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Here’s How Marvel’s Shows Stack Up to DC’s

Posted September 18, 2014 by Katharine Trendacosta

There are a lot of comic-based shows coming to TV, even when you exclude the ones that are just in development. So, because we need to pit Marvel against DC always, let’s ask the questions: Who has more? Who has more leading women? More leading POC? A…

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Art

Concept Art For Big Hero 6′s San Fransokyo Is Absolutely Charming

Posted September 17, 2014 by Lauren Davis

Disney’s upcoming superhero film Big Hero 6 is set in San Fransokyo, a futuristic city with San Francisco’s layout and a bit of Tokyo’s aesthetic. And this delightful concept art from the film gives us a sense of how that mashed-up city came together…

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Massive Collection Of Mystery Science Theater 3000 To Debut On Vimeo

Posted September 17, 2014 by Meredith Woerner

Vimeo has just gobbled up 80 episodes of Mystery Science Theater 3000, but more importantly this deal includes the rights to FUTURE episodes of MST3K that aren’t already available on iTunes or Hulu! Read more…

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What’s the Most Realistic Movie About the Future of War?

Posted September 17, 2014 by Annalee Newitz

There are a lot of war scenes in science fiction, but most of them emphasize the pew-pew-pew and spaceship CGI over realistic representations of combat. Are there any futuristic movies that actually show us the grim reality of what war might be like i…

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​Syfy’s High Moon Makes Sharknado Look Like A Serious Docudrama

Posted September 17, 2014 by Rob Bricken

​Syfy's High Moon Makes Sharknado Look Like A Serious Docudrama

So it turns out the operative word in Bryan Fuller’s loose adaptation of The Lotus Caves, the TV pilot-turned-TV movie High Moon, is not the word “moon.” It’s “high,” as in “everyone who worked on this show was clearly high.”

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Matt Smith To Fight The Undead And Love In Pride & Prejudice & Zombies

Posted September 17, 2014 by Meredith Woerner

Matt Smith is getting back into the genre game and joining up with the very large cast behind Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. The twist: he’s not playing Mr. Darcy. Read more…

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Events

Slurpee Name Your Price Day for Food Banks in Canada

Posted September 17, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. If you thought July 11th (7-Eleven Day) was awesome because it’s the annual Free Slurpee Day then this will make you even more happy. On Friday, September 19th 7-Eleven stores across Canada are hosting Slurpee Name Your Price Day where 100% of proceeds will go to Food Banks in […]

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TIFF 2014: The haiku review

Posted September 17, 2014 by Anonymous

Forget long-form reviews. Jeff Harris takes his TIFF stance with stanzas, in the elegant 5-7-5 haiku poem form.

The post TIFF 2014: The haiku review appeared first on Macleans.ca.

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Terry Gilliam’s The Zero Theorem Is a Grim Facebook Dystopia

Posted September 17, 2014 by Annalee Newitz

Terry Gilliam's The Zero Theorem Is a Grim Facebook Dystopia

In movies like Brazil and 12 Monkeys Terry Gilliam established himself as a master of the dystopian. With his new film The Zero Theorem, he’s created a garish, repulsive social media future full of “happy” surveillance and overworked techies. It’s a compelling vision, but the movie never quite lives up to its own designs.

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Divorce

Chad Kroeger and Avril Lavigne are Calling it Quits

Posted September 17, 2014 by Anonymous

It seems like the King and Queen of Canada are heading to splitsville. A source told Us Weekly that Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger are planning on getting a divorce. Chad has reportedly been going around L.A. telling everyone that they’re separating. The couple have been married for 14 months after getting engaged in 2012 […]

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Books

This Novel Has Won Raves For Its Worldbuilding, And You Can See Why

Posted September 17, 2014 by Charlie Jane Anders

City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett has been getting lots of buzz lately, including praise for its layered, intense worldbuilding. This is a novel about a society that’s forbidden to speak of the dead old gods… who might not be dead after all. …

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You Can Now Delete The U2 Album From Your iTunes

Posted September 17, 2014 by Anonymous

Normally I would love free music. I mean if I can save $1.29 for a song I’m going to jump at that opportunity. But last week Apple thought they would surprise everyone by gifting them the new U2 album Songs of Innocence. Millions of Apple users were “treated” to a the full U2 album before […]

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Events

Grey Cup Festival in Vancouver

Posted September 17, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. The 102nd Grey Cup will play out at BC Place in Vancouver this November, and with the championship football game comes a world class city-wide festival where fans from across the country can meet to celebrate. Hosted by our very own BC Lions, the Grey Cup Festival announced its […]

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Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Hunger Games 2

Posted September 17, 2014 by John Klein

I watched “Hunger Games: Catching Fire” [8/10] and it’s a lot like the first movie, so pretty nifty, but also somewhat predictable. It’s available from the Regina Public Library. Soon I must watch “Knowing” and “World War Z” before I have to return them.

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The Black Keys Brings Down The House In Toronto

Posted September 17, 2014 by Jessica F

The Black Keys never fail to put on a killer rock show. They are one of those bands that you should definitely go see live. Whether you like their music or not is almost irrelevant. They gave that opportunity to fans in Toronto when they came through the Air Canada Centre last night along with […]

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Is Kylie Jenner The Next Big Singing Sensation?

Posted September 17, 2014 by Anonymous

She’s already a model, author, designer, and socialite so why not add singer to her resume. A close insider to the Jenner family revealed that Kylie Jenner is planning on starting a music career. Kylie wants to leave the catwalks for big sister Kendall and has her eyes set on the stage. Kylie is currently […]

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Video: “Cold Light” by Operators (Pitchfork Nightcap Session)

Posted September 17, 2014 by Chris

Indie Music Filter

Finally, I get another chance to hear the killer song “Cold Light” from Operators.

Video: “Cold Light” by Operators (Pitchfork Nightcap Session)

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We May Have New Music From Kendrick Lamar Next Week

Posted September 17, 2014 by Jessica F

Yes, it is true that a music message board isn’t exactly straight from the horse’s mouth confirmation but according to posts on the Pulse Music board, we are getting a new single from Kendrick Lamar next Tuesday. Apparently Interscope Records’ website PlayIGA accidently leaked the new single with i. The message board posters also said […]

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10 Times We Were Jealous of Nick Jonas’ New Music Video

Posted September 17, 2014 by Anonymous

Yesterday Nick Jonas celebrated his 22nd birthday by gifting the world with his new music video Jealous. In the song Nick sings how he gets jealous when other guys look at his girlfriend Olivia Culpo who makes an appearance in the video. The former Miss USA is featured playing the cello in lingerie and adorably […]

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The Drums Takes You From A to Z on Encyclopedia – Now On First Spin!

Posted September 17, 2014 by Jessica F

The Drums are back and as rock ‘n roll as ever. Their new album Encyclopedia is almost out and this time The Drums are a duo. After releasing Portamento, their second studio album, the band went through a shake-up with their third founding member Connor Harwick leaving the group. The remaining members Jonny Pierce and […]

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Events

Lucky’s Doughnuts Launches New Menu; Pumpkin Doughnuts Are Back

Posted September 17, 2014 by Anonymous

Go buy elastic waist pants. Lucky’s Doughnuts, our local doughnut shop that operates out of 49th Parallel Coffee (2198 West 4th) , launches their new menu today. They’ve remixed old favourites; they’ve added new wonders. Pumpkin doughnuts return with a few tweaks (see above). There’s a magical breakfast cruller with…
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Contests

Nat Jay Album Release Party

Posted September 17, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. Vancouver-based singer/songwriter Nat Jay is releasing her first full-length album All I Think When I Wake Up on September 23rd, celebrating in style with a release party later that week. Recorded in Vancouver at Fader Mountain Sound with Craig Northey, Doug Elliott, and Pat Steward of The Odds as […]

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Is this the end of the line for the El Mocambo?

Posted September 17, 2014 by Derek Flack

The El Mocambo, one of Toronto’s most iconic live music venues, looks to finished according to the venue’s Facebook page and reports on social media. A Facebook post by co-owner Sam Grosso says of a November 6th show that “its [sic] all coming to end a…

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Mono Is Bigger, Louder, and Heavier on Their New Track

Posted September 17, 2014 by Noisey Staff

Mono is aging in the other direction. Their new LP Rays of Darkness is their second of two LPs this year and is the darker of the two. It’s also the first without string arrangements, and the new jam “Recoil, Ignite (Part II)” is quite possibly their heaviest track to date. Listen to Mono’s version of aging gracefully with the searing post-rock influenced track below and order yours via their label,Temporary Residence Limited.

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Events

Cocktails and Shopping at Kitsilano’s Fashion on Fourth: September 18, 2014

Posted September 17, 2014 by Anonymous

Vancouver Fashion Week , Vitamin Daily, and West 4th Avenue join forces this coming Thursday, September 18, to celebrate the eclectic mix of fashion and retailers in our neighbourhood. The goal? To encourage Vancouverites to explore our wonderful bouti…

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Amazing Race Canada recap: No fun in New Brunswick

Posted September 17, 2014 by Sonya Bell

The challenges on this leg of the race left something to be desired. But the episode’s bittersweet end was worth the wait.

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The top 5 shows to catch at Manifesto 2014

Posted September 17, 2014 by Markit

manifestoThe Manifesto Festival is back for its 8th year in Toronto. From September 17-21, the city will celebrate hip hop arts and culture over a wide spectrum of artistic styles including musical performances, live painting showcases, DJ battles, dance competitions, and of course educational workshops and panels. If you want to catch a glimpse of both internationally respected stars and a breadth of talent that call Toronto home, your time is now. Here’s a day by day round up of Manifesto’s 2014 line up stand-outs.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17th

Red Bull – Sound Select Presents
Revival (783 College Street) – 9pm – 1am – 19+
$10 cover – FREE W. RSVP

Tonight’s gig at Revival will be headlined by TDE’s newest recruit Isaiah Rashad (who blessed Toronto earlier this year). The crowd will be warmed up by some local talent including rappers Tasha The Amazon, Dillon Ponders and Canada’s leader in grime, Tre Mission. Doors open at 8pm and the evening is totally free if you RSVP – entry isn’t guaranteed though. This one will be jammed, so arrive early.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18th

Manifesto Art Show
Steam Whistle Roundhouse (255 Bremner Blvd) – 7pm – 2am
$15 advance

Don’t forget that Manifesto creates a platform for more than just music. This year’s live art event looks better than ever before: the evening will feature work by more than 20 Canadian artists, as well as live painting by L.A.’s tattoo/graffiti legend Mister Cartoon, Columbia’s Kno Delix, and hometown street art hero Skam. While they paint, musical selections will come from veteran DJs Wrispect, Mensa, and Ariel.

FRIDAY, SEPTERMBER 19th

Rumble In Regent – Toronto Soundclash
Daniels Spectrum (585 Dundas Street East) – 9pm – 2am
$10 advance
Toronto’s DJ community is set to battle with twelve DJs grouped into six distinct styles. Sweet Touch Foundation’s DJ Riccachet take on party pleaser James Redi in Classic Hip Hop; DJ Grouch fires up against BBQ-guru Skratch Bastid in Old School & 80s; DJ Crsb & DJ Bambii battle through Trap & New Jack Swing; Paul Chin faces a mystery guest spinning Future Beat & Boogie/Disco; dub Connection and Choppa Chop (of Big Toe’s HiFi) gets the floor bumping with Reggae & Dub; DJ Spoonz matches DJ Royale in Soul & R&B. Winners are determined by crowd reaction.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20th

Live At The Square – Free Concert
Yonge Dundas Square – 12pm – 11pm
All ages & Family Friend
Before the summer leaves us entirely, what better way to spend the day than at Y&DS? Headliners include r&b sensation Ryan Leslie, rapper Bishop Nehru, and new kid on the block Raury, who recently caught Kanye’s attention. The daytime stage will be graced by a slew of local acts including Tanika Charles w/ Slakah The Beatchild, Allie, Ain’t No Love, Marlon James and Birthday Boy. Look out for dance competitions Canada Pro 1 vs. 1 Bboy Championship and Last Style Standing. Vendors selling goods and grub from local retailers and artists will be on hand.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21st

The Summit – Keynote, Workshops & Panels
George Brown Waterfront Campus (51 Dockside Dr) – 12pm – 7pm
$10 advance
What Manifesto would be complete without its educational component? After four days of the arts it’s time to learn a thing or two from professionals and creatives alike. During his keynote address, you’ll have an opportunity to hear from Ryan Leslie about how he carved his path to success. Mister Cartoon will be in the building as well, delving into his impressive life and artistry. Other panels and workshops will focus on topics like songwriting, tour life, women in the industry, dance, and the business of art.

Photo via John Kivellote and Rose Joy Kivellote.

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Listen to Lady Gaga’s and Tony Bennett’s New Song

Posted September 16, 2014 by Anonymous

Lady Gaga gets jazzy on it. When I first heard about Lady Gaga’s and Tony Bennett’s collaborative album I was less than excited. I like my Gaga like I like my corn: popped. Jazz music isn’t really my thing. I like a nice beat and catchy lyrics that you can dance to. But after hearing […]

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Entertainment

Ryan Gosling & Eva Mendes Welcome A Baby Girl!

Posted September 16, 2014 by Anonymous

WHOA, the Gosling baby is here! That’s right, People has confirmed that Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes welcomed a baby girl this past Friday. Still scratching your heads? Don’t worry, we totally forgot she was expecting too. Mendes’ pregnancy was […]

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Katy Perry Dominates with 7 MTV European Music Awards Nominations

Posted September 16, 2014 by Anonymous

Katy Perry, more like Slayty Perry because homegirl is slaying the competition with seven nominations for the 2014 MTV European Music Awards. Some Katy’s nominations include Best U.S. Act, Best Pop, Best Song, Best Female, and Best Live. Damn, that’s a lot of Bests. But don’t worry Arianators, Ariana Grande is right behind Katy with […]

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Events

A Tale of Two BC Apple Festivals

Posted September 16, 2014 by Anonymous

Every year, we cover the annual fall UBC Apple Festival. This year, we’re bringing you even more fall harvest goodness and more access to tasty apple pies. UBC Apple Festival takes place October 18-19, 2014. But there’s another apple festival on our radar. The Salt Spring Island Apple Festival takes…
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Events

We Day Vancouver Lineup Announced

Posted September 16, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. We Day Vancouver will take over Rogers Arena on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 as 18,000 youth from across the province enjoy a full day of inspiration and celebration as a reward for work they have done in their community over the last year. We Day gathers thousands of motivated […]

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Blogging

WordPressers Making a Splash

Posted September 16, 2014 by Ben Huberman

From new books to appearances in major media outlets, five WordPress.com writers have been busy these past few months.

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Entertainment

Save Your Soul & Save The Date: The Book of Mormon Scavenger Hunt

Posted September 16, 2014 by Sonya

If you haven’t seen the smash hit The Book Of Mormon, you won’t want to miss its return engagement to Toronto with performances from September 16 to November 30, 2014. It’s one of those really “pushing the limits” type of […]

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What’s Up With That: Why Do All My Friends Like the Same Music?

Posted September 16, 2014 by Nick Stockton
What’s Up With That: Why Do All My Friends Like the Same Music?

Music has chemistry, both in maintaining friendships and helping us make new ones. Science can help us understand how it works.

The post What’s Up With That: Why Do All My Friends Like the Same Music? appeared first on WIRED.



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Rifflandia Festival Photos: Death Cab for Cutie

Posted September 16, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. The Rifflandia Festival took over bars, clubs, public spaces, and Royal Athletic Park in Victoria last weekend as dozens of acts like Girl Talk, Serena Ryder, Dragonette, The Skatalites, Dear Rouge, Head of the Herd, Jon and Roy, The Airborne Toxic Event, We Hunt Buffalo, and Death Cab for […]

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Rifflandia Festival Photos: The Airborne Toxic Event And More

Posted September 16, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. The Rifflandia Festival took over bars, clubs, public spaces, and Royal Athletic Park in Victoria last weekend as dozens of acts like Girl Talk, Serena Ryder, Dragonette, The Skatalites, Dear Rouge, Head of the Herd, Jon and Roy, The Airborne Toxic Event, We Hunt Buffalo, and Death Cab for […]

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In 2015: “William And Kate: The First Bedwetting Of The Royal Heir”

Posted September 15, 2014 by MGK

My weekly TV column is up at Torontoist.

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Comics

part eight, page twenty-six

Posted September 15, 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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