Shawn Mendes On Vulnerability, Camila Cabello and His New Netflix Doc

image courtesy netflix

“It was a pretty crazy move to start the film with me in the shower… That day I was in emotional pain and the director knew it was a special thing to capture.”

Shawn Mendes: In Wonder, a documentary about the 22-year-old singer’s career and life on the road, drops on Netflix today and in advance of the film’s release Mendes sat down for a virtual Q&A with eTalk’s Tyrone Edwards following an intimate virtual “premiere” of the film for fans in Canada.

The documentary follows Mendes as he embarks on an ambitious 109-stop world tour, chronicling small moments with his family, big moments like selling out the Rogers Centre in Toronto, and vulnerable moments like the singer’s agonizing decision to cancel his Sao Paolo concert because of a strain on his vocal chords.

The film opens

Read more

Here’s All the Culture News You Missed This Week

image courtesy of crave

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reunion special landed on Crave, Dan Levy made his People’s Sexiest Men Alive debut, and more.

From Oprah Winfrey’s Barack Obama interview to the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reunion special, here’s what made headlines this week.

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reunion special dropped on Crave
This week, the highly anticipated reunion special featuring the cast of hit ’90s sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air dropped on Crave. Will Smith, Tatyana Ali, Karyn Parsons, Joseph Marcell, Daphne Maxwell Reid, Alfonso Ribeiro, and recurring co-star DJ Jazzy Jeff, all gathered on the set of the Banks’ family home in September to tape the HBO Max special celebrating the 30th anniversary of the series, which ran from 1990 to 1996. And if you’re in the mood for re-runs, all 148 episodes of the show

Read more

Why Beauty School Curriculum Is In Need Of An Overhaul

Photo courtesy CORY VANDERPLOEG/Gallery Stock. Design by Danielle Campbell.

This is Texture Talk, a weekly column that deep dives into the dynamic world of curly hair. This week, beauty director Natasha Bruno reveals the maddening lack of salon pros trained to work with textured hair and her hope that change is coming.

I can remember the horrible — and illuminating — experience so vividly. I was in my teens living in my hometown in central Alberta, and my mom had booked me into a local hair salon for a trim. Back then, I was addicted to chemical relaxers — something I continued to religiously apply to my fragile strands well into my 20s until I embraced my natural afro-textured hair — to help make my tight coils more manageable for me to style. Weekly poker-straight blowouts were my thing for years.

Read more

Sustainable Toronto Brand Kotn Just Launched a Home Collection

image courtesy of kotn

It includes bedding, comforters and tea towels crafted out of ethically-sourced Egyptian cotton.

Purveyor of ethically-made cotton basics, Toronto-based brand Kotn has now expanded its offerings into home. Given how much time we’re all spending at home this year, this collection—which includes two bedding sets, a bedspread, a quilted comforter, and tea towels in soothing neutral tones—couldn’t have come at a better time.

Designed in Canada and ethically crafted in Egypt, Kotn’s bed sets are made from 400 thread count 100% Egyptian cotton: “the longest, strongest, softest, and most breathable cotton fibre in the world,” notes the brand. Other items in the Home collection include the handmade Quilted Comforter and Woven Akhmim Bedspread, created using ancient Egyptian craft techniques and philosophies passed down over hundreds of years.

image courtesy of kotn

“Home is something we’ve dreamt of

Read more

Here’s All the Culture News You Missed This Week

image courtesy hulu

We finally got a look at the trailer for Happiest Season, starring Kristen Stewart, Mackenzie Davis and Dan Levy.

From the Happiest Season trailer release to a rap battle between Simu Liu and Ryan Reynolds, here’s everything that made headlines this week.

The trailer for Happiest Season dropped
The trailer for the highly anticipated queer rom-com starring Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis finally dropped, and it looks just as delightful as one might hope. The two actresses play a couple whose lives are about to get complicated when they visit Davis’s family for Christmas. Dan Levy co-stars as Stewart’s best friend, and the cast is rounded out with a list of impressive names including Victor Garber, Mary Steenburgen, Aubrey Plaza and Alison Brie. The movie also features original music by Canadian duo Tegan and Sara, Bebe Rexha, Sia

Read more