Valentines through the ages & the private face of grief in Shotgun Juliet’s intimate, tender Jewel

Pip Dwyer in Jewel. Photo by Jackie Smulan.   Shotgun Juliet opened its production of Joan MacLeod’s Jewel, directed by Matthew Eger, to a packed house at Red Sandcastle Theatre last night. Jewel was inspired by the sinking of the Ocean Ranger oil rig off the coast of Newfoundland during a Valentine’s Day storm on the AtlanticContinue reading “Valentines through the ages & the private face of grief in Shotgun Juliet’s intimate, tender Jewel”

Valentine’s Day goes Femme Fatale @ The Beautiful & the Damned

Passion, poetry, music – and fun, sexy and moving times – at Glad Day Bookshop last night during The Beautiful and The Damned Femme Fatale Valentine’s Day edition, hosted by the lovely and talented Lizzie Violet, who also acted as quiz mistress on this month’s dead celeb Gloria Grahame trivia questions. I had a blast,Continue reading “Valentine’s Day goes Femme Fatale @ The Beautiful & the Damned”

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day, all! It’s so cliché – not to mention annoying and sad – to be a bitter single person today, so I’m choosing to celebrate with some lovely and talented friends at Glad Day Bookshop tonight: The Beautiful and The Damned Femme Fatale Valentine’s Day edition, hosted by Lizzie Violet – with featureContinue reading “Happy Valentine’s Day!”

My secret crush

Happy Valentine’s Day, all! It’s a day of light and love – rife with the possibility of pining over a crush from afar. And I have a confession. I have a crush on Globe & Mail columnist John Doyle. It’s a professional crush, but a crush nonetheless. Read today’s column and you’ll see why: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/arts/television/john-doyle/love-is-on-the-air-stay-home-and-watch-tv/article2336876/Continue reading “My secret crush”