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Katrina Onstad - exclusive interview

Katrina Onstad is a film and culture writer for CBC Arts Online and has had her work published internationally. more...


Flare Asks… Katrina Onstad

Katrina Onstad is a film and culture writer for CBC Arts Online and has had her work published internationally. She is also co-host of Reel to Real, a movie review TV program shown on Rogers and the Independent Film Channel, and was formerly the National Post film columnist. Katrina Onstad lives in Toronto.

Flare: What is your favourite label?
Katrina Onstad: Dish jeans

F: What’s your biggest fashion pet peeve?
K.O.: “The flared jeans-pointy-toed-high heel Yorkville SUV look.”

F: What does the word “Style” mean to you?
K.O.: “Being comfortable with my looks.”

F: What is in your CD player right now?
K.O.: “Antony and the Johnsons – I Am A Bird Now.”

F: What do you think is the one album everyone should own?
K.O.: Richard and Linda Thompson – Shoot Out the Lights.”

F: What’s the one item you cannot leave home without?
K.O.: “M.A.C. lip balm in pale pink.”

F: What was the last book you read?
K.O.: “Mary Gaitskill, Veronica.”

F: What was the last movie you saw?
K.O.:Little Dieter Needs to Fly.”

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F: Would you describe yourself as high or low maintenance?
K.O.: “Low, with bouts of medium.”

F: How do you stay in shape?
K.O.: “[I] Work out at my local Y; run, chase my toddler, worry.”

F: If you could attempt any career other than your own, what would it be?
K.O.: “Teaching.”

F: What is your most prized material possession?
K.O.: “My non-wedding ring.”

F: What is your favourite travel destination?
K.O.: “India.”

F: Where have you not been that you would love to go?
K.O.: “South Africa.”

F: Do you have any pets?
K.O.: “An orange tabby named Hubie.”

F: Who do you most admire?
K.O.: “My mother.”

F: How would you like to be remembered?
K.O.: “As someone who bothered.”

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