Look, it’s been a busy week.
Want proof? Check out NOW’s shiny new 2021 Rising Screen Stars issue, which celebrates the emerging talents of Kiawentiio, Valerie Tian, Kelly Fyffe-Marshall, Madeleine Sims-Fewer and Dusty Mancinelli and Caroline Monnet, all artists from whom you’ll be hearing a lot more in the immediate future and beyond.
I wrote Madeleine and Dusty’s profile and helped with some of the other stuff, and reached out to Kelly to program the double feature in this week’s NOW Streaming newsletter. (Have you subscribed to it yet? You should subscribe to it! She gave me three choices!)
I also wrote some other stuff, contributing reviews to this week’s What to Watch column — as well as a longer review of Nobody, which is very good and now available as a premium VOD rental. And earlier this week I wrote about the premature end of Kim’s Convenience, and what that means for both its cast and its audience.
I know there are worse things going on in the world, and especially right here at home, but saying premature goodbyes to Kim’s and Wynonna Earp within days of each other was pretty depressing. They were anchors, in a way, and I’ll miss them both a lot.
Oh, also the latest episode of NOW What is out, and it’s about how concert promoters and venues are planning for the return of live music in September. Will it happen? Will we want to go? Who the hell knows? But I talked to Richard and the Phoenix’ Lisa Zbitnew about it for half an hour, and that’s what really counts.