I’m an award-winning arts writer and film critic. I am also a columnist for The Globe and Mail

I write about books, fashion and film, and am a member of the Toronto Film Critics’ Association. I’m a regular contributor to FASHION and ELLE Canada and my work has also appeared in many other magazines and newspapers, including the National Post, where I was for several years a culture columnist and the editor of Weekend Post Style.

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Foodism, design and lifestyle in 1960s espionage fantasies

A glossy emphasis on design and lifestyle (those killer bespoke and tailored suits, for one thing) permeates the new throwback international espionage movies like Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman: The Secret Service and Guy Ritchie’s The Man from U.N.C.L.E.. To contextualize why these trappings were essential to the genre, I rewound to the 1960s and had a rummage around shows like The…

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