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Sort Of: Season 2 Season 2, Ep 0
Bilal Baig and and Fab Filippo's comedy about Sabi, a nonbinary millennial in Toronto, their friends and their Pakistani immigrant family, deepens the characters as it brings Sabi's father back home from Dubai. Hilarious, heartfelt, sex-positive and very queer, with excellent writing and acting and great music. 8 short 20-minute episodes. (Season 1 post, Season 2 trailer.) On HBO.
Kim's Convenience: Season 4 - all episodes Season 4, Ep 0
The further adventures of the Korean-Canadian Kim family in Toronto. [more inside]
Movie: Stories We Tell
A film that excavates layers of myth and memory to find the elusive truth at the core of a family of storytellers. [more inside]
Podcast: Everything is Alive: Petey, Baseball Cap
Petey's just trying to stay on top.
The NBA on TNT: NBA Playoffs: CLE vs TOR Season 27, Ep 5
Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals was last night (5/17/16) wherein the Cleveland Cavaliers took on the Toronto Raptors. In contrast to the Western Conference it was not exactly pretty. In contrast to a bullfight, it was a bit inhumane. Game 2 is tomorrow. Good luck, other!
The NBA on TNT: NBA Playoffs: MIA vs TOR Season 27, Ep 3
The Toronto Raptors, a young unproven team with a rabid fan base trying to get further than they have in recent memory, are tied with a Miami Heat team plagued by injury and age, who nevertheless have played with great guile and ferocity. The Severe North vs the Lackadaisical South. Lannisters vs Starks. And so forth. Meanwhile, Lebron is chilling in an ice bath with the dragons. Game 5 is tonight, 5/11/16.
Podcast: Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff: Episode 170: Deprived of Moss
What should you look for when revising a scenario? The Gaming Hut holds the answers. Cinematic technique, legacy and mortality all come out to play in the darkened space of the Cinema Hut as we delve into Robin’s powerful response to the documentary Hitchcock/Truffaut. Then Ken and Robin Recycle Audio, specifically more clips from Robin’s Q&A at FanExpo in Toronto. Men in black peer into the windows of the Eliptony Hut as we round up the career of sardonic Fortean investigator John A. Keel.
Book: The Blind Assassin
If The Blind Assassin was a layer cake, the layers would be the impossibility of true love, the inexorable destructive force of time, and chocolate. The frosting is pulp and newspaper. It's a remarkable novel, if only for the way Margaret Atwood weaves together three wildly different genres into a whole. There's the gentle comedy of old age about an old woman living a rather solitary existence in a small Southern Ontario town. There are her reminiscences of her life and family, an old-fashioned bildungsroman or family saga. Then there's a story about a doomed romance and pulp science fiction. Each on their own a very good book, but together form a great one. [more inside]
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Sugar in US food, interview with Dr. Jane Goodall Season 1, Ep 22
Sweden freaks out over possible Russian sub offshore near their capital. New York freaks out over Ebola patient. Some of the results from last week's Real Animals/Fake Paws court footage. Main story: FDA plans rules on disclosing on nutrition labels how much sugar is added to food, but are opposed by food manufactuers. Interview with Dr. Jane Goodall. Some of the gaffes of Toronto mayoral candidate Doug Ford, Rob Ford's brother.