Benefitting the TIFF Pocket Fund.

Those looking to make it in Hollywood are perennially in hot pursuit of a big break. While there is no sure path to success or stardom, there are certain steps that help along the way: education and an early start.

High-priority pie.

When the President of the United States comes calling, you answer. Even if that means arranging for a full-size, 1,800-kilogram Neapolitan pizza oven to be delivered to the tarmac of Washington’s Paine Field Airport so that you can personally cook for Barack Obama.

Documenting life.

No doubt twirling his trademark moustache at the time, Salvador Dalí allegedly described the railway station in Perpignan as “the centre of the universe”. Perhaps not, but there’s no disputing that from August 30 to September 14, the southern French city will be in the global eye for photography enthusiasts.

Sweet sips.

With cider’s lineage dating as far back as the Roman Empire and the Dark Ages, it’s a surprise that its popularity in North America didn’t peak sooner, but the drink is now experiencing a resurgence in Canada.

A good mix.

On the quiet end of East 6th Street in Austin, Texas sits Easy Tiger: a bake shop, eatery, and beer garden. The multi-purpose establishment, cloaked in wild ivy and overlooking quaint Waller Creek, invites in those curious about its seemingly contradictory offerings and encourages them to relax, stay awhile.

A lesson in menswear.

Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne are convinced that timing is everything. The designers behind the award-winning New York menswear label Public School attribute much of their success to being in the right place at the right time.

Black magic.

When it comes to purifying water, the general process focuses on filtration and removal, so it’s peculiar to consider putting something in it instead—unless it’s Japanese water-purifying charcoal from online general store Kaufmann Mercantile.

Ride on.

There is a moment when you first learn to ride horseback that suddenly everything clicks. You learn to let go and trust your partner, and the trot you’ve spent hours mastering graduates to a rhythmic lope.

Sand sport.

While you may not have heard of Frescobol, the popular South American sport has been a prominent pastime on the beaches of Brazil since the 1940s. Not unlike other racquet sports, the objective between two players is to keep the ball in motion without it touching ground.