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Is American Politics About to Repeat a West Wing Plot?

Justin Beach | Posted 12.15.2014 | Canada
Justin Beach

We don't know what happened after Matt Santos was elected, because the series ended. Elizabeth Warren would have to start ad libbing shortly after taking office but I find the similarities interesting and something about repeating television plots instead of history seems so very, very American.

A Pretty Darn Good Finale For 'The Newsroom'

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 12.15.2014 | Canada TV
Kolby Solinsky

Sunday night's series finale, it's obvious, would have made a much better premiere than the pilot did. It was probably the show's best hour.

The Elwins Watch Twin Peaks So You Don't Have To: Episodes 5&6

The Elwins | Posted 11.21.2014 | Canada Music
The Elwins

With doughnuts at the ready (not actually) we collectively finish up the classic "pasta lunch" here at Elwins camp to begin our descent into our investigation of the strange but wonderful world of Twin Peaks.

How the Property Brothers Use Their Fame to Help the World's Poorest

Joan Kelley Weisshaar Walker | Posted 11.17.2014 | Canada Impact
Joan Kelley Weisshaar Walker

They're known on television as the Property Brothers. Drew scouts neglected houses and negotiates the purchases, while twin brother Jonathan works magic through renovation. But there's a lot you may not know about Drew and Jonathan Scott and their older brother, JD, including their passion for helping the world's poorest children.

The Elwins Watch Twin Peaks So You Don't Have To: Episodes 3&4

The Elwins | Posted 11.13.2014 | Canada Music
The Elwins

It's a beautiful Tuesday in Keswick where we've gathered just after lunch to watch episodes 3 and 4 of Twin Peaks. The last episode ended on a pretty odd note so we are very curious to see how these next two will unfold.

The Elwins Watch Twin Peaks So You Don't Have To: Episode 1

The Elwins | Posted 10.27.2014 | Canada Music
The Elwins

We find out that Dale Cooper, an FBI agent, has been sent into the town to investigate. What does it mean? He goes to the morgue to inspect the body and finds a letter stuck underneath her ring fingernail, linking her death to a series of murders. Creepy stuff. It starts coming to light that some foul play was definitely involved.

5 Steps You Can Take If the News Scares Your Kid

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 10.27.2014 | Canada Living
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

With recent world events escalating in tandem with the ubiquitous 24/7 news cycle, it's almost impossible for a parent to completely limit the access to information that their children may have. Following are five tips for parents about how to calm their child's fears during these difficult times.

Four Ways to Look (and Sound) Good on Camera

Lisa Ostrikoff | Posted 12.06.2014 | Canada Living
Lisa Ostrikoff

You've finally decided to hire a production company, or to film your own video blogs to market your business. The idea of putting yourself "out there" might be terrifying, but it doesn't have to be. Working with the right crew or doing some trial runs on your own can make all the difference. Here are four tips to ensure you look your best when in the spotlight.

The Corner Gas Movie Loves That Saskatchewan Life

Vacay.ca | Posted 10.28.2014 | Canada TV
Vacay.ca

It's the second-to-last day of shooting of the highly anticipated movie, Corner Gas. I am ushered into a darkly lit room called the video village to sit and wait out the filming of a scene before I can interview Brent Butt, creator and star of the Corner Gas TV series that is phenomenally popular in Canada.

Here's A Story I'll Never Get To Tell Robin Williams

Brett Caron | Posted 10.22.2014 | Canada
Brett Caron

I have my own ideas about what it means to control your own life and the right a person should have to end that life if they choose. But I'm not writing this to spout my opinion on suicide. I'm writing this to tell a story I'll never have the chance to tell Robin Williams, as if I would've had a chance of ever meeting the man.

How to Rock Your Next TV Interview

Andrea Lekushoff | Posted 10.05.2014 | Canada
Andrea Lekushoff

Your company made headlines with a recent announcement and the media wants to hear about it directly from your spokesperson. Follow these best practices before and during an on-camera interview to set your spokesperson up for success.

Kids' "Screen Time" -- How Much Is Too Much?

Dr Dina Kulik | Posted 08.30.2014 | Canada Living
Dr Dina Kulik

In office visits I ask routinely about "screen time" at home. Screen time encompasses any watching of a screen -- television, video games, movies, iPad use and the like. I am frequently blown away by the staggering number of hours our children spend in front of a screen.

The Unlikely Feminism of Mindy Kaling

Neha Chandrachud | Posted 07.20.2014 | Canada Living
Neha Chandrachud

It's exciting to be living in an era of television where we see more and more clever women gracing our TV screens -- especially ones who look and act like us. But at the same time, there seems to be a growing attack on femininity in the name of progress. And that's why Mindy Kaling's brand of feminism is becoming increasingly important.

Rebel Without a Kitchen: Montreal

Matthew Basile | Posted 07.13.2014 | Canada Living
Matthew Basile

What separated Montreal from the other cities on our tour was that we did not have an actual food event to tap into -- instead we decided that Montreal was going to be the city that I did an old school popup at -- just build it and pray to the food gods that someone will hopefully come.

Detroit: A DIY Food Truck Paradise

Matthew Basile | Posted 07.06.2014 | Canada TV
Matthew Basile

When I was told to that Detroit was on the agenda for cities being featured on Season 2 of Rebel Without A Kitchen I wasn't entirely sure how I felt about it. But being in Detroit, eating in Detroit and being a part of Detroit's vibrant up-and-coming street-food and art scene actually paints a very different picture of the city.

You Gotta Eat Here, But You Have to Get Here First

John Catucci | Posted 06.17.2014 | Canada Living
John Catucci

This coming season, in Churchill, MB, we visit the Tundra Inn and Pub, where they specialize in Northern comfort food like elk pie. It's the farthest distance we've travelled for the show; it took us two days to get there, but it was totally worth it.

The Battle Between Tech and Entertainment

Frederic Guarino | Posted 06.14.2014 | Canada Business
Frederic Guarino

"It's ironic, then, that just as the Internet and TV have conspired to devastate the old business models of music and movies, they're also come together to create new business models to save them."

How To Go Wild With Cottage Chic

Colin & Justin | Posted 05.16.2014 | Canada
Colin & Justin

While the bedroom transformation was successful and went (for the most part) without too many hitches, the same can't be said for the rest of the cottage transformation. Indeed as work progressed in other zones, project drama truly escalated. Little did we know what lay in store. Exacerbated by a tiny design budget -- and an even smaller team -- something had to give. Jeesh.

Rogers Is Trying to Block You From Watching 'Hockey Night' Online

David Christopher | Posted 05.07.2014 | Canada Business
David Christopher

Rogers is gearing up to cut off millions of hockey fans from being able to watch Hockey Night in Canada online. Bell and Rogers are using their power and control over our media options to force Canadians into subscribing to what many now view as the outdated medium of TV.

So, I Can't Stream 'The Daily Show' Unless I Pay for Cable?

Steve E. Anderson | Posted 05.05.2014 | Canada Business
Steve E. Anderson

One night not long ago I was about to take in my daily dose of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart after work, when I was forced to deal with a new popup window on the CTV website -- CTV and other Bell Media websites are the only legal websites you can use to watch this and many other shows. But a popup appeared...

How To Be Relevant in an Hour a Week

Elan Divon | Posted 03.28.2014 | Canada Living
Elan Divon

The average Canadian spends a whopping four hours and 20 minutes a day watching TV (5 hours in the U.S. for comparison), and that doesn't include social media time. That's 30 hours a week or 1560 hours a year in which the average Canadian sits on a couch. So here's my challenge to you: Give up one sitcom, one iffy reality show to free up an hour of your time each week.

Add a Little Fire to Your Design With the Colour Red

Yanic Simard | Posted 03.10.2014 | Canada Style
Yanic Simard

A new year brings new inspirations, which always lead to new ideas. As an interior designer, I don't often utilize red in my designs, so for this January I challenged myself to look for cool ways to heat up a kitchen with a dose of this fiery colour.

The Face of Advertising is Changing (Or Is It?)

Larry Leach | Posted 02.27.2014 | Canada Business
Larry Leach

In 2013, one of the most common refrains I heard while selling print ads to small business owners was "We are concentrating on our online advertising". There is no doubt there is, and should be, an upward trend towards owning your online footprint. However, the idea of marketing exclusively online for a brick and mortar business is unwise to say the least. Conversely, an online business should not close their minds to traditional advertising.

Why I Hate the '80s Ninja Turtles

Vicki Murphy | Posted 02.01.2014 | Canada Living
Vicki Murphy

One day, I pressed play on the PVR and went about my bidness, Max on the couch pumped for some Turtle Power. A few minutes later, I heard this moaning and groaning coming from the television, with some bow-chicka-wow music in the background. What the. I ran to the TV and saw a commercial for a chat line, The Night Exchange.

SavvyMom Roundup: LumoBack, Daddle and More

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 12.30.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

Funny Ellen videos, standing tall, too much screen time, online shopping deals and a Daddle -- that's what caught my attention this week.