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Brilliant Toronto-based female who knows a thing or two about the artistic world. Or.. She likes to think so anyway. Some form of student, some form of writer, some form of artist. Basically: brilliant.

David Hoffos

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January 12th, 2011

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David Hoffos has rocked my video installation world. [ Continue Reading ]

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes

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October 13th, 2010

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Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, recently appearing on Letterman, step into the music world with big, shiny smiles and a checkered-picnic-blanket attitude. Upbeat and jubilant group of musicians give us a whole new take on twangy. [ Continue Reading ]

Michael Franti

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October 12th, 2010

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Oh Michael Franti. Where do I even begin? Perhaps the best way to sum him up is that he goes through life shoeless. And with an endless supply of hugs. [ Continue Reading ]

1000 Journals

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October 7th, 2010

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1000 Journals are traveling around the world, falling into various hands from various places. The outcome? One thousand journals written, painted, drawn, sketched, pasted and whatever have you, by the universal population of our dearest planet Earth. [ Continue Reading ]

Blek le Rat: Grandfather of Stencilled Graffiti

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October 1st, 2010

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Blek le Rat is the pioneer of stenciled graffiti art. Not wanting to imitate common American graffiti, he took his own take on the matter and started stencilling black rats all over the streets of Paris in 1981. [ Continue Reading ]

Lori Earely

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September 29th, 2010

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Lori Earely is a ‘contemporary surrealist figurative artist’ (there’s a mouthful…) whose roots lead back to good ol’ New York. She was noticed at a young age for the talent expressed in her emotionally intense oil portraits. [ Continue Reading ]

Marcel the Shell with Shoes On.

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September 24th, 2010

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A type of autobiographical video about Marcel. The Shell. With Shoes On. Marcel gives us a precious peak into his life filled with toe-nail clippings, lint and high cholesterol. [ Continue Reading ]

Irish Dance For the Post-Pop Generation

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September 23rd, 2010

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Suzanne Cleary & Peter Harding modernize the tradition of Riverdance. Which is a pretty nifty little limb isolating dance style to begin with, but let’s not lie, I associate it with my parents and it tends to bring up the same over-riding tedium that you get when you think about staying awake during the ballet or opera. [ Continue Reading ]

Chiharu Shiota

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September 21st, 2010

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Alright, I’m going a little bit mainstream here as I stumbled upon this artist whilst reading Vogue (I was at a hair salon. Beauty magazines happen). But for once in my life, I was actually pleased that whilst flipping among various ads of half-naked women, I found a little mini article on Chiharu Shiota’s installation entitled ‘Room of Memory’. [ Continue Reading ]

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