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Vote: 10 new Best Of categories

Posted by Staff / August 27, 2014

voteToday we're opening up voting in our latest Best Of poll. Now you can have your say in 10 categories including Chinese restaurants, Fish and Chips, Bread and Onion Rings.

Take the best of poll here

Voting in the poll ends at 1pm this Friday August 29th.
Film

15 must see films at TIFF according to its programmers

Posted by Alexander Huls / August 27, 2014

tiff 2014I like to imagine myself pretty well informed at this point when it comes to TIFF's line-up this year but the simple truth is no one is more of a TIFF guru than the programmers themselves. They've spent hours upon hours watching movies, thinking about movies, and writing about movies. If there's anyone who truly knows the films offered at TIFF 2014 inside and out, it's these guys.

Which is why I thought it'd be a good idea to go directly to the source to guide your film selection process. Five TIFF programmers generously took the time to give us their own personal top 3 hidden gem recommendations for movies you should check out and be sure not to overlook.

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City

Which Toronto mayoral candidate rules Twitter?

Posted by Chris Bateman / August 27, 2014

toronto mayoral candidates twitterOwning Twitter won't guarantee election success, but a strong social media presence is certainly a good way to broadcast political messages and display a little personality. This election period, Toronto's big four candidates--David Soknacki, Olivia Chow, John Tory, and Rob Ford--have all used Twitter to broadcast campaign promises, share photographs with supporters, and (occasionally) take swipes at the opposition over differing transit plans.

Here's a look at the leading candidates for Toronto mayor on Twitter.

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Fashion & Style

Makeup chain Inglot coming to Yonge and Dundas

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / August 27, 2014

inglot torontoMakeup junkies, heads up: International cosmetics chain Inglot is coming to Toronto. The Polish company, which has stores across Europe and the U.S., will be taking over a retail space in the under-utilized strip at the southern edge of Dundas Square, just a few doors down from the Hard Rock Cafe. (The Toronto opening, strangely, comes on the heels of the company shutting down its existing stores in Montreal.)

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Music

Robyn + Royksopp dance the night away at Echo Beach

Posted by Dorian Barton / August 27, 2014

Robyn Royksopp TorontoRobyn and Royksopp's concert at Echo Beach was one of the most anticipated of the year for fans of off-centre, futuristic pop. The long-time friends and collaborators are touring for this year's Do It Again EP. They did not disappoint with a two hour-plus set of pounding dance beats and empowering pop featuring Royksopp, then Robyn until finally both collaborated together. Robyn reminded us again and again that she is basically the coolest.

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Radar

Today in Toronto: Chris Isaak, Vera Brim, Free Origami Lessons, Wayward 1, Artscape Street Party

Posted by Aubrey Jax / August 27, 2014

Today in TorontoToday in Toronto stop by the lovely new Ratio venue on College for music from experimental artists Vera Brim (Buffalo MRI) with Tarpit, Father Dust, and Fleshtone Aura. Jim Zub's new comic Wayward, set in Tokyo, will launch with a party at Guu. If you're back at the CNE for more death snacks, why not attend a cheese cook-off?

None of this matters, though, because Chris Isaak is at Massey Hall. Sometimes I pretend I'm Chris Isaak. I lie back and imagine I recorded "Wicked Game." Forever Blue, with all its heavenly highs and lows and dirty highs and lows, was crafted by me, a conduit for greatness. I am divine. I am rolling on a beach with a beautiful model and appearing in Fire Walk With Me. I love myself as much as I am loved. A single tear falls on my guitar and pricks the night like a sparrow landing on a tin roof. For more events, click on over to our events section.

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