Food: When Hick Becomes Trendy

Cynthia Cheng Is food really class-oriented?  Say, if someone from a small, remote town serves a plate of dandelion greens, would the world see it as “hick food,” while the same plate served at a high end restaurant in Manhattan would be seen as quite the opposite?  Many signs point to yes.  But why is this the case?  […]

Icefest Festival: This Weekend – February 20 and 21, 2010

Yorkville’s annual Icefest Festival starts at noon on Saturday, February 20 (and runs until February 21) in Yorkville Park. As always, there’ll be ice sculptures, draws and much more. This year, many of the sculptures features will have a “Canadian” theme, including moose, polar bears and more. Be sure to come check it out!

Introducing…..the iPad!

Cynthia Cheng It’s real!  Apple has announced the 1.5 lb  iPad (seriously??  couldn’t they have thought of a better name?), their tablet computer.  It is small – 9.7″ and looks like a gigantic version of the iTouch/iPhone, where the keyboard is directly on the screen.  In addition, it comes in three versions – 16, 32 or 64 GB of […]

It's Official! Apple Tablet is Coming!

According to media reports, they will be announcing it this afternoon at 1 pm Eastern Time.  Watch this space (and meanwhile, enjoy the above video, which is apparently a leak of what the device is going to look like)! Update: The Apple announcement has started.  Steve Jobs says that 250 million iPods have been sold.  […]

Rumoured Apple Tablet Should Be at Hit: Readers

Over half of you, at 60%, believe that the tablet will be a hit.  Out of the skeptics, 20% believe that it’s a miss (since many other companies have tried tablets and failed) and 10% think it looks like a large iTouch/iPhone.  Another 10% chose other.

Toronto Alternative Arts and Fashion Week – April 21 to April 24

Toronto Alternative Arts and Fashion Week starts on Tuesday, April 21 and runs until Friday, April 24  at the Fermenting Cellar at the Distillery District.  The four day event celebrates and showcases innovative artists (including sculptors, photographers, musicians and designers) who “push forward and redefine our perception of the fashion [and arts] phenomenon.”  Designer: KIrsty McKenzie – […]

You Put Your Left Hand In, You Put Your Left Hand Out

Cayley Pozza  Ever notice some of the great influences of our culture are left handed: Oprah Winfrey, Benjamin Franklin, Bill Clinton, and yes, even Kermit the Frog! But did the notion that they were left- handed really make them more successful? A recent study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research believes so.

Apple Inc.: Not Merely Technology, but a Lifestyle

Apple Inc. (NYSE: AAPL) has, in recent years definitely become a brand that represent innovation.  Ranging from personal terminals to the iPod and iTunes to their entertaining “Get a Mac” ads has turned them not just to a consumer electronics company, but a lifestyle. Apple Computer Inc.  (“Computer” dropped from their name in 2007) was officially launched on April […]