Anthrax bassist Frank Bello's appearance at the Toronto International Film Festival is going to be a whirlwind. He'll be
<p>Joshua Ostroff is a former senior editor at HuffPost Canada. Raised on the West Coast and based in Toronto, he covers politics and pop culture and has contributed to Vice, Maclean's, The Walrus, CTV and other newspapers, magazines and broadcasters. </p>
Tonight the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards will go down in Los Angeles and it's not hard to predict that something scandalous
09/06/2012 02:06 EDT
A Lebanese singer was reportedly denied entry into Canada last week after a Lebanese-Canadian gay rights group petitioned
09/05/2012 02:36 EDT
"Call Me Maybe" hitmaker Carly Rae Jepsen is getting props from an unlikely source -- killer clown rap duo Insane Clown Posse
08/29/2012 01:23 EDT
This week marks the release of Alanis Morissette's Havoc and Bright Lights, the singer-songwriter's eighth studio album. And
08/28/2012 05:50 EDT
Even as comic collecting declined in the 1990s, its fan-oriented subcultural set-up spread to other groups who began joining forces for broader genre cons like Fan Expo and Comic-Con, while slowly turning their favorite things, be it <em> Lost</em> or <em>Lord of the Rings</em> and the contemporary comic-book movie, into mainstream success stories.
08/23/2012 09:30 EDT
As video games continue evolving into grand cinematic experiences, their soundtracks have become ever-increasingly integral
08/22/2012 09:07 EDT
As anyone who's ever swooned to The Police's "Every Breathe You Take," only to later to discover it's actually a pretty disturbing
08/10/2012 08:06 EDT
The London Olympics and their Paul McCartney-fronted opening ceremonies are over and we're deep into the actual competition
08/09/2012 12:47 EDT
<em>Backbeat</em> is a musical that purports to tell the "birth of the Beatles," but really tells the story of the forgotten people who helped make the Beatles possible.
08/04/2012 12:11 EDT
Kathleen Edwards has been making music for an awful long time. The Ottawa-born singer-songwriter, playing Montreal’s Osheaga
08/01/2012 08:25 EDT
As a parent of a two-year-old boy, the recent public shootings in Toronto have left me shaken. But what they have not done is shake my confidence in our decision to raise a downtown baby.
07/12/2012 05:52 EDT
The Mommy Wars flared up again last month in time for Mother's Day, thanks to that insta-infamous <em>Time</em> magazine cover of the pretty blonde provocatively breastfeeding her almost-four-year-old beside the inflammatory headline: "Are You Mom Enough?" It talked about attachment parenting, but mostly in the context of mothers.
06/15/2012 08:03 EDT
Canada's baby boomer-run media has been pretending that Quebec's student protests are only about tuition, when that's merely symbolic of the boot the older generation is placing upon the necks of their kids.
05/29/2012 05:58 EDT
<em>Bring It On: The Musical</em> hasn't actually hit the Great White Way yet, having kicked off in Atlanta before hitting the road -- it's currently enjoying a five-week run at the Ed Mirvish Theatre in Toronto -- but proves preemptive naysayers wrong by being, like, totally awesome.
05/10/2012 08:29 EDT
Even if the political underpinnings of the <em>Yertle</em> and <em>Thomas</em> books are way over my son's head -- not hard, as he's only about three feet tall -- they still impart moral lessons. One reinforces class divisions and imperiousness while the other promotes equality and compassion. But apparently equality and compassion aren't appropriate for B.C. classrooms.
04/25/2012 03:34 EDT
I hadn't even heard of the term "crunchy parenting" before my wife suggested it for a column. But celebs like Alicia Silverstone and Mayim Bialik are bringing its fringe philosophy, also known as "attachment parenting," into the spotlight. (Though not entirely interchangeable terms, think of crunchy parenting and attachment parenting like hip-hop and rap -- the former includes the latter, but is also more expansive in scope.)
04/12/2012 11:11 EDT
Now that the NDP convention has wrapped, the Liberal leadership race is set to catch fire. But even after Canada’s two opposition
03/31/2012 12:50 EDT
Justin Trudeau may have a famous last name, but much like Hillary Clinton he’s quickly making his first name the one that
03/08/2012 01:51 EST
During the Bush Era, "West Wing" President Jed Bartlet offered left-wingers a refuge from reality—much as Fox News does for
03/07/2012 02:48 EST
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