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Here's A Story I'll Never Get To Tell Robin Williams

Brett Caron | Posted 08.22.2014 | Canada
Brett Caron

I have my own ideas about what it means to control your own life and the right a person should have to end that life if they choose. But I'm not writing this to spout my opinion on suicide. I'm writing this to tell a story I'll never have the chance to tell Robin Williams, as if I would've had a chance of ever meeting the man.

Don't Call Robin Williams' Death a Waste

Elizabeth Hawksworth | Posted 10.12.2014 | Canada Living
Elizabeth Hawksworth

Suicide isn't "giving up" or "giving in." Suicide is a terrible decision made by someone whose pain is so great that they can no longer hold it, and feel they have no other option in life but to end it. It's a decision you can't take back, and a decision that will affect your friend and family forever. It is not taken lightly. For someone looking in, it does seem like a waste -- especially in the case of Robin Williams, who was a brilliantly funny man and a talented actor. But imagine, if you will, feeling so desperate, so desolate, so incredibly sad and hurt that you honestly cannot see a way out. Williams did things in his life that touched people to their core. It is a sad, sad loss, but it is not a waste.

Why I Wrote My Own Screenplay For Ghostbusters 3

Brett Caron | Posted 09.23.2014 | Canada TV
Brett Caron

No matter how it winds up, Ghostbusters 3 is not, and was never going to, please everyone. I hope this doesn't come as a surprise. So whether the upcoming 21st century adventure with proton packs is a blockbuster or just destined to become 'that other one,' I'll have mine and you can have yours.

Inside the Strategic Mind of A$AP Co-Manager Geno Sims

Herbert Lui | Posted 09.01.2014 | Canada Music
Herbert Lui

Today, Geno Sims is best known for co-managing artists A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, and the rest of the A$AP Mob. Yet his story extends far beyond the one we know at this moment.

Chris Taylor on Last Gang Records and the Changing Entertainment Landscape

Herbert Lui | Posted 08.25.2014 | Canada Music
Herbert Lui

When it all boils down, Last Gang Records was started in one of the most tumultuous eras of the music industry. It has thrived in the ten years since. Most people would say that the worst is over, but the entertainment industry will continue to evolve with streaming technology and subsequent advancements. But I'm not too worried for them.

I Saw Child Labour With My Own Eyes

Rick Campanelli | Posted 07.23.2014 | Canada Impact
Rick Campanelli

I felt sick to my stomach standing at a brick factory in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. These kids have traded in their childhoods, working seven-day weeks so they can continue to stay alive. Just a stone's throw away was a new luxury housing development. Were these bricks used to build it?

The Unlikely Feminism of Mindy Kaling

Neha Chandrachud | Posted 07.20.2014 | Canada Living
Neha Chandrachud

It's exciting to be living in an era of television where we see more and more clever women gracing our TV screens -- especially ones who look and act like us. But at the same time, there seems to be a growing attack on femininity in the name of progress. And that's why Mindy Kaling's brand of feminism is becoming increasingly important.

5 TV Shows That Need to Make a Comeback

29Secrets | Posted 06.25.2014 | Canada TV
29Secrets

There are few things worse in this world than our favourite TV shows getting cancelled. You get that icky feeling like you can't breathe and you're not sure you can go on with your life. Sometimes you have closure, sometimes you don't. Either way, we've rounded up a list of shows that we wish -- nay, DEMAND -- return to our lives.

Maybe Romeo and Juliet Can Work It Out

Elizabeth Hawksworth | Posted 04.16.2014 | Canada
Elizabeth Hawksworth

Directed by Thomas Bertlesen, the film's intense 25-minute journey takes you from idealistic happily-ever-after to anxious, desperate climax. Despite all the space in the desert, the lovers are trapped in their own failed dreams. That is the most realistic part of this movie -- and a fitting end to Shakespeare's most famous tragedy.

I Really Miss Walter White and His 2004 Pontiac Aztek

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 12.10.2013 | Canada TV
Kolby Solinsky

Last Sunday, I spent Jesus's apparent day -- for the first time in nine weeks -- without Breaking Bad. Without Walter White or any of his tics, tendencies, or tacky style. Unlike most who watched Bad, I liked Walter White all the way. I liked him at the beginning, I liked him at the end, and I liked him at his worst.

Actor Randal Edwards Plays Lead in "Package Deal"

Ilana Rapp | Posted 11.19.2013 | Canada TV
Ilana Rapp

Randal Edwards is still a boy at heart. His professional yet fun personality helped him make the switch to comedy. Randal Edwards, from Canada, pla...

Fighting For the Right to Party All night

Will Straw, PhD | Posted 11.19.2013 | Canada
Will Straw, PhD

The question of how cities regulate night-time behaviour is a very old one, but it has emerged as the focus of innovative thinking in the last two decades. The conflict between a growing market of young people demanding late-night entertainment and gentrified homeowners complaining about noise is being handled in various ways across the country.

Be Bold, It's Sold: Keeping Yourself Informed Before an Auction

Robbie and Kathleen Baggio | Posted 10.20.2013 | Canada
Robbie and Kathleen Baggio

After fifteen years on the auction circuit, we know how to turn a single night of work into thousands of dollars in profit. In fact, we've bankrolled family vacations, our daughter's tuition, and a complete home Reno with auction earnings alone. And we just keep coming back for more.

Beyoncé or Mrs. Carter -- She's Still a Feminist

Joshua Ostroff | Posted 09.22.2013 | Canada Music
Joshua Ostroff

Beyonce's Mrs. Carter Show tour caused all sorts of feminist handwringing in February when it was announced that she would be titling after her married name. But after seeing the show, I can say that no amount of throwback visuals or wifey proclamations could change the fact that even if girls don't run the actual world, they sure do run the Mrs. Carter tour. So while some might see the use of "Mrs." as regressive, Beyonce is just saying that yes, she is married and no, she doesn't feel the need to overcompensate about it because she's in a relationship of equals and doesn't see the superficiality of a married name undermining the reality of her life.

The New Storytelling Frontier

Katherine Brodsky | Posted 08.05.2013 | Canada Living
Katherine Brodsky

It's no wonder that studios, videogame companies, and large brand-holders are beginning to realize that an investment in an intellectual property must have a return from multiple media platforms. Hollywood's most influential players have taken notice with directors like Peter Jackson and James Cameron embracing transmedia.

Sarah Slean on Following Her Bliss [VIDEO]

Shannon Skinner | Posted 07.26.2013 | Canada Living
Shannon Skinner

2012-06-18-ShannonSkinner.jpg In my in-depth interview with Sarah Slean she spoke about the inspiration behind her latest album, Land & Sea, her amazing art and deeply philosophical poetry.

Digital Entertainment 'Booster' Program Enters Round Two

Andrea Carson Barker | Posted 07.23.2013 | Canada Business
Andrea Carson Barker

There's a new round of digital entertainment companies participating in round two of ideaBOOST, the Canadian Film Centre's startup business bootcamp t...

For Carla Collins, Laughter is the Best Medicine

Susan Ponting | Posted 07.14.2013 | Canada
Susan Ponting

Carla Collins spends her time whirling in and out of comedy clubs and charity events, on and off film and TV sets, and basically anywhere there's work...

I Lost to Drake at the Junos

Sean Wainsteim | Posted 06.21.2013 | Canada Music
Sean Wainsteim

Sadly, neither Drake nor Director X was there to accept the award. They robbed me of probably my best moment to run on stage and "Pull a Kanye." I think that's what sent me into the downward spiral. I ordered another drink. Then a double. Then a triple. And a Regina triple is pretty stiff, let me tell you

Trey Anthony Dreams a Bigger Dream [VIDEO]

Shannon Skinner | Posted 05.31.2013 | Canada Impact
Shannon Skinner

Trey Anthony is the creator and star of the ground-breaking production, 'da Kink in My Hair, which had its start on the stage and later debuted in 2007 on Global Television -- and has touched many women's lives. She is the first Black woman to write and produce a television show on a prime time network in Canada -- and her trailblazing ways have not stopped there.

Why Beyonce's "Mrs. Carter Tour" Is Bad For Women

Anea Bogue | Posted 05.08.2013 | Canada Living
Anea Bogue

International Women's Day is all about pausing to reflect on our achievements in the long-standing effort to create equality between men and women. For over a decade, Beyonce has been singing about girls and women being independent. However, when I found out last month that the megastar and girl power proponent was calling her tour the 'Mrs. Carter Show' I thought I was going to short circuit.

Westin Harbour Castle; A Home Away from Home

Amber Rehman | Posted 04.27.2013 | Canada Travel
Amber Rehman

  To find a good hotel that suits your family's needs is like looking for a second home. For our family the winner hands down has been the We...

Bieber Uses Canada as a Marketing Tool and Makes Us All Look Bad

Tom Kott | Posted 03.25.2013 | Canada Music
Tom Kott

Bieber doesn't seem to know anything at all about Canada or its history. Maybe it's from being on the road too much and away from a Canadian classroom. If he wants to use his country as a marketing tool, he should learn something about it first.

Joy Sticks, Controllers And Zombies: Life As Gamer In 2013

Ryan Doherty | Posted 03.23.2013 | Canada Alberta
Ryan Doherty

Unless you've been living under a rock for the last 10 years or so, video games have become BIG business around the world. Consider this. Call Of Duty MW3, last year's best selling game, earned $3 billion dollars in sales in it's first week. Three Billion, and in seven days no less. The biggest movie of the year (The Avengers, fyi) took almost a month to collect that amount, and at cheaper prices then $59.99 for a new game.

Crossed Off my Bucket List? Hearing "Hey Jude" Live

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 01.26.2013 | Canada Music
Kolby Solinsky

Hearing "Hey Jude" live? How can that not be on your bucket list? Is there another song anywhere in the universe that begs the same effect, or comes with the same aura, when its played to people who've paid to see and hear it? On Sunday night, Paul McCartney had his way with 60,000 Canadians.