One last look at one last terrible Raptors performance

One last look at one last terrible Raptors performance

Perhaps the words of the great Bluto Blutarsky are appropriate: “What? Over? Did you say ‘over’? Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no!” Or, maybe not but who doesn’t want a little Animal House at the start of the long weekend (I’d play […]

Toronto dance theater offers tribute performance to founder, perseverance and strength in Black community

Toronto dance theater offers tribute performance to founder, perseverance and strength in Black community

Iconic American choreographer Alvin Ailey founded his now world-travelled dance company in 1958. It was a turbulent period in his nation’s history. African-Americans were waging a long, hard campaign for civil rights. In celebrating the Black experience through dance, Ailey offered an affirmation of his community’s rightful place in American society and a powerful beacon […]

SummerWorks Performance Festival makes room for ‘creative risk’

SummerWorks Performance Festival makes room for ‘creative risk’

Mr. Shi and His Lover is a Cantonese-language musical that won big at this year’s Toronto Theatre Critics Awards; bug is a solo performance by Yolanda Bonnell about parenting and addiction on Canadian Indigenous reserves that was part of Luminato this summer; Daughter is Adam Lazarus’s divisive dive into toxic masculinity, currently wowing audiences at […]

Leafs’ Auston Matthews frustrated with playoff performance

Leafs’ Auston Matthews frustrated with playoff performance

Auston Matthews described scoring in the playoffs like feeling “an earthquake in your feet” following his winner in Game 3 of Toronto’s series with the Boston Bruins. Unfortunately for the Maple Leafs and their star centre, there wouldn’t be any aftershocks. Matthews could only muster that one goal to go along with a solitary assist […]