Scars are Healing Wrong

“Didn’t you have a collapsed lung at that point, too?” says Liz Hobbs, topping off a pretty incredible list of ailments that have, for the past two years, plagued Julie Ferguson, wh...
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Party at Jake Ian’s

‘I wanted to put all my cards on the table,” Jake Ian admits. A respected man of steadfast roots and country inklings, he’s referring to his fifth full-length album, and the go-big ...
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Outreach for the overlooked

When, facing a lack of funding, the walk-in counselling branch of The Support Network’s programming was shut down in 2012, Clinical social worker Jennifer Thomson and her colleagues at the prog...

Suicide Girls: Blackheart Burlesque

When the titan of online alternative pin-up style, Suicide Girls, transferred its tattooed-and-pierced take on coquettishness from screens to stages as burlesque routines, it was, to the site’s...
This trip sucks

Afflicted

Two best friends, one with a potentially terminal illness, embark on a year-long trek through Europe as a veritable last big adventure, shooting video blog entries all along the way. It’s all f...

Madama Butterfly

Opera isn’t exactly known for taking a minimalist approach to, well, anything, and even within that world, Madama Butterfly certainly doesn’t often see praise for its restraint. One of the most widel...
Joe Nolan

Joe Nolan’s Tornado

‘I’m a fan of recording spontaneously, and only doing three takes,” Joe Nolan says. “Because, honestly, when you’re recording, if you don’t nail it in three takes,...
Blood Wedding

Blood Wedding: Tying the knot

‘It’s always scary to do a play like this,” Kathleen Weiss admits, “Because this is a play that people adore.” To wit: though it’s eight decades old, now, there...