Category Archives: Reviews

Tea from the Source: Toronto Edition

I’ve wanted to attend the Toronto Tea Festival since before I moved to Toronto. And for two years I’ve missed it… but at the end of January 2015, I finally made it there. And it was glorious. A room filled … Continue reading

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Beyond a Book Review: Solo, a Collection of Writer’s Pilgrimages

In this bright new year, it feels right to read about journeys. Pilgrimages, whatever that means. So I finally cracked Solo: Writers on Pilgrimage. To Margaret Atwood, it means traveling through literary and scientific history to Baffin Bay. To Katherine … Continue reading

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Beyond a Book Review: The Great Work of Your Life by Stephen Cope

The second nonfiction book I read after returning from Asia. I’ve been lucky with three amazing choices over the past few months–here was the first. I waited to write about The Great Work of Your Life by Stephen Cope because every … Continue reading

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Beyond a Book Review: Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull

When I returned from Asia, still burnt out on struggling to make things work, I didn’t think a nonfiction book written by Pixar’s President would help me feel ready to get back to work. But it was the first book … Continue reading

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Beyond a Fringe Theatre Review: Starry Notions (Nefarious Productions)

Just barely three days into Fringe and I’m already killing it–especially compared to last year. I’ve traded in the Volunteer t-shirt for media comp tickets as a Mooney on Theatre special Fringe reviewer. It’s the dream, thus far. Two FringeKids! … Continue reading

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Beyond an Audio Review: Podcasts

Since I moved to Toronto, podcasts have become a major part of my life. They’ve become so much a part of my day-to-day activity and news, fueling me through every trek downtown and errand commute, that I forgot to review … Continue reading

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Beyond a Film Review: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Thank you Facebook for showing me an event I actually needed to attend and actually ended up attending (because how often does “Going” really mean going?). And thanks to NOW magazine in Toronto for hosting this particular indie flick as … Continue reading

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Beyond a Theatre Review: THE HUNGRY

Some plays deserve all caps. I don’t like all caps most of the time. THE HUNGRY deserves all caps. On Tuesday, I went to this show feeling a little down. A project I’ve been working on for years hit a … Continue reading

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Beyond a Theatre Review: Spoon River at Soulpepper

I’m sad that I didn’t write this review until today, when there’s only one more chance to see Soulpepper’s production of Spoon River. But, I was busy living life and feeding my soul–I can excuse myself. When my friend Kaye invited me … Continue reading

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Beyond a Television Review: Last Tango in Halifax (Season 1)

A flurry of new blog posts! You can thank an enterprising young screenwriter at Rice University for reminding me during my visit that I do indeed have blog and I can write about my opinions here, if nowhere else. If … Continue reading

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