Weekend Reading List: top stories from our sister sites, from runway panache to butternut squash

Weekend Reading List: top stories from our sister sites, from runway panache to butternut squash

Every weekend we round up the highlights from the other websites in the St. Joseph Media family. Check them out, after the jump.

Rob Ford has failed to endear himself to the graffiti artists of the city, and Torontoist has a gallery full of their artistic retorts. We admit we’re tickled by the spherical Ford caricature gobbling up a can of spray paint, but his depiction as a corpulent, multi-nippled blob monster seems a tad gauche. View the slideshow [Torontoist] »

• Two weeks ago, Fashion Magazine posted its biggest slideshow ever, with a 100-photo gallery. Apparently that milestone ain’t no thang anymore—there are now 100 shots of Toronto Fashion Week’s top trends online. View the slideshow [Fashion Magazine] »

Canadian Family explains the concept behind Crunch a Color, a game for goading kids into eating healthy foods. Sounds like it might work, but we’re pretty sure butternut squash and Cheetos are both orange. Read the entire story [Canadian Family]

• On the topic of butternut squash, 20 Minute Supper Club turns the nutritious gourd into a sinful farfalle in creamy bacon béchamel sauce as one of this week’s six super-cheesy dinners. See the list [20 Minute Supper Club] »

• Perturbed by an LCBO ad pushing whisky, Ottawa Magazine’s Mark Bourrie rails against the government’s unscrupulous businesses (alcohol and gambling, not Metrolinx). Read the entire story [Ottawa Magazine] »

Where reports that Toronto-based tour operator G Adventures will, for the first time, be offering North American trips. We’re not sure what the point is, since everything worth seeing on the continent is here in Toronto. Read the entire story [Where] »

• For lovers of that classic look, Weddingbells has a number of pearl-covered cakes, ranging from one or two pearls on a cupcake to an absurd cube encrusted on all sides. View the slideshow [Weddingbells] »

• Fresh talent Heather Jessup was at the International Festival of Authors in Toronto to promote her debut novel The Lightning Field, a bittersweet tragedy set in Cold War–era Toronto. Quill and Quire spoke with her earlier this week. Read the entire story [Quill and Quire] »