Though every Canadian region has its sweet specialties, many are unknown beyond their particular places of origin—which is a shame, because they’re all delicious.
When Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival began in the early 1980s, its timing couldn’t have been better. How lucky, in a field where timing is everything.
It’s a good time for scouring any vestiges of Platonism from one’s head.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: Okay, so I’m having lunch with Steve Martin, Woody Allen, and Jim Carrey. Steve turns to me and says, “Colin, my genius friend, how did such a modest, retiring man as yourself become a Canadian icon and a major US celebrity?”
Chelsea Handler said her new Netflix show would disrupt the late night talk show genre. On Chelsea, there is no mandatory opening monologue or house band. Handler is the celebrity, and she talks as much as the people she interviews—and the world is listening.
Dramatic. Momentous. Revolutionary. Earth-shattering. Such peacockery has typically been confined to Hollywood puff pieces and high-tech product launches, until now.
On August 20, an anticipated 10,000 people will gather in Whistler Blackcomb to celebrate the nation’s top cheese-makers, invited by the Dairy Farmers of Canada to showcase their best and newest creations.
The subversive genius of Cité du Vin is in the modern, forward-facing way it celebrates a timeless pleasure, aiming to bring a personal and tactile element to the often all-too-serious historical and cultural understanding of wine.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: Swiss watchmaker Omega holds the coveted role of official timekeeper for the Olympic Games, and it has an array of high-tech innovations to make sure its results are absolutely and unquestionably accurate.