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Australia

The Australian Scifi Movie Terminus Looks Both Confusing And Awesome

Posted September 30, 2014 by Rob Bricken

I have little idea what’s actually happening in this first teaser trailer for the Australian science fiction movie Terminus. I know something crashes to Earth, someone’s leg grows back in a super-creepy way, and I’m completely intrigued. Other than th…

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10 Reasons We’re Excited For The Return of Fergie

Posted September 30, 2014 by Allison

It’s been eight years since Black Eyed Peas member Fergie released her hugely successful solo album The Duchess. Let’s take a moment and read that again. Eight. Years. Somehow we haven’t aged a day. To say that we’ve been eagerly awaiting a follow up record from Fergie Ferg is an understatement. We NEED it. The […]

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When Divas Cover Divas: Aretha Franklin Covers Adele

Posted September 30, 2014 by Anonymous

I know covering Adele is so 2011 but this is Aretha Franklin so we’ll make an exception. Aretha recently covered Adele’s massive hit Rolling in the Deep. Covering Adele is usually considered taboo, since no one can really match the original. That being said Aretha does the song justice giving it a more upbeat vibe. […]

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Pharrell’s New Video For It Girl Is Super Kawaii

Posted September 30, 2014 by Melody

Pharrell has clearly watched a lot of anime in his lifetime. His latest music video for It Girl finds the superstar artist animated and living in a world that’s somewhere between a Japanese anime and a really awesome video game. The clip is a collaboration with famed Japanese artist Takashi Murakami and the results are […]

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Art

Art Inspired By The Last Of Us Makes Fungus Zombies Strangely Beautiful

Posted September 30, 2014 by Lauren Davis

Who ever thought that the disfigured Infected from the video game The Last of Us and their fungal explosions could be rather lovely? These artists take on the game’s visuals and find the beauty in the post-apocalypse.Read more…

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You NEED To Listen To Tinashe’s New Album Aquarius On First Spins Now!

Posted September 30, 2014 by Melody

We’ve had a girl crush on Tinashe ever since her hot single 2 On took off this summer. But if that wasn’t enough to convince you to add Tinashe to your list of fave new artists, let us present you with the R&B up-and-comer’s new album, Aquarius. The album is the perfect introduction, blending smooth […]

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This X-Men: Days Of Future Past VFX Breakdown Is The Best I’ve Ever Seen

Posted September 30, 2014 by Rob Bricken

It takes a lot of computers to turn actors into a naked, blue Jennifer Lawrence, as this absolutely stunning VFX breakdown for Digital Domain, who worked on X-Men: Days of Future Past proves. Seriously, if you watch just one of these VFX reels we love…

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Sam Smith Shows His Distance From the Start With Video For Restart

Posted September 30, 2014 by Allison

He ripped our hearts out with I’m Not The Only One and made us weep with sympathy in Leave Your Lover, but it looks like Sam Smith is finally taking pity on us and releasing a carefree music video. Let’s all take a deep breath and put the tissues away. Smith continues to ride high […]

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David Fincher Will Direct Season 1 of HBO’s Supernatural Thriller Utopia

Posted September 30, 2014 by Katharine Trendacosta

David Fincher Will Direct Season 1 of HBO's Supernatural Thriller Utopia

In what is a pretty big commitment — destined to take up most of 2015 — David Fincher’s planning to direct every episode of HBO’s adaptation of the British series Utopia.

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Effects in 1984: A Video Reminder of When Lucas and Spielberg Reigned

Posted September 30, 2014 by Katharine Trendacosta

If you’re searching for something fascinating to occupy an hour, this 1984 Nova special is an excellent choice. It’s a documentary that goes from Georges Méliès A Trip to the Moon to the kings of special effects in the 80s.

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ROYAL BABY SHALL CONSUME US ALL

Posted September 30, 2014 by MGK

My weekly TV column is up at Torontoist.

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Comics

part eight, page twenty-eight

Posted September 30, 2014 by MGK

Click on thumb to see full As always, you can also go to the dedicated Al’Rashad site.

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Books

Video: Five questions for Caitlin Moran

Posted September 29, 2014 by macleans.ca

The famously funny columnist fields our queries

The post Video: Five questions for Caitlin Moran appeared first on Macleans.ca.

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Andrew Coyne: Canadian television industry fatally lost in the past

Posted September 29, 2014 by Andrew Coyne

Tax it. Force it to carry a fixed proportion of Canadian content, said others. Seriously? We’re going to require 30% of the Internet to be Canadian?

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You Must Watch This Documentary About Making 1970s B-Movie Demon Lover

Posted September 29, 2014 by Annalee Newitz

Demon Lover Diary is sort of like American Movie and Blair Witch Project rolled into one, amazing cinematic experience. In 1975, filmmaker Joel DeMott went with her boyfriend Jeff Kreines to Michigan, to help a young Donald G. Jackson (of Rollerblade …

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Expanded Animaniacs “States & Capitals” Song Includes The Entire World

Posted September 29, 2014 by Rob Bricken

Remember Wakko’s informative, catchy “50 States and Their Capitals” song from the classic ’90s cartoon Animaniacs? Well, this gentleman named Kylan has remade the song to include both every nation on the planet, and their capitals, too. It’s beyond impressive (and still ridiculously catchy).

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“How Did This Turn Into A Flirty Thing?” Amy Acker Talks Root And Shaw

Posted September 29, 2014 by Charlie Jane Anders

The new season of Person of Interest plunged us into a dystopian A.I.-monitored world. And all of a sudden, Root is the linchpin of everything, as she helps the undercover Machine Gang. We talked to Amy Acker about Root’s new role, her flirtation with…

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Kardinal Offishall Releases A New Music Video For ‘We Turn It Up’ Just In Time For We Day!

Posted September 29, 2014 by Melody

In 2012, Kardinal Offishall put out a fun music video for his single Turn It Up and now, a week ahead of We Day, the Toronto artist has put out a brand new music video to commemorate the big event. The new music video shows of the rich diversity of Kardinal’s hometown and the various […]

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Comedy

The Top “What In Heaven?” Moments From Broad City @ JFL42

Posted September 29, 2014 by Jessica F

The gals of our favouite show Broad City, Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, came through Toronto on Saturday as part of JFL42. The show is one of the biggest breakout hits of the last year so I couldn’t pass up a chance to see my personal weirdo idols live in person. Although I knew I […]

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Animals

Adam Levine Gets Down In Animal Blood For Maroon 5 Vid

Posted September 29, 2014 by Jessica F

Okay. Things are getting freaky over in Maroon 5 land. Exhibit A: The music video for their latest single “Animals”. In the video, Adam Levine plays a nerdy yet hot lonely butcher who sells meat (wink) to a babe-licious lady played by his wife Behati Prinsloo. Gotta love some music video acting. I guess after […]

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Alt-J Give Disclosure’s Latch A Sexy Twist

Posted September 29, 2014 by Melody

We know, we know: Disclosure’s Latch has been around forever, but gosh darn it we still love this song. There have been plenty of covers and remixes, but we truly think we’ve found a new fave. British band Alt-J took a stab at the dance track recently when they stopped by BBC Radio 1 and […]

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Lily Allen Is A Pop Of Colour In Toronto

Posted September 29, 2014 by Jessica F

Lily Allen is back and bold. The British pop queen swaggered in to Toronto last night for a show at the Sound Academy. With her new trademark pink hair a bright cap on her sparkly look, Lily held your eye and the stage. On tour to support her latest album Sheezus, Lily played some of […]

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Beyconcé Has a Wardrobe Malfunction While Performing; Still Remains Flawless

Posted September 29, 2014 by Anonymous

Who run the world? Beyoncé’s girls! Jay-Z was performing over the weekend at the Global Citizen Festival in New York City on Saturday. At the anti-poverty festival Mr. Carter brought his Mrs on stage to bring the audience to utter shock. But Beyoncé’s presence wasn’t the only surprise of the night. While performing Holy Grail […]

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Lizzo Is The Girl You’ve Got To Know

Posted September 29, 2014 by Jessica F

Know. This. Name. Lizzo. She is your new favourite rapper. Your new favourite singer. Your new favourite musician. Your new favourite human being. Exhibit A: Alright now that you a HOOKED, here is what you need to know about Lizzo. She is from Minneapolis, Minnesota; not the first place you think of when you think […]

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The Definite Ranking of Taylor Swift’s Music Videos From Worst To Best

Posted September 29, 2014 by Anonymous

Taylor Swift is one of the few artists to successful transfer genres while still remaining at the top of the charts. Through her musical journey she has changed from curly haired, sparkly dressed wearing country singer, to a cat obsessed pop icon. Her new album 1989 marks a new era in Taylor’s career. And to […]

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9 Ways To Celebrate Hilary Duff’s Birthday

Posted September 29, 2014 by Anonymous

What were you doing yesterday? If you say anything other than celebrating Hilary Duff’s birthday don’t even talk to me. 27 years ago Hilary Duff came into the world and forever changed it. Hilary may not be as talented or influential as Beyonce, Britney Spears, or Lady Gaga but she is still one of the […]

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Here’s the Trailer for Weezer’s New Video ‘Back to the Shack’

Posted September 29, 2014 by Noisey Staff

Here’s the Trailer for Weezer’s New Video ‘Back to the Shack’

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Lorde’s New Song For The Hunger Games Has Arrived!

Posted September 29, 2014 by Allison

As promised, Lorde dropped her new single today for Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 soundtrack. We know one person who is going to be crying happy tears. Yellow Flicker Beat opens quietly, with Lorde’s vocals casting a spell over listeners as a buzzing or ‘flicker’ sound acts as the only musical accompaniment. The song then […]

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Here It is: One Direction Releases The First Single From Their New Album!

Posted September 29, 2014 by Melody

We know November 17 is a long wait for One Direction’s new album Four, but here’s something that will ease the wait: a new song! Our fave boy band has released the first single from their upcoming album and it’s called Steal My Girl. The song is a lovey dovey track that has the boys […]

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Books

Adrienne Clarkson on ‘the anguish of not belonging’

Posted September 29, 2014 by Brian Bethune

In an exclusive 2014 Massey Lectures excerpt, Adrienne Clarkson argues that immigrant, not migrant, is the Canadian word

The post Adrienne Clarkson on ‘the anguish of not belonging’ appeared first on Macleans.ca.

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The Rebranding of Nick Jonas

Posted September 29, 2014 by Anonymous

The Rebranding of Nick Jonas

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Hold on, let me check my Friendster

Posted September 28, 2014 by Jaime Weinman

Touching on the latest trends and technology can be a risky formula for TV writers

The post Hold on, let me check my Friendster appeared first on Macleans.ca.

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Cars

Scion tC Freerunner – Power your Passion for Competition

Posted September 28, 2014 by Anonymous

I love car commercials. Maybe because I love looking at cars. One car I’ve noticed lately is the Scion tC, a sweet looking vehicle that reminds me of my Dodge Avenger but with a bit more pizazz!  The Scion tC is aimed at those with high energy, physically active, leave on the field type of […]

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DFA1979 and New Pornos rock funeral at Honest Ed’s

Posted September 28, 2014 by Anonymous

On Friday night lucky fans celebrated the life (and slow death) of Honest Ed’s with a double bill of Canadian indie rock. The send-off for the Annex location of Sonic Boom (now re-opened on Spadina) was transformed into a Molson-branded concert venue, …

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Events

3 Open Houses in Kits This Weekend

Posted September 27, 2014 by Anonymous

Now that it’s fall, you might need an excuse to get outside, so why not view some open houses in Kitsilano. Grab a pumpkin spice latte and enjoy a walk through the neighbourhood.  There are lots of open houses this weekend. Take a look at a full list here: http://livekitsilano.com/open-houses/. And…
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Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin on Slick Rick

Posted September 27, 2014 by Noisey Staff

Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin on Slick Rick

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The top 5 dance parties in Toronto October 2014

Posted September 27, 2014 by Benjamin Boles

dance parties TorontoThe top dance parties in Toronto this October have a lot of competition – next to New Year’s Eve, Halloween is probably the second biggest party night of the year. And like NYE, October 31 also has a tendency to turn into amateur night at the club, due to the influx of large numbers of occasional partiers trying to cram a few months worth of steam-release into one night.

Better to blow your dancing budget on some of the more music-focussed events happening over the rest of the month. Having said that, since Halloween falls on a Friday this year, there will be no shortage of costume ragers getting announced in the coming weeks.

Hercules and Love Affair / October 4 / Wrongbar / 8pm / $24
The NYC deep house project returns to Toronto, this time bringing a live lineup that includes ex-vocalist Nomi Ruiz, who is returning to the stage with the group for a small run of shows. See them in a small intimate club like Wrongbar should be an intense experience. Dynamo Azari (of now-defunct house group Azari & III) opens up the night, alongside Phil V.

Green Velvet vs Cajmere / October 11 / Coda / 10pm / $30
It seems like Curtis Jones almost lives here, given how often the Chicago house icon plays in town as either his industrial funk alter ego Green Velvet, or as his more traditionalist house persona Cajmere. This time around he’s combining the two tendencies for a night exploring the full range of what he’s capable of.

Mark Farina and DJ Diz / October 12 / Ryze / 10pm / $25
Before Mark Farina moved to San Francisco and made a name for himself with his Mushroom Jazz series of downtempo jazzy breakbeat mixes in the early 90s, he’d already cut his teeth playing house at Red Nail warehouse parties in Chicago where he grew up. The veteran DJ will be focussing on that latter side of his personality for this night, reuniting him with fellow Red Nail resident DJ Diz

Junior Boys / October 17 / Club 120 / 10pm / $20
Hamilton electronic pop duo Junior Boys are more known for their moody introspective synth pop than for destroying dance floors, but when the pair do DJ, it’s a lot more of a party than their studio recordings might suggest. They’re playing a special three-hour set, alongside Breakandenter’s Martin Fazekas.

SBTRKT / October 31 (and November 1) / Danforth Music Hall / 7pm / $26
Technically this two night stand by SBTRKT is more concert than dance party, but if people aren’t moving to his futuristic bass pop at these shows something has gone wrong. Maybe for Halloween he’ll play without his trademark mask for a change? Bonus: this should be done early enough that you can still hit a costume party. Watch out for our Halloween guide.

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Contests

Win Tickets to Carmen at Vancouver Opera Courtesy of Mission Hill

Posted September 26, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. Vancouver Opera presents the world’s sexiest opera, Carmen, which became the fastest-selling production in Vancouver Opera history when it last took to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre stage five years ago. This gorgeous production of Carmen, directed by Joel Ivany Joel Ivany Joel Ivany, is set in 1930s-1940s Latin America, […]

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Art

Inspiring 5-Year-Old With Autism Creates Beautiful Works Of Art

Posted September 26, 2014 by Anonymous

What kind of artwork would you expect to see from a five-year-old? Messy finger paintings, perhaps? Maybe some silly stick-figure drawings? Well, not from Iris Grace. This little girl from the UK is gaining a lot of online attention for […]

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The Evolution of Flying Lotus

Posted September 26, 2014 by Anonymous

The Evolution of Flying Lotus

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