Month: June 2013

Queer is Back

This is Pride Month. It’s going to be a history-making Pride parade in Toronto on Sunday when Kathleen Wynne becomes the first sitting Premier to march. …

Dad Jeans

Much fun has been made of so-called Mom jeans. You know the type: they sit higher on the waist than is fashionable and offer a generous amount of room in the seat. They may or may not have an elastic waist. No one you or I know wears Mom jeans but they do exist on the bodies of some women.  They’re not cool.  …

Cat Tales

I’ve slowed the ant invasion to a trickle. It hasn’t been easy. It involved a lot of poisonous bait inside and out and a few completely futile attempts at finding the colony. But the occasional industrious critter is still coming in so a pest control company will spray the entire house, inside and out, on Friday.  …

Y’Ever Notice…?

We stayed at a Comfort Inn last weekend and we usually have a next-to-ideal experience for the dollar. It’s no Ritz but it’s clean, comfortable and in Newmarket’s case, freshly renovated. But there’s a trend I’ve noticed in these mid-range hotels and consider me unimpressed.   …

Brandt’s Randt – Michael Rafferty’s Continued Victimization

Sometimes my weekly Brandt’s Randt on 98.1 Free-FM is more tongue-in-cheek than serious.  “Oh, someone touched me in line at the grocery store! WAH!”  But today I’m deadly serious. We know as a society what’s right and what’s wrong and what’s going on with child-killer Michael Rafferty right now is just wrong.   …

Erotica Finds a Place in Design – Sun Media, June 7-9

One day you may find you need a little help in the bedroom and you know the only solution is to call in a specialist. You’ll need someone who’s sensitive yet knowledgeable and prepared to give you the straight goods without doing irreparable harm to your tender ego. Erotica Interiors offers niche decorating at its most intimate and personal.  …

Tommy at Stratford

It’s amusing to think that most of the performers in the Stratford Festival’s production of Tommy weren’t born when the double-album first came out in 1969.  But that has no bearing on the show. It’s stellar and it surpasses any attempt at staging Pete Townshend’s rock opera I’ve seen before – and there have been a few.  …