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20 Questions With Martha Wainwright

Martha Wainwright has a new album out, Come Home To Mama, and she’s touring the great Canadian North in support of it (Toronto tour date is November 8th at the Great Hall). She was nice enough to answer the 20 Qs just before she heads out.

Ask Mica: I Want You to Want Me

Dear Mica,

I’ve been friends with this (slightly) older guy for years. We have been dating on and off for half of the time and I still can’t tell what he wants. While he was in school he and I didn’t really hang out but since he’s been home we’ve been hanging out every once in a while. We always have a great time. He chases me for part of the time but then sometimes it’s the other way around. I tried to talk to him but he got freaked out and claimed being busy is what is keeping us in the casual zone. I feel like I’m not in control of the situation and I don’t like that. What do I do here?
Chasing to be Chased

Haunting at the Bala Bay Inn: An Interview with Terry Boyle

In keeping with our theme of the Halloween Issue, we thought we’d bring you an interesting piece of Ontario history. The Bala Bay Inn in Muskoka has been made famous by it’s status as haunted by the ghost of its original founder, E.B. Sutton. And it’s not just the Inn, event he Kee to Bala, where Snoop Dogg recently performed, has had it’s supernatural sightings as well. Terry Boyle has made a career out of exploring the paranormal and is an expert on the ghosts of the Inn. You can get a piece of that action on a weekly tour that runs during tourist season from Spring to Fall with Terry if you want. We got a chance to chat with Terry about the Inn and Bala at large and just how haunted it really is.

Blog Hunter: Amy Harper’s makeup tips for Fashion Week

Toronto Fashion Week is upon us! For my fashion guys and gals, this means fun but long days of fashion shows, parties and photographers and the last thing you want to do is worry about how your face looks, right? Having a couple fashion weeks under my belt, I’ve got my ‘fashion week face’ down to a science…but I was curious about what other makeup artists say are TFW makeup essentials. I’m going to share my secrets, but first here what some of Toronto’s busiest makeup geniuses recommend:

Lossless Toronto: Roll Call – Toronto Design Must-Reads

Toronto design bloggers tend to, like most folks in the province of Ontario, know one another. Sure it’s one thing to know your peers but this city is the epicenter of all six degrees activity. Point being it should be easy to suss out blogs to follow that are Toronto-centric, or by Toronto writers. If you’re slow on the curve or just never thought to look before here are some excellent blogs to follow and be inspired by.

20 Questions with Laura from Hunter Valentine

Working with Greg Nori (Treble Charger/Producer), all-girl rock band Hunter Valentine have undeniably delivered their strongest tunes to date. Their third album Collide & Conquer, comes out on October 23rd via Megaforce/Sony. Laura sat down with us to take the 20Qs just before it’s release.

What’s Good Neighbourhood: The Gaybourhood (Church & Wellesley)

The Gaybourhood can be anyone’s neighbourhood. There are quality services, and many of the merchants have been in buisness in the area for years. In short, you don’t have to be gay to get what you are looking for. Here are the top picks for hair salons, gourmet food, resto’s, yoga and a gallery. I am going to let you in on the history of the area. It includes a sex scandal in 1810. and how the legacy of the man behind it, Alexander Wood, is carried on to this day.

Blog Hunter: How to ge the perfect red lip with Amy Harper

How to get perfect red lips:

Nothing makes me cringe more than bad red lips. Smeared, tooth smudged, uneven red lips. It’s like my visual
equivalent of nails on a chalk board.

Eat to the Beat preview: Wanda Beaver slices up pie for breast cancer

Eat to the Beat, celebrating is 17th year, is in less than a week (October 16, 2012) and has gained a reputation has the event for foodies in the city to experience the talents of 60 female chefs – women supporting women for breast cancer.

20 Questions with Zachary Gray (The Zolas)

The Zolas have a new album out, Ancient Mars, and they’re playing the great Hall in Toronto on Friday, October 12th. Zachary took our 20 Qs (complete with a kick ass Dad story) below.

Boob Tube: Good Riddance Gossip Girl

I love television. All television. Sports coverage obviously doesn’t count.

I love the critically acclaimed masterpieces (Downton Abbey, 30 Rock, Friday Night Lights) right alongside the vapid reality junk (The Real Housewives, Laguna Beach, Say Yes to the Dress). By all accounts I am an equal opportunity television viewer, but no matter how hard I try, I can never “get” Gossip Girl fans.

Ask Mica: #TurkeyDumped

Dear Mica,

My boyfriend since grade 10 broke up with me this weekend.  I stayed in ON to go to school this  year while he moved to BC, so a bunch of my friends are calling this is the “Turkey Dump”. The thing is, he promised he isn’t with anyone else, but I don’t know if I should believe him. Can you please give me some advice to get over him? I’m crushed.

Love No More



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