Bono

Bono Has A Very Good Reason For Wearing Those Glasses

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.17.2014 | Canada Music

OK, Bono-bashers, it's time for you all to feel very badly now. The lead singer of U2 admitted on BBC One's The Graham Norton Show Friday that he w...

Bono Sorry For Free U2 Album, Blames 'A Drop of Megalomania'

AFP | Posted 10.16.2014 | Canada Music

Call it a mix of ego, generosity, self-promotion and insecurity. But Bono is sorry for giving away U2's latest album for free on iTunes accounts. T...

Watching the Watchdog: Long Walk of Prisoner #46664

Tim Knight | Posted 02.15.2014 | Canada
Tim Knight

This day in Dublin, Mandela shakes my hand. It's a most peculiar moment. I look into his eyes, he looks into mine, and somehow I know I'm in the presence of sheer, bloody greatness. Not because of what he's done or had done to him, but simply because of who he is.

Long Walk of Prisoner #46664 Part 3: Now Cracks a Noble Heart

Tim Knight | Posted 02.08.2014 | Canada
Tim Knight

For most South Africans, that long walk to freedom Mandela wrote about is on a much longer, stonier and more dangerous road than they ever expected. And it's taking far more time than their well wishers around the world ever predicted. Considering what's happening to his dream of a new, democratic and rainbow nation, maybe it's best that Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela has gone.

11 Songs Celebrating Nelson Mandela

HuffPost Canada Music | Rob Duffy | Posted 12.06.2013 | Canada Music

UPDATE: Nelson Mandela died at home in Johannesburg at age 95 on Thursday Dec. 5, 2013. The makers of "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," a biographic...

Free Markets Help the Poor Better Than Aid Does

Michel Kelly-Gagnon | Posted 08.08.2013 | Canada Politics
Michel Kelly-Gagnon

"Aid is just a stop-gap. Commerce and entrepreneurial capitalism take more people out of poverty than aid." Though I strongly agree with these words, they came from someone just a bit more glamorous than me -- Bono. The West's relationship with the poor is based on condescension and charity. When it comes to helping the poor get out of the poverty trap, one should not be trapped in preconceived ideas.

Daniel Lanois: New U2 Album 'Amazing'

The Huffington Post Canada | Jason MacNeil | Posted 05.30.2013 | Canada Music

Acclaimed producer Daniel Lanois seems to be sitting out the current studio work U2 is undertaking towards their new album, but he's listened to the a...

Why Bono and I Are, Basically, the Same Person

Tod Maffin | Posted 06.03.2013 | Canada Living
Tod Maffin

It's really hard to tell the difference between me and Bono. OK, so there might be some differences, but you can clearly see the similarity -- the orange glasses. Bono wears them because of a sensitivity to light. You should wear them too, but for an entirely different reason.

Annette Bourdeau

TVO Gets Serious With 'Why Poverty?' TV Specials

HuffingtonPost.com | Annette Bourdeau | Posted 11.27.2012 | Canada TV

Can Bono save the world? He's certainly trying to, but he may not be as effective as he thinks, according to the documentary "Give Us the Money" that ...

Bono's Activism From TIFF to the G20

Andrew Cooper | Posted 11.12.2011 | Canada Living
Andrew Cooper

The hallmark of Bono's celebrity activism has been a concern with gaining access to key political decision-makers. However, over the last year the focus of attention has turned away from a fixation with politicians at the apex of power in the traditional global establishment.

TIFF Day 3: Clooney, Bono, Gosling And More

Moviefone | Posted 11.11.2011 | Canada

Day 3 of the Toronto International Film Festival was filled with more star-studded events. Check this gallery to see what your favourite stars were up...

PHOTOS: The Heartthrobs Are Here! Clooney, Pitt, Gosling In Toronto

Moviefone | Posted 11.10.2011 | Canada

It's September, and you know what that means: It's time for the Toronto International Film Festival! Running from Sept. 8-18, the biggest stars in the...

Didier Drogba's Mediation Efforts: Solo Act or the Start of a Trend?

Andrew Cooper | Posted 10.08.2011 | Canada
Andrew Cooper

A well-publicized list of western celebrities has attracted enormous attention for their engagement in African development as well as peace and confli...

K'naan, Iman and the Famine in Somalia: The Long Game Matters, Too

Edward Jackson | Posted 09.26.2011 | Canada
Edward Jackson

The celebrities' call to action on the famine in Somalia is welcome, but the bottom line is that these countries need sustained economic growth. Such strategies are not without risks, however. Businesses must not be permitted to abuse human rights. Foreign investment must not undermine sovereignty.