The Black Girl Nerds Podcast discusses Black girls and women in the Heavy Metal industry with author and journalist Laina Dawes and Ursula “She-Wolf” Parson from Hear Evil News.
The Gutter’s own Founding Editor, Jim Munroe talks about creating an alternate reality game based on Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 for the Toronto Public Library.
TVOntario interviews writer Nalo Hopkinson about utopian literature, the ancestral experience of slavery, “noticing race” and the ideals of Toronto’s Caribana festival.
Jim Munroe appears on Radio Free Skaro to talk about his feature film, Ghosts With Shit Jobs.
The Gutter’s own Chris Szego is quoted in Quill & Quire‘s list of Canadian booksellers’ top science fiction and fantasy for 2012! Chris manages Bakka Phoenix, Canada’s oldest science fiction and fantasy bookstore.
CG Co-Founding Editor Jim Munroe and Matt Hamill have a new text game, Guilded Youth. Meanwhile, Jim’s latest movie, Ghosts With Shit Jobs, is now available on Xbox.
At Vanity Fair, Ned Zeman explores the history of The Blues Brothers. “It is October 1979, and The Numbers are not to [Lew] Wasserman’s satisfaction. The culprit is Universal’s big-ticket production The Blues Brothers, a movie that pretty much defies logic and description. Some call it a musical; others, a comedy; others, a buddy movie; [...]
TVOntario’s Saturday Night At The Movies interviewed Bruce Campbell when he was in Toronto for Bubba Ho-Tep‘s premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival’s 2002 Midnight Madness Programme. (via Bruce-Campbell.com)
This weekend’s the Toronto Comic Arts Fair plus the Pulp Show and Sale at Lillian H. Smith. Visit both and our friends from The Hand Eye Society at TCAF’s TIFF Nexus Comics vs. Games (trailer here). Hooray for the Toronto Public Library!
Actor Jonathan Frid has died. He was best known as Barnabas Collins in the Gothic daytime soap opera, Dark Shadows. The New York Times has an obituary. And here is an interview with Frid on The Merv Griffin Show. Frid discusses playing Barnabas.
Some interviews with Roger Corman on his birthday. Roger Corman and Vincent Price talk about horror films with Elwy Yost on Saturday Night at the Movies. Corman and William Shatner discuss The Intruder. And Corman discusses film history and filmmaking–with some clips from his films.
William Shatner talks about his book on CBC Radio’s Q and his world on NPR’s Fresh Air.
At Canadian Film Corner, Greg Klymkiw responds to Norman Wilner’s recent Now Magazine article, “Canuck Conundrum,” and Paul Corupe’s Canuxploitation blog post, “Canada’s Token 10?”: “Celebration please, not castigation. Cineplex Entertainment is already doing a very good job in the latter department.” (via Mike White).
Ned Kelly, age 14, reviews, The Dead Kid Detective Agency, by Gutter Guest Star (and interviewee), Evan Munday. Also, Kirkus reviews it, but Kirkus isn’t 14 years old.
Actor John Neville has died. Gutter readers might be most familiar with his work in Terry Gilliam’s The Adventures of Baron Munchausen and in The X-Files. According to the Guardian’s obituary, he was seen as a successor to John Gielgud and performed Alfie on the British stage before it became synonymous with Michael Caine on [...]
Silent Toronto‘s Eric Veillette takes a look at censorship and the Ontario Censor Board from 1911 till now.
Straight from the secret vaults of TVOntario, it’s Commander Rick and Prisoners of Gravity, a Canadian tv show dedicated to speculative fiction and featuring a lot of Bakka-Phoenix, Canada’s oldest science fiction bookstore and managed by the Gutter’s Chris Szego.
An illustrated gallery of 1950s rayguns and a lovely, sweet and kinda steam punk illustrated marriage proposal by Joel Kimmel. (thanks, Humash!)
It’s been just over a year since I became a partner in the Mayfair Theatre, Ottawa’s oldest operating cinema. We’ve shown a lot of films in that time (we average about 40 a month), and I’ve written the synopsis for almost every one.