The Buzz – Not-so-swag Oscar bags

This past Sunday, Hollywood’s finest honoured the year’s cinematic achievements in film. While winners walked away with coveted titles and their golden trophies, other nominees received the highly sought after Oscar swag bags… accompanied by an IRS Form 1099. Yes, you read that right. With headline after headline breaking down the contents of the most…

Get Out – Feb. 20-26

Movies, music, art, and Coupland. This week has lots to do and see in Toronto… Friday, Feb. 20 Celebrate Girls with Guns Head to CINSSU for their Annual Cult Night. This free round of films celebrates ass-kicking women with Tank Girl, Foxy Brown, and Maise Moi. Where: Innis Town Hall When: 7 p.m. Price: FREE Saturday,…

Artist of the Week – Adaline

Each week Penguin & Rhino features an artist who’s caught our attention. They could be in theatre, film, music or visual art. The point is we think they’re kick ass and you should know who they are. Name: Adaline Title:  Singer/songwriter Handles across social media:  facebook, @adalinemusic instagram, adalinemusic.com Who’s on your team? (crew, bandmates, family, etc)…

Inaugural Progress a smash success

SummerWorks Performance Festival to adopt curated model similar to that of Progress February 17, 2015, TORONTO – With 86% attendance and 13 of 18 performances sold out, the inaugural Progress festival closed on Sunday, February 15, 2015, far exceeding all expectations. Progress featured a curated model, with local companies, FADO Performance Art Centre,Videofag, Dancemakers, Why…

#powerwives – Jacqueline Dinsmore

#Powerwives is a monthly column where we feature women who inspire us. Marital status is completely irrelevant. The title is inspired by our founders November 2013 Toronto Life cover story. This month’s #powerwife is Jacqueline Dinsmore. Jacqueline Dinsmore was a corporate/securities lawyer before satisfying her creative side by launching Luvali Convertibles/Flapjacks, a company that focuses on…

The Buzz – Cheap Dates

Love can be wonderful, exciting, fun, annnnddddd expensive. According to a new report by ratesupermarket.ca, the average cost of love in 2015 is a whopping $50,339.21! As listed in this handy-dandy infographic, the combined cost of one year of dating, a one-year engagement, and the average Canadian wedding, totals to that pretty hefty price tag.…