North America

These Laos-Based Designs Are the Opposite of Fast Fashion

Kristen Marano | Posted 07.15.2014 | Canada Style
Kristen Marano

When I shop, I want to know how the pieces I like are made. I look at the tag. I ask where the fabrics are from. I read about the designer. These details reveal the process of a piece that earns a hanger in my closet. This is what separates Heather Smith's designs of Laos-based shop Passa Paa from fast fashion retailers and puts a value on owning her pieces.

Want to Live Longer? Move to a City

Jon Packer | Posted 06.30.2014 | Canada Living
Jon Packer

As warmer spring weather finally arrives, many of us long for the great outdoors with walks, bike rides and the Holy Grail -- cottage getaways. The notion is that if we could only spend more time out of the city, we'd be both happier and healthier. The reality though is somewhat different.

6 Things That Would Make Toronto Better, Ford or No Ford

Jon Packer | Posted 03.05.2014 | Canada Politics
Jon Packer

Rob Ford smoked crack. So what? Oh, and he plans to run for a second term as Mayor of the Greater Toronto Area in the Fall 2014 election. Really? Here is a prescription for six actions that would be good for Toronto in 2014, even if by default they result in four more years of Mayor Rob Ford.

Is North America Ready for the Ring, or the Gym?

Christopher Sands | Posted 02.05.2014 | Canada Business
Christopher Sands

The Obama administration, the Harper government and the Peña Nieto administration in Mexico all hope to boost economic growth and create jobs by opening up global markets and letting the best North American firms and workers compete. Before stepping into the ring with the world's heavyweight economies, North America needs to listen to Muhammad Ali.

Chromeo's New LP To Answer: 'What Would A French Jewish R. Kelly Do?'

HuffPost Canada Music | Benjamin Boles | Posted 11.01.2013 | Canada Music

Montreal electro funk duo Chromeo's retro sleaze appeal has now survived a decade of shifting trends and dance floor fads without diverting much from ...

Why This Flu Season Shouldn't Shock You

Jason Tetro | Posted 03.21.2013 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpgThe 2012-2013 influenza virus season has shocked North America with its early start and high numbers of both cases as well as deaths. Yet the surge of concern and panic is somewhat unwarranted, especially considering the world knew almost eight months ago that this was coming.

No, Banning "Innocence of Muslims" Is Not the Solution

Shahla Khan Salter | Posted 09.17.2012 | Canada
Shahla Khan Salter

To my fellow Muslims -- the 99 per cent who are peaceful -- here is my message. Online articles, information and resources, including amateur video productions, are everywhere. "Policing" opinions on religious matters is unrealistic in most instances. But some of you say "Innocence of Muslims" is a special case and should be banned. Personally, I disagree. The video should not be banned, nor should any video that one finds disturbing because of its anti-Islamic, anti-Semitic, anti-Christian or anti-religious content. Why? For a number of reasons.

Playing For Keeps: the Game of Foreign Policy

Christopher Sands | Posted 07.09.2012 | Canada Politics
Christopher Sands

International relations scholar Henry Nau suggested two metaphoric approaches to U.S. foreign policy. The first is the jigsaw puzzle. The second is the chess game. The United States will determine whether it wants to play chess or jigsaw for the future of North America. The question is, will Harper decide to play nicely with the others?

Dear America: You Have a Gay Problem

Josh D. Scheinert | Posted 04.11.2012 | Canada
Josh D. Scheinert

If you bothered to look North you'd realize we aren't all that concerned about gay people. There are still a few things to be worked out, but there's something different, something malicious about the debate in your country.

No Moon For You!

CP | Posted 08.11.2011 | Canada

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The year's first total eclipse of the moon will occur next week, and it will be an unusually long one. But the eclipse Wednes...