• On Fanfiction I

    by  • December 23, 2007 • 0 Comments

    To those who celebrate Christmas: merry Christmas! To those who celebrate another holiday: hope you get whatever you want to get out of your observance! To those who celebrate nothing: want to come to the movies with me? So what is fanfiction, anyway?

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    Deeply Disappointing Dexter?

    by  • December 16, 2007 • 0 Comments

    Don’t Jeff Lindsay’s “Dexter” titles remind you of those adult-movie-style titles like “Debbie Does Dallas”? No? Anyhow, I finally got my hands on a copy of the third book in the Dexter series, Dexter in the Dark. I read it all in one afternoon; coincidentally, I had my very first coffee latte ever at...

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    Hooray for Chanukah!

    by  • December 9, 2007 • 2 Comments

    That is the title of the Paul Zim cassette tape my family plays every Chanukah. If you are not Jewish (or if you are Jewish but aren’t a dork), you are probably wondering who the heck Paul Zim is. That is what Google is for. The thing about Chanukah is it doesn’t have pretty...

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    The Worst Pies in London

    by  • December 2, 2007 • 0 Comments

    Forget the movie. Go see the North American touring production of Sweeney Todd. It’s on at the Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto for eight more days – until December 9th. As Mrs. Lovett’s unsuspecting customers would say, “God, that’s good!”

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    We interrupt our regularly scheduled program…

    by  • November 25, 2007 • 6 Comments

    So some news first. My short story “A Dybbuk Story” is being published in the Winter 2007 issue of The First Line, and it has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Writing it out like that makes me seem so matter-of-a-fact about it, but, truth is, I’m still slightly in shock. Dude. Anyway, I...

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    What the heck is “kiddult”?

    by  • November 4, 2007 • 0 Comments

    Let it be known that I am a sucker for films that both children and adults can watch and have entirely different – but enjoyable – experiences. So, clearly, the only thing to do was write a top ten list of my favourite such movies. (Thanks for the info, IMDB.) Now, I can only...

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    On All Things Pachyderm

    by  • October 28, 2007 • 0 Comments

    If I’ve made one thing clear to the recent readers of this blog, I hope it’s this: I am spending all my grocery money on theatre tickets. Somebody stop me. No, really. This afternoon, I saw another Canstage production, The Elephant Man, starring Brent Carver and a whole bunch of other awesome Canadian performers....

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