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6 Reasons Why Montreal is the Perfect Summer Destination

Tausha Cowan | Posted 07.28.2015 | Travel
Tausha Cowan

Ask anyone who has ever visited Montreal during the summer, and you would be hard-pressed to find someone who does not love this city. I would go as far as to say it's the perfect summer destination for everyone. Yes, everyone.

Ready, Set, Roast!

Steve North | Posted 07.16.2015 | Entertainment
Steve North

As the longtime "Roastmaster General" of the Friars Club and Comedy Central, Jeff Ross is typically the shocker, not the shockee. But even the comedian once described as a "one-man verbal assault unit" was stunned during an unplanned moment at the recent highly rated and hilariously raunchy roast of Justin Bieber.

College Daze

Jerry Zezima | Posted 06.23.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

As soon as my lawyer gets out of jail, I am going to file a classless action lawsuit against the makers of "National Lampoon's Animal House" for theft of intellectual property.

New Quebec Bills Aim To Prevent Islamic ‘Radicalization,' Limit Face-Covering

Religion News Service | Ron Csillag | Posted 06.12.2015 | Religion

TORONTO (RNS) The government of Quebec has introduced two bills, both aimed at Muslims. The first would attempt to stanch the radicalization of Mus...

New York Street Photography - On The Beach At Coney Island With Michael Sweet

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 06.03.2015 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

All Photographs (c) Michael Ernest Sweet Some places are just ripe for photography. Coney Island Beach in Brooklyn, New York, is one of those places...

Dogs and Underdogs Before and After Degrassi: The Next Generation

Elizabeth Abbott | Posted 05.27.2015 | Entertainment
Elizabeth Abbott

I met Imali years in the dog park where she was tossing Frisbees to Quincey, her sleek Doberman Pinscher. Quincey was one lucky dog!

Nitza Melas, a Greek Muse!

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 05.27.2015 | Arts
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

Nitza Melas, the woman with the celestial voice and ethereal presence onstage, recently released her latest CD, "Musa," a fusion of American pop, Greek folk, and Japanese music.

Artist Christopher Healey Travels To Mexico And Captures Fat Tuesday On Film

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 05.17.2015 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

All Photographs (c) Christopher Healey, Courtesy of Christopher Healey Sending anyone into a carnival with a camera and asking for good photos is ki...

Where to Stay in Montreal

John Nicholson | Posted 05.08.2015 | Travel
John Nicholson

Montreal is all about F words -- fun, food, fashion, fitness, French, and a whole lot of fabulousness! On a recent trip to Quebec, I spent some time in Montreal exploring some of its higher-end hotels and figuring out what makes each one of these properties unique.

A Transit App for Los Angeles

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.04.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

This is a true story. It's about the way many people get around Los Angeles and how more of us should navigate the City of Angels. Native Angelenos, new arrivals, older transplants like me, tourists and everyone in between.

Breaking Down UFC 186: Johnson vs. Horiguchi

Dan Shapiro | Posted 06.21.2015 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to Montreal, Quebec, Canada for the first time in over two years on Saturday, April 25, with flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson headlining the UFC 186 card against challenger Kyoji Horiguchi.

New York Street Photography And Getting Up Close, Really Close

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 05.06.2015 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

All Photographs (c) Michael Ernest Sweet We've all likely heard the familiar Robert Capa quote, "If your photographs aren't good enough, you're not ...

Artist Inspired By 'Humans Of New York' Launches Series To Help Homeless In Canada

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 02.17.2015 | Impact

A picture is worth a thousand words -- and its impact can be contagious, too. Inspired by the work of photographer and humanitarian Brandon Stanton...

Adjusting the Frequency: Women Take to the Airwaves

UN Women | Posted 04.15.2015 | Impact
UN Women

. The discussion revolves around key questions: how has the women's causes changed; are women accessing decision-making roles; are they more equal today?

Amphipolis: "a Cosmopolitan Inhabitant in a Cosmopolitan Tomb"

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 02.28.2015 | Arts
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

Perhaps the most knowledgeable person with respect to culture in Greece, including the numerous archaeological excavations and many ongoing cultural activities, she is a "power woman," closely monitoring the step-by-step progress of the exciting discovery at Amphipolis.

Oh No, Not Again

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 02.23.2015 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

I love having a man who enjoys conversing with me -- someone who actually listens and gives me feedback. But not now -- not with the price of gas so high.

"The Greeks: Agamemnon to Alexander the Great," an Unprecedented Exhibition in North America

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 02.08.2015 | Arts
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

Five thousand years of history will be on display as a result of the exhibition, "The Greeks: Agamemnon to Alexander the Great," which will be inaugurated on December 12th at the Pointe-à-Callière Museum of Archaeology and History in Montreal.

Grand Finale, Ultimate Indignity - Blackballed by Greyhound: Canadian Odyssey on the Looney Front - Part 23

Mike Arkus | Posted 11.17.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

The Ottawa reunion of us six old Cuba hands, class of the mid 60s, goes swimmingly. Our combined ages reach back to just before the birth of Abraham's...

Best of Abu Dhabi: Learning the Games People Play Through The Narcicyst's Rise

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 01.08.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

The talented, charismatic, popular Iraqi-Canadian rapper named The Narcicyst first appeared on my cultural radar in 2009 when I watched City of Life. In his latest short film, a senses-overload experience titled Rise, Alsalman explores his roots and his ability to step away to comment on them.

8 Hot Tubs in Cool Places

Joy Pecknold | Posted 01.04.2015 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

Baby, it's getting colder outside, but that's nothing a little hot tub can't fix. There's no shortage of pools and Jacuzzis to be found around the globe, but for those in search of more spectacular ones -- be it en suite or under the stars -- this is your list.

The Montreal Factor: Fact or Fiction?

Paul Stewart | Posted 12.22.2014 | Sports
Paul Stewart

One of the great debates among NHL fans is whether certain referees tend to favor or go out of their way to penalize a specific team. Many fans think -- and some are truly convinced in their hearts -- that the officials are "out to get" their favorite team.

6 Chic Cities for Long Weekend Getaways

Joy Pecknold | Posted 12.08.2014 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

Summer's over, but the fun needn't fade -- it's weekend warrior season.

Gruesome Crime Scene Photos Unveiled At Cannibal Trial (Warning: Graphic)

Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 10.02.2014 | Crime

In the murder trial of Luka Magnotta, the so-called "Canadian Cannibal," jurors were shown gruesome crime scene photos of a blood-soaked apartment in ...

Michael Sweet's Disposable Camera

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 11.29.2014 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

All Photographs Copyright Michael Ernest Sweet For some time now I've been working on a series of photographs taken with disposable cameras. It's ca...

8 Under-The-Radar Foodie Cities

U.S. News Travel | Posted 11.09.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

The lesser-known dining scenes below are ambitious and unconventional, they're buzzing with new and noteworthy chefs, and they're diverse and unexpected.