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What Quebec's Battle Over Religious Symbols Can Teach Americans About Church-State Separation

Rabbi Jordie Gerson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Jordie Gerson

As post-9-11 Americans, we know all too well that there's often a thin line between the separation of church and state and the infringement of rights we would otherwise take for granted; it's not easy to preserve individual rights while protecting religious groups.

I'm Not a Techie, But I Love Startups. Here's Why You Should Too.

Daniel Etcovitch | Posted 12.21.2013 | Small Business
Daniel Etcovitch

We're in the midst of a wave of innovation, where incredibly exciting companies are springing up all over the world. While cities like San Francisco, Tel Aviv, London and Berlin are leading the way, that doesn't mean you can discount a whole plethora of other places, including where you live.

Artist Turns Sewing Machines Into An Orchestra

Posted 10.17.2013 | Arts

What can you do with a gaggle of vintage sewing machines that date back to the 1950s if you don't know how to sew? We'll defer to artist Martin M...

Canada: A Refuge From Poisonous Politics in U.S. (Thank Heaven!)

Bill Mann | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Bill Mann

Trust me. It's not like this in Canada. Canadians, who live in a civil, decent society, are shaking their heads at what's been going on down below them in the U.S.

Hip Montreal: Pop Art, Goth Bars and Kinetik Music Festival (VIDEO)

La Carmina | Posted 10.22.2013 | Travel
La Carmina

Montreal has such a rich history that visitors can easily overlook the young, underground culture. In fact, I consider this French-Canadian city to be one of the best alternative travel destinations in North America.

Chefs & Sommeliers Montreal Guide

Find. Eat. Drink. | Posted 10.09.2013 | Travel
Find. Eat. Drink.

Montreal, the city known for doing magical things with poutine, is the perfect place to plan to a culinary vacation. But pack your pajama jeans, because eating here doesn't fall under the category of light.

Railway Involved In Deadly Derailment Files For Bankruptcy

Reuters | Posted 08.08.2013 | Business

WILMINGTON, Del (Reuters) - Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Ltd, the railway involved in last month's deadly derailment in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, filed for ...

Colin Quinn's Keynote Address From ComedyPro at Just For Laughs (Audio)

Dylan Gadino | Posted 09.27.2013 | Comedy
Dylan Gadino

The former host of Tough Crowd took time to call out the industry -- producers, agents, managers et al -- for their questionable practices, one of which was the cancellation of Tough Crowd.

Montreal Celebrates Street Art

ARTINFO | Posted 07.23.2013 | Arts
ARTINFO

Last month a slate of 20 international and Canadian street artists descended on Montreal's Boulevard Saint-Laurent for the inaugural edition of the MU...

Laurence Anyways: Xavier Dolan's Romantic Masterpiece

Noah Tsika | Posted 09.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Noah Tsika

Directed by Québec's then-22-year-old Dolan (now 24), the sweeping romantic epic looks at the decade-long love affair between a trans woman and her female-identified, ever-passionate partner.

Montreal's First Mural Festival Is A Hit

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 08.19.2013 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

The MURAL Festival in Montreal took over Boulevard Saint-Laurent this past weekend. More than 25 local, national and international street artists work...

Another Canada Mayor Embroiled In Scandal

AP | BENJAMIN SHINGLER | Posted 08.17.2013 | World

MONTREAL — Montreal's interim mayor, who vowed to clean up the corruption scandals rocking the city, now faces fraud charges himself. Michael A...

Summer Fun in Montréal

Mark Sissons | Posted 08.12.2013 | Travel
Mark Sissons

Hot jazz, cool comedy, fine dining and fabulous European café culture. The world's second-largest French-speaking city after Paris promises all that and more during the sultry season.

LOOK: These 'Garbage Girls' Put Ke$ha To Shame

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.16.2013 | Arts

If you've ever fallen asleep between a bottle of hot sauce, a half-empty box of cookies and a used pile of tissues, you may be a garbage girl. This pa...

Maxim Vengerov to Conduct Montreal Violin Competition Finals

Laurence Vittes | Posted 07.14.2013 | Arts
Laurence Vittes

At the stroke of midnight on Saturday, the six survivors in the 2013 edition of the Montreal International Musical Competition, this year devoted to the violin, were announced from the stage of Bourgie Concert Hall at the Montreal Fine Arts Museum.

Over-the-Top Themed Hotel Rooms and Suites (PHOTOS)

Oyster | Posted 07.10.2013 | Travel
Oyster

Hotels often incorporate themes into their rooms, but these so-called themes are usually "classic elegance," "boho chic," or "understated luxury." In ...

On the Merits of a Cigar

Dora Levy Mossanen | Posted 06.24.2013 | Travel
Dora Levy Mossanen

I just returned from Montreal where, thanks to the Jewish Book Council and to the Montreal Public Library, I spoke to a group of around 70 or 80 members, whose many intelligent questions kept the evening lively and the auditorium buzzing.

Astoria Characters: The Pro-Active Parent

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 06.24.2013 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

"Cooking's very therapeutic," says Claudia Lieto-McKenna. "Even the smell is very calming. There's something about the ritual and the giving it away."

You... Complete Me

Posted 04.23.2013 | Comedy

As spotted by Reddit user Tcherno, these two guys on the Montreal subway don't appear to know each other, but some things were meant to be. (Or maybe ...

Movie Review: Starbuck

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.20.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Funny, surprising and full of heart, the French-Canadian comedy Starbuck has nothing to do with coffee (that name, after all, came from a character in Moby-Dick) and everything to do with redefining notions of family.

Where Bachelors (And Bachelorettes) Party

Oyster | Posted 05.19.2013 | Travel
Oyster

We bring you six of the most popular destinations for bachelor and bachelorette parties. But instead of limiting you to the traditional activities, we also offer alternative options for those looking for something a little different.

2 Inmates Escape From Jail In Helicopter

AP | BENJAMIN SHINGLER | Posted 05.17.2013 | World

MONTREAL — Two inmates made a daring daylight escape from a prison northwest of Montreal in a hijacked helicopter, then led police in a car chas...

Souvlakigate

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 05.11.2013 | World
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

Recently, the Quebec Board of the French Language sent a letter to a renowned Italian eatery in Montreal informing the owners that they were in violation of the law by daring to use the words 'pasta,' 'polpete' and 'bottiglia' on the menu instead of their French equivalents.

WATCH: Montreal's Amazing Musical Swing Set

OWN | Posted 03.13.2013 | OWN

A new take on a favorite childhood pastime is allowing even complete strangers to make beautiful music together in downtown Montreal. Each spring,...

littlefork, Hollywood's Best New Restaurant

Xaque Gruber | Posted 05.08.2013 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

As a native New Englander who lives in Los Angeles, I was excited to dine on a recent evening with a female friend. Every single item was outstandingly fresh, delicious and a menu I want to revisit again.