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July 19, 2018 7:02 PM Under the Tree gets to the root of suburban discord

Regular joe Atli (Steinpor Hroar Steinporsson) finds himself forced to move back home with his folks after wife Agnes discovers him committing an act of self-love while watching on old sex tape of a former girlfriend. There, he finds his parents engaged in a test of wills over a backyard tree that throws too much shade on their pretentious next-door 7

July 12, 2018 3:45 PM Ricoh Coliseum is now Coca-Cola Coliseum, the latest in recent GTA stadium name changes

Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment announced its 10-year partnership with Coca-Cola on Wednesday for the Marlies home. The soft drink giant will donate a suite to non-profit community organizations for all Marlies home games and open the rink for several community skate events. The venue has been home to the Marlies since 2004, and was the site of the team’s 11

July 12, 2018 12:31 AM There’s no tally of close calls on Toronto streets. So pedestrians are turning to #NearMissToronto

Abigail Pugh had just dropped her 9-year-old daughter off at school in Dufferin Grove when she witnessed a near miss. A driver didn’t see a boy crossing at a pedestrian crosswalk and slammed on the brakes, narrowly avoiding another headline-making tragedy. The experience spurred Pugh to create the hashtag and ensuing campaign #NearMissToronto. “I just decided 9

July 11, 2018 6:23 PM ‘A tough lesson to learn’: How a missed email put one tennis player in Illinois instead of Wimbledon

WINNETKA, ILL.—Centre court at the A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center in this leafy suburban enclave along Lake Michigan sits nearly 4,000 miles away from Wimbledon’s pristine grass-court setting. Tim Smyczek had planned on competing at the Grand Slam event, but instead he was here on Monday, locked in a three-set match in front of a couple hundred spectators 11

July 10, 2018 6:58 PM Do some nations plain dislike children?

My joy at the rescue of 12 young boys and their football coach in northern Thailand was mountain-high, valley-deep, and river ... that’s enough Tina Turner triumphalism, we get it, you and the planet were thrilled. It was an unadulterated good thing. Meanwhile, the snatching of small children from their asylum-seeking parents at the U.S. border is a continuing 7

July 4, 2018 11:00 AM It’s ‘Theatre Christmas’ in July with 158 shows at the Toronto Fringe Festival

KF: I am interested in the “burlesque cabaret dream play” Josephine, about the groundbreaking entertainer Josephine Baker, which has awards and great reviews from the States. And I’m also interested in performers who thrive on the Fringe circuit. One is Gemma Wilcox, whose solo shows are Toronto Fringe favourites (this year she’s bringing back her 2008 hit The Honeymoon 14

July 1, 2018 11:23 PM Scorching heat wave keeps Canada Day crowds low on Parliament Hill

OTTAWA—A scorching heat wave has kept crowds on Parliament Hill smaller than usual for Canada Day festivities in the nation’s capital. Paramedics in Ottawa have been busy responding to holiday revellers in distress, mainly due to the heat. Temperatures were above 34 C with a humidex that reached 47 C in the afternoon. By 2 p.m., paramedics had attended 8

June 29, 2018 10:30 AM Thea Lim’s book An Ocean of Minutes, draws on the best of old and new CanLit

In the age of widespread refugee crises, weather events, data mining, corporate greed and totalitarian politics, dystopian narratives are very much on the brain. Toronto writer Thea Lim taps into this trend with her timely debut, An Ocean of Minutes, which draws on the best of old and new CanLit traditions. The novel follows twentysomething Polly — a furniture 11

June 23, 2018 2:26 AM Hundreds of women march in Rio to demand legal abortion

RIO DE JANEIRO—Hundreds of women marched in Rio de Janeiro on Friday to demand the legalization of abortion in Brazil. The march followed a breakthrough for abortion supporters in neighbouring Argentina, where the lower house of Congress approved a bill this month that would legalize elective abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. Carrying banners 13

June 22, 2018 10:30 AM Devious characters, grisly crimes mark the newest crop of mystery books

As narrators go, Finn, this novel’s principal teller of the tale, a wealthy English investment advisor, is reliable enough, though he may be withholding some details. At any rate, it seems he was serious about marrying a young woman named Layla until a dozen years ago when she vanished without a clue. The years pass, and Finn, still reliable but also still 13