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Film

Stunning Stanley Kubrick exhibit lands at TIFF Lightbox

Posted by Derek Flack / October 31, 2014

Stanley Kubrick TIFFStanley 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 alike will find something to like here, as the show does a good job of introducing viewers to the director's practice but also offers enough production images and props to appeal to die-hard fans.

While the exhibition has traveled elsewhere, the Lightbox has outdone itself here with its mix of educational resources and cinematographic curiosities. Kubrick's various inspirations and lasting influence on cinema culture is all well accounted for, which should enrich the experience of watching his films after the exhibition. The show runs until January 25th.

Check out the weird and fascinating world of Stanley Kubrick in this photo gallery.
Arts

A timeline of Jian Ghomeshi's dismissal from the CBC

Posted by Derek Flack / October 31, 2014

Jian GhomeshiWhile the Star has owned the day as far as coverage of Jian Ghomeshi's abuse allegations go, the Globe has now picked up some of the slack as pertains to the former radio host's dismissal from the CBC. Naturally, the broadcaster has tried to keep the story behind Ghomeshi's firing under wraps -- particularly with that massive but dubious lawsuit pending -- but we now have a pretty good idea of what happened behind closed doors.

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Photo of the Day

Glass houses

Posted by Derek Flack / October 30, 2014

City

New site mixes politics with apartment hunting

Posted by Derek Flack / October 29, 2014

nomad to apartmentsToronto's newest residential listings site has added a political dimension to apartment hunting, one that might appeal to those whose ideological allegiances are particularly important to them. Nomad TO, a recently launched site that's waded into the very competitive market of rental listings, hopes that by allowing users to search by mayoral election results, they'll set themselves apart in the crowd.

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Photo of the Day

A streetcar named Union

Posted by Derek Flack / October 29, 2014

City

Tory invites Chow and other candidates to join his team

Posted by Derek Flack / October 28, 2014

john toryJohn Tory has invited Olivia Chow and David Soknacki to join his transition team. It's a slick early move as mayor-elect, one surely designed to underscore his oft-repeated desire to diminish the divisiveness that plagued city hall for the much of the Ford mayoralty. There are few better ways to signal a change in governance style for Toronto than by inviting one's former competitors to join forces. It's also a rather transparent PR move, but I suspect one that residents will welcome given the Ford team's us-against-the-world rhetoric.

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