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Joshua Ostroff

Former Senior Editor, HuffPost Canada

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.  

How The Comic Geek Inherited The Getty Images

How The Comic Geek Inherited The Earth

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 Lost or Lord of the Rings and the contemporary comic-book movie, into mainstream success stories.
08/23/2012 09:30 EDT
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Surprising Scores

The London Olympics and their Paul McCartney-fronted opening ceremonies are over and we're deep into the actual competition as we wait impatiently for the Closing Ceremony to fulfill our Spice Girls r...
08/09/2012 12:47 EDT
The Beatles 'Didn't Build AP

The Beatles 'Didn't Build That'

Backbeat 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
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Kathleen Edwards Doesn't Need Anyone's Coat Tails

Kathleen Edwards has been making music for an awful long time. The Ottawa-born singer-songwriter, playing Montreal’s Osheaga Festival this weekend, has been plying her musical wares since the late '9...
08/01/2012 08:25 EDT
Am I Dad Alamy

Am I Dad Enough?

The Mommy Wars flared up again last month in time for Mother's Day, thanks to that insta-infamous Time 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
Occupy Kid

Occupy Kid Lit

Even if the political underpinnings of the Yertle and Thomas 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
Are Crunchy Parents Alicia Silverstone

Are Crunchy Parents Clueless?

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
Martin Sheen Has Harsh Words For Anti-Obama

Martin Sheen Has Harsh Words For Anti-Obama Liberals

During the Bush Era, "West Wing" President Jed Bartlet offered left-wingers a refuge from reality—much as Fox News does for conservatives today. But Martin Sheen, who turned his late-career turn as B...
03/07/2012 02:48 EST
One Is Enough: Why We Chose to Not Give Our Son a Shannon Echlin

One Is Enough: Why We Chose to Not Give Our Son a Sibling

Remember that Seinfeld episode where George Constanza learns to leave on a high note? That's what my wife and I have decided to do as parents. This astounds many people -- who often judgmentally tell us it's unfair to our son to deny him a sibling -- despite the increasing numbers of single-child families.
03/04/2012 11:49 EST