Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen's Son Says His Dad Predicted Trump's Election

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.03.2017 | Canada Living

"He was stoned out of his mind."

Dear Canada, Put Leonard Cohen On A Stamp

Robert Waite | Posted 02.21.2017 | Canada Music
Robert Waite

But putting personal sentiment aside, I do firmly believe Leonard Cohen deserves to be on a stamp. I wish it had happened before his death -- as I have written previously, placing living Canadians on stamps, beginning 11 years ago, was the right thing to do, honouring groups like Gord Downie and the Tragically Hip and individuals like Stompin' Tom Connors, Joni Mitchell and Anne Murray.

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.

In Memoriam: Canadians We Said Goodbye To In 2016

The Huffington Post Canada | Emily Anonuevo | Posted 01.04.2017 | Canada

It's so hard to say goodbye.

'Hallelujah' Cover By Girl With Autism Will Leave You Speechless

The Huffington Post Canada | Maham Abedi | Posted 12.22.2016 | Canada Parents

Such incredible talent.

Leonard Cohen's Music Sales, Streaming Rise Over 400 Per Cent

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Rieger | Posted 11.25.2016 | Canada Business

His tunes had 18.3 million streams in one week.

Singing Leonard Cohen Songs Keeps The Darkness At Bay

Hadani Ditmars | Posted 11.17.2016 | Canada Music
Hadani Ditmars

It was Ramadan, May 1988, and I was even more spaced out than usual, subsisting on a strange student diet of fig cakes and arroz y garbanzo. After an afternoon at the Prado, I found myself wandering one evening near the palacio de deportes and magically happened upon a Leonard Cohen en concierto esta noche sign. But what would I do? How would I ever afford a ticket?

Leonard Cohen Died After A Fall: Manager

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.17.2016 | Canada

Cohen died in his sleep after falling down in the middle of the night at his Los Angeles home

Leonard Cohen's Son Shares Raw Tribute To His Dad

The Huffington Post Canada | Angelyn Francis | Posted 11.13.2016 | Canada Parents

"There’s so much I wish I could thank him for, just one last time."

Saturday Night Live's Cold Opening Was Not Funny. It Was Perfect.

The Huffington Post Canada | Andree Lau | Posted 11.14.2016 | Canada

No words.

Montrealers Gather Outside Leonard Cohen's Home For A Final Goodbye

CP | Morgan Lowrie, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.11.2016 | Canada Living

Fans shared memories of the singer, describing him as an unfailingly polite person.

Here's Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah' To Listen To 100 Times Today

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 11.11.2016 | Canada Living

And then maybe another 100 more times this weekend.

Canadian Musicians Pay Tribute To Leonard Cohen

CP | Gwen Dambrofsky | Posted 11.11.2016 | Canada Living

"I'm sure he'll fit right in the heavenly band."

5 Leonard Cohen Lyrics That Express Our Political Times Perfectly

Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.11.2016 | Canada Politics
Daniel Tencer

Leonard Cohen wasn't a particularly political lyricist. He was concerned with the human condition, and he spent more than his share of time peeking into the darkest corners of the human soul. But, to paraphrase Nietzsche, if you stare into the abyss long enough, the abyss also stares into you. Cohen wrestled with monsters, and he learned a thing or two about them.

Leonard Cohen Was Our Beating Heart Of Darkness

Joshua Ostroff | Posted 11.14.2016 | Canada Living
Joshua Ostroff

As a cultural presence that combined the sacred and profane, romance and cynicism, humanity and hopelessness for over five decades of towering songs, we all have our own Leonard Cohen entry point. Like fellow Canadian Neil Young, Cohen became a patron saint of the 90s alternative nation. There was the tribute album "I'm Your Fan" and placement of "Closing Time and, especially, "The Future" in the film "Natural Born Killers."

Listen To Leonard Cohen Recite 'In Flanders Fields'

The Huffington Post Canada | Lisa Yeung | Posted 11.11.2016 | Canada Living

From one poet to another.

Leonard Cohen Songs To Soothe Your Soul

The Huffington Post Canada | Joshua Ostroff and Lisa Yeung | Posted 11.10.2016 | Canada Living

How else can one pay a fitting tribute?

World Grieves Leonard Cohen's Magical Voice And Words

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.11.2016 | Canada Living

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau remembered the artist on Twitter.

Leonard Cohen Dead At 82

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.11.2016 | Canada Living

A memorial is planned for Los Angeles at a later date.

‘So Long, Marianne' Muse Dies Days After Receiving Leonard Cohen Letter

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.04.2016 | Canada Living

Marianne Ihlen has died at the age of 81.

Best Canadian Albums Of 2014

Huffington Post Canada Music | Liisa Ladouceur | Posted 12.03.2014 | Canada Music

Truth be told, if you were looking for Canadians making big commercial waves in music this this year, you would have found them on the singles charts....

Leonard Cohen, 80, And Tony Bennett, 88, Top Album Charts

The Huffington Post Canada | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 10.03.2014 | Canada Music

Canadians are hardly slouches in the international music world. Much like Sweden and Jamaica, we punch well above our weight. But mostly one hears abo...

Leonard Cohen On New Album And Smoking Again Now That He's 80

AFP | Posted 09.24.2014 | Canada Music

Releasing a new album near his 80th birthday, Leonard Cohen cheekily addresses his age in the very first song, intoning, "It's not because I'm old ......