A selection of my “Urban Compass” columns for Metro Toronto can be found here:

Lia Grainger for Metro

For the National Post:

Dmitry Chepovetsky,” National Post, July 12, 2012

Laneway Tours,” National Post, August 20, 2011

Sean Dixon,” National Post, August 5, 2011

Judith Thompson and Nancy Palk,” National Post, August 7, 2011

Alternative School Fosters Responsibility,” National Post, October 2, 2010

Making the leap,” Transitioning to university, National Post, October 1, 2010

Not just idyll chatter,” Poetry blog, National Post, July 3, 2010

Paint Brawl,” Competitive painting at Toronto’s Art Battle, National Post, May 18, 2010

Debate Over Lyme Disease Lingers On,” Investigative piece on Lyme disease, National Post, August 5, 2009

Lyme and the Tale of Two Tests,” Part II, National Post, August 5, 2009

Songs and sovereignty at the Quebec City Music Festival,” Review of the Quebec City Summer Festival, National Post, July 13, 2010

Team Macho’s Lauchie Reid goes solo with new exhibit,” National Post, May 14, 2010

Reclaiming the land,” Toronto urban gardening, National Post, May 8, 2010

Thirty reasons this summer will be wonderful,” Summer cultural events, National Post, May 1, 2010

Getting lost in the PATH doesn’t have to be a right of passage,” U of T engineering student showcase, National Post, April 17, 2010

For the Sack of Art,” Artist Justin Green’s sackcloth art, National Post, April 12, 2010

Summer Festivals,” A survey of Canada’s best summer festivals, National Post, April 10, 2010

The Greenhouse Effect,” Concordia’s rooftop greenhouse, The Montreal Gazette, April 10, 2010

“Under the Coverage,” Online arts talk show Late Night in the Bedroom, National Post, April 3, 2010

“Sonic Rooms,” Artist David Rokeby’s new media installations, National Post, March 29, 2010

“This Really Happened,” The Dime Store Novels storytelling event, National Post, March 27, 2010

Work that plays,” A roundup of Canada’s best creatives, National Post, March 20, 2010

Face Time,” A typography exhibition called Creative Type II, National Post, March 18, 2010

The Art of Mocking Mobsters,” Artist Giuseppe Barbera, National Post, March 12, 2010

Young Artist Warriors,” Artist Jeska Slater, National Post, February 24, 2010

Real American Film Heroes,” Homemade war film ‘Viva the ‘Nam’, National Post, February 24, 2010

Show & Sell,” Vancouver art sale The Cheaper Show, National Post, February 19, 2010

Deerly Departed,” Whole animal butchery at Cowbell restaurant, National Post, February 5, 2010

Sound Becomes String,” Artist Mitchell F. Chan, National Post, January 29, 2010

Creative Comforts,” ‘Come up to My Room’ design exhibit, National Post, January 21, 2010

The Lost World,” Silent film, National Post, January 13, 2010

The Big Booooooom,” Blogger Jeff Hamada, National Post, January 5, 2010

Herd Mentality,” Artist Thierry Geoffroy, National Post, December 19, 2009

“Basking in Jason Collett’s Warm Glow,” Musician Jason Collett, National Post, December 11, 2009

“A Nation’s Restoration,” Willowbank School of Restoration Arts, National Post, November 27, 2009

Steve Martin: A Wild and Crazy (Banjo-Picking) Guy,” National Post, October 14, 2009

Isabella Rossellini’s Green Porno,National Post, September 10, 2009

They Have Confidence,” Understudies for The Sound of Music, National Post, August 19, 2009

Kind of Like Spiderman, but Putrid,” The Toxic Avenger in Toronto, National Post, July 8, 2009

Cannes: Oh, The Artistry,” The Best of Cannes Film Festival, National Post, May 22, 2009

Foe the Toronto Star:

The City, as You’ll Never See It Again,” Artists Dan Bergeron and Gabriel Reese, The Toronto Star, November 6, 2008


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