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For the record, Céline has been cool for 30 years. Here are the receipts: Céline had her first hit at age 12. Yes twelve. She was so fantastic that, in a pre-Internet age, her talent crossed the Pacific Ocean into Japan, where she won a prize for a tear-jerking "love song to mom" at the 1982 Yamaha World Popular Song Festival.
A few days ago, the (usually) brilliant writer Andrew Potter resigned as the director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada amid scrutiny over an ill-received March 20 article in Maclean's. As such, many in the journalistic community are left horrified about the state of free speech in Canada - as they ought to be.
Heritage Minister Melanie Joly called the article "a shortcut that is totally absurd."
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It says its print revenue plunged more than 30 per cent, year-over-year.
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I am often reminded of Martin Luther King, who uniquely demonstrated that eloquence trumps bigotry, when researching Canada's earliest LGBT activists. They, like King, were at the forefront of a dramatic civil rights movement, making powerful and persuasive arguments for social justice in the face of sometimes brutal suppression.
This week I made the decision to cancel my subscription to the 14 magazines I read regularly. So what did I learn this week other that I saved a bunch of money on magazines and made a few bucks on a Beatles book? I learned that print isn't dead in all cases. It's just being redirected...or redefined.
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.
Heading out for a bite, Canada? In its first ever "Best Restaurants of Canada" issue, Maclean's magazine has taken a look at our country's culinary environment and whittled it down to 50 of the top pl...
Until very recently it was thought that universities were virtually a prerequisite to becoming an adult. A generation of students and graduates are financially crippled with student debt, remain under or unemployed, and they literally have mental issues. And the so-called responsible people keep applauding!
University is not for everyone, and society should come to terms with that. Hopefully soon, the university delusion and the corny prestige it bestows will wear off for good.