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Mini pumpkins | September highlights

September, and then on to fall

After the film festival has rolled up all the red carpets, I feel like I can usually breathe a sigh of relief and get down to the serious business of enjoying September and fall. It takes a little time after TIFF to really settle down, because there is a lot of content to deal with after the festival, but then I really feel like I can get into my favorite season.
Chicago's Windy City Smokeout

Chicago for Windy City Smokeout, country music & BBQ

My family raised me on country music. When I was a kid, my mother and grandmother listened to nothing but old school country, and that certainly rubbed off on me. My tastes are all over the place, but country still speaks to kid in me that grew up on it, so when I got an invite to come down to Chicago to cover the Windy City Smokeout country music festival, I was excited for a whole bunch of reasons.
Amybeth McNulty

March with Sonos, ‘Killjoys’, ‘Anne’ and ‘Rogue One’

March is almost over and it's been a fun month, and just a tad more relaxed than I expect in April. A little down time is welcome, and it's certainly easy to hibernate when the weather is not so hot out. There has still been a lot to do though, and this weekend would have been a lot busier if I'd been able to make the Juno Awards, but I'll be watching the festivities from Toronto.
Lincoln Navigator concept

AutoShow with Lincoln & Ford, ‘Moana’ director interview, and ‘Orphan Black’ set visit

This week's excitement started with the media preview for the Canadian International AutoShow at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The AutoShow opened for the public yesterday, and it's bound to be another big year for the event--there's a lot to see and do: classic cars, concepts, prototypes, and new vehicles that are either coming out, or making their way to market late this year.