Category: Canadian Entertainment

Kyo Maclear wins $20,000 Trillium Book Award for Birds Art Life

Toronto author Kyo Maclear was named the winner of the $ 20,000 Trillium Book Award for her memoir Birds Art Life, published by McClelland and Stewart, at a gala event at the Toronto Reference Library on Thursday. Fiction and nonfiction books by Ontario authors are eligible for the prize, and awards are handed out for…

Are video game transactions too much like gambling?

By Nelanthi HewaThe Canadian Press Tues., June 19, 2018 TORONTO—”Loot boxes.” Until recently, the only people likely to have heard of them were gamers. But loot boxes and other similar microtransactions in games are earning the industry billions of dollars, and they’re now generating a new controversy in the mainstream. They’re small, scintillating boxes in…

Paz de la Jolla tops enticingly varied triple bill

Paz de la Jolla, The Man in Black, Cacti Alexander Ekman’s Cacti is almost too clever for its own good, but it’s an often hilarious satirical send-up of the tiresome pretensions of a certain genre of contemporary dance.  (Aleksandar Antonijevic / National Ballet of Canada) Harrison James and Hannah Fischer in Paz de la Jolla, a…

Comedian/TV host Chris Hardwick wiped from website he founded after misconduct claim

By Libby Hill Los Angeles Times Fri., June 15, 2018 Chris Hardwick’s name no longer adorns the Nerdist website he founded, after abuse accusations were levied against an unnamed person by his former girlfriend Chloe Dykstra. Legendary Entertainment, which acquired Nerdist Industries in 2012, issued a statement on Friday, addressing the comedian’s absence. Chris Hardwick…