CATS on cats
After 25 years away from Toronto stages, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s blockbuster Cats returns for a new generation. But cats occupy a very different place in our culture than they did during the show’s first run. Thanks mostly to an Internet culture that prizes documenting everything and staying cloistered indoors, cats have become the true stars of new media, with their habits, quirks and even rich emotional lives documented from literally every angle. In an attempt to bring together these pre- and post-millennium views of cats, the National Post’s David Berry met a few of the cast members of Cats in the green room and watched a selection of cat videos. It turns out that even Cats can’t resist cat videos: natpo.st/10qtASz
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Lois Lane!
England gets suave superspy James Bond; America gets Superman. And Canadians get Lois Lane. By which I mean, they get Lois. They understand that the patriotic superhero’s love interest is more than a sidekick minus cape or catsuit, or a glorified Bond girl. Besides, Lois doesn’t need an alter-ego: she’s interesting enough in her own right: natpo.st/12DXFiQ
Exhibition curated from David Bowie’s personal archive to make first touring stop at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto this fall
“David Bowie is” will feature more than 300 objects from Bowie’s own personal archive, according to a press release issued by the AGO, including diary entries, more than 50 costumes and pictures of Bowie taken by star photographer Helmut Newton. More here: natpo.st/1bsdk33