Top Shots: Mexico

By Marcin (Moka) Mokrzewski I recently had the chance to visit Mexico. Coming off an amazing trip to the Middle East, I craved to see the real Mexico, not the glamorized all-inclusive Cancun version most “Gringos” experience. Instead, I headed down to the sprawling metropolis of Mexico City (Distrito Federal, or D.F. for short). All I can ...

Lessons for a Digital World

By Filip Terlecki It doesn't take brains to realize that we are living in an increasingly digital world but it does take brains to navigate this ever changing and complex digital beast. What technology should I focus on? What trends should I follow? What social media tools are worth spending time on? What apps will make ...

Dungeon-Master Chic

Words by Izabela Stabinska     Photos and Video by Filip Terlecki Stephen Wong and Kirk Pickersgill are definitely not into re-creating the conventional. The Toronto duo, known to fashionistas for their women’s label Greta Constantine, have been showcasing the menswear equivalent (Ezra Constantine) off the runway’s of the city’s fashion week for the past few seasons. However, ...

Modern Hussy’s Etiquette

By the Modern Hussy A few years ago I decided that I would go through life having the most fun ever; a most difficult quest for a highly emotional individual who thrives at wallowing in self pity and despair. Warning: this kind of attitude will attract people towards you and cause you to have many friends. People like being ...

Weekly SNDtrack: The Sheepdogs

By Filip Terlecki    Photo by Shannon Heather Did you ever hear the story about the Sheepdog? Neither have I. But here’s the story of the Sheepdogs. Three friends with a passion for boogie rock decided to form a band. One worked as a bartender. The other as a shoe salesman. And the third worked for an organization that supported people with ...

Talking with the Bad Girl of Dance

Words by Anna Piszczkiewicz, Photos by Sian Richards Dancer, educator, producer and founding artistic director of The Chimera Project, Malgorzata Nowacka, is considered the “bad girl” of the Canadian contemporary dance world. The Polish-born, Toronto-based choreographer has garnered accolades for her works, which fuse raw athleticism with dark, gritty themes. Innovative, intense and introspective, Nowacka’s creations push dancers ...

Paula & Karol have landed!

Words by Anna Piszczkiewicz   Photo by Anna Rowinska My favourite Polish folky pop duo Paula & Karol spent the last week playing the South By Southwest (SXSW) music showcase in Austin, Texas. Now they’ve arrived in Toronto for Canadian Music Week (CMW), along with a few other venues. Simply put, Canadian-born Paula Bialski has brought Warsaw-born Karol Strzemieczny ...