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The Book of Mormon: No longer subversive, but still amuses

The touring Broadway musical tells a very American story of missionaries, prophets and diarrhea jokes.
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Bliss in b-minor

Latin Mass at Chan Centre capstones EMV's inaugural BachFest

Meryl Streep sings again, a politician crashes and Disney brings another fine family film

You can also watch Brian Cranston outwit drug dealers, a top Nazi get targeted, an Toronto everyman flounder, wine collectors get scammed and Seth Rogen curdle your ears with some R-rated animation

EMV’s first ever BachFest opens with jazz take on Goldbergs

Framed by Bach’s opening and closing arias, he turns in crisply impeccable renderings of all 30 canonical variations.

Suicide Squad for comic book fans and four other movies for more thoughtful viewers

In those four others you get young love, a remarkable story about autism, women in India pondering their rights and Werner Herzog pondering the internet

Bourne is back, Woody Allen offers a trifle and Bad Moms are exactly that

And two films for youth are worth your while: Nerve with a social media caution and Phantom Boy, a glistening animated film from France

Laughter Yoga helps restore psychological and physical health around the world

The first time Amy Kiara Ruth took a Laughter Yoga class she found it, "awkward and bizarre to be laughing with total strangers." Then she gave in, laughing harder than ever...

Poetry against the pipelines

"I’ve written about the desire for change in a world that is already rapidly changing — in ways that alarm us, or at least should alarm us."

Star Trek and Ab Fab return with new episodes and Captain Fantastic tries parenting

And there’s more: a new Ice Age, Yo Yo Ma in a documentary, scares with Lights Out and a Canadian award winner, Closet Monster

New Ghostbusters for our time, a harrowing tale from World War II and an inspirational Dark Horse

Also a bizarre tickling investigation and a serial killer story told through his victims