Recommendations

Art Exhibits

7 Days of Garbage

Alex Colville Exhibit

David Bowie Is

Stockpile (Luminato 2013)

 

Artists

Brian Jordan Alvarez

Luis Garcia Berlanga

A Cookie Recipe by Jonathan Brandis

Troy Brooks

Dublin Zoetrope

Ryan Heffington

Jonathan Hoover

Judith Light

Dorothy Loudon

Marin Mazzie

Laura McAlpine

Sam Morris

Mandy Patinkin

Jeremy Shamos

Sharon Stone

Dee Wallace

 

Books

The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

Al-Tounsi by Anton Piatigorsky

All This Could Be Yours by Jami Attenberg

Jane Austen

Being The Music by William V. Madison

Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened by Lonny Price, Episode #65: Chicks Dig Gay Guys

The Big Show by Steve Pond, Episode #43: August

The Blue Castle by Lucy Maud Montgomery, Episode #106: Stonewall

Born Again Sinner by Daryl Banner, Episode #122: Brotherly Love

Bossypants by Tina Fey, Episode #9: Pornography: A Thriller

Broken People by Sam Lansky

Can I Go Now by Brian Kellow, Episode #84: 2nd Annual Oscar Special

Catcher In the Rye by J.D. Salinger, Episode #2: E-Cupid

Catching Bullets Memoirs of a Bond Fan by Mark O’Connell, Episode #45: The Falls

Charles Walters: The Man Who Made Hollywood Dance by Brent Phillips, Episode #117: Daddy

Christadora, Episode #113: Strapped

Confidence by Russell Smith, Episode #43: August

Curationism: How Curating Took Over the Art World and Everything Else by David Balzer, Episode #31: Reflections In A Golden Eye

The Days of Anna Madrigal by Armistead Maupin, Episode #21: Bear City

Dancer From The Dance by Andrew Holleran, Episode #25: The Wishmakers

The Deep by Nick Cutter, Episode #81: Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party

Desert Island Discs by Sean Magee, Episode #28: Judas Kiss

Eat Only When You’re Hungry by Lindsay Hunter, Episode #96: Myra Breckenridge

Ethan Mordden, Episode #55: 9 Dead Gay Guys

Everything Matters! by Ron Currie Jr., Episode #4: Making Love

Experimental Film by Gemma Files, Episode #51: The Men Next Door

Fearless as Possible (Under the Circumstances): A Memoir by Denise Donlon, Episode #78: Beautiful Something

The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer, Episode #97: Saudade

Feral: Rewilding The Land The Sea And Human Life by George Monbiot, Episode #13: Under One Roof

Five Came Back by Mark Harris, Episode #89: You Should Meet My Son

The Folded Leaf by William Maxwell, Episode #14: Cruising

Full Service: My Adventures in Hollywood and the Secret Sex Lives of the Stars by Scotty Bowers, Episode #73: Like You Mean It

The Girl With All The Gifts by M.R. Carey, Episode #36: Out To Kill

The Gourmet Cookbook by Rachel Reichl, Episode #54: Big Eden

The Grip of It by Jac Jemc, Episode #79: Kissing Darkness

Heartburn by Nora Ephron, read by Meryl Streep, Episode #46: Such Good People

How Music Works by David Byrne, Episode #88: Elijah’s Ashes

How To Build A Girl by Caitlin Moran, Episode #46: Such Good People

I Love Dick by Chris Kraus, Episode #12: 10 Attitudes

In Love With Art by Jeet Heer, Episode #10: The Mirror Has Two Faces

The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer, Episode #37: The Fluffer

It by Stephen King, Episode #10: The Mirror Has Two Faces

Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls by David Sedaris, Episode #5: 200 American

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara, Episode #41: Boat Trip

The Lonely Life by Bette Davis, Episode #101: Something Like Summer

Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish by David Rakoff, Episode #16: Violet Tendencies

My Life As A Goddess by Guy Branum, Episode #99: 3nd Annual Oscar Special

My Life So Far by Jane Fonda, Episode #52: The Perfect Wedding

The Neapolitan Books by Elena Ferrante,Episode #57: Ben & Arthur

Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens, Episode #38: Going Down In La-La Land

Normal People by Sally Rooney, Episode #108: 4th Man Out

Pauline Kael: A Life In The Dark by Brian Kellow

The Secret Life of the American  MusicalEpisode #115: 4th Annual Oscar Special

She Said by Jodi Kantor, Megan Twohey

Song of Spider-Man: The Inside Story of the Most Controversial Musical in Broadway History by Glen Berger, Episode #64: Make The Yuletide Gay

Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff Vandermeer, Episode #88: Elijah’s Ashes

Speedboat by Renata Adler, Episode #23: 29th And Gay

A Story Lately Told: Coming Of Age in Ireland London and New York by Anjelica Huston, Episode #40: Can’t Stop The Music

Tell Me How This Ends Well by David Samuel Levinson, Episode #109: Red Dirt

The Tenth of December by George Saunders, Episode #28: Judas Kiss

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Episode #84: 2nd Annual Oscar Special

The Tricky Part: One Boy’s Fall From Trespass Into Grace by Martin Moran, Episode #60: The Pirate Movie

A Truffaut Notebook by Sam Solecki, Episode #58: Winning Dad

Trust Exercise, Episode #123: Partners

Uncle Mame by Eric Myers, Episode #50: Mame

Vulgar Favors: Andrew Cunanan, Gianni Versace, and the Largest Failed Manhunt in U.S. History by Maureen Orth, Episode #78: Beautiful Something

Wendy and the Lost Boys by Julie Salamon, Episode 91: The Object Of My Affection

What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli, Adam Silvera, Episode #99: 3nd Annual Oscar Special

Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys, Episode #107: Lie Down With Dogs

Will Munro: History, Glamour, Magic by Emelie Chhangur, Luis Jacob, and Philip Monk, Episode #14: Cruising

Wisecracker: The Life and Times of William Haines by William J. Mann, Episode #69: People You May Know

Words Will Break Cement, Masha Gessen, Episode #19: G.B.F.

You’ll Grow Out of It by Jessi Klein, Episode #59: The Flight Of The Cardinal

 

Events

Barbara Stanwyck retrospective at TIFF Bell Lightbox, Episode #35: Scenes From A Gay 

Bette Davis Retrospective at TIFF Bell Lightbox, Episode #12: 10 Attitudes

Designing The Movies hosted by Nathalie Atkinson, Episode #86: The Christine Jorgensen Story

Finding Neverland performance at the Tony’s, Episode #40: Can’t Stop The Music

Silent Revue, Episode #63: Happy Birthday, Gemini

Tapette, Episode #17: Boy Culture

 

Games

Alto’s Adventure, Episode #40: Can’t Stop The Music

Limbo, Episode #42: The Gay Deceivers

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, Episode #65: Chicks Dig Gay Guys

 

Movies

12, Episode #15: Mulligans

1917, Episode #114: Fair Haven

45 Years, Episode #48: Eat With Me

Afternoon Delight, Episode #51: The Men Next Door

And The Birds Rained Down

Angels In America, Episode #57: Ben & Arthur

The Apple, Episode #35: Scenes From A Gay Marriage

The Assassin by Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Episode #47: Adam And Steve

At Eternity’s GateEpisode #97: Saudade

The Beales of Grey Gardens, Episode #44: Tiger Orange

The Beguiled, Episode #70: A Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge

Best of Enemies, Episode #42: The Gay Deceivers

Birds of Passage, Episode #100: Sextette

BlacKkKlansman, Episode #92: Shelter

Blindspotting, Episode #98: Saturday Night At The Baths

Blue Jasmine, Episode #9: Pornography: A Thriller

Booksmart, Episode #105: Something For Everyone

Brain Damage, Episode #110: Thank God It’s Friday

Bright Lights, Episode #69: People You May Know

The Bronte Sisters, Andre Techine, Episode #19: G.B.F.

Can You Ever Forgive MeEpisode #97: Saudade

The Children’s Hour,Episode #15: Mulligans

Closet Monster, Episode #50: Mame

The Devil’s Hand, Episode #41: Boat Trip

Dogtooth, Episode #120: The Delta Force

Eastern Boys, Episode #35: Scenes From A Gay Marriage

The Edge of Democracy, Episode #113: Strapped

Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me, Episode #34: Oy Vey My Son Is Gay

The Emigrants, Episode #82: The Ritz

A Face In The Crowd, Episode #120: The Delta Force

The Flamingo Kid

Force Majeure, Episode #30: Airport 1975

Foxcatcher, Episode #34: Oy Vey My Son Is Gay

Free Fall, Episode #32: Connie And Carla

The Garden, Episode #25: The Wishmakers

Get Out, Episode #67: Second Serve

Ghostbusters, Episode #27: I Do

Gloria Bell, Episode #101: Something Like Summer

Gravity, Episode #12: 10 Attitudes

Greta, Episode #93: A Wedding Most Strange

Grey Gardens, Episode #44: Tiger Orange

Grey Gardens (the movie), Episode #44: Tiger Orange

Halloween, Episode #93: A Wedding Most Strange

Hello Again, Episode #73: Like You Mean It

Honeyland, Episode #118: Before The Fall

Hoosiers, Episode #41: Boat Trip

Ida, Episode #33: Eating Out: Drama Camp

If Beale Street Could Talk, Episode #93: A Wedding Most Strange

In A World, Episode #11: Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild

Indecent by Paula Vogel, Episode #82: The Ritz

Inside Out Film Festival, Episode #21: Bear City

It, Episode #77: Impossible Choice

The Killing of a Sacred Deer, Episode #79: Kissing Darkness, Episode #88: Elijah’s Ashes

Larry Kramer in Love and Anger, Episode #49: Just A Question Of Love

The Lighthouse, Episode #112: Poster Boy

The Lobster by Yorgos Lanthimos, Episode #53: Some Of My Best Friends Are…

Love Marilyn by Liz Garbus, Episode #4: Making Love

Mad Max: Fury Road, Episode #39: The Skinny

Manifesto, Episode #84: 2nd Annual Oscar Special

The MeddlerEpisode 91: The Object Of My Affection

Miss Sloane, Episode #71: The Surface

Mistress America, Episode #44: Tiger Orange

Muppets Most Wanted, Episode #44: Tiger Orange

Nebraska, Episode #14: Cruising

Night People, Episode #104: Tumbledown

Other People, Episode #62: Those People

Paddington, Paddington 2, Episode #94: Walk A Mile In My Pradas

Pain & Gain, Episode #5: 200 American

Paris 05:59: Theo & Hugo, Episode #121: Aleksandr’s Price

Patti Cake$Episode #95: Dating My Mother

Pennies From Heaven, Episode #56: Gayby

The Platform, Episode #118: Before The Fall

A Quiet Passion, Episode #69: People You May Know, Episode #72: Wasp

The Revenant, Episode #50: Mame

Rich and FamousEpisode #109: Red Dirt

RomaEpisode #97: Saudade

Samsara, Episode #15: Mulligans

Sapphire, Episode #37: The Fluffer

The Seven Five, Episode #49: Just A Question Of Love

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Episode #118: Before The Fall

Shame, Episode #9: Pornography: A Thriller

ShirkersEpisode #96: Myra Breckenridge

Silverlake Life: The View From Here, Episode #76: Holding The Man

SmileEpisode #58: Winning Dad

Sounder, Episode #77: Impossible Choice

Starstruck, Episode #61: The Seminarian

Superstar

The Tale of the Princess KaguyaEpisode #103: Dog Tags

Terrence McNally: Every Act Of Life, Episode #111: Seat In Shadow

Tiny Furniture, Episode #1: The Next Best Thing

To Be Or Not To Be, Episode #3: Gone But Not Forgotten

Toni Erdmann, Episode #65: Chicks Dig Gay Guys

Uncle John, Episode #70: A Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge

Unsane, Episode #86: The Christine Jorgensen Story

War For The Planet of the Apes, Episode #75: Retake

When Marnie Was ThereEpisode #103: Dog Tags

Wiener Dog, Episode #59: The Flight Of The Cardinal

Wild Nights With Emily

The World According To Garp, Episode #26: The Night Listener

Yossi, Episode #24: Say Uncle

You’re Killing Me, Episode #56: Gayby

 

Music

Alive by Daft Punk, Episode #57: Ben & Arthur

All That Emotion by Hannah Georgas, Episode #122: Brotherly Love

Basia Bulat, Episode #60: The Pirate Movie

Bat For Lashes, Episode #55: 9 Dead Gay Guys

CollXtion II by Allie X, Episode #73: Like You Mean It

Completement Fou by Yelle, Episode #29: Hellbent

Daughter, Episode #18: Tea and Sympathy

Dirty Computer by Janelle Monae, Episode #89: You Should Meet My Son

Dream House by Roy de Vos, Episode #52: The Perfect Wedding

Emotion by Carly Rae Jepsen, Episode #43: August, Episode #46: Such Good People

Everyday is Christmas by Sia, Episode #80: The Blue Bird

Female Canadian Singers, Episode #69: People You May Know

Food by Kelis,Episode #21: Bear City

For Evelyn by Hannah Georgas, Episode #58: Winning Dad

Froot by Marina and the diamonds, Episode #36: Out To Kill

Fun Home, Original Cast Recording, Episode #20: Marci X

The Electric Lady by Janelle Monae, Episode #18: Tea and Sympathy

Hannah Georgas, Episode #37: The Fluffer

Honey by RobynEpisode #96: Myra Breckenridge

I’m Not Bossy I’m The Boss by Sinead O’ConnorEpisode #26: The Night Listener

The Irrepressibles

It’s The Girls! by Bette Midler, Episode #32: Connie And Carla

Janet Jackson, Episode #39: The Skinny

Long Way Home by Lapsley, Episode #53: Some Of My Best Friends Are…

Magdalene by FKA Twigs, Episode #112: Poster Boy

Man of the Woods by Justin Timberlake, Episode #85: Is It Just Me

Mercury by Yates, Episode #74: Norman…Is That You?

The Music Still Plays On by Ana Gasteyer, Episode #68: All The Others Were Practice

Philosophy of the World by The Shaggs, Episode #48: Eat With Me

Pollinator by Blondie, Episode #74: Norman…Is That You?

Rest by Charlotte Gainsbourg, Episode #80: The Blue Bird

Scavenger by Kroy, Episode #64: Make The Yuletide Gay

Stromae, Episode #17: Boy Culture

The Switch by Emily King, Episode #60: The Pirate Movie

Tales of Us by Goldfrapp, Episode #10: The Mirror Has Two Faces

III by BanksEpisode #107: Lie Down With Dogs

Todd Almond, Episode #39: The Skinny

Truth or Consequences by Yumi Zouma

Turn The Dark by Shelley O’Brien, Episode #22: The Ten Year Plan

Utopia by Bjork, Episode #82: The Ritz

 

Music Videos

Memory Skit by Celine Dion, Episode #107: Lie Down With Dogs

Memory Live by Celine Dion, Episode #107: Lie Down With Dogs

Mouth Mantra by Bjork, Episode #48: Eat With Me

Send In The Clowns by Glenn CloseEpisode #107: Lie Down With Dogs

Yummy by Justin Bieber, Episode #114: Fair Haven

 

Plays

Anything Goes, Episode #8: Latter Days

The Bodyguard, Episode #66: Oscar Special with Special Guest Glenn Sumi

The Dog And The Angel by Martha Ross, Episode #33: Eating Out: Drama Camp

Great Expectations, Episode #8: Latter Days

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Episode #56: Gayby

The Jungle, Episode #111: Seat In Shadow

Little One by Hannah Moscovitch, Episode #2: E-Cupid

Other People’s Children by Hannah Moscovitch, Episode #2: E-Cupid

Passion Play by Sarah Ruhl, Episode #6: Suddenly, Last Summer

Sousatzka The Musical, Episode #68: All The Others Were Practice

Spend Your Kids Inheritance, Episode #105: Something For Everyone

A Strange Loop cast recording, Episode #114: Fair Haven

Sweeney Todd, Episode #105: Something For Everyone

This by Melissa Jane Gibson, Episode #3: Gone But Not Forgotten

Toronto Fringe Festival, Episode #7: Eating Out

What Do We Need To Talk About by Richard Nelson, Episode #121: Aleksandr’s Price

The Wild Party cast recording, Episode #32: Connie And Carla

 

Podcasts

Crooked Media, Episode #68: All The Others Were Practice

Drunks and Dragons, Episode #71: The Surface

The Envelope Please, Episode #116: The Rainbow Bridge Motel

Even More News, Episode #92: Shelter

Fresh Batch, Episode #78: Beautiful Something

Gay Future, Episode #100: Sextette

How Was Your Week by Julie Klausner, Episode #2: E-Cupid

I Blame Dennis Hopper, Episode #88: Elijah’s Ashes

Icetralia, Episode #81: Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party

Inside The Groove, Episode #123: Partners

Katie Couric, Episode #62: Those People

Knifepoint HorrorEpisode #102: Cherry Pop

Marc Maron, episode #532: Kathy Griffin, Episode #29: Hellbent

Marc Maron, Episode #553: Julia Sweeney, Episode #31: Reflections In A Golden Eye

Marc Maron, episode #1061: Jackie Tohn, Episode #111: Seat In Shadow

My Dad Wrote A Porno, Episode #110: Thank God It’s Friday

My Favourite Murder, Episode #61: The Seminarian

My Little Tonys

On A Dark Cold Night, Episode #90: Vibes

On Drugs, Episode #85: Is It Just Me

Out on the Lanai, Episode #71: The Surface

Pop Rocket, Episode #50: Mame

Put Your Hands Together, Episode #20: Marci X

Red ScareEpisode #95: Dating My Mother

Ronna and BeverlyEpisode #13: Under One Roof

Serial, Episode #30: Airport 1975

The Sewers of Paris, Episode #42: The Gay Deceivers

Spines, Episode #121: Aleksandr’s Price

The Swapcast, Episode #102: Cherry Pop

That One Movie Podcast, Episode #34: Oy Vey My Son Is Gay

This Had Oscar Buzz, Episode #115: 4th Annual Oscar Special

Unspooled, Episode #106: Stonewall

Wheels On Fire

Where Should We Begin by Esther Perel, Episode #87: Nasty Baby

You Must Remember This, Episode #49: Just A Question Of Love

 

Products

Area Rugs, Episode #108: 4th Man Out

Fudge, Episode #116: The Rainbow Bridge Motel

The Imagination Library, Episode #120: The Delta Force

Jergens Natural Glow Tanning Cream (Medium to Tan), Episode #59: The Flight Of The Cardinal

Jicama, Episode #100: Sextette

MBerry, Episode #16: Violet Tendencies

Shop Locally, Episode #119: The Houseboy

Small Talk Vineyard, Episode #89: You Should Meet My Son

York Grooming Shaving Products, Episode #13: Under One Roof

 

Restaurants

Bar Isabel, Episode #22: The Ten Year Plan

Barsa Taberna, Episode #25: The Wishmakers

Coffee TimeEpisode #70: A Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge

The Good Son, Episode #29: Hellbent

Le Gourmand, Episode #74: Norman…Is That You?

Green Beanery, Episode #38: Going Down In La-La Land

The Huntsman Tavern, Episode #11: Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild

Lisbon By Night, Episode #17: Boy Culture

Little Sister, Episode #28: Judas Kiss

Mangia E Bevi, Episode #1: The Next Best Thing, Episode #59: The Flight Of The Cardinal

Parts & Labour, Episode #20: Marci X

Real Mo-Mos, Episode #54: Big Eden

Rashers, Episode #3: Gone But Not Forgotten

 

Sports

Take a walk in the park, Episode #117: Daddy

Toronto Blue Jays Games, Episode #23: 29th And Gay

 

Streaming Services

MUBI, Episode #55: 9 Dead Gay Guys

 

Stores

The Proudest Pony, Episode #38: Going Down In La-La Land

Qveen Of Swords Tarot, Episode #77: Impossible Choice

Spruce Toronto, 455 Parliament St, Episode #7: Eating Out

 

Television Series

America’s Funniest Home Videos, Episode #33: Eating Out: Drama Camp

Arrested Development, Episode #6: Suddenly, Last Summer

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime StoryEpisode #83: First Period

BarryEpisode #115: 4th Annual Oscar Special

Bates Motel, Episode #16: Violet Tendencies

Battlestar Galactica, Episode #72: Wasp

Better ThingsEpisode #70: A Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge

Black Mirror, Episode #75: Retake, Episode #81: Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party

Black SummerEpisode #103: Dog Tags

Breaking Bad, Episode #10: The Mirror Has Two Faces

Call My Agent, Episode #99: 3nd Annual Oscar Special

Career Suicide by Chris Gethard, Episode #90: Vibes

Castle Rock: Season 2, Episode #118: Before The Fall

Casual, Episode #98: Saturday Night At The Baths

The Comeback, Episode #30: Airport 1975

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Episode #80: The Blue Bird

The Crown, Episode #66: Oscar Special with Special Guest Glenn Sumi

Dark, Episode #123: Partners

Dead To MeEpisode #104: Tumbledown, Episode #118: Before The Fall

EnlightenedEpisode #1: The Next Best Thing

Fargo, Episode #47: Adam And Steve

Fosse/VerdonEpisode #104: Tumbledown

Full Frontal With Samantha Bee, Episode #62: Those People

Game Change, Episode #18: Tea and Sympathy

Girls, Episode 8: Latter Days

Haunted, Episode #118: Before The Fall

The Jeffersons, Episode #120: The Delta Force

Legion, Episode #67: Second Serve

The Leftovers, 2nd recommendation

Mary’s Incredible Dream, Episode #100: Sextette

Missions, Episode #119: The Houseboy

Mrs. America, Episode #122: Brotherly Love

Nanette, Episode #90: Vibes

Orange Is The New Black, Episode 8: Latter Days, Episode #110: Thank God It’s Friday

Original Cast Album: Co-Op, Episode #101: Something Like Summer

The Other TwoEpisode #102: Cherry Pop

Patrick Melrose, Episode #92: Shelter

The Paul Lynde Halloween Special, Episode #66: Oscar Special with Special Guest Glenn Sumi

The Plot Against America, Episode #122: Brotherly Love

Review, Episode #22: The Ten Year Plan

RuPaul’s Drag Race, Episode #24: Say Uncle

RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 3Episode #83: First Period

Sally 4Ever, Episode #116: The Rainbow Bridge Motel

Scott & Bailey, Episode #5: 200 American

Scream Queens, Episode #45: The Falls

The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe, Episode #52: The Perfect Wedding

Show Me A Hero, Episode #64: Make The Yuletide Gay

Shtisel, Episode #112: Poster Boy

Stage FrightEpisode #113: Strapped

Talk Show The Game Show, Episode #79: Kissing Darkness

Thirtysomething, Episode #57: Ben & Arthur

Top of the Lake, Episode #7: Eating Out

Transparent, Episode #36: Out To Kill, Episode #110: Thank God It’s Friday

Twin Peaks, Episode #72: Wasp

Unbelievable, Episode #119: The Houseboy

Uncle, Episode #76: Holding The Man

When We Rise, Episode #67: Second Serve

Work In Progress

You’re The WorstEpisode #102: Cherry Pop

 

Web Series

A Lion’s Fears, Episode #61: The Seminarian

Binging With Babish, Episode #71: The Surface

Grav3yard Girl, Episode #61: The Seminarian

Hey Qween, Episode #54: Big Eden

How To Cake It, Episode #61: The Seminarian

Rupals, Episode #75: Retake

Saturday Night Seder, Episode #119: The Houseboy

ThreadBanger, Episode #61: The Seminarian

Yacht Rock, Episode #27: I Do

You Suck At Cooking, Episode #61: The Seminarian