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March 16, 2018 2:00 PM Bitcoin pop culture moment fades as craze attracts regulators

The 2018 lull shows just how quickly investment fads can come and go. Online searches for “bitcoin” fell 82 per cent from December highs, according to Google Trends. Tweets that mention the coin peaked Dec. 7, at 155,600, and are now down to about 63,000, BitInfoCharts says. And the number of bitcoin transactions is off 60 per cent from its record on Dec. 13, according 9

March 16, 2018 10:30 AM From monstrous elites to gods, there are plenty of new books for sci-fi fans

From monstrous elites to gods, monsters, dangerous inventions and noir novels with Raymond Chandler touches, there are plenty for science fiction fans. Patently Absurd marks a joyful return to the city of Retropolis and the future that never was, the location of Bradley Schenck’s previous novel Slaves of the Switchboard of Doom. Specifically, the six linked 9

March 16, 2018 12:35 AM Donald Trump Jr.'s wife files for divorce

Vanessa Trump married U.S. president's son in 2005, and they have 5 children Donald Trump Jr. and his wife, Vanessa Trump, may be getting divorced. Vanessa Trump, a former model, is seeking an uncontested divorce from the U.S. president's son, according to a public court record filed Thursday. Details of the divorce complaint haven't been made public 14

March 15, 2018 8:00 AM 'I feel duped': Montreal mother angry after son's U.S. football dreams dashed by recruiters

Innavage Consulting woos young football players to go to prep school in U.S., but some parents feel burned Sign with our football recruiting company, and we'll help get your teenager into an American prep school. "It was an opportunity to get a great education," said Rebecca. To protect her son David's identity, CBC agreed not to use their real names 11

March 10, 2018 9:00 AM Language barrier: Why some of Canada's diverse filmmakers are shut out of funding

Ava won prize for best 1st feature film but wasn't eligible for financing because it's in Farsi A small film called Ava — the story of a teenage Iranian girl facing pressures from family and society — is the biggest movie at this year's Canadian Screen Awards. It has eight nominations and one special win already: it was announced in late January that Ava had won the Best First 27

March 9, 2018 7:05 PM Barack and Michelle Obama reported to be in talks for Netflix show

New York Times reports plan for show s not yet finalized but Netflix stock soars Barack Obama and Netflix reportedly are negotiating a deal for the former president and his wife, Michelle, to produce shows exclusively for the streaming service. The proposed deal was reported Friday by The New York Times, which cited people familiar with the discussions 29

March 9, 2018 4:26 PM Jon Favreau to write, produce live-action Star Wars series for Disney streaming service

“If you told me at 11 years old that I would be getting to tell stories in the Star Wars universe, I wouldn’t have believed you,” Favreau said in Thursday’s statement. “I can’t wait to embark upon this exciting adventure.” This is Favreau’s latest project in Disney’s expansive empire. He directed Iron Man, the first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe 19

March 7, 2018 11:41 PM Star journalists nominated for 5 Pictures of the Year awards

Photographers and videographers have been nominated in the portrait, picture story news and team multimedia categories in the country’s largest annual photojournalism contest. In the team multimedia category, the Star received two nominations. The first nomination recognizes Caged by Canada, an investigation by staff reporter Brendan Kennedy into Canada’s 19

March 5, 2018 6:12 PM What is an inclusion rider? Frances McDormand spotlights equity clause at 2018 Oscars

LOS ANGELES—When Frances McDormand capped her Oscar acceptance speech with a rousing call for inclusion riders, the general reaction was more “huh?” than “hooray!” She was referring to using business contracts as a vehicle to further gender and racial diversity in Hollywood by adding a clause that mandates it. McDormand, honoured as best actress for Three 12

February 27, 2018 3:11 AM Who is Jaspal Atwal? Man at centre of controversy over Trudeau’s India trip remains a political mystery

Senior Canadian officials say Atwal — once convicted of attempted murder of an Indian cabinet minister — was removed from the guest list of a reception with Trudeau in India because he was politically controversial, not because he was a security threat. OTTAWA—Jaspal Atwal, a once-convicted would-be assassin of an Indian cabinet minister, had his invitation 20