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Factory Theatre play Trigonometry is not quite the sum of its parts: review

Trigonometry Written and directed by Rob Kempson. Until March 25 at Factory Theatre Studio, 125 Bathurst St. TrigonometrythePlay.com or 416-504-9971. Inspired by an essay by playwright Sarah Ruhl, in which…

An anti-Trump remix: Snoop Dogg turns BadBadNotGood’s Lavender into political track

An anti-Trump remix: Snoop Dogg turns BadBadNotGood’s Lavender into political track

Snoop Dogg’s remix of a song by Canadian group BadBadNotGood has triggered a controversy with its politically charged message and satirical music video. The veteran rapper released a music video…

‘Bandi’ describes North Korea in fiction for first time

The fact that The Accusation is the first work of fiction to be smuggled out of North Korea, and had to be published under a pseudonym (“Bandi” means “firefly”) because…

‘This is wild’: Baroness von Sketch Show takes top honour at Screen Awards

‘This is wild’: Baroness von Sketch Show takes top honour at Screen Awards

In a fitting nod to International Women’s Day, CBC’s all-female comedy Baroness von Sketch Show was one of the knockout winners Wednesday night at the Canadian Screen Awards (CSAs). And…

It’s not what Emma Watson wore; it’s what she said: Menon

Emma Watson can wear whatever she wants. That would be my short answer to a CNN story on Monday, in which the headline doubled as a cultural interrogation: “Emma Watson’s…

What Trumps a hated president? An even worse one: Menon

Donald Trump has turned George W. Bush into a beloved star. This became clear on Thursday night when the former president stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! to promote his new…

‘Moonlight’ is moving into 1,500 theatres across U.S. following Oscar win

LOS ANGELES—Will Oscar take Moonlight to the bank? When the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences named Moonlight best picture on Sunday, the organization made cultural history, and not…

Oscars 2017: What you need to know for tonight’s show

Oscars 2017: What you need to know for tonight’s show

They’ve tallied the votes, gilded those giant Oscar statues and rolled out the red carpet. Fans of film, frocks and famous faces will turn their eyes to Hollywood tonight for the 89th annual…

TIFF downscales for 2017

The Toronto International Film Festival is reducing the overall number of films it will screen for this year’s edition by 20 per cent and getting rid of two programs. Organizers…

What I’m Watching: HBO’s Crashing is Lazyman’s Comedy

The Show:Crashing, Season 1, Episode 4 (HBO) The Moment: The drug deal Pete (Pete Holmes), a meh comedian whose wife just left him, is passing out flyers for a comedy…