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NOW What Ep99 - (NOW 40 at 40): Michael Healey and The Drawer Boy
It’s NOW’s 40th anniversary this year, and we’re looking back at some of our most memorable covers with retrospective interviews. Glenn Sumi talks to playwright and actor Michael Healey about his February 18, 1999 cover appearance for his breakout play The Drawer Boy, and how it changed his life … and how, two decades later, another NOW story changed his life once again.
NOW What Ep98 - How Comfort Food Is Keeping Toronto Restaurants Afloat
Eleven months into the pandemic, and with winter depressing everyone even further, people are turning to the foods that comfort them. In this week’s NOW, staff writer Kelsey Adams talks to chefs and restaurateurs across Toronto to find out what’s working for them, and why. One of them is Marben executive chef Chris Locke, who joins Kelsey and Norm for this conversation.
NOW What Ep97 - How Toronto Writers Are Making Substack Work For Them
Now that NOW has launched a streaming newsletter (NOW Streaming! Check it out!), Norm reaches out to Toronto writers and Substack users Kat Angus (Kat Watches Everything), Matt Elliott (City Hall Watcher) and Andrew Stoeten (The Batflip) to get up to speed on how the platform works for entertainment, news and sports. Learn along with him!
NOW What Ep96 - The State Of Sex Work
For our annual Love & Sex issue, NOW culture editor Radheyan Simonpillai asked sex workers and activists Andrea Werhun, Gwen Adora, Ana Valens, Eliza Lorde, Vixen Vu and Ellie Ade Kur to discuss the ways in which their industry has and hasn’t reinvented itself as a result of the pandemic. (Think Onlyfans.)
NOW What Ep95 - Why The Toronto Black Film Festival Matters More Than Ever
The Toronto Black Film Festival is back this week, and things are very different this year than they were in 2020. It’s not just the pandemic that’s changed the landscape, but the surge in Black activism and the ensuing calls for increased representation in television and cinema. TBFF founder Fabienne Colas is here to talk about all of it.
NOW What Ep94 - Black Futures Month 2021
In a companion piece to her Black Futures Month cover package, NOW’s Kelsey Adams talks to Obsidian Theatre artistic director Mumbi, FoodShare Toronto executive director Paul Taylor, Sundance Harvest founder Cheyenne Sundance, Black Lives Matter Canada co-founder Rodney Diverlus and recent candidate for Toronto city council Renee Jagdeo about their work to demand a more just future.
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