A best-bet Canadian read for everything you need to know
Well, except maybe Megan Fox's dress size. I've been meaning to give a plug to the LRC (Canadian Literary Review) since I began reading it a year ago. It's nothing fancy in terms of production, but it brims with great reads on politics, the economy, history, music, literary reviews and pop culture (well, maybe you will get that dress size after all) and it's worth a look. The current issue has a fascinating lead story by John Ralston Saul about how southern solutions don't work in the North (I'd like to give you the title, but can't seem to find the most recent issue online and don't have my copy in the office) and the September issue is highlighted by Joseph Heath's, "Did the Banks Go Crazy?"
It's edited by esteemed arts journalist Bronwyn Drainie, and I promise I have no financial stake in the publication (as if I could afford it). I can't say, though, you won't ever see my name as contributor, (I feel like Kristin Chenoweth at the Emmys accepting for the cancelled Pushing Daisies. "I'd like to be on Mad Men. I also like The Office and 24."
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LIke millions of other viewers I tuned into ABC's FlashForward last night because I love the surreal and sci fi (a big Fringe fan) but one line was a real clunker. A guy is drowning in the LA surf (actually hundreds are drowning) and a man on a pier quite a distance away yells down something like: "Hang on. I'll be right there. I'm a doctor." Now I know the fact he's a doctor is a plot development but who would take the time to verify his profession? Oh, did I mention it stars Joseph Fiennes from Shakespeare in Love?
While we're on the general topic, I always get a kick out of TV listings that write, The National (N) or Global News (N). Me, I prefer the old stuff.