June 18, 2018 6:29 PM The best Group of Seven work you’ve never seen — and it’s not a landscape
In hindsight, its single-mindedness produced damning exclusions, namely of Indigenous people inhabiting those disappearing wilds. This image, on view at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection’s “Director’s Cut” exhibition, is another of those things: A snippet of Canadian social and cultural history relegated to the margins while narrow myth-building 6
June 16, 2018 9:01 PM Natalie Portman calls Harvard pal Jared Kushner 'a super-villain'
Academy Award-winning actress spoke about U.S. President's son-in-law on late-night talk show Natalie Portman says her Harvard classmate Jared Kushner has become a "super-villain." The Academy Award-winning actress said on CBS' Late Show with Stephen Colbert Thursday that there's not much funny to say about "someone you were friends with becoming a super-villain 10
June 15, 2018 9:24 PM Harvard consistently rated Asian-American applicants lower on personality traits, lawsuit says
Harvard consistently rated Asian-American applicants lower than others on traits like “positive personality,” likability, courage, kindness and being “widely respected,” according to an analysis of more than 160,000 student records filed Friday by a group representing Asian-American students in a lawsuit against the university. Asian-Americans scored 9
June 15, 2018 2:36 AM Shree Paradkar awarded 2018-2019 Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy
Shree Paradkar, the Toronto Star’s race and gender columnist, is the winner of the Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy for 2018 to 2019. Paradkar will investigate the failure of the Canadian public education system to provide equitable outcomes for racialized and Indigenous students. “I feel honoured, of course, but I also feel also a rush of gratitude 9
June 14, 2018 10:39 PM San Francisco makes history by electing a black female mayor for first time
San Francisco—The election of London Breed as mayor of San Francisco, which was all but made official Wednesday when Mark Leno, the runner-up in the election, conceded defeat, was a remarkable victory. Breed is the first African-American woman to hold the post in San Francisco. And San Francisco is now the largest U.S. city with a female mayor. For many black 10
June 12, 2018 9:38 PM AT&T wins court approval to buy Time Warner over Trump opposition
Deal is seen as turning point for industry upended by companies like Netflix AT&T won approval from a U.S. court on Tuesday to buy Time Warner Inc for $85 billion US, dealing a blow to U.S. President Donald Trump's administration which tried to block the deal and likely setting off a wave of corporate mergers. The planned deal, approved without conditions 23
June 8, 2018 10:19 PM G7 menu features local Quebec ingredients, ‘cedar snowball’ and caribou moss
LA MALBAIE, QUE.—The world leaders and dignitaries assembled for the G7 summit in La Malbaie will be dining on a few local specialties including Charlevoix duck and quail eggs — along with Canadian maple leaves and a lichen called caribou moss. The three meals hosted by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau draw heavily on ingredients from the host region, including 8
June 8, 2018 9:17 PM Smithsonian exhibit highlights the life and times of Oprah Winfrey
Yearlong exhibit chronicles social events in the U.S. linked to stages of Winfrey's life One of the most recognizable openings in television history blares on a video screen: "I'm Oprah Winfrey, and welcome to The Oprah Winfrey Show!" The crowd goes wild. At the centre of it all, a dancing young Oprah. This moment, televised more than 30 years ago, is now part of a yearlong 16
June 8, 2018 1:19 PM Trump says he may pardon Muhammad Ali — but lawyer says it's 'unnecessary'
Boxing great's 1967 conviction was already reversed by Supreme Court in 1971 President Donald Trump says he may pardon another late heavyweight boxing champion — this time, Muhammad Ali, whose draft-evasion conviction was reversed 47 years ago. Ali, who died on June 3, 2016, refused to enter the military during the Vietnam War, declaring himself a conscientious 5
June 4, 2018 2:18 PM LeBron James’s shorts suits — yea or nay?
The outfits NBA players have been wearing while walking to their locker rooms are grabbing a lot of attention in this year’s playoffs. To open the post-season in April, a dapper-looking Russell Westbrook dropped a few jaws as he swaggered in shirtless but wearing a sports jacket and a gold neck chain with the letter W. The ensemble inspired the Raptor 12