Tag Archives: Pop Culture

The other 40th anniversary

One of the benefits of having a good revue cinema in your neighbourhood is that it forces you to see old movies you’ve been putting off renting. On Monday I went and saw Close Encounters of the Third Kind at … 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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Through the Looking Glass: Looking back at Madonna’s Blonde Ambition Tour

Last week I saw Strike a Pose, the documentary about Madonna’s backup dancers for her Vogue video and 1990 Blonde Ambition tour.  Madonna has always played a supporting role in the soap opera that is my big queer life. Into … Continue reading

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Summer of Love: Eighties Edition

The best part about living on The Drive is having the The Rio Theatre at my disposal. One of my favourite past-times is watching films from my youth on the big screen even though I could probably see them for … Continue reading

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The Secret Life of Douchebags and the Girls that Love Them

American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers by Nancy Jo Sales My rating: 4 of 5 stars American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers is one of the most depressing books I have read … Continue reading

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The Art of Living in the Present

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondō My rating: 4 of 5 stars I’m not a big fan of self-help books but this was exactly what I needed right now. At … Continue reading

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