ABOVE THE FOLD

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Review: Ad Astra explores the emptiness of the masculine ideal

Movie review: Ad Astra James Gray probes the hero myth through a father-son story that casts Brad Pitt and Tommy Lee Jones as strangers trying to find a meaningful connection in the existential void.
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Movie review: Honeyland is a parable of capitalism

Documentary about a beekeeper in Macedonia takes an intimate look at what happens when neighbours move in and see the profits that can be made
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Review: Downton Abbey’s fairy tale continues to fester

Movie Review: Downton Abbey Julian Fellowes created a perfect little universe inside a crystal ball, then filled it with the suggestion of outside elements — a pinch of painted sand and glitter that he can agitate to conjure a snowstorm of conflict. The new feature film stays inside the gorgeous snow globe as a Royal Visit shakes up the Crawley family, ...

THE SICK DAYS

“One morning I woke up, and couldn’t move..."

Column: The Sick Days, Part 1 Journalist Shelley Page remembers the day her life changed at the hands of a serious autoimmune disease, and how she learned to survive the rigours of the old newsrooms on a daily dose of prednisone. Mystery Illness: ...

THE DADDY DIARY

Journalist takes Labour Day weekend literally

The Daddy Diary: Labour with help from Jack Bauer An expecting first-time father channels the spirit of a super agent as he faces the unknown, an earful of Portuguese expletives and the beautiful face of a brand new baby girl By Chris Lackner ...

POP CULTURE DECODER

Pop Culture Decoder: Sexy Halloween

Why the media recycle the same damn story every October By Misty Harris Halloween is surely the most frustrating night of the year for actual hookers – and the riskiest one for men seeking their company. This should not come as a ...

FOOD

Peanut Butter Crispy Brown Rice Bars Trump Hate and Hunger

Recipe: Peanut Butter Crispy Brown Rice Bars When events in the U.S. makes you woozy, satisfy your hunger for something healthy, real and honestly nostalgic with a crispy rice peanut butter square. By Louise Crosby (January 29, 2017) OTTAWA, ON ...
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