Welcome to Hit Play, a monthly sampler of various film, podcasts, TV, memes and music our pop culture writer Shauna Wootton consumes in her obsessive, unending quest to take in all media. Every edition is loosely curated around a specific theme. This month: Pride!
Toronto can be perceived as an “every man for himself” type of city – a place where you can easily fall into the cement cracks devoid of community. But with monthly, summer events like #TheMotoSocial, it’s pretty hard to lone wolf it, especially if you often find yourself perched in rush hour traffic on two wheels.
Skate and Lifestyle brand Globe tugs at our heart strings with their latest commercial promoting their ingenious speakerboard. Powered by Boombotix, the skateboard doubles as a sleek ghetto blaster when synced with your mobile device.
We were inspired to put together a playlist that speaks to the refined sentimentalism in A.P.C’s Fall 2016 pieces. It is aptly titled after the famous French phrase, La Douleur Exquise. The Exquisite Pain – because anyone who’s ever been in love knows that there’s no better way to describe that old feeling.
This month, we return to our very first Weathered Project subject, tattooer and business owner Mitch Kirilo. See how his Tellason Gustaves have transformed over the year.
Last week, we introduced you to dutil. Toronto’s Kintsugi program (soon to be available in Vancouver) and the remarkable stories that worn jeans divulge. Our friends at Nudie Jeans shared a similar compelling anecdote about how the honeycombs, rips and general atari on a pair of raw denim can identify the actions (and in this case, the crimes) of the wearer.
We’ve rounded up our favourite Levitation Fest performances – read the reviews and look through the photo gallery.