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Be careful out there today kids! Don’t forget your sunscreen!! Better yet, stay the hell indoors!!!
For the last post before a long weekend, which here in Toronto is a big ole Canada Day/Pride celebration, I’ll leave you with this video, the first single off of Hot Chip’s new record (which is awesome, by the way). Whatever you do this weekend, don’t forget to dance! It’s a celebration bitches!!!
The Book Mark, one of Toronto’s oldest bookstores, is closing at the end of this month, citing big chain stores and online book sales as the main reasons for their financial downturn over the past couple of years. Truly a loss for this city. (via CBC)
“They were the most outrageous, most envied, most startlingly fun birthday parties a generation of kids ever attended.” Read my article about The Mad Hatter here.
Definitely the coolest thing at Toronto’s Nuit Blanche this year: Russian art group AES+F’s “The Feast of Trimalchio.” A modern retelling of part of the Satyricon, shot as 70,000 still frames. Imagine this, but with 9 separate screens arranged in a ring around you (instead of a youtube clip divided into 9 channels). Wish I could’ve just stayed there all night.
Here’s a poster our friend Nikin Nagewadia did with the details for the Dragnet Issue Two launch, which is happening at 9pm, Saturday, July 2 at Studio 561 (561 Bloor St. W) w/ readings by Shari Kasman and Andy Sinclair, performances by the bands Dinosaur Dinosaur and Rodrigo Wilde, and an “Aughtie By Nature” retro 2000s dance party by DJ ARP 2600. Hope you can make it! Bring all your friends! Facebook event here.
In the final round of the second Literary Death Match Toronto last night, Nathaniel G. Moore and Holly Luhning take turns throwing cupcakes at a poster of a Canadian literary icon. The writer who could get icing closest to her mouth would be crowned the winner! Hosted by Todd Zuniga and produced by Julie Wilson. Sorry about my shaky hands…