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Nadia Elkharadly: Come out and Rock your ‘Staches!

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 27, 2012 by segarini

If you’ve been wandering around Toronto since the beginning of November wondering why the male population has decided to embrace the creepy or porny mustache look, you probably aren’t familiar with Movember.  Started in Australia over a decade ago, Movember is a movement to create awareness of men’s health issues, and raise money for research and cures for diseases such as prostate cancer, depression, and other male focused diseases and disorders.  Men grow mustaches throughout the month of November, raising money and doing their part to contribute to the cause.  And even though woman can’t generally grow a movember worthy mustache, there are many ladies, or mo Sistas out there doing their part.

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Cameron Carpenter: The ABC’s Of Rock’n’Roll – NXNE Part Two

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 28, 2012 by segarini

Thursday – Straight to the NFB for noon as we are screening a very cool French rock’n’roll movie “Polaroid Song” along with the documentary “Down: Indie Rock In The PRC”. Director Andrew Field, a professor of ancient Chinese studies, flew in from Shanghai to join us and after his incredibly interesting film had Toronto native Jon Campbell join him for a Q&A. Campbell is one of the foremost experts on rock’n’roll from the PRC and is the author of the book “Red Rock”. You can read Andrew’s blog at and find out information on Jon’s book at Andrew stays in Toronto for three more days and attends almost every movie that we screen and meets as many other directors and industry types that he can. Ambrose and I unofficially awarded Andrew the title of most active participant of this years festival.

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