Archive for July, 2010

La Boite Noire. A Cinema Lover’s Fantasy

(Jul 30, 2010) La Boite Noire is no secret, but damn is it ever good.  In Montreal, its Mont-Royal location offers two levels of cinematic heav...

Waka Waka (This is a sterotype of Africa)

(Jul 30, 2010) I guess you can’t avoid certain cultural stereotypes, but you can criticise them. I hope there’s some distinction bet...

Fashion decisions get crowdsourced

(Jul 30, 2010) Ever since reading about fashion websites that offer public feedback, I have been completely obsessed. A massive gallery of inter...

2010 Future-Punks

(Jul 29, 2010) Internet generated “future-punks” or “tumblr-punks” (my term) are here to stay, and they are more nihilistic and irreve...

Isabella Rossellini’s ‘Seduce Me’ Seduces Me

(Jul 29, 2010) I’ve always had a thing for nature shows, but Isabella Rossellini’s kooky low budget skits on animal sex might be my fav...

Choice Cuts + Undiscovered Secrets

(Jul 29, 2010) Choice cuts often come from unsuspecting places.  Those little places you could easily wander by without a second glance unles...

Festa: An Unlikely Spot for Awesome Karaoke

(Jul 28, 2010) Upstairs in the Japantown mall, wedged between shops that sell tchotchkes or sushi, there’s a special place called Festa. I...

Click Click Click…

(Jul 28, 2010) Paper Synths @ Thecoolist.com Click, click, click.  Book a ticket.  To a concert, or a faraway land.  Click, click, click, loo...

Swingers in Florida, Soldiers in Norwich, and Tanning in Liverpool — an Absence Explained

(Jul 28, 2010) I’m in the various stages of finishing four different documentaries. One is about body image in Liverpool, which I’m making ...

Let Pictory Repeat Itself

(Jul 27, 2010) Pictory homepage Pictory is the perfect passion project. The site’s creator Laura Brunow Miner picks a theme, has people sub...

Old Timey Things in New Packages

(Jul 27, 2010) The Lomography Gallery Store opened earlier this year in West Hollywood, and after several attempts to go and visit being thwarte...

Gucci Mane all day and night

(Jul 27, 2010) I listen to Gucci Mane all day and all night. On his release from jail a couple of months back he released about five mix tapes, t...

Is it a Bird? Is it a Game?

(Jul 26, 2010) Gilles Marchand’s new film is called Black Heaven, and looks like a slightly teenagerish thriller set half in the South of ...

Pride Heats Up Toronto

(Jul 26, 2010) Nancy Paiva/Torontoist It’s PRIDE TIME! Toronto Pride Week celebrates it’s 30th year in fine form with bells, whistl...

Police Women beat Jersey Shore

(Jul 26, 2010) Police Women Of Broward County is  like a blend between my favourite ever TV show Cops and modern reality TV. It’s great. ...