Hurly Burly

Cover story about Cadence Machry, founder of the Hamilton Burlesque Society, and GTHA burlesque history. Feature written for the Winter issue of Hamilton Magazine. Thanks to Cadence Machry, the Archives of Ontario, Tanya Cheex, Genie Emerald, Amanda Gaul, HPL Local History & Archives, Loretta Jean, Liz Mac and Final Girl Press, the Office of the…

Industrial Evolution

A heritage/development feature for the Summer issue of Hamilton Magazine. As part of HM’s 40th anniversary celebrations, I sourced vintage photos for a look at 5 classic Hamilton landmarks in the 1970s and today. Thanks to Tom Arban, the Art Gallery of Hamilton, the City of Hamilton, HPL Local History & Archives, the Hamilton Spectator,…

From Colony to Incubator

I wrote about Toronto fashion history since 1867 for FORWARD Magazine, a new glossy edited by Ugyen Wangmo. Even in the time of Confederation, Toronto the Good had a bad case of fashionable society… Thanks to everyone who generously responded to my queries: Marilyn Brooks, Comrags, Cynthia Cooper, Enzo DiMatteo, Samuel Engelking and staff at…