Jawny Maple

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Hypocrites In High Places

You know you’re getting old when you can remember a time when Canadians were funny on purpose. John Candy, Harold Ramis, Eugene Levy, the entire SCTV crew. Back then, Canadians invited the world to laugh with their nation, not at it. How things...

Beyond The Bagel

What is transcendent about Beyond the Bagel, a new tour researched and curated by Montreal Jewish food historian Kat Romanow, is that it also includes places you wouldn’t expect to find on it: places like the alleyway behind the the backyard of...

Two Years Before Microsoft, Three Before...

The Toronto-made MCM/70 was the first personal computer to be designed for use by the public. Two years before Bill Gates and Microsoft, three before the Apple I, Micro Computer Machines Inc. near Sheppard and Victoria Park had produced a...

Weighing In On Traveling Fat

Last year, on a beautiful mid-September morning, Tomee boarded the subway in high spirits. Three strangers, two males and a female, all in their late 20s, verbally pummeled Tomee with a barrage of fat insults. Passengers averted their eyes as...