Canada can't live with or without Bono
Sniper way more focused than a fidget spinner
Jagmeet Singh rocks to singer Roch Voisine
Two rum pirates enter, one rum pirate leaves
No one should enjoy calling it La-CROY
David Frum comes closer to having no friends
Just Like Mom 2.0
The cheapest cashiers will never complain
The Weeknd's dewy decimal system
Let's have one last laugh at Kevin O'Leary
This is not a Porter Airlines seat sale email
Matthew Perry gets beaten up by bad reviews
Chicken roti warning gets roundly ridiculed
There's no vaccination for a Twitter troll
[recipient name], here's your [newsletter name]
Breaking down the ROM Crystal
Support our troops with some Froot Loops
Walrus editor called himself off the carpet
Winners and losers of the Appropriation Prize
Crane Girl didn't seem to get her hands dirty
No Frills is courting the counterculture
Clowns to the left and Scrawler to the right
Condo flipping and condo flipping out
Its raining its pouring the old man aint going
Prince Philip is tired of fighting plaques
Don Meredith: most censured senator ever
The mystery man with the Cinnabon cylinder
Deadbeat Dad's chocolate chip cookie crisis
The ghosts of Blockbuster Video
Climbers gonna climb
Make a drunk run for the thickening border
Canada's most endangered music venue
The prime minister did a podcast
Rest in peace
Kathleen Wynne tries to make something cool
Dart Guy is still looking pretty lit
The top 36 of 2017 (so far)
Don't get sick on the subway
The sorry of us
Who's getting high at Dollarama
You know nothing of my work!
First we take Manhattan
Let an umbrella be your subway token
Marcia, Marcia, Marcia
Russell Peters not funny to Team Trudeau
Dionne Quints unsure if lessons were learned
Uber knows where you live (like, really knows)
"You're gay aren't you?"
An entire newsletter about one dumb column
Leah McLaren's lack of lactation tact
Not clothing optional
Lawyers gonna lawyer
Stats Canada tweeter gets zero tolerance
The future belongs to the furries
Beyoncé no longer part of NDP platform
Canadian drama teacher makes it to Broadway
Between a Hard Rock and a Drug Mart
Rebel Media's never-ending reality show
Senator Don Meredith still loves his wife
The lottery's biggest loser
Happy International Hold Trudeaus Hand Day!
One Pill, Two Pill, Red Pill, Blue Pill
Views from the 716
Subway suicide becomes laughing matter
Tastes like chicken
Peter Mansbridge's heir says he's not news
Beverly D'Angelo > Frank D'Angelo
The 2018 municipal election's first déjà vu
Font snobs sneer at new Ontario logo
The needle starts lifting on HMV Canada
Little boys in short pants
Thornhill has a night full of crime
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Go cuck yourself
"WTF?! So stupid.
I'm not a lawyer, but I play one on TV
No one will love you without a car
So farewell then, Dean Blundell
We are all influencers now
Stomping on Stompin' Tom's old sod
The PMO's real Valentine is Ivanka Trump
Slam dancing at the Eaton Centre
The devil pays no property tax
The cord gets cut at Rogers Cable 10
Brian Mulroney is taking Trump's word
Hawaiian pizza inventor is cool with Iceland
The Sticker Lady in winter
Post-truth times at Queen's Park
The last procession of Peter Mansbridge. With the chief correspondent of The National exiting this weekend, the speculation continues about how exactly he'll be replaced, with the CBC offering soundbites that sound like a lot of stalling. Mansbridge has said he hopes for a deal to stick around in some form—although he changed his mind about doing a daily podcast. For now, the CBC salutes his national service, and his decision not to take that big offer from CBS three decades ago.
“We don't need to register for a deadline, we don't need to tell you we're coming, we don't need to pay money for a float. We're just going to take up space.” Black Lives Matter Toronto co-founder Rodney Diverlus defended the group's sudden appearance at the end of the Pride parade. Meanwhile, even Sue-Ann Levy admitted the event generally turned out alright, even with uniformed police banned from the proceedings. Also featured: Justin Trudeau’s socks stitched with “Eid Mubarak.”
U2 have a song to play for Canada Day. En route to The Joshua Tree anniversary tour in Cleveland on July 1, Bono and the Edge have promised a stopover in Ottawa, the sort of blessing not granted since the U2 frontman helped to coronate Paul Martin. Naturally, the heritage minister's excitement invited irritated reactions to this Irish infiltration:
The mob rules on Jonathan Kay’s essay on Twitter tyranny.. Kay acknowledged reactions to his National Post exegesis on how social media has changed the intellectual landscape—although he also noted a trend of dismissals from familiar critics who didn’t even seem to have read it.
Postmedia’s most notorious board member wants to be the President Trump of magazines. David Pecker hopes his American Media can acquire Time, Inc., even as he retains a voice in the future of a certain Canadian newspaper chain that's now hoping for a lifeline from the Liberals. A new feature about Pecker in The New Yorker is primarily due to his close friendship with Donald Trump—reflected most bizarrely in Pecker's flagship tabloid:
NXNE burned out on the asphalt of the Port Lands. Michael Hollett promised the Porsche-sponsored music festival (his sole focus, now that he has left Now Magazine behind) would be “social media heaven.” But digital evidence showed the crowds failed to materialize at the main outdoor event. (No wonder a couple who boarded its Ferris wheel claimed to have been left stranded on the ride for half an hour.) At least Toronto now has an event drawing comparisons to the infamous Fyre Festival—even though this one actually happened.
Prisoners of Gravity goes down to earth on a podcast. Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy talked with the three principals behind the 1989-94 TVO series, lauded for its in-depth interviews with science fiction creators. Show host Rick Green credits the legacy to the fact that many of the interviewees didn't show up rehearsed. “They were really struggling to describe what they were trying to do," he says, "because they’d never been asked about it before.”
Word of the moment
ALEX, GEDDY, NEIL
High Park Zoo's capybra triplets have been named for the members of Rush.
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