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Staff writer Kelsey Adams joins Norm to expand on her NOW cover story about how the pandemic has affected Toronto’s singles and cruisers: what it’s done to their expectations of safety and intimacy, a...
November 26, 2020
NOW culture editor Radheyan Simonpillai discusses the controversy around the new film Funny Boy with director Deepa Mehta, author Shyam Selvadurai, associate professor and script translator Cheran Rud...
November 23, 2020
What sort of art will come out of the pandemic? Sook-Yin Lee and Dylan Gamble made a movie about enduring lockdown together called Death And Sickness, which premieres on CBC’s Gem streaming service to...
November 20, 2020
The latest issue of NOW is devoted to surviving pandemic fatigue by any means necessary, and a lot of that depends on the things we do at home. In this episode, Norm and NOW associate entertainment ed...
November 17, 2020
Eight months into the pandemic, we’re all addicted to refreshing our social-media feeds to see what else has gone terribly wrong. Journalist Karen K. Ho joins Norm from New York to explain why she’s s...
November 12, 2020
Toronto restaurants are preparing for a winter with limited indoor options. NOW culture editor Radheyan Simonpillai joins Norm to discuss the shift towards bubble dining and covered patios, and the ch...
November 10, 2020
In this week’s issue, Julia Mastroianni writes about the myth of affordable housing in Toronto, and why people can wait in the shelter system for months or even years for something to become available...
November 6, 2020
Last week, NOW’s Enzo DiMatteo asked some hard questions about the path to a COVID-19 vaccine. In this episode, Norm asks Tim Sly, professor emeritus in epidemiology at Ryerson University, to expand o...
November 3, 2020
Earlier this week, Oscar-nominated filmmaker Adam Benzine put his new pandemic documentary, The Curve, on YouTube. He joins Norm to talk about making a movie in literal isolation, and about his hopes ...
October 30, 2020
As CBC’s Amanda Parris prepares for a year’s maternity leave, NOW culture editor Radheyan Simonpillai talks to her about what her absence will mean to Toronto’s media landscape, as well as her own car...
October 27, 2020

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