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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Kjartan Hewitt

A contributor to The Medium.

    Contributions

    Brendan Canning’s new scene

    Brendan Canning looks like a ’90s rocker. I don’t mean like how Rod Stewart still dresses like 1980s Rod Stewart and should cool it...

    Tickle you just right

    Kevin Patrick Robbins IMPATIENT THEATRE CO. “Don’t tell me I remind you of Jack Black. Seriously.” Bob Banks MANTOWN, PB & J “Look, just because you like funny dudes...

    Speed dating, speed hating

    If you haven’t been privy to the Internet-phenomena that is ChatRoulette.com, I’d recommend giving it a look. The website, which has been up and...

    And you’re all set

    You’ve somehow established the flimsy pretense of “watching a movie.” Don’t blow it by throwing on Schindler’s List. Now, it’s important to differentiate between a “make-out movie” and a “date movie.” “Date movies” are meant to be engaging, at least for one party.

    Dating tips for guys

    Conversation Nothing is more awkward than prolonged lulls in conversation, but dont just blurt out anything to break the silence. Sometimes, its hard to tell...

    If you can't stand the tweet, stay out of the kitchen

    A couple years ago, during Canadian Music Week, I watched a group on the cusp of stardom. They were playing post-Benjamin Gibbard pitch-corrected power...

    Bold, brash, brazen

    I was in New York three years ago and I tried to see a The Whitest Kids You Know show at Carolines comedy club....

    That's the last of TIFF

    Another TIFF has come to a close, with the awards ceremony ending as I write this. This past week marks the end of festival...

    TIFF in closing

    SOLITARY MAN Directed by Brian Koppelman & David Levien Starring Michael Douglas & Jesse Eisenberg RATING: MM Michael Douglas as an aging womanizer. Just as uncomfortable...

    The Men Who Stare at Goats

    George Clooney and Grant Heslov have teamed up once again since co-writing Goodnight and Good Luck, which garnered five Academy Award nominations in 2005. Super...

    Aren't you not supposed to have sex underwater?

    Reproduction in nature can be a strange and beautiful thing. And who better to explain the inner workings of sexuality in the animal kingdom...

    TIFF survival guide: The art of watching a movie alone

    Some activities, when done alone, inspire certain social stigma. Its as though going out for dinner or for a drink on your own is...

    TIFF Previewed: Reviews

    THE ROAD Directed by John Hillcoat Starring Charlize Theron & Viggo Mortensen John Hilcoats adaptation of Cormac McCarthys post-apocalyptic classic has been getting some big attention after...

    TIFF previewed

    Whatever the festival, be it music, food or film, I am always reluctant to venture beyond what is familiar. For instance, the 2009 Toronto...

    GTA's most wanted

    Generally, substance abuse does not impress me. Not that I disapprove of it or anything, Im just not impressed by it. When rappers rhyme about...

    The ABCs of CMW

    Colin Munroe: Kid likes the auto-tune effect more than T-Pain likes silly hats. And the auto-tune effect. Dub Trio: The name of their band is...

    The Thieves get thicker

    Anachronisms in music are often treated as strokes of genius, but its a slippery slope. When Beirut came out with Gulag Orkestar in '06,...

    The Framework: a night in transit

    Toronto is a big wuss. This is what Im thinking as I pull up to the supermarket Wednesday night in my mothers white Volkswagon...

    Brendan Canning’s new scene

    Brendan Canning looks like a ’90s rocker. I don’t mean like how Rod Stewart still dresses like 1980s Rod Stewart and should cool it...

    Tickle you just right

    Kevin Patrick Robbins IMPATIENT THEATRE CO. “Don’t tell me I remind you of Jack Black. Seriously.” Bob Banks MANTOWN, PB & J “Look, just because you like funny dudes...

    Speed dating, speed hating

    If you haven’t been privy to the Internet-phenomena that is ChatRoulette.com, I’d recommend giving it a look. The website, which has been up and...

    And you’re all set

    You’ve somehow established the flimsy pretense of “watching a movie.” Don’t blow it by throwing on Schindler’s List. Now, it’s important to differentiate between a “make-out movie” and a “date movie.” “Date movies” are meant to be engaging, at least for one party.

    Dating tips for guys

    Conversation Nothing is more awkward than prolonged lulls in conversation, but dont just blurt out anything to break the silence. Sometimes, its hard to tell...

    If you can't stand the tweet, stay out of the kitchen

    A couple years ago, during Canadian Music Week, I watched a group on the cusp of stardom. They were playing post-Benjamin Gibbard pitch-corrected power...

    Bold, brash, brazen

    I was in New York three years ago and I tried to see a The Whitest Kids You Know show at Carolines comedy club....

    That's the last of TIFF

    Another TIFF has come to a close, with the awards ceremony ending as I write this. This past week marks the end of festival...

    TIFF in closing

    SOLITARY MAN Directed by Brian Koppelman & David Levien Starring Michael Douglas & Jesse Eisenberg RATING: MM Michael Douglas as an aging womanizer. Just as uncomfortable...

    Aren't you not supposed to have sex underwater?

    Reproduction in nature can be a strange and beautiful thing. And who better to explain the inner workings of sexuality in the animal kingdom...

    TIFF survival guide: The art of watching a movie alone

    Some activities, when done alone, inspire certain social stigma. Its as though going out for dinner or for a drink on your own is...

    The Men Who Stare at Goats

    George Clooney and Grant Heslov have teamed up once again since co-writing Goodnight and Good Luck, which garnered five Academy Award nominations in 2005. Super...

    TIFF Previewed: Reviews

    THE ROAD Directed by John Hillcoat Starring Charlize Theron & Viggo Mortensen John Hilcoats adaptation of Cormac McCarthys post-apocalyptic classic has been getting some big attention after...

    TIFF previewed

    Whatever the festival, be it music, food or film, I am always reluctant to venture beyond what is familiar. For instance, the 2009 Toronto...

    GTA's most wanted

    Generally, substance abuse does not impress me. Not that I disapprove of it or anything, Im just not impressed by it. When rappers rhyme about...

    The ABCs of CMW

    Colin Munroe: Kid likes the auto-tune effect more than T-Pain likes silly hats. And the auto-tune effect. Dub Trio: The name of their band is...

    The Thieves get thicker

    Anachronisms in music are often treated as strokes of genius, but its a slippery slope. When Beirut came out with Gulag Orkestar in '06,...

    The Framework: a night in transit

    Toronto is a big wuss. This is what Im thinking as I pull up to the supermarket Wednesday night in my mothers white Volkswagon...
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