Category: books

The crowd stayed late at the launch party for Landen Wakil’s debut novel Some Place Better Than Here, held on Thursday, October 26 at Dundas West spot Nightowl.

Calling all book lovers!  This Monday, November 9th, the Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlist authors will be onstage at Koerner Hall, offering Torontonians a rare glimpse inside their recent literary achievements.

We will be selecting two winners: that’s 4 tickets we’re giving away in total!

The annual Hush Hush Party, a one of a kind and memorable event took place at the Bloor / Gladstone Public Library, was exceptionally spooky and fun this year as it took place for the very first time on Halloween night.

Ever wonder how food trends come and go? Why did some foods like chia seeds become so popular recently, when they already had their 15 minutes back in the 80’s? How did certain foods like the now ubiquitous cupcake take off to win mass appeal? And what the heck are superfoods anyways? David Sax explains all this and explores the evolutionary journeys of food trends in his new book, The Tastemakers: Why We’re Crazy for Cupcakes…

Picture this – you’re on a ship travelling across the ocean and a storm hits. You and your shipmates get shipwrecked on a deserted island. Everyone is in a panic, but not you – you’re cool, calm, and collected. Someone suggests making a giant S.O.S. in the sand, but you suggest building a triangle instead, because you know that the triangle is actually the international sign of distress. You also know to light a fire at each point of the…