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Toronto: Dining and Dashing Around the 2015 International Film Festival

Dwight Brown | Posted 09.24.2015 | Travel
Dwight Brown

As the Toronto International Film Festival celebrated its 40th anniversary, festivalgoers, vacationers and locals flocked to premieres and screenings. They also dined in high-end restaurants, tested out leisure time activities and visited tourist sites.

Common Slams Trump Coverage: 'The Integrity Of The Media Is Gone'

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 09.14.2015 | Black Voices

Common is not happy with all the news coverage that Donald Trump has garnered since he announced his 2016 presidential bid, he told HuffPost...

The Bata Shoe Museum In Toronto Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 09.05.2015 | Arts
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

I admit to being a museum aficionado, particularly art and cultural emporiums that showcase quality and extraordinary examples of art forms and repr...

Marketing Agency Helps 10 Charities Secure Over $1 Million in Advertising Grants From Google

Scott De Buitléir | Posted 09.03.2015 | Impact
Scott De Buitléir

Stories like this always get me excited as a journalist and fellow philanthropist. I first heard about this story on Twitter and I took it upon myself to find out more and track down the individuals involved in this story.

5 Things You Didn't Know About Juno Award-Winner Sean Jones

Jessica Young | Posted 08.27.2015 | Entertainment
Jessica Young

Jones is now flying solo and with it, he recently released his debut album titled Waiting For Midnight. I got to spend the afternoon with the star and here are 5 discoveries I just had to share.

The 10 Best Last-Minute Labor Day Getaways

Oyster | Posted 08.27.2015 | Travel

Okay, don't hate us for bringing this up, but summer is almost over. The official final day of the season isn't till September 22, but most largely associate the end of summer Fridays, summer beach days, summer lazy days -- you name it -- with that dreaded Tuesday following Labor Day.

Canada's Affluent Middle-Class at Risk

Wendell Cox | Posted 08.26.2015 | Business
Wendell Cox

All Canadians, including middle income and lower income households, should enjoy the benefits of rising incomes, not having them eaten away by higher house prices that rise substantially faster. This requires serious policy reforms where urban containment is in place and avoiding implementation elsewhere.

Novak Djokovic Complains Of Marijuana Smell During Match

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 08.20.2015 | Sports

For the world's No. 1 ranked tennis player, marijuana smoking in the stands was one toke over the line. In the video above, Novak Djokovic&n...

150 Crocodiles, Alligators Rescued From Toronto-Area Home

The Huffington Post | Simon McCormack | Posted 08.14.2015 | Weird News

A reptile zoo rescued 150 crocodiles, alligators and caimans from a Toronto-area home last Friday after a man who was raising them issued a plea ...

Terry Richardson, Meet Scott Pilgrim - A Dude From Your School Of Photography

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 08.04.2015 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

All Images (c) Scott Pilgrim Last year I started using disposable cameras for my street photography. I immediately fell in love. At once it was libe...

Jerry Brown's Climate Road Show Meets Up With the Pope in Rome

William Bradley | Posted 07.24.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

Governor Jerry Brown, pressing the California agenda on renewable energy and climate change, followed up his successful appearance earlier this month at the Climate Summit of the Americas in Toronto with what looks like an even more successful appearance at the Pope's summit.

6 Budget-Friendly Labor Day Getaways | Posted 07.22.2015 | Travel

Labor Day weekend is a great time to escape. But not all destinations are created equal. In fact, some places are much more expensive to fly to over Labor Day weekend than others. We rounded up 6 great flight options, where prices are cheaper and free activities abound.

Lots Of Canadians Don't Want Kanye West To Close The Pan Am Games

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 07.17.2015 | Sports

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Pamela Des Barres: Writing Coach and Living Legend

Holly Cara Price | Posted 07.16.2015 | Women
Holly Cara Price

"Miss P," as Mick Jagger called her back in the day, was an icon of mine since the 1960s when she was a member of the all-girl LA-based rock band The GTO's (Girls Together Outrageously).

What Do I Pray For?

Lynda Freeman | Posted 07.15.2015 | Good News
Lynda Freeman

"Mom, where are you? Why is your phone off? I've been trying to get you for hours!" my son said in a voice filled with urgency. Here is what happened....

Orgy For People With Disabilities Is Really About Empowerment

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.10.2015 | Weird News

A Toronto sex party scheduled for August has been called the first accessible orgy for people with disabilities. But one of the organizers took to ...

Lessons From Other Cities at Detroit's Global City Forum

Rana Florida | Posted 06.10.2015 | Detroit
Rana Florida

It's a fact of life: cities rise and cities decline. While the largest can hold their dominance for a very long time, second- and third-tier cities come and go.

Winning in a Race of Life, Death and Renewal

Don McNay | Posted 06.08.2015 | Business
Don McNay

June 5 was a big day for me. The Tuttle Tots 3K in Carrollton, Kentucky was the first time I had been in a running race in 26 years, and I came in second in my age division. The day before, I had a medical checkup that confirmed that I had lost over 90 pounds in the past six months.

Dear Fairy

Lynda Freeman | Posted 05.19.2015 | Good News
Lynda Freeman

In a park down by the Lake Ontario, in my neighborhood of Toronto affectionately named the Beach, is an old oak tree. I have walked by this tree many, many times as I've made my way from the boardwalk to the cafes and stores of Queen Street.

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...

Mor Loushy's Censored Voices: Why We're Winning Wars and Losing Peace

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.27.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Now onto the film itself. When I tell you that a film based on voice recordings and archival photography, interwoven with touching cinematic portraits of the soldiers today can indeed be a spellbinding masterpiece, believe me.

Live from the Tribeca Film Festival: Wrapping Up

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.24.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

When I'm in New York, the Tribeca screenings have to get in line with all the other things on my calendar -- and most of those take precedence over spending Saturday or Sunday at a multiplex in Battery Park City watching films I probably wouldn't review even if they were released.

How Toronto Is Learning From Cleveland's Comeback

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 04.23.2015 | Media

As journalists, we dutifully report on what's going wrong, from scandals and corruption to natural disasters and social problems. But far too often th...

The Favorite Hotels of the British Royal Family

Oyster | Posted 06.20.2015 | Travel

In honor of the second child of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, we've rounded up up the favorite hotels of the British royal family -- from the spot where Kate spent her wedding eve, to the Queen's go-to Caribbean getaway.

Live from the Tribeca Film Festival: Friday, April 17

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.18.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I rarely miss either the Sundance or Toronto film festivals each year -- but my relationship with the Tribeca film fest has been spottier. Partly that's due to scheduling: For a variety of reasons, I've been out of town for large chunks of the festival each of the past couple of years.