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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

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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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Ballpoint pen illustrations by Rebecca Yanovskaya

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Thursday 2 January 2014

Winged is a series by Toronto-based artist Rebecca Yanovskaya, where she uses ballpoint pen, 22k Gold Leaf applique, and a bit of digital retouching on Moleskine to produce fantastical and otherworldly images of angels. The first of the series is called is Ascent of Man and the Destruction of Magic, in which we see two […]

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To die for: Friday the 13th engagement photoshoot

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Friday 25 October 2013

There is nothing more romantic than having an engagement photo shoot right by gorgeous pine trees and a crystal-clear lake. Unless, of course, that lake happens to be Crystal Lake – the setting of ‘Friday the 13th’ and the final resting place of Jason Voorhees’ victims.

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China turns Olympic Stadium into colourful underwater theme park

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Travel on Saturday 19 October 2013

It’s an open secret that many structures that were built specifically for the Olympics, eventually become white elephants – a valuable but burdensome possession whose cost of upkeep is more troublesome than its worth. Many of these magnificent buildings, once the pride and joy of the host country, end up decrepit and abandoned.

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Experimental photography by Osheen Harruthoonyan

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By Jan Herdlicka in New Photography on Tuesday 10 September 2013

Toronto-based experimental photographer and filmmaker Osheen Harruthoonyan is not only taking photographs but proverbially performing magic in his dark room. His work is far removed from everything I’ve seen when it comes to artistic expression and cryptical depth.

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Acrylic art by Klash Inside

Gem Contributor

By Gem in New Art on Tuesday 3 September 2013

I really like the acrylic art objects made by the Toronto fine art studio, Klash Inside. Their pieces are all handmade, made to reflect light. The clean, geometric patterns have an architectural feel to them, and won’t look out of place anywhere.

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MY SECRET PLAYLIST by Jimmy Shaw, Metric

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Music on Wednesday 17 July 2013

Formed in Toronto but, at various times, based in Montreal, London, New York and L.A, Metric boasts the sort of history that requires one of those connect-the-dots red-lined maps you see in an Indiana Jones movie. These are the songs that have inspired Metric’s Jimmy Shaw, written in his own words.

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