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Amanda Parris: A Star is Born
2 months ago

Amanda Parris: A Star is Born

When Amanda Parris first started as host of the Canadian Broadcast Corporation’s “Exhibitionists”, it was like starting from the bottom all over again. She’d spent a decade building up her …
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Noel Clarke: Representation Matters
4 months ago

Noel Clarke: Representation Matters

For many of us, the last time we saw writer, director and actor Noel Clarke he was garbed in a navy blue hoodie beaten and bloody at the end of …
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The Taint of a Nation
4 months ago

The Taint of a Nation

One of the best and worst things about The Birth of a Nation may be that it’s a highly effective film for the message it wants to tell. The irony …
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Remembering the Mixtape
5 months ago

Remembering the Mixtape

A hundred cassette cases in grid formation are suspended delicately from nails in the studio of Toronto’s Gallery 918. From afar the tape covers create one image: a young Black …
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Poetic Diary: Finding Joy After the Rain
6 months ago

Poetic Diary: Finding Joy After the Rain

Simone Walsh has been to the end of the road and back.

A victim of workplace bullying and harassment, its effects spiraled her into a four-and-a-half-year battle of severe depression.


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Queen Nanny: Hidden History
6 months ago

Queen Nanny: Hidden History

What started out as a passion project for director Roy T. Anderson was picked up and selected by the CaribbeanTales International Film Festival (CTFF) to screen at its media launch …
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Emerging from Drake’s Shadow
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6 months ago

Emerging from Drake’s Shadow

By  •  Reviews, Music

Prior to the unveiling of his third studio album, P3, Canadian singer, songwriter and producer PARTYNEXTDOOR kicked off the year by helping pen the infectious chart-topping single “Work”. The track …
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Tory Devon Smith: Breaking into Hollywood
6 months ago

Tory Devon Smith: Breaking into Hollywood

For actor Tory Devon Smith being in the entertainment industry isn’t about fame.

“Red carpet is not the goal, the goal is not awards . . . it’s about brilliant …
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Mas Players to Spectators: ‘Respect the Culture’
7 months ago

Mas Players to Spectators: ‘Respect the Culture’

The 49th season of Toronto Carnival is here. And as revellers get ready to enjoy the culmination of a month-long celebration of Caribbean culture, lifelong Carnival devotee Sophia Rickson says …
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Pooch Hall: Confidence Over Everything
7 months ago

Pooch Hall: Confidence Over Everything

American Actor Pooch Hall speaks with a vernacular stew that opposes anything feeble from the jump. “I’m not intimidated. Not to be cocky, I’m not cocky, but rather, I’m confident,” …
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