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January 9, 2019 8:04 PM Vice Media makes last-ditch attempt to keep reporter's materials from RCMP

A high profile RCMP demand for a journalist’s background materials related to interviews with a suspected terrorist should be set aside even though Canada’s top court recently upheld the police request, Vice Media argues in a new legal action. “In this case, there has been a material change in circumstances underlying the production order since it was first 113

January 9, 2019 7:37 PM Hale County This Morning, This Evening is an extraordinary film about ordinary lives

Making its Toronto premiere, this is one of the most fascinating docs of the past year. It won a Special Jury Award for Creative Vision at Sundance 2018, where it had its world premiere. Ross travels to the Black Belt of the American South — a rural enclave of nearly 15,760 people, and a racial makeup that was once mostly white but is now 60 per cent Black 143

January 3, 2019 8:54 PM California inmate takes unlikely path to freedom: Podcasting

The podcast project started after Poor, a San Francisco Bay Area artist who has volunteered at San Quentin since 2011, approached Woods. In 2016, Poor saw Public Radio Exchange’s Radiotopia network was sponsoring a podcast talent contest, and she asked Lt. Sam Robinson, San Quentin’s spokesman, for permission to enter. Another co-creator, Antwan Williams 122

January 3, 2019 6:50 PM 10 movies I can’t wait to see in 2019, between the blockbusters

What I’m really looking forward to in 2019, though, are the movies that aren’t likely to be doing double duty selling burgers, breakfast cereal or action figures. Films that tell stories in unique ways, like the 10 hopefuls listed here, in my annual optimistic assessment of what lies ahead. I’m mostly going by the track record of the directors, actors 114

January 3, 2019 2:42 PM Barrick’s new CEO says gold industry shake-up is just starting

Barrick Gold Corp.’s new chief executive officer has a message for the gold industry: This is just the start of a big shake-up. Barrick agreed to buy smaller rival Randgold Resources Ltd. in a $5.4 billion (U.S.) deal announced in September. As part of the agreement, Randgold’s CEO, Mark Bristow, became the chief executive of Barrick, the world’s biggest 135

December 3, 2018 3:46 PM Mark Hughes sacked as Southampton manager

Southampton, which has been in the Premier League since 2012, is paying the price for having its squad slowly dismantled by the country’s richest clubs each off-season. The club’s envied academy system — which brought through players like Gareth Bale, Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Luke Shaw — and scouting strategy meant Southampton has been one of English 96

November 27, 2018 8:49 PM Shawn Mendes feels pressured to ‘prove’ he’s not gay by being seen with women

In a December cover story for Rolling Stone, the 20-year-old Canadian heartthrob reveals the gossip surrounding his personal life causes him a lot of stress and anxiety — so much that he feels pressured to dispel rumours. “I’d like to say I don’t care about it, but that’s not true,” he says, referencing “this massive, massive thing for the last five years 174

November 24, 2018 7:03 PM Ex-NHL ref Mick McGeough dead at 62

The GoFund Mepage had raised more than $12,000 by Saturday morning. The original goal was $10,000. McGeough, one of the last referees to officiate without a helmet, was one of the most well-known NHL officials during the 1990s and early 2000s. He was in the middle of the action during the 2000 playoff series between Toronto and Ottawa when Maple Leafs 129

November 12, 2018 6:56 PM Why the Thanksgiving TV episode is the very best kind of holiday special

There comes a time in the life of every major TV show when writers must give thanks for their show’s longevity and write a Thanksgiving episode. The Thanksgiving TV episode is a distinctly American TV tradition for a distinctly American holiday (it falls on Nov. 22 this year; Canadians, of course, celebrate Thanksgiving a month earlier). It’s not to be confused 137

October 28, 2018 11:30 AM Tabloids: One pregnant duchess can never be enough

Cover: Is it my birthday? Did the carnival genie grant my wish? Well, not yet, but fingers crossed as KUWTK ratings are so low it’s in danger of cancellation. See, almost nobody involved wants to be doing the show anymore, but they can’t afford to stop working. Kardashians: They’re just like us. Ex-factor: The mag proposes that Bieber is upset about 124