Toronto Star: “I’ll Miss The Old TTC Streetcars.”

With the TTC decommissioning the old CLRV streetcars, I got a bit nostalgic about them and wrote a piece for The Toronto Star. I’ll miss those old lumbering beasts, if just because they were such an important part of Toronto’s iconography (like Honest Ed’s, RIP) and my own childhood memories of navigating the city streets….

Flare Magazine: “Do We Really Need Another Season of You?”

Flare Magazine just ran a piece I wrote about my very complex feelings for the show YOU. Do I enjoy the series, with all of its riveting twists and turns? Yes. Do I have an appreciation for what the cast and crew have crafted? Absolutely. But do I find it to still be problematic in…

Toronto Star: “Meet Me Under the Clock!”

Inspired by a film project I’ve been working on the last little while, I wrote a piece for The Toronto Star on the old clock tower on Yonge Street, and its (rather infamous) role in local queer history. This has been a subject very close to my heart! You can find the article here.

Toronto Star Piece in The New York Times

My recent Toronto Star piece on a racist costume from my past was referenced by essayist Pico Iyer in an article on chronocentrism for The New York Times a few days ago.   Iyer’s article delves into my discussion of the racist costume as part of a larger conversation about how we reframe the past…

Flare Magazine: Top TV of the ’10s, This Is Us, Netflix Updates, & More

Alongside my television work and a few stray pieces for some other publications, I’ve recently had the pleasure of working for FLARE, a Canadian lifestyle mag focused on fashion, beauty, celebrity, and current events. And it has been a total blast! I’ve already linked to my piece on the Game of Thrones finale, but since then I’ve…

The End of Endings

Remember the poster for Six Feet Under‘s final season? The show’s trademark hearse, riding into the sunset, with “Everything. Everyone. Everywhere. Ends.” beneath it? It was a bold statement, and one that not only restated the series’ theme, but also prepared viewers for both the conclusion to the series AND the main characters’ lives. Definitive….

Huffington Post Piece on Bruce McArthur

As I’ve mentioned before on the blog, the Bruce McArthur case is one that has hit fairly close to home for me. As a queer man of colour, and one who fits the profile of some of his alleged victims, I have found myself angered by the way the case has been handled by both…

It Gets Worse

Since the last time I posted about the Bruce McArthur case, additional info has been revealed that is… well, grim, to say the least. Alongside the established first degree murder charges relating to the deaths of Andrew Kinsman and Selim Esen, McArthur is now charged with the murders of three more men – Majeed Kayhan,…