Top 5 TIFF 2012 Movies: Which Doesn’t Include Looper, Sorry JGL

You’ve all probably seen the trailer for Looper at this point. The futuristic thriller has been earning top marks with critics, and also has earned the distinction of being the second non-Canadian film in a row to open the Toronto International Film Festival ( Sept. 6-16, 2012). It looks pretty good, and I’m happy for… Continue reading Top 5 TIFF 2012 Movies: Which Doesn’t Include Looper, Sorry JGL

How To Use Batiste Dry Shampoo

Greasy hair literally ruins my day. It’s right up there with an oily T-zone and canker sores. It’s unattractive but bound to happen if you don’t wash your hair for two days in a row, and definitely if you’re part of the no ‘poo society (which is a LOGICAL method, but something I’m not willing… Continue reading How To Use Batiste Dry Shampoo

Top 5 Romance Movies: No, The Notebook Is Not On This List

I have nothing against the Notebook. I’ve seen it at least five times and when that one friend completely breaks down and sobs, “I’m a bird too!” during movie night, I don’t roll my eyes because I get it. There’s the kiss in the rain, the 365 letters he wrote her, and the whole she’s-old-money-while-he’s-just-this-poor-shmuck-who-works-at-the-lumber-yard-and-they-are-from-two-completely-different-worlds… Continue reading Top 5 Romance Movies: No, The Notebook Is Not On This List

Why I’m Not Horrified By Man Shorts

A few days ago the New York Times article “Shorts Have Men Showing a Little Leg” was debating whether men wearing shorts can be taken seriously, you know, in the grown up world and everything. And, doesn’t it look kind of funny? It looks funny doesn’t it? If this news item was meant to horrify… Continue reading Why I’m Not Horrified By Man Shorts

This Make Up Kit Ain’t No Tupperware Jar

When I was about six years old I remember watching Sailor Moon on the old television set up in the kitchen. This was back in the 90s when we were still in our old house, the one in the East end of Toronto. In between bites of radioactive-orange mac and cheese, I would watch them… Continue reading This Make Up Kit Ain’t No Tupperware Jar

Can Graffiti Be Considered as Art?

This is one of the reasons why I love Twitter. It allows you to rediscover things that have captivated you in the past. These pictures remind me of a lecture I had way back in my first year of university. My lit professor devoted two hours of his weekly lecture not on Virginia Woolf or… Continue reading Can Graffiti Be Considered as Art?

Lily King Gold Wing Earrings

I want these Lily King earrings ($9). Unlike Man Repeller’s arm party philosophy, I prescribe to Kaloll Datta’s mantra that anything glitzy detracts from an outfit, but I still want these. They’ll go along perfectly with my Hermes-inspired gold gladiators from Free People and you know when the logical side of your brain stops working… Continue reading Lily King Gold Wing Earrings