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Category: Arts & Entertainment

When Apps That Are Awesome Become Awesomer: Real Actors Read Yelp Reviews

When Apps That Are Awesome Become Awesomer: Real Actors Read Yelp Reviews

  Yelp is an awesome app, right? – real people around the globe, rating and reviewing all manner of restaurants, shops & spas in passionate detail.  Reviewers take their Yelping […]

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Best of Music 2012: Sonic Sunshine-Jimmy Cliff’s “Rebirth”

Best of Music 2012: Sonic Sunshine-Jimmy Cliff’s “Rebirth”

  What stands to be regarded as one of the best albums of 2012 is reggae legend and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Jimmy Cliff’s groovin’ new album […]

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In Which Margaret Atwood is Poised to Become a Tech Mogul & Muses on Writing, Riding & Higgsteria

In Which Margaret Atwood is Poised to Become a Tech Mogul & Muses on Writing, Riding & Higgsteria

Literary Legend Margaret Atwood regales the crowd at DisC’s Gateway to Bohemia 2011 event. As the saying goes “The best way to predict the future, is to invent it.” The […]

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Of Shrunken Heads & Egyptian Mummies-An Ode to Collector & Bon Vivant Bill Jamieson

Of Shrunken Heads & Egyptian Mummies-An Ode to Collector & Bon Vivant Bill Jamieson

Bill “Billy” Jamieson & his beloved dog Rameses at home [Photo: William Jamieson Tribal Art]   Bill Jamieson was a Toronto legend – a tribal art dealer obsessed with illuminating […]

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Thursday Soul Treat: Andrew Schoultz, Adam Vollick & Daniel Lanois multi-media collab

Thursday Soul Treat: Andrew Schoultz, Adam Vollick & Daniel Lanois multi-media collab

Former skateboarder turned graffiti artist turned fine artist, Andrew Schoultz painted the entire exterior of Daniel Lanois’ Toronto studio in 7 days with a mural titled “The Winds Are Changin’” […]

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Must-See Film: Akira Kurosawa’s masterpiece “RAN”

Remember reading Shakespeare’s King Lear in high school? I did and thought it was a pretty memorable cautionary tale of how power can corrupt and result in epic tragedy.  But, […]

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Born To Rage: Guitar God Tom Morello & His Social Activism

Born To Rage: Guitar God Tom Morello & His Social Activism

Happy Birthday [May 30, 1964] to Tom Morello, Grammy-winning, [and totally awesome] guitarist of polemic hard rock band Rage Against The Machine and tireless social activist. Tom Morello, ranked #26 […]

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This Is Gonna Hurt ~ A Different Is Cool “InnerView” with Nikki Sixx

This Is Gonna Hurt ~ A Different Is Cool “InnerView” with Nikki Sixx

[Photo courtesy of Nikki Sixx] A bit about Different Is Cool InnerViews: At Different Is Cool, it is our dream to eradicate prejudice through the celebration & exultation of being different. […]

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Sunflower Seeds & Censorship – Chinese Artist & Activist Ai WeiWei

Sunflower Seeds & Censorship – Chinese Artist & Activist Ai WeiWei


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Chinese multi media artist and social activist Ai Weiwei created one of the most important and beautiful pieces of cultural art to date. His moving exhibition “Sunflower Seeds” [photo above-Tate […]

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DisC Proudly Supports: RASP Books & An Anthology of Dyslexic Writing

DisC Proudly Supports: RASP Books & An Anthology of Dyslexic Writing

[Image: Famous People with Dyslexia]   Different Is Cool is very excited that our original Patron of Cool, Margaret Atwood, has turned us on to a most worthwhile cause, RASP Books, […]

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