David Bowie

Russell Peters' Junos Rape Joke Was Even Worse Than You Think

Joshua Ostroff | Posted 04.04.2017 | Canada Living
Joshua Ostroff

"Look at all the young girls, this is a felony waiting to happen." That was the "joke" that Russell Peters used to open up the 2017 Junos on Sunday, an award show that had already been marred by a second consecutive year of the #JunosSoMale debate over gender-imbalanced nominees. Peters then proceeded to reduce Canada's heritage minister, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, to being "hot." The show went on, but anger over Peters has continued to build as have the usual defenders crying about how it was just a joke. So let's unpack that.

Iman's Daughter With David Bowie Is All Grown Up

The Huffington Post Canada | Kayla Greaves | Posted 03.10.2017 | Canada Parents

She looks just like mom!

Fake News Will Become Old News In 2017

Jon Packer | Posted 01.05.2017 | Canada Living
Jon Packer

In this bizarre, post-truth world, digital media has been called out for creating an epidemic of fake news. Facebook, in particular, has drawn the ire of many for hosting fake news items, while continuing to claim that most of its content is authentic.

2016 Took And Took And Gave

Mary-Jo Dionne | Posted 01.03.2017 | Canada Living
Mary-Jo Dionne

The gifts of 2016 weren't sweetly wrapped in chic silver bows beneath a popcorn-trimmed tree. Rather its gifts were hiding under piles of muck, mire, and metaphorical dirty diapers. 2016 made us work for its rewards; an ongoing dichotomy. Low meeting high. Pain meeting beauty. Injustice meeting a renewed fervour for truth.

Keith Urban's Tribute To Artists Lost In 2016 Hits Home

The Huffington Post Canada | Jessica Chin | Posted 01.02.2017 | Canada Living

His medley featured songs by George Michael, Leonard Cohen, Bowie, Prince, and more.

Saying Goodbye To The Trash Fire That Was 2016

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 12.29.2016 | Canada Living
Fransi Weinstein

We've lost those we've never heard of and those we worshipped from afar. The famous and the infamous. Those whose poetry and music and performances and stories and athletic prowess and acts of heroism and sacrifice we admired. We counted on them to help us get through the trials and tribulations of our lives.

Why Losing Teenage Icons Is Heartbreaking

Charlotte Singmin | Posted 12.29.2016 | Canada Living
Charlotte Singmin

What is it about the loss of childhood figures and teenage icons that seems to rock us to our core? It struck me that these memories from our past, brought up by the untimely passing of our idols, finds us transported back to a place and time before all of the real, hard to process sadness was let in; a time before grab em by the pussy, before nightclub shootings, and school shootings, and so many shootings.

David Bowie Knew He Was Going To Be A Grandfather Before He Died

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 02.11.2016 | Canada Parents

The exciting announcement comes just one month after the music legend passed away from cancer at the age of 69.

David Bowie's Best Song Lyrics Remain As Meaningful As Ever

Natasha Koifman | Posted 01.19.2017 | Canada Music
Natasha Koifman

I grew up listening to Bowie's music and found myself in the days following his death turning back to those old, familiar songs. I think that many others had the same idea. It seemed that everywhere I went, I would hear Bowie's music. I think we all needed to hear his voice again.

Paul James Band - 48 Years Of The Blissful Blues

Susan Ponting | Posted 01.19.2017 | Canada Music
Susan Ponting

Canada's blues crusader Paul James is a national treasure, and were it not for the shifting, sliding, finicky tides of the music business -- he'd be known around the world -- after all, he's toured in bands throughout the world, and Bob Dylan once told him if he moved to L.A., he'd make the big time.

A Nail Art Tribute To David Bowie

Kaitlyn Elisabeth Beauty | Kaitlyn Delano | Posted 01.18.2016 | Canada Style

Inspired by the cover of Aladdin Sane, Bowie's sixth album.

Arcade Fire To Lead David Bowie Tribute Parade In New Orleans

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 01.18.2016 | Canada Living

"Dress in your best Bowie outfit or something more strange."

Bowie's Passing Reminds Us Of The Importance Of Role Models

Amy Leask | Posted 01.13.2017 | Canada Living
Amy Leask

When we lose a role model, we realize that the gap they've left behind, but it also brings to light the fact that others will have to fill that gap. There will be young minds who need someone to look up to, and that's a big pair of shoes to fill.

Former Bowie Collaborators Almost Cancelled Tour After His Death

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.13.2017 | Canada

"We actually had to talk about whether we were going to perform more on this tour," they told the sold-out audience of nearly 900 people.

David Bowie On Track For First-Ever Number-One Album In U.S.

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 01.12.2016 | Canada Business

The closest he ever got before was number two.

10 Fantastic Things You Didn't Know About The Goblin King

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 01.12.2016 | Canada Parents

It’s been 30 years since “Labyrinth” was released and David Bowie’s Goblin King haunted us -- in a good way.

Burberry Model Pays Tribute To David Bowie On Runway

The Huffington Post Canada | Philip Mak | Posted 01.12.2016 | Canada Style

"It didn’t feel right to do a show that was celebratory today, when the news is so profoundly sad."

David Bowie, Iman's Marriage Showed Me The True Colours Of Love

Shachi Kurl | Posted 01.11.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Shachi Kurl

His deep and enduring impact on me was not the music, fashion, or performance art of the man known as David Bowie. It was the heart of the man born as David Jones. It was the story of his love for wife, Iman Mohamed Abdulmajid.

Every Generation Had Its David Bowie Moment

Joshua Ostroff | Posted 01.11.2017 | Canada Living
Joshua Ostroff

Over his 50-year career, Bowie had an unparalleled ability to remain relevant by giving each generation its own moment with him. The 1970s kids got to enjoy his most prolific and influential period as one of the era's most definitive artists as it happened while the rest of us eventually discovered it as a pop cultural rite of passage, regardless of our entry point. He kicked off the decade a year early with his non-hippie hit "Space Oddity" before unleashing his Ziggy Stardust and Thin White Duke personae, collaborating with John Lennon, Lou Reed and Iggy Pop, and moving to Berlin to record his groundbreaking trilogy, "Low," "Heroes" and "Lodger."

David Bowie's Greatest Roles Outside The Music World

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 01.11.2016 | Canada Living

He's singing "Dance Magic Dance" with goblins in another world now.

David Bowie Says Goodbye In The Most Beautiful Way

The Huffington Post Canada | Evan Pang | Posted 01.11.2016 | Canada Living

"David Bowie's death was the same as his life, a work of art."

Canadian DJ's 'Let's Dance' Mix Is A Perfect Gift For Bowie Fans

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 01.11.2016 | Canada Living

“This one's for you, David.”

Bowie's Words And Lyrics Had The Power To Change Your Life

The Huffington Post Canada | Lisa Yeung | Posted 01.11.2016 | Canada Living

"Put on your red shoes and dance the blues."

David Bowie And Iman Were The Ultimate '90s It Couple

The Huffington Post Canada | Madelyn Chung | Posted 01.11.2016 | Canada Style

"You would think that a rock star being married to a supermodel would be one of the greatest things in the world. It is."

Mulcair Pays 'Space Oddity' Tribute To Bowie

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 01.11.2016 | Canada Politics

"The stars indeed look very different today."