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Move over, chicken. There’s a new bird in town. Duck is starting to flock onto Toronto menus after decades of being relegated to Chinese barbecue restaurants and Continental dining rooms. Duck is redder and richer than chicken or turkey. The flavour is excellent, with added succulence from the waterfowl’s insulating fat. When raised for foie […]

TEHRAN – Iranian director and actor Ashkan Khatibi plans to stage prominent American playwright Sam Shepard’s play “Curse of the Starving Class” at Tehran’s Iranshahr Theater Complex on June 17.  Written in 1977, the play is a dark comedy that tells the story of the Tates, a working-class family that is living in a farmhouse […]

TEHRAN – Radio Iran honored Maryam Nashiba, the veteran storyteller who has been telling bedtime stories for kids on the radio program “Good Night Kids” since 1990, for her lifetime achievements during a special ceremony in Tehran on Tuesday. The ceremony was attended by Academy of Persian Language and Literature director Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel, Radio Iran […]

TEHRAN – Iran volleyball head coach Igor Kolakovic has announced Team Melli roster for the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League Week 1. The 2019 FIVB Volleyball Men’s Nations League will be the second edition of the FIVB Volleyball Men’s Nations League, an annual international men’s volleyball tournament contested by 16 national teams. Iran and Italy […]

Written and directed by George F. Walker. Until May 26 at the Pia Bouman Scotiabank Studio Theatre, 6 Noble St. This very dark comedy from the venerable playwright George F. Walker premiered in 2010, a couple of years after the bottom fell out of the global economy. It follows the downward slide of a […]

When Dave Kranenburg heads to farmers’ markets he spends most of the time fretting. Every hour in the sun means one less day his mushrooms will last and increases the chances that his coolers of poultry will defrost, so the owner of Kendal Hills Game Farm in Clarington, Ont. packs plenty of ice and pushes […]

TEHRAN – An unnamed Iran football federation official said that ex-Belgium coach Marc Wilmots will travel to Tehran on Wednesday to finalize his deal. Iran will reportedly pay the 50-year-old coach and his two Belgian assistants $1,500,000 per year. The Iranian federation also wants former Team Melli captain Javad Nekounam to be a member of […]

Goncalves suffered a torn muscle in the match against Sanat Naft in Abadan on Saturday. The 27-year-old forward will miss Esteghlal’s last match against Sepidrood in Iran Professional League (IPL), scheduled for Thursday. Goncalves will be absent in the next week match against Al Ain of the UAE in the AFC Champions League group stage. […]

It’s no secret that Ontario Premier Doug Ford isn’t a fan of the carbon tax, but now he’s taking his fight against it a step further. Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government has launched a new anti-carbon tax ad campaign.  Called “One Little Nickel,” the TV commercial shows nickels pouring out of gas pumps, heating vents and […]

CANNES, FRANCE—Zombies, killer hippies, a rock god and Rambo. Welcome to the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, which is going Hollywood in a big way for its 72nd edition on the French Rivieria. Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.  (Andrew Cooper / via Cannes Film Festival) Iggy Pop in Jim Jarmusch’s […]