Literature

The Who: 50 Years of My Generation

Back some 40-odd years ago, The Who were the loudest rock band in the biz and one of the best. They were four highly talented musicians, taking some of the most introspective and well-crafted songs…

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M Train by Patti Smith

There isn’t anyone really quite like Patti Smith out there. As a musician, she’s almost without peer: by the sheer power of her ambition and ability, she was one of the few women to rise…

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A Safe Girl To Love

Back in the day, I read McSweeneys all the time. Not just the features or short stories, but even the web-only stuff, like their annual column contest. It’s been years since I even visited the…

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FanExpo 2010: Recap

Friday: 6:45 pm: The Expo officially opens Friday evening at 4pm, but knowing that I’d be there all weekend, I end up heading downtown late. The commute downtown is not so bad, and my arrival…

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Keep Toronto Reading 2011

  Having been a novice in attendance, I had no clue what to expect. What ensued that night was a series of readings by Anthony De Sa, Cesar Polvarosa Jr, and the MAD Poet. The…

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Book Review: The Line

Teaser: by Mia Herrera Good books tell good stories. Great books tell good stories well. The Line by Olga Grushin is a great book. Grushin’s story is simple in summary, but richly complex in execution….

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Book Review: The Surrendered

Teaser: by Mia Herrera The Surrendered presents two people whose lives are unavoidably entangled after the Korean War. June Han, orphaned during the war, and Hector Brennan, an army man, come together after years of…

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