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Friends will go down in history as one of the greatest sitcoms ever. That is, if it ever goes down in history. It’s been 15 years since the finale aired on NBC. But a few times each year, like clockwork or a new line of lip kits from Kylie Jenner, a cast member is quizzed […]

I’m starting to think years from now, when I’m on my deathbed, James Holzhauer will still be the returning champ on Jeopardy! On Tuesday’s episode, the Final Jeopardy category was “American History,” which seemed apt. Holzhauer is making history in real time. His precision with the buzzer, his instant recall, his encyclopedic knowledge, his daredevil […]

The early-morning reveal Thursday of the official selection for the 72nd Cannes Film Festival should have been subtitled “Waiting for Tarantino.” Artistic director Thierry Frémaux and Cannes president Pierre Lescure had plenty of film goodies to announce for the fest’s competitive and non-competitive programs, the latter including the world premiere of the Dexter Fletcher’s Rocketman, […]

In a career defined by reinvention, Madonna is at it again. This weekend, amid a triumph for the ages by Tiger Woods and the hotly anticipated return of Game of Thrones, the Queen of Pop was also elbowing her way back into the culture she has manipulated at will for decades. Madame X is a […]

Despite November and December being the best time to buy a vehicle, mainly because dealers are desperate to clear their previous year’s inventory, plenty of Canadians buy new wheels in the spring, just in time for summer holidays. Over the past month, three of our clients have done just this, and I’ve been lock-step with […]

When the going gets tough, the tough go to aquafit. That was my thought bubble on a recent Saturday morning after a ridiculously stressful week. I was in the deep end metaphorically but also literally—in my fitness club pool, under the shrewd yet non judgemental eye of our instructor, energetically doing my best version of […]

In 2015, actor-turned-academic Martin Julien was tasked with an intimidating project: to make a book that looked like 50 years of art, protests, people, budgets, fights, parties, administration, tours, and a building with a two-storey mainspace, a tiny black box backspace and a big red front door. This week, Theatre Passe Muraille: A Collective History, […]

We’re expecting and we couldn’t be happier! Two blissful weeks after my fiancé proposed in early December, I started feeling like I’d been hit by a ton of bricks and nearly every whiff of air I breathed smelled foul — including our beautiful engagement dinner. My spidey senses went off and three positive home pregnancy […]

Is our food going over to the dark side? This month, Starbucks released the Teavana black sesame tea latté (made from black sesame sauce), the latest addition to a slew of sensational black foods, including pizza crusts and cold-pressed juices (coloured with activated charcoal) and a black vodka called “Hounds,” rendered dark by the addition […]

Empathy and steel. Compassion and resolve. Meet the new leadership standards as recently exemplified by Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand, who under the most excruciating circumstances, and in immediate response to a devastating loss of 50 lives in the Christchurch NZ mosque massacres last Friday, seemed to get it right. After an alleged […]


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