Category Archives: Entertainment

Despite cultural globalization, Canadian regional dialects are stronger than ever

Across this great nation of ours, there are approximately 30-million speakers of Canadian English. Typically, when we think of Canadian English, we identify it by what it is not: American English (and sometimes British English). However, right here at home, within our 9,984,670 km2 of space, there is a massive assortment of words we use to describe the same thing,

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Soccer-baseball or kickball? Cottage or cabin? Try our Canadian dialect quiz to see where you fit

Across this great nation of ours, there are approximately 30-million speakers of Canadian English. Typically, when we think of Canadian English, we identify it by what it is not: American English (and sometimes British English). However, right here at home, within our 9,984,670 km2 of space, there is a massive assortment of words we use to describe the same thing,

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After firing PR chief for using the n-word, Netflix debuts ‘strong black lead’ campaign

On Friday, Netflix announced it had promptly fired one of its top executives, Jonathan Frieldland, after he used the N-word in a meeting with network staff. Friedland, formerly a Disney executive, had been working as the streaming network’s chief communications officer for six years. In a company memo, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said Friedland had used the word on at

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Trump tells Jimmy Fallon to ‘be a man’ after Tonight Show host apologizes yet again for hair ruffling incident

It’s been two years since Jimmy Fallon polarized American audiences by lovingly ruffling Donald Trump’s hair on The Tonight Show and “normalizing” the then-Presidential candidate, according to critics at the time. Since then, he’s been full of regret. In a new interview on The Hollywood Reporter‘s Award Chatter podcast last week, the entire incident was recounted yet again. “I did not

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Cook this: Grilled shrimp and pineapple skewers from The Great Shellfish Cookbook

Our cookbook of the week is The Great Shellfish Cookbook by Toronto-based chef Matt Dean Pettit. Over the next four days, we’ll feature recipes from the book and an interview with its author. “It’s a stunning dish,” Matt Dean Pettit says of his grilled shrimp and pineapple skewers. Sweet and smoky, they’re perfect for a Canada Day barbecue. Pettit recommends

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Sobbing Roseanne Barr pleads for forgiveness in new interview after racist rant: ‘I caused a lot of pain’

An interview Roseanne Barr gave to a celebrity rabbi, in the days after her infamous twitter rant, was released Sunday, showing a weeping Barr pleading for forgiveness and saying “I’m not a racist. I’m an idiot.� Rabbi Shmuley Boteach released the emotional podcast interview, Barr’s first since ABC canceled the show “Roseanne.� Boteach, a longtime spiritual adviser for Barr, asked

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On eliminating the LGBTQ stereotype and finding a safe space in the sports community

When Ash Hobian, a 26-year-old lifestyle blogger, was asked by members of the IN Run Crew to join their running club earlier this year, he declined. “Sports wasn’t really my thing,” Hobian explained. Growing up in Toronto, Hobian hated gym class. Whenever sports teams were selected at school, he was always picked last. For Hobian, judgment, classification and exclusion were

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