Category Archives: Spirituality & Religion

Beethoven’s five minute sermon

Nothing changes your perspective on a piece of music like repurposing it. The new context may strain the original to its breaking point. A happy tune works well at a party, perhaps not so well at a funeral. This is … Continue reading

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Precarity in the alternative space of Other Jesus

Evan Webber’s new play Other Jesus, that has been getting presented nightly at St Matthew’s United Church on St Clair, opens a discursive space that I’ve been contemplating. I’m not entirely sure I’m objective about this, given that I’m projecting … Continue reading

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Dr Ryhana Dawood’s Martial Smarts: FIGHT LIKE A GIRL

The words on the poster caught my eye. “FIGHT LIKE A GIRL”, all in capitals. When I inquired further I discovered Martial Smarts and then its founder Dr Ryhana Dawood: a strong advocate for women’s health and female empowerment through self-defense. … Continue reading

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Questions for Evan Webber: Other Jesus

Evan Webber is a writer and performance maker who lives in Toronto. Evan’s work considers the relationship between time and text, and between narratives and institutions. Evan is an Associate Artist of Public Recordings, a collaborative operation that conjoins artistic research, performance … Continue reading

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Tallis Scholars & friends: Magnificat

Tonight felt like a kind of affirmation of permanence in the face of change and disorder in the world. The Tallis Scholars, conducted by Peter Phillips, joined forces with two University of Toronto ensembles –Schola Cantorum and Theatre of Early … Continue reading

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Metaphysical Sausage Party

Imagine you were having a spiritual crisis. There you are, wondering, asking yourself about God and the meaning of life. And then you stumble upon a film on pay TV that seems to offer answers, precisely at the moment of … Continue reading

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Encounter with Hilary Kilbourn

I posted a press release earlier this week, concerning someone who passed through my life briefly. One paragraph in particular caught my eye: About The Hilary Kilbourn Memorial Fund Hilary continues to cast her spell over the Island through good … Continue reading

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