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You Give Me Fever

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July 18, 2014 • Books, Noir

Megan Abbott is easily one of my favourite authors writing today. I don’t so much read her books as I’m infected by them, like some inexplicable virus that invades your nervous system — disabling and potentially lethal. It’s a fever that’s hard to shake. It comes upon you in the strangest places, like the soccer… Read More ›

Books »

You Give Me Fever

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Megan Abbott is easily one of my favourite authors writing today. I don’t so much read her books as I’m infected by them, like some inexplicable virus that invades your nervous system — disabling and potentially lethal. It’s a fever that’s hard to shake. It comes upon you in the strangest places, like the soccer… Read More ›

Cocktails »

The MaddAddam Cocktail

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-Oh Harding, why does the magic juice make you so crazy? -Well, because it’s a cocktail. -What is a cocktail? -It is a gift from your creators, Oryx and Crake. -Did Crake drink the magic juice? -Hell yeah. Then he would do all kinds of crazy things, especially to Oryx. Then he would pass out… Read More ›

Lounging »

Blue on Blue

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“How about those Blue Jays?” Children of the early 80s will no doubt remember the voice of Fergie Oliver, calling on Jays Nation to rally behind this exciting, charming and wondrous team. As the Toronto Blue Jays rose from the bottom of the cellar, making contention runs in 1983 and 1984, they finally won the… Read More ›

Music »

Vinyl Love

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Nice and Easy. It has been a very long time since I’ve been able to do this, having long-ago abandoned all forms of music dissemination other than digital downloads. Listener purists have been telling me that nothing has ever been able to remotely replicate the experience of vinyl — that slick, oily sound that feels… Read More ›

Toronto »

Brave New Toronto

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Community, Identity, Stability. Clearly, Aldous Huxley had the gift of foresight whilst penning Brave New World, a vision of dystopia bottled in a lab. True, the test-tube created Alphas, Deltas and Gammas pray to the founder of their commerce-centric society, but in our Brave New Toronto, the term “Our Ford” means something entirely different. Our… Read More ›

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