The Kid Who Interviewed John Lennon

The newspapers said
Say what’re you doing in bed
I said we’re only trying to get us some peace.

There was a rumour goin’ round that John Lennon and Yoko Ono were seen at the Toronto airport and staying somewhere downtown. News spread fast. Within hours, thousands of fans descended upon the Omni King Edward Hotel. Streets had to be cordoned off. Police had to secure the premises. And all without a single tweet. Continue reading “The Kid Who Interviewed John Lennon”

The Stratford Forum

What might “dinner and a show” have looked like in Shakespeare’s time? It would not yet have included potatoes or tomatoes, coffee or chocolate, white tablecloth or instagrammable dishes. The grounds of the Globe Theatre would have been a mob of activity with food stalls selling pies and ales, meats on a spit and a “ploughman’s lunch.” In celebration of Shakespeare, and to enhance and enrich the theatrical experience, The Stratford Festival Forum has elevated dining and theatre-going by encompassing special performances, panel discussions, interactive workshops and dining that incorporate the themes of the play bill. Continue reading “The Stratford Forum”