December 2017

The New Yorker magazine said Monday it has cut ties with well-known political reporter Ryan Lizza for alleged sexual misconduct. After reviewing the matter, it cut ties with the reporter. She reported his actions in order to hold him accountable and “in the hope that by coming forward she would help other potential victims,” he […]

And heading into the year was Democrat Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and references linking her to white-clad suffragettes, along with her loss to President Donald Trump, who once boasted about grabbing women.  Canada, of course, has a self-declared feminist as its prime minister. Those kinds of questions are the kinds of things, I think, that send people to the […]

Munro was known for his animated paper cut-outs and, although he left the film board several times during his career, he always returned. At the NFB, he was involved in the Oscar-award-winning film Neighbours — one of the film board’s best-known productions. He collaborated with McLaren again from 1976 to 1978 on the Animated Motion series, […]

Issa Rae, Insecure. (Sony Pictures Classics/Associated Press) Best performance by an actor in a motion picture – drama Timothée Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name. The Post. FX’s Bette Davis and Joan Crawford chronicle Feud: Bette and Joan landed four nominations, including nods for Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon. Greta Gerwig’s coming-of-age tale Lady Bird. Susan […]

Andrea Arnold, whose credits include Transparent, will direct. © The Associated Press, 2017 The new episodes are based in part on a story by Liane Moriarty, author of the novel Big Little Lies.  HBO says the dark drama Big Little Lies is coming back for a second season. The drama’s first-season writer, David E. An air date […]

Tourists photograph an entrance of the newly discovered tomb, which officials hope will help revive the country’s ailing tourism industry. The artifacts found inside were mostly fragments of wooden coffins. Egyptian excavation workers restore pottery near a tomb in Draa Abul Naga necropolis in Luxor. “The 18th dynasty private tombs were already known. Saving Syria: […]

In an honour usually reserved for heads of state or cultural greats like 19th-century writer Victor Hugo, Hallyday’s funeral cortege rode past Napoleon’s Arc de Triomphe monument and down the Champs-Elysees Avenue to the Place de la Concorde plaza on the Seine River. This scale of funeral is not surprising — he’s united three generations […]

U2 frontman Bono says he takes the investigation into his business arrangements “incredibly seriously” and wants them to be transparent. Anti-poverty campaigner Bono told the newspaper in an interview published Saturday that once the investigation into the matter is complete, “I will be the first to report on all the details.” The paper quoted Bono […]

Rank-Broadley, whose image of Queen Elizabeth II has appeared on British coins since 1998, will complete the work by 2019. © The Associated Press, 2017 They added they had been touched by the kind words and memories shared with them about Diana this year, as the world recalled her death in a Paris car accident […]

“They’re phoning me and saying, ‘Max, I’m worried that I’m going to be implicated,’” Clifford said at the time. Before he was arrested, Clifford told The Associated Press that he was receiving calls from many celebrities and entertainers who were worried they would be caught up in the widening Savile investigation. (Getty) The Savile case shocked […]

Official Statement: Update #3— @airvistara In another statement, the company said the “crew only became aware of something amiss during final descent when they were seated for landing.” The 2016 smash hit Dangal, in which Wasim made her acting debut, is the highest-grossing Indian film ever. Zaira Wasim, who starred in the hit Bollywood film Dangal, […]