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Muslims Need An Ellen DeGeneres-Style Advocate

Many Muslim communities around the world are calling the killing of three young Muslims at Chapel Hill a hate crime. Others are calling it a parking dispute, a sort of road rage over space. According to his Facebook page, Craig Stephen Hicks, the alleged murderer was a supporter of gay rights, but didn't seem to extend the same warm feelings towards Muslims and Islam. Why tolerance is higher for one minority group and not another has complex roots.
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Americanizing the Canadian Sitcom

The new tsunami hitting shores are Canadian sitcoms bragging they are just like Hollywood comedies. This has always been a problem in Canadian entertainment -- a deliberate lack of respect for what has come before, or an ignorance of it entirely. And this new push to be more like American shows has lead to a breed of Canadian sitcoms that are the worst of both worlds, like a mermaid with a fish head and human legs.
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Where Da Women At?

VANCOUVER - A lot of time, effort and public money may be going into filming some well-known, live-action television series in Canada, but a new report suggests production is still missing one key ele...

Shooting Blanks on the Sitcom "Seed"

I like to blog about pop culture -- specifically (though not exclusively) Canadian film & TV. Ideally, I should write about one particular theme...then move on to another. But as Al Pacino said in a...

Canadian Actor Killed In Car Crash

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. - Veteran actor and comedian Paul O'Sullivan has died in a car crash near his home outside Peterborough, Ont.O'Sullivan's family says the 48-year-old _ a well-known presence on the...