Category Archives: Humor

Old Friends: Revisiting Armistead Maupin and the Tales of the City.

On Friday I saw the new Armistead Maupin documentary, The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin. The movie is basically a love letter to Armistead Maupin and the Tales of the City. I liked the film, even though there were moments … Continue reading

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Crazy Like a Princess

Shockaholic by Carrie Fisher My rating: 4 of 5 stars After reading Carrie Fisher’s Shockaholic, I’m amazed the world had her for as long as it did. I’ve read most of Carrie Fisher’s books, and although I’m always impressed with … Continue reading

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Watching Blazing Saddles in the current political climate

If there’s an upside to the rash of celebrity deaths this year, it’s that The Rio Theatre has been honouring the deceased with retrospectives of their best movies. First it was Bowie, then it was Prince, and lately it’s been … Continue reading

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The Lady on the Train

I come from a large family, so I have a lot respect people’s personal space. If I’m you’re neighbour, I’ll try to keep the volume of my music and TV down. I don’t man-spread on public transit, and I take … Continue reading

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Eternal Garage Sale of the Spotless Apartment

Last Saturday a couple of friends and I had a garage sale. I came away from the experience learning two things: I’m not cut out to work with the public. Unless it’s signed by Picasso, you’re stuff ain’t worth shit. … Continue reading

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American Pie in Celluloid Form

The Flick by Annie Baker A play that reads like a novel. The Flick by Annie Baker is a nice slice of Americana about the last 35mm movie theatre in Massachusetts going digital. The play centres around Sam, Avery, and … Continue reading

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Where’d You Go Bernadette

Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple My rating: 3 of 5 stars I was really looking forward to reading this book and ended up being disappointed by it. I had heard it was really funny, and it certainly had … Continue reading

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