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Montreal Comic Shops

If you’ve ever witnessed the medieval warriors on the mountain, you know this town is serious about fantasy. That, combined with the French tradition of treating comics like high art, means that Montreal is one very comic-friendly city. Whether your tastes run to spandex-clad superheroes or moody black-and-white musings on mortality, there’s a comic store to cater to your needs.…

Chardonnay’s Redemption

As we continue with White Wine 201, we need to deal with the “Anything-But-Chardonnay,” or “ABC” camp. They make the point that this grape, so neutral and easy to grow the world over, is too common and too dull, especially given the vast number of other neglected yet fascinating white varieties. And they are right except that wines such as…

Getting Her to Watch

Perhaps it’s because so many guys grow up watching porn that they can more easily accept it as a fact of life. More likely, because they don’t feel pressure to live up to the fantasy women in these videos, men have a much less politicized relationship with it. Women, on the other hand, have spent so many years feeling objectified…

Comic Crazy in Toronto

Fan fiction, cos-play, comic books and anime. What dark fetishes lie in the hearts of (some) men? All joking aside, if one wants to indulge their creative side, or wear the odd superhero tights on their day off, well that’s their choice, and I won’t think anything less of them. Listed below are some of downtown Toronto’s finest comic and…

DOXA

DOXA is Vancouver’s documentary film fest. This year marks the seventh year the DOXA organizers have scoured the planet (and our own backyard) to bring you the best in non-fiction film making. Here are five picks you shouldn’t miss. Emoticons Director: Heddy Honigmann; The Netherlands, 2007, 53 minutes. Emoticons is a timely and compassionate exploration of the lives of six…

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