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Out to the Theater with Other People's Problems - November 4th-8th @ Théatre Ste-Catherine

Posted by Sarah / November 5, 2009

Other People's Problems.jpgWhen I look back to the years when I was doing my first degree, some of my best memories revolve around theater. Who hasn't done the odd "Theater Arts" class in high school or enlisted for the drama club because the cutest boy/girl in school was part of it? What I'm getting at is, when did we stop indulging in to the theatrical arts? Why should music shows or the silver screen take over our art-seeing plans? When I saw the flier for Other People's Problems a few weeks back, I made plans to attend the show with a good friend of mine. Last night was a perfectly fabulous Wednesday evening in Montreal. Read on to learn more about why you should also make plans to see this show in the next few days.

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20 pounds of apples a day...

Posted by Jennifer / October 1, 2009

20093009- applepicking.JPGI have the luxury of having a dear friend in the city who recently acquired a car. For me, in autumn, this meant that one thing had to happen: a trip outside of the city to pick me some apples.

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Les Boys and Filles of Summer

Posted by Stefan / August 22, 2008

baseball4 edit.jpg Baseball exists at the cross-section of many subcultures. A genuinely American pastime, its roots are a pastiche of legend, bullshit, lore, and innuendo; its origin story is shared by war veterans of the American South and King Vlaicu Voda, a 14th century Romanian monarch. Countless Hollywood films extol its virtues, the inimitable Philip Roth has mercilessly skewered Cold War paranoia through its dusty lens, and a cult of Chicago-based Pharisees have recently crowned baseball the "hipster sport de rigeur." As no-doubt baseball fan John McCain would say, "Friends, football can have Thanksgiving, the Boys of Summer get, um, the whole summer."

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The Masters: Just For Laughs Festival - July 18th

Posted by Sarah / July 21, 2008

MastersOver the past 10 days, Just For Laughs has been invading the streets of the Quartier Latin and taking over some pretty big venues with the sole intent of bringing a bit of joy and laughter into our lives. Though there are many events I would've liked to have seen and didn't get the chance to, Saturday night I showed up, drenched to the bone, at Kola Note to see my first stand-up comedy show: The Masters. The venue was full packed, which I hear was the case with many of the JFL events, and brought to the stage seven reputable comedians: Henry Cho, Hal Sparks, Henry Phillips, Thea Vidale, Todd Glass and Billy Gardell (and another one on the photo whose name I didn't get).

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Fringe Festival Part 7: The Final Lap

Posted by Sarah / June 22, 2008

Drag RacesYou may be sick of reading about the Fringe Festival by now. I hope you're not, because it's with immense pleasure that I've been trotting all over town for the past ten days, working like a machine trying to bring you the most insight on as much of this festival as humanly possible. If you're saturated with the Fringe, it's almost over. I sincerely hope you've been pleased with the variety of events we've covered, but mainly I hope you had a chance to enjoy some of these shows yourselves. I'd love to hear your comments about the festival. What were your highlights? Did you see any really bad shows? Did some of them blow your minds? Did you laugh? Did you cry? I always love hearing what our readers have to say so please, comment away.

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Fringe Festival Part 5 - 3 Plays, One Night

Posted by Sarah / June 21, 2008

13th HourI must be a mad person, because after having already seen seven plays since the beginning of the Fringe Festival (all the while juggling my full-time job) I actually went out to see three more plays last night. First, I set out to check out Barry Smith's Baby Book: A Grown Up Comedy About Stuff over a the Geordie Space.

After having checked out his play Jesus In Montana last year (and enjoying it mildly), I wasn't exactly sure I was going to love this one. Turns out it was pretty fun. I've always been somewhat of a memory keeper, but this guy has serious OCD behavior when it comes to holding on to keepsakes. While it was more like a good stand up comedy supported by a great slide show than an actual play, it was a pretty insightful presentation and I laughed a lot. Smith is funny and has a lovely way of looking at life and being able to laugh at himself. I strongly recommend this one.

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