Taktik A$$umption | TORONTO, ON, CA | Electronica/Dance
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Toronto Poetry Slam
There was a time I thought it was wrong to give a poem a score. That was before I understood the points aren't the point of the slam. It took me a while to realize it's still the poetry that is the point. I love poetry, but the slam made me love live poetry readings. A long line of real people poets, vying for your attention by speaking their mind and opening their hearts through crafted prose and rhyme, three minutes at a time, keeps things lively and leaves your soul feeling... [Read More]
Toronto Anarchist Bookfair
Toronto's Anarchist Bookfair usually takes place early april. In addition to the tables of political zines, magazines and book publishers they are known to do a community dinner, host a really, really free market, as well as plenty of worshops and performances. It's a festival about sharing ideas, making connections and inspiring us to make the world a better place. ... [Read More]
Jon Steinberg
Heard Jon defending hitchhiking on CBC radio's The Debaters. Immeaditly took a liking to his humour which gets you to looks at the world in unexpected ways. Thanks for the laughs Jon. [Read More]
Poetry is Public is Poetry
This project is aiming to make a permanent visual place for poetry in our public space. The first exhibit went on display December 6th 2010 at the Cedarbrae Branch public library. [Read More]
Resonating Bodies
Series of art projects investigating bees. Many of them using specially created nests that provide a rare view into the life of bees. I had an informal conversation with Laurence packer, one of Toronto's more renounced bee experts, where he made an interesting comment about how he as a scientist doesn't have the time to go watch the bees as much as the artists do and he has never personally witnessed some of the things the artist crowd talk to him about. Learning about the lif... [Read More]
Cory Doctorow
You can find free downloads and podcast readings of his novels on his site. I read "Someone comes to town, someone leaves town" while I was out of the country and it did a good job of easing my homesickness. It's a story who's weirdness does a good job of reflecting it's kensington market setting. "Cory Doctorow (craphound.com) is a science fiction author, activist, journalist and blogger -- the co-editor of Boing Boing (boingboing.net) and the author of the or Teens/HarperCollins UK novel... [Read More]
Alissa York
Her new novel Fauna looks at wild life in Toronto. It intertwines the stories of several Torontonians with strong and unique connections to animals in our urban context. I was at first suspicous that the story was just an excuse to point out some of the wild life that can be found in the city, but I was soon charmed by this hard to put down book. [Read More]
Insight and Goldilok1
Not only is their subject matter kilometers beyond most groups their delivery is also well honed. Not only do they rap about community love they also live it as part of POR AMOR. "POR AMOR uses the arts to educate the youth and to raise money to support our youth projects in Toronto and the Dominican Republic." [Read More]
The Move
The move became one of my favourite indoor dance events due to a few key factors: 1 - It's in a real dance studio The floor is meant for dancing; springy, smooth and a surface that is comfortable to be barefoot on. It's also spacious enough that even when it's busy there is still enough room to be physically exuberant. 2 - The music A rotating group of DJ's playing an eclectic variety of music keeps things from getting boring. They also tend to keep the volume at a... [Read More]