resist, with the announcement that the company will offer same day shipping to both Toronto and Vancouver. About a million products that the company carries -- ranging from books to electronics -- will be offered as part of the program, which promises that items ordered before noon on a given day will arrive at one's address by 9pm. That'll come in handy for those of us with a penchant online shopping and last minute gifts, a combination that was previously not so hot.

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