Violence simmers in hockey, then it bursts out, then it simmers some more. I'm always amazed at the number of people I go to hockey games with - many, given my circles, of a left-wing or even pacifis
Rick Salutin is a Canadian novelist, playwright and critic. He is a strong advocate of left wing causes and writes a regular column in the Toronto Star.
There is something obscene about turning a work of art into a product for sale, even though it happens all the time.
Two guys who inspired one columnist to be a columnist.
The worst thing ChrÃ©tien can say about the protesters is that they are going to Quebec to have a good time - as if enjoying yourself while doing something significant is unthinkable.
The current debate about hockey's dapper host and his alleged favouritism isn't about the game and it isn't about bias. It's about the human condition.
<i>Maclean's</i> began its issue on "The Leaders" with: "That every federal election is about leadership is axiomatic." Well, axioms are worth challenging — parallel lines never intersect, the f
This week, I toured the rebuilt, expanded Royal Conservatory of Music on Bloor Street in Toronto, between the new museum and the new Varsity Stadium. It's bright and busy, it hums (trills, rumbles, e
<p> This election is like a snapshot of Canadian political culture. Snap it fast. </p>
Let me be clear. I was totally engaged by the U.S. election until it began. The runup — the primary season — was gripping, e
Personally, I think Stephen Harper is calling an election now to get out from under the arts funding cloud — all the protests aga