Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The Owney graphic novel

Artist David Montgomery and I launched a Kickstarter campaign for our new graphic novel about Owney, the Postal Dog. Check it out!

Dragonette - Bodyparts

Toronto's own Dragonette has a brand new album, their third. After you get used to Martina Sorbara's high-pitched wails and breathy whispers -- half-Gwen Stefanni, half-Marilyn Monroe -- this is a massive rock-dance-pop record, with loads of hooks, riffs, beats and melodies. Not everything sounds super fresh but there's enough here to get the party started and then some.

Friday, October 5, 2012

The Secret Around-the-World Adventures of Owney

Today artist David Montgomery and I are launching a Kickstarter campaign for our new graphic novel about Owney, the Postal Dog. Check it out!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Floating greenhouse

The Science Barge greenhouse is a prototype of a sustainable urban farm floating on the Hudson River. The greenhouse grows fresh produce with zero net carbon emissions, zero pesticides, and zero runoff.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Three towers in Toronto

Toronto-born Frank Gehry unveils plans to change the skyline of Toronto.

Monday, October 1, 2012


The video for the new Pet Shop Boys single is as elegant as the song, in stark black-and-white with echoes of Derek Jarman's "Rent" and "King's Cross".


Cover for CD 2, Chris and his weird hoodie. CD 1 can be seen here.

Bat-laundry day


Musician Carlinhos Brown just "invented" a new music instrument to be used during the 2014 World Cup in place of the dreadful vuvuzelas.

Words and Music by Saint Etienne

After the Pet Shop Boys' letdown, fans of pop can find solace and then some in St. Ettiene's latest, a perfect concoction of feel-good pop with just a tinge of nostalgia. The deluxe version with remixes makes it sweeter.

Steampunk Transformers

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


Amazing storm clouds by Camille Seaman.

Monday, September 24, 2012



Meanwhile, ice in the Arctic reaches record lows.

My new favorite image



Illustration by Ian Phillips

Canada at the Biennale

Is it just me, or the Canadian Pavilion in Venice looks a little boring? Leftovers from a wood mill? 

Foggy Knight

By Esad Ribic.

York Quay

Made of

Matchstick heads by David Mach

Celebrity keyboard portraits by WBK

Artists on CDs by Mirco Pagano and Moreno de Turco.