Creating The Mania

Author Jon Robinson takes a look at the tremendous amount of planning it takes to bring together WWE’s annual flagship show, WrestleMania. Honestly, with Creating The Mania, I was expecting a WWE produced fluff-piece.  However, I was pleasantly surprised with both the honesty from those involved as well as the impressive detail on display from…

Everyday Hockey Heroes

Everyday Hockey Heroes contains a collection of stories from inspiring men and women inside the world of hockey, on and off the ice. I received an advance copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Much like Bob’s previous hockey book, Everyday Hockey Heroes is broken up into individual sections featuring a different…

Is This Live?

MuchMusic launched the year I was born, so I’d be lying if I said I knew a whole hell of a lot about the station’s formative years.  That being said, with the majority of my teenage years spent glued to the TV,  I have fond memories of the channel as a hub for pop culture. …

The Death of the Territories

Tim Hornbaker tells the story of the collapse of the pro wrestling territorial system within the United States. I long believed that Vince McMahon was mainly successful in establishing a nation-wide wrestling promotion because he was a visionary; that he was the first of the American wrestling promoters to give it a go when it…

Calypso

David Sedaris returns with a new collection of essays dealing with getting older, medical woes and the fallout of his sister’s passing. My partner Alaina and I went to a live reading a few weeks ago. It was my first time seeing David read from his work in person and he’s just as charming and…

The Morning After: The 1995 Quebec Referendum And The Day That Almost Was

Chantal Hebert and Jean LaPierre recount the 1995 Quebec Referendum and the night that nearly tore Canada apart  Through indepth research and comprehensive interviews with many of the prominent players involved, the co-authors present both the “yes” and the “no” vote equally, shining a light on the many events that soured the relationship between Quebecers…