Jurisfoodence

The Best of blogTO’s Best of Toronto   Hello Ozzies, and welcome to the first installment of this year’s Jurisfoodence! I am most humbled to be your host for this journey, where we will be diving into blogTO’s “Best of Toronto” feature and hopefully uncovering some culinary gems that may prove useful to the three people whose procrastination has …

THIS YEAR’S MOCK TRIAL

…that nearly went forgotten Something horrible almost happened, Mock Trial was almost forgotten in the Obiter Dicta. Mock Trial is one of, if not the biggest events every year at Osgoode. A simple Google search proves it: “Mock Trial Osgoode Hall” brings up Obiter Dicta recap articles that go back to 2011, with one as …

A Concert Review: Yukon Blonde

Live at Lee’s Palace, 26 February 2016 Nearing the end of their lengthy cross-country tour, Yukon Blonde stopped at Lee’s Palace in Toronto to play two sold out shows. I was lucky enough to be in attendance for round two. Now, I must acknowledge from the onset that I am not an objective reviewer. Yukon …

Indigenous Stories, Settler Bodies: Why “reconciliation” is not a commodity

On February 5th and 6th, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet (RWB) performed its most recent work at the Sony Centre in Toronto.  Entitled Going Home Star, the piece was commissioned by the company and Artistic Director André Lewis to facilitate reconciliation through the medium of ballet, in light of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the …

Impression, Osgoode

Painting a snapshot of 1L and the narratives that are excluded from the realm of law using literary prose The OFC’s recent excavation of the history of the Women’s Caucus has prompted the Feminisms of Osgoode Past to revisit their relatives at the law school today. The body of documents, zines, and ephemera we have …

TV Law Rev

Covering 1–21 January 2016 Legal shows are apparently back in vogue (or at least the true crime variety). Netflix’s Making a Murderer and soon-to-air American Crime Story: The People v OJ Simpson (not to be confused with the also airing American Crime—which is also worth a watch if you are a L&O: SVU fan) are …

THE TORONTO CLASSICAL MUSIC SCENE – WINTER 2016

Several months ago, I surveyed the Toronto classical music scene for the Fall semester with the hope of providing some recommendations for both new enthusiasts and seasoned aficionados of classical music. These included performances of Beethoven’s immensely popular Fifth Symphony, Rimsky-Korsakov’s exotic Scheherazade, and Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. And so, with the …

Leaving a Troubled Past Behind

The Murals of Northern Ireland and Movement Towards Peace In a recent issue I explored the value of public art within the context of restorative mural arts projects in Philadelphia and the benefits such programs have within the community. In contrast, this edition will be focused on the murals of Northern Ireland that represent sectarian …

Anatomy of a Murder

The Glory and Pitfalls of the Adversarial Justice System Otto Preminger’s Anatomy of a Murder (1959) is fifty-seven years old. Nevertheless, it remains the finest trial drama ever put on film. It is impossible for me to put into words why my love affair with this film runs so deep. I first watched Anatomy of …