I thought it might be interesting to find one anecdote to best encapsulate the strange life of William Seabrook. But, then, his life was so full of incident and he knew so many of the kind of people who are ornaments to any reminiscence that it seemed too daunting a task.

It’s natural to switch up your wardrobe in the fall, opting for warmer clothes and more muted colours. As the temperature drops and the light changes, people should change their fragrances too.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Richard Myrle Buckley, a former logger, was not only decades outside his time, he was untamable and unclassifiable. Some other way lies fame and fortune, his way lies legend.

Stranger than fiction? Movies about real-life people and events look ready to steal the spotlight at the 44th Toronto International Film Festival. Here, the 9 films to make time for at TIFF 2019.

Outside my window, we’re in that tentative, awkward phase vis-à-vis the weather. It’s Labour Day and no one’s sure what to wear. Sweater? Jacket? Layers? Does the no-white-after-Labour Day rule start at the beginning of the weekend or the end? Does anyone still care?

FROM THE ARCHIVE: The most notorious of all female spies, the personification of the femme fatale, the mysterious exotic and erotic dancer from the East, Mata Hari was really Margaretha Geertruida Zelle, who broke away from her Friesland home in the Netherlands by answering a personal ad in the newspaper.

Fabrizio Buonamassa Stigliani, the design director for Bulgari Watches Design Center, unveiled the Bulgari Octo Finissimo timepiece at Baselworld earlier this year, but what makes him tick? We sat down with him to find out.

It’s the time of year when bleary-eyed film fanatics form endless queues, celeb-spotters plant themselves in festival territory, party keeners pour themselves into cocktail attire, and everyone grumbles about the traffic. We’ve sussed out some places for all types, and yes, there’s plenty of champagne.

Here are six Calgary fashion brands that are not only making this pay-it-forward mentality a permanent trend, they’re making a significant difference in their community while offering consumers mindful garments to add to their wardrobe.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: According to the reporter on the Virginia City Enterprise, a fellow named Mark Twain, Menken had the effect of “a vast spray of gas jets.” She was “a magnificent spectacle.” Not a star but “a whole constellation.”

Deep in the hills near the remote village of Genga, in Italy’s Le Marche region, is the Grotte di Frasassi, a karst wonderland of calcareous stratifications that date as far back as 150 million years ago.

Twenty-five years after launching his visionary makeup brand, François Nars has released his most ambitious collection yet and is turning heads with another hit in the making—his first fragrance.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: In 1859, at the foot of Walton Street in Port Hope, Ontario, a local boy named William Hunt walked a tightrope over the Ganaraska River. Just a few months later, he was calling himself Farini, after an obscure Italian revolutionary, and he soon became the second man in history to cross Niagara Falls on a rope.

From beekeeping benefactors to celebrated chefs, B.C. is buzzing with creators who have developed charitable programs and culinary offerings that are focused on the importance of pollination.

If you think that adventure travel in the Yukon is something inaccessible—requiring strength, skill, stamina, and an especially high tolerance for bugs reserved only for outdoorsy types—think again.

For the most part, not a word of what was said or written about Wilde after his death was true. However, the stories of the forgers of Wilde’s “afterlife” are extraordinary in themselves.

Sarain Fox has one voice, but when she speaks, it reverberates with the voices of hundreds more. Such is the role of an activist: having a responsibility to speak for those who cannot be heard.

Part research and development lab, part museum, part beauty bar, Shiseido has opened a new state-of-the-art beauty mecca in Yokohama, Japan.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: By the time Eliza Lynch was 25 years old she owned more real estate than any other woman in the world: in addition to dozens of town and city properties, 10 million hectares of countryside.

Sure, there’s the adage “What’s old is new,” but does that really explain why the world’s original alcoholic beverage is creating buzz again?

We’d arrived, as my grandmother had, with dance shoes and multiple black-tie outfits in tow. We’d intended to start with just the basics: attending the daily morning group class, practicing a little every night. But the dance instructor had other plans.

Refine your next playlist with this selection of recent album releases, curated by our editors. This summer, we’re listening to Solange, Billie Marten, Tanya Tagaq, and more.

“Canadian cuisine” means different things to different people, but at its very heart, it is food with a distinct sense of place—whether that place is an ocean, a lake, a river, a forest, or a field. Food Day Canada highlights and honours the flavours of our country.

Be it a road trip to an adjacent province or a jaunt over the border, we have your visitor’s guide to some choice long weekend destinations.

Lana Turner was a dame who understood the power of the pout. In The Postman Always Rings Twice, her lipstick case rattles along a café floor toward a rugged John Garfield. Her manner poised and hand outstretched, Turner waits for Garfield to bring it over; when he doesn’t, she saunters by, grabs the case from his hand, applies her lipstick, then hits the road.

Since their emergence on Japanese cellphones some 19 years ago, emoji have become a standard feature of conversation in the digital age.

Mounted by San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s Architecture and Design department, Far Out demonstrates how applied and theoretical design has long imagined new ways for us to stake out a space for ourselves on the final frontier.

Say the name Afie Jurvanen to a passerby and it may not mean much to them but the Canadian musician, better known as Bahamas, has been around the proverbial music-industry block more than a few times and this weekend he takes the stage in Squamish, BC.

We all know the famous Swiss cultural touchstones—exquisite chocolates, alpine ski chalets, and cows with neck bells—but it’s time to add another to the list: the Grand Train Tour.

Tinted lip balms are more hydrating than lipstick, though they won’t repair cracks or flakiness (typically winter problems anyway). And because they’re sheer, they can be a great way to dip a toe into brighter colours. Here are eight tinted lip balms to try.

The Atoma collection of 3-D printed flavour molecules suggests a future in which we could make a salad that would satisfy us the way a burger does.

Just north of Orlando’s downtown, Winter Park is blessed with a collection of museums, art galleries, sculpture gardens, and historic sites, all within walking distance of a charming central park.

Rooftop views are a rarity in Rome, where buildings aren’t allowed to be taller than the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica. For views of the Eternal City from above, head to these five lookouts.

When you’re as famous for your looks—sun-streaked locks, perfect tan—as for your marriage to a star quarterback, anything you say about beauty is bound to be scrutinized. It took supermodel Gisele Bündchen two sentences to turn sunscreen into front-page news. “I cannot put this poison on my skin. I do not use anything synthetic,” the Brazilian bombshell declared.

Only a 30-minute floatplane ride (or a 90-minute drive and ferry ride) from Vancouver, the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia encompasses 86 scenic kilometres of beautiful beaches, quiet forests, and small, colourful communities. And it’s here, just north of the town of Sechelt, that you’ll find Rockwater Secret Cove Resort.

Earlier this year, a group of 21 prominent universities united to form the Public Interest Technology University Network, a group putting forward a collaborative, open-source approach that views high tech through the lens of social, ethical, legal, and public policy implications.