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…

The Stranger In The Woods

In 1986, Christopher Thomas Knight, two years removed from high school, drove his new car deep into the woods of Central Maine.  He parked, exited the vehicle and walked deep into the forest where he would stay until found in March 2013. Over the twenty seven year period, Knight would steal food, clothing and several…

I’ll Be Gone In The Dark

Beginning in 1976, a ruthless predator dubbed “The East Area Rapist” terrorized Northern California committing nearly five dozen violent sexual assaults. Thought to have disappeared following his last recorded attack in 1979, it was discovered in 2001, through the linking of DNA evidence, that he had moved to Southern California and become a serial killer…