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

Among other things, I write about books, fashion, food and film, and am a member of the Toronto Film Critics’ Association. My work has appeared in many magazines and newspapers, including the National Post, where I was for several years a culture columnist and the editor of Weekend Post Style & Design. I was recently on the jury of the Doug Wright Awards and am the guest programmer of The Revue Cinema‘s ongoing “Designing the Movies” series.

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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…

Oscar Nominations 2016 – Thoughts on Best Costume Design

The Oscar nominations are in, with no surprises in the design category nominations. All five Best Costume Design contenders, for example, have already walked the red carpet. Costume designer Sandy Powell has been here before, in more ways than one. In 1999, for her work on Shakespeare in Love, Powell won her first Academy Award for…

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