The latest issue of Toronto-based feminist film journal cléo is now out! Past issues have focused on themes like “doom” and “flesh,” and this time around, the journal is exploring “crave” through an interview with Eliza Hittman; articles on Don Jon, Her, Fat Girl, Thelma & Louise, Tampopo, and Thin; and a visual essay by filmmaker Gina Telaroli.
City councillor Adam Vaughan (Ward 20, Trinity-Spadina) greets a supporter at his Liberal party nomination launch last night. Photo by Radey Barrack.
In a move that could see him resign his seat on Toronto city council, Adam Vaughan (Ward 20, Trinity-Spadina) has officially launched a campaign to seek the federal Liberal party nomination in the riding of Trinity-Spadina. Former NDP member of Parliament Olivia Chow vacated the seat earlier this year to run in the mayoral election.
Vaughan’s effort to replace Chow sets the stage for a rematch between two powerful downtown political forces: Joe Cressy, who was formerly tapped to manage Chow’s campaign, has earned the NDP nomination in Trinity-Spadina; Vaughan defeated Helen Kennedy, Chow’s former executive assistant, in the 2006 municipal election.
Newsreel and press photographers, Queen’s Park, 1911. City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1244, Item 8012.
Before videographers, there were newsreel photographers. Carting their boxy cameras around, they roved the city, covering the top events of the day, racing to disasters, and hunting for oddball human interest stories that would amuse audiences. In their heyday, services like The March of Time, Movietone News, and Pathé News brought the richness of the world to neighbourhood movie theatres.
Last week, British Pathé announced it had uploaded its entire film collection to its YouTube channel. Shot between 1896 and 1976, the 85,000 clips cover a huge range of material dealing with everything from the World Wars to clubs dedicated to waistcoats. Now that they’re easily accessible, you can count on hours of time being gloriously wasted, especially by history buffs.