A Coincidence of Mannequins

Playing House: Two thought-provoking photo projects involving two women with similar names and two male mannequins whose names begin with "C." Weird and/or wonderful? more »

Aug 8, 2014 Patty Osborne's Blog

A Particular Class of Women: Bawdy, Bitchy, Brave and Hilarious Tales of the Stripping Life

Women have always shared their stories in the privacy of bedrooms, bathrooms, changerooms, or anywhere else that they find, and, with much hilarity and not a little anger and sadness, they did it again on the stage of the Firehall Theatre. more »

Feb 10, 2014 Patty Osborne's Blog

Maladjusted: is it them or is it us?

Headline Theatre's new play, Maladjusted, is an intriguing, thought-provoking and interactive event that takes us deep into the mental health system. more »

Mar 15, 2013 Patty Osborne's Blog 1 Comments

Commies in Canada

Laurie Lewis has written a smart, concise and humourous memoir about being a "little comrade" in Canada during the McCarthy era. more »

Jan 8, 2013 Patty Osborne's Blog

Greatest Dreams

The new chapbook from the Writers' Exchange promises to reveal its contributors' (elementary school kids) greatest dreams. more »

Dec 21, 2012 Patty Osborne's Blog 1 Comments

From the Geist kitchen: AnnMarie's Shortbread Cookies

A delicious recipe from the Geist kitchen—just in time for the holidays. more »

Dec 18, 2012 Patty Osborne's Blog

Ian McEwan, what are ya doin'?

A cranky reader on Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan more »

Nov 27, 2012 Patty Osborne's Blog

Fear and Loathing in Upper Canada

In the 1800s, many young women came to Canada from Ireland but not many of them fell in love with black men who had fled north via the underground railway. more »

Nov 2, 2012 Patty Osborne's Blog

Double or Nothing: hard to resist

Have you ever wanted to take a wild ride inside the mind of a teenager, a teenager who’s a compulsive gambler? more »

Sep 12, 2012 Patty Osborne's Blog

Pink Ribbons, Inc

If you've ever pondered the question, "wouldn't it be more effective to find the causes of cancer instead of trying to find a cure?" then you should watch the excellent documentary Pink Ribbons, Inc. more »

Aug 9, 2012 Patty Osborne's Blog 4 Comments

Listening to kids at the Kidsafe Writers' Room Launch

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Jun 16, 2012 Patty Osborne's Blog 1 Comments

It's a game, it's a book—it's Erebos!

I just spent several days with an evil computer game that I couldn't put down. more »

Jun 4, 2012 Patty Osborne's Blog

Books in the House

How many books are you reading right now and in what rooms? more »

May 28, 2012 Patty Osborne's Blog 2 Comments

Adventures Underground

Navigating obstacles in Montreal. more »

May 15, 2012 Patty Osborne's Blog 2 Comments

The Life and Times of Winfred Rembert, at DOXA

Gorgeous art, inspiring artist. more »

May 10, 2012 Patty Osborne's Blog

Smokin’ Fish, smokin’ movie at DOXA

The movie "Smokin’ Fish" is delicious in many ways. more »

May 7, 2012 Patty Osborne's Blog 1 Comments

People of a Feather: eider ducks on film

Flocks of eider ducks once darkened the sky and filled the air with thunder, but not anymore. more »

Apr 28, 2012 Patty Osborne's Blog

Schwartz's Deli: it's true what they say

I may never eat others' smoked meat again. more »

Apr 27, 2012 Patty Osborne's Blog

The Bookies and The Sisters Brothers: Vote Early and Vote Often

A chance to give a great book the attention it deserves. more »

Mar 25, 2012 Patty Osborne's Blog

Madeleine Thien: Dogs at the Perimeter

Is there any part of us that lasts, that is incorruptible, the absolute centre of who we are?” more »

Mar 14, 2012 Patty Osborne's Blog

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