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Whatever you do, do not pick up that sword! Do NOT pick up that sword, you have been warned

Nicole Hughes Contributor

By Nicole Hughes in Video on Saturday 15 November 2014

It’s improv season again in Toronto and actors, comedians, performance artists are out on the streets to play. Amongst the many participating, there is a group taking fight improv to a new level. They are fighting strangers! One hooded improver stands behind a sign reading ‘Fight me’ while holding a fake sword. If the stranger grabs the sword, combat soon follows.

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Is your name Elizabeth Gallagher? Are you Canadian? There’s a round-the-world ticket with your name on it, literally

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in News on Wednesday 5 November 2014

All you have to be is Canadian. All you have to be named is Elizabeth Gallagher. Check both those boxes and you’ve scored yourself a round-the-world trip with Jordan Axani. So who’s this Jordan guy? He’s the ex-boyfriend of another woman named Elizabeth Gallagher.

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If Star Wars was part of everyday life

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Friday 24 October 2014

Well, just how beautiful are these? ‘Very’ doesn’t even come close. According to Toronto-based photographer Thomas Daggs on his site, the series is reminiscent of his young imaginative mind as a young Star Wars fan, who, at the age of eight, saw elements from the trilogy everywhere he turned while growing up. These doctored images […]

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Artist makes witty illustrations around everyday household objects

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Thursday 4 September 2014

Who knew a slice of orange could also be a slice of pizza? Or that a soda can tab can be a penguin? Toronto-based engineering student Hyemi Jeong takes ordinary, everyday items and gives them a fresh perspective by drawing around them. Some of her works include a croc with a clip for a mouth, […]

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These ads about recycling tell litterbugs what they really are

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Friday 29 August 2014

If asking nicely won’t work on litterbugs, maybe name-calling would help them clean up their acts! ‘LiveGreen Toronto’ is currently trying that approach with a series of ads that uses the very garbage these litterbugs throw out to hurl insults, hoping that they’d feel bad enough to have a change of heart.

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The world’s most expensive cupcake will cost you about a month’s rent

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 14 August 2014

If you thought paying $3 for a muffin was excessive, you’ll hate this next story. Lisa Sanguedolce, the owner of Toronto’s Le Dolci bakery has created this monstros…masterpiece. Fortunately, this cupcake isn’t about being fancy for the sake of being fancy, but was created for a man’s wife-he wanted something extravagant to present her with on her birthday.

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Interview with Dimity Azouri and Imogen Chapman: two of the nominees for the annual Telstra Ballet Dancer Award

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Events on Monday 11 August 2014

This article brought to you by Telstra

This year will mark thirty years of collaboration between The Australian Ballet and Telstra. Six nominees are chosen from among the young talent to be judged for the coveted Telstra Ballet Dancer Award (TBDA). The lucky half a dozen are chosen by their fellow dancers and the winner, selected by a panel of experienced industry professionals, will receive $20,000. The People’s Choice award is decided by the public and is accompanied with a tasty $5,000 prize purse. [vote for your favourite dancer here]

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This is what happens when you invite Jeff Goldblum to your wedding

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Thursday 7 August 2014

Never invite Jeff Goldblum to your wedding – unless you want your entire entourage to be horrifically chased down by a ferocious Tyrannosaurus Rex. The ‘Jurassic Park’ star and his fiancé were recently invited to the wedding of Jesse and Pamela Sargent in Toronto last weekend. And when life gets Dr. Ian Malcolm to attend your wedding, what do you do? Include him in your bridal photo with matching Tyrannosaurus Rex, naturally!

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The changing face of oil in the world, transformed by people

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Tuesday 22 July 2014

Toronto-based photographer Edward Burtynsky, whom we’ve raved about before, is on a mission to document how we all are transforming our natural world on an industrial scale, from stone to minerals, oil, transportation and silicon.

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E.T. and Yoda do Michelangelo’s Pieta

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 30 April 2014

I guess, ET took Yoda home. ‘PiETa’ is a sculpture that reimagines Michelangelo’s famous artwork, ‘Pieta’, with two of sci-fi’s most beloved aliens, E.T and Yoda. Created by artistic duo Jennifer Marman and Daniel Borins, the piece shows E.T. cradling Yoda on his lap – much like Mary cradling Jesus on hers – and healing the Jedi Master with his magical glowing finger.

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An autopsy of classic video game controllers

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Saturday 15 March 2014

Ever wondered what the inside of a video game controller looks like? ‘Deconstructed’ is a series that shows you the pieces that make up the entirety of those gaming devices we all loved and button-mashed. Toronto-based photographer Brandon Allen performed an autopsy on classic video game controllers, laid out all the parts, and photographed them. […]

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Can you work out which superhero these undies belong to?

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Monday 3 March 2014

Think you know your superhero underwear like the back of your hand? Grab this minimalist art print that documents all the famous superhero and villain undies in one place. It was designed by Toronto-based graphic arts studio Design Different and was inspired by childhood, obviously: ‘When I think back to my childhood, memories flood my […]

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The ‘This Is Not A Toy’ toy exhibition opens in Canada

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Wednesday 26 February 2014

Designer toys are on display at the This Is Not A Toy exhibition in Toronto this month until May, where ‘toys’ are ranging in price from just a few dollars to thousands. This large-scale exhibition is co-curated by Pharrell Williams and features a multi-faceted sensory experience’ for visitors, including music, video and vinyl displays. You […]

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Jazzberry Blue Maps makes abstract art out of maps, of course

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 4 February 2014

Toronto-based artist Jazzberry Blue Maps took her love for abstract art to take city maps to a new height by presenting them in a similar visual language as the former. These are oh, so, so, cool.

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This clever ad campaign shines a light on single mothers

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Friday 31 January 2014

A very clever ad campaign for Woodgreen Community Service in Toronto is becoming viral on the web, all thanks to their eye-catching tabloid-like posters. But instead of seeing glitzy glam celebs on these tabloids, we’re faced with other images, such as struggling single mothers, the unemployed and even the elderly coming to terms with having […]

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