Festivals: The crack cocaine of culture?

Okay, okay, okay. I thought I was done with talking about Luminato. And I was, I really was, I swear. I even moved on to doing other... Read More

When Arts + Statistics = Gong Show

It’s June 16. After more than ten days of intense media coverage from all the major print, web, and broadcast media, Luminato... Read More

Unsung City Beautifiers: Fruit & Flower Shops

As Pug Award fever reaches its apex tomorrow night, I thought it might be time to shine a light on smaller-scale design issues. The... Read More

Review: The daily blog of The Next American City

Last night marked the launch of Spacing’s Spring ’08 print edition, which is chock-full of good stuff. But sometimes we... Read More

The ROM CAN… well, pretend to be accessible

I was a bit distracted this morning when I heard CBC radio news report that McGuinty had made some big announcement at the ROM... Read More

Toronto: A City Becoming… er, Way too Insular

So it’s a bit late for this, but I wanted to share a few thoughts from the Toronto: A City Becoming launch that happened on... Read More

Public Museums Followup: Overcharging online too?

Following up on developments (and/or degenerations) in access to Canada’s public museums, I was struck by net-law expert Michael... Read More

“Le Toronto artistique”: hors de prix?

Today in the Toronto Star’s op-ed section, Martin Knelman argues that Toronto is finally getting the funds it needs to compete... Read More

ROM tries to move hot dog vendors “blocking Crystal view”

I just returned from a museums conference in Ottawa and was just sorting through my notes to post soon on a few of the surprisingly... Read More

A monument for “The Campaign Against Terror”?

There was a lot of press on memorials and remembrance over this November 11 weekend — among it a mini-tour of unusual war... Read More