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Disney wildlife times two, a blast at American politics and...
Your numerology cycles April 1–15
More streaming ideas take you to Brazil, low-life China and...
Movie theatres are shut down, so what’s streaming?
Your numerology cycles March 16–31
Three women lead off a long line-up of new movies in town
Pixar’s new one, Onward, new laughs from Greed and a new...
Your numerology cycles March 1–15
Ordinary Love, superb, three superior Canadian films and...
The Call of the Wild re-made again, a festival of strong...
The Huntsman without Snow White, celebrities at a fashion gala and the latest from two stars we like
It’s not too early to think about DOXA, the documentary festival that starts on May 5. You’ll need time because there’s lots to read in the catalogue that’s now out and available at JJ Bean...
Apr 22nd, 2016
What does the Iran nuclear deal mean for Iran, the Middle East and the world?
We can’t protect life in a vacuum. The Iran nuclear deal offers Iran the hope of normalizing its economy and opening relations with the world.
Oct 7th, 2015
Stephen Harper versus Avaaz: a tale of two worlds
Stephen Harper talks about war against jihadists. Avaaz's approach works better.
Jan 19th, 2015
Stephen Harper position on global Arms Trade Treaty reads like a page out of NRA handbook
The global Arms Trade Treaty, brokered through the United Nations in a lengthy process, came into effect this Christmas Eve, 2014, 90 days after the 50th nation had ratified it. Canada has refused to...
Dec 27th, 2014
Reviews of The Fifth Estate, Muscle Shoals, Escape Plan, Wadjda and more
Benedict Cumberbatch intrigues in The Fifth Estate as the founder of WikiLeaks
Oct 17th, 2013
Canada imposes sanctions on five Iranian nationals
On Tuesday, Canada followed suit with Britain and the U.S. in imposing sanctions on five Iranian nationals accused of planning to kill U.S. - Saudi ambassador, Adel al-Jubeir. Iranian President,...
Oct 18th, 2011
Saudi in the city
In the corner of Kayan Mediterranean Cuisine, Mohammad plays oud, a Middle-Eastern guitar-like instrument. He sings, his tender but masculine bravado filling the room. My friends and I can’t...
Jul 18th, 2011
Bin Laden death won't keep America safe, warns Middle East expert
Terrorism will remain as long as Western foreign policy toward the Middle East is unchanged, says UBC's Hani Faris.
May 2nd, 2011
Why we must fight tooth and nail for our right to connect with others
The UAE's coming ban on interacting via Blackberry is a sobering reminder of why we cannot lose sight of the global society that technology has helped us to build.
Aug 11th, 2010