In today’s National Post, Adam McDowell, photographer Brett Gundlock and myself spend a night on Ossington Avenue.
In today’s National Post, I talk to Chris Eaton of Rock Plaza Central about the band’s latest album, at the Moment of our First Needing.
In today’s National Post, I examine the life of the late playwright Joe Orton. Orton wrote Loot, which is currently being staged in Toronto, though he may be just as famous for his pranks, one of which involved defacing dozens and dozens of books in the collection of the Islington Library.
In today’s National Post I take a brief look at the longlist for the 2009 Polaris Music Prize, and talk to Geoffrey Dawe and Jeanne Beker about the fate of Toronto-based magazine publishers, Kontent. I also review some of the Midnight Madness films playing this year’s Worldwide Short Film festival.
Last week I attended BookCamp Toronto. In today’s National Post, I try to make sense of it all you can read my notes from the publishing “unconference.” I also make a talking head appearance in this story about Toronto’s east end versus the west end.
So, yesterday I came across this post on Buzzfeed. I’d heard about Three Wolf Moon, and read some of the reviews, but didn’t realize the vast quantities of “intense” t-shirts out there. So I quickly posted something on The Ampersand asking which t-shirt was, in fact, the most intense shirt in the universe. A little while later my editor wandered by my desk and asked if I could turn it into something for the paper. You can read all about how three wolves took over the American t-shirt scene right here.
In today’s paper, we have a quick look at Terry Griggs, author of Thought You Were Dead.
Granta magazine, one of my favourite literary journals, recently changed editors: Alex Clark is out, John Freeman is in. The magazine launched its new fiction issue last Friday in Toronto, and I had already scheduled an interview with senior editor Rosalind Porter when the news broke. I was told John would be in town, and would I like an interview? At the time, no one else had profiled him, so I jumped at the chance. Since then, the New York Observer published a fine feature, but still…
You can find with acting Granta editor John Freeman and senior editor Rosalind Porter over on The Afterword.