We are all prisoners to our own vice, and comedians are particularly afflicted. Some of them hide it well, and others make it into one of the most...
Colin Quinn has never been at a loss for words, and yet in 2011, he managed to do the impossible: Summarize the history of the world down to just...
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.
In the midst of Montreal Fashion Week, which happened the first week of September, Groupe Sensation Mode (the organization that produces the event) an...
We are a collective from the fields of law, philosophy and journalism that citizens of all orientations and origins have sought to join. Among us are separatists, federalists and "agnostics" with regards to the constitutional future of Quebec. It is with great concern that we commit these words to denounce the Quebec Charter of Values (formerly the Charter of Secularism ) project, announced by the Parti Québécois government.
To tell you the truth, failure is ALWAYS an option. No matter what anyone says. Knowing it exists, and pretending it doesn't a sign of psychosis, not bravery.
Dear Lakeridge Health, This week, you started a direct mail campaign targeting Quebec doctors, medical residents, and medical students. I agree with your nearly 500 "likers" on Facebook: it's one great ad. But I'm writing to ask you if things aren't tough enough here in Quebec right now without you Ontarians trying to lure away our professionals? Who suffers most directly if our doctors and medical students leave? (Hint: it's not the PQ!)
"Michael Jackson ONE" offers the latest proof that in spite of ongoing attempts to reduce him to a tabloid caricature, the King of Pop beats on against the current in the vitality of his work.
Filling up at the gas station is certainly one of the ways to use oil that is most familiar to us. But guess what: of all the oil we use, only 43 per cent goes to fueling our cars. Given this, can we seriously consider ending our "dependence on oil", as some would suggest? Someone who wants to stop using oil will have to say goodbye to smart phones, ballpoint pens, candlelight, clothing made of synthetic fibers, glasses, toothpaste, tires (including those on bicycles), and thousands of other products made from plastic, a petroleum derivative. Good luck with that program.
Montreal has such a rich history that visitors can easily overlook the young, underground culture. In fact, I consider this French-Canadian city to be one of the best alternative travel destinations in North America.
Like guilt, there's an effect called "success by association," and people are willing to give you credit for things you were so far away and foreign to, you'd need a passport to make your way back in. When offered it, say thanks and let it make up for all the things you deserve credit for, but will never get. It will make others happier.
Montreal, the city known for doing magical things with poutine, is the perfect place to plan to a culinary vacation. But pack your pajama jeans, because eating here doesn't fall under the category of light.
I was a size 6 once. I vaguely remember the first time I got to carry my size 6 pants to the register, feeling weak and feeble hoping I had carrots at home.
Vegas may not be considered the most family-friendly destination, but if you get creative, you can make sure the little ones end up with an unforgettable trip. And we don't mean that in a Hangover kind of way.
The former host of Tough Crowd took time to call out the industry -- producers, agents, managers et al -- for their questionable practices, one of which was the cancellation of Tough Crowd.
If you're a parent who is strapped by a limited income but still wishes you could spoil your children with various toys, an alternative solution might be closer than you think. Most family and community centres have toy libraries, where parents can sign out toys for their children for a couple of weeks at a time, then return them for others to use.