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The Local With Bourbon Thing's Jamie Johnson

 Jamie Johnson has been a whisky fan and enthusiast for a long time. In 2014, she decided to start up a whisky club in Toronto and called it Bourbon Thing.

Encyclopedia Hearsay | McDonaldland

McDonaldland was created as part of an advertising campaign for McDonald’s sometime in the 1970s. It is a literal nightmare hellscape filled with monsters and mutants and some Lovecraftian god’s discards. Most of McDonaldland was inspired by H.R.

The Local With Hollerado's Menno Versteeg and Annie Murphy of Schitt's Creek

Last week in The Local, we heard from Lucky Bromhead -- the talented personal makeup artist for Catherine O'Hara and Annie Murphy from the hit comedy Schitt's Creek, so this week we though we'd hit up Annie and her husband, Menno Versteeg -- singer of the rock band Hollerado and owner of the indie label, Royal Mountain Records -- to hear what they had to say about their favourite things around TO.

Where do you guys live?

Menno: The Junction, Toronto.

The Local With Makeup Artist Lucky Bromhead

If you own a TV or have perused a fashion magazine, chances are you've seen makeup artist Lucky Bromhead's work. Lucky is known for her easy going yet sparkling personality on set as well as over 20 years experience as a makeup artist. Her current role is as personal makeup artist to Schitt's Creek stars Catherine O'Hara and Annie Murphy, TV personality Jessi Cruickshank, and Def Jam recording artist Alessia Cara.

Where do you live?

I live in the area of Parkdale in Toronto.

Favourite breakfast spot?

After Dark: DL Jones' Bonafide BDay Bonanza

Earlier this week in The Local, we introduced you to Montreal's premiere party promoter, DL Jones. If you're not sure what to get up to for a fun night in MTL, following his lead is a safe bet. On that note, tonight he'll be celebrating his birthday in a big way.

Your Monthly Horoscope

Shanda Leer is your favourite tipsy aunt at a wedding. Besides making every pizza personal-sized, her three talents are hosting, toasting and ghosting.

The Local With Promoter DL Jones

DL Jones is a true man about town. A renowned (and practically omnipresent) promoter, host and event planner in Montreal, he started out flyering for an afterhours spot in 2003 and worked his way up from there. Now, whether he's organizing one of the Naive Melody events, a creation of Arcade Fire's Win Butler and Régine Chassagne, Herve K and himself, or acting as the MTL ambassador for Diplo's Mad Decent parties, he's been a rock in the Montreal nightlife scene for well over a decade.

Encyclopedia Hearsay | U2

The Encyclopedia Hearsay was founded on four principles: misinformation, rumours, half-remembered conversations and outright lies. Anyone can contribute so long as articles are written with no research whatsoever. If you are citing The Land Before Time as a source or abusing footnotes like David Foster Wallace, you are on the right track.

The Local With L'Gros Luxe's Alex Bastide

The Local: a tête-à-tête with some of the scene's hardest working heroes.

The Local with POP Montreal's Olivia Diamond

The Local: a tête-à-tête with some of the scene's hardest working heroes.

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