Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Former CIA officer, portrayed in Oscar-winning film Argo, dead at 78

Former CIA technical operations officer, Tony Mendez, who helped rescue six U.S. diplomats from Iran in 1980 and was portrayed by Ben...

Unpaid Fyre Fest caterer in Bahamas gets over $90,000 in donations after doc profiles...

A GoFundMe campaign to help an unpaid caterer in the Bahamas who says she fed thousands of unhappy people during the fizzled...

Sask. folk singer who played with the greats helped connect Indigenous kids to their...

Don Freed's five-decade journey to discovering his Métis roots began with a meeting with Johnny Cash in 1968. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/don-free-metis-musician-1.4970162?cmp=rss

How we got here: The wild ride to this year’s Oscars

As the Oscar nominations approach, CBC's Eli Glasner runs down some of the awards season's winners and losers. Oscar nomination predictions: BlacKkKlansman...

Quebec minister takes Netflix to task for using Lac-Mégantic images in TV show, movie

In the letter, written in French, Nathalie Roy said she wanted to inform Netflix of the government’s “astonishment” and “disappointment” with the...

Dreadlocked Quebec comic pleads for calm after being told his hair is racist

A Montreal comic who was told he could not perform — or even be in the audience — at a comedy show...

Sony Music reportedly drops R. Kelly from its roster amid renewed attention to sex...

Multiple outlets have reported that Sony Music has dropped R. Kelly from its roster after a popular documentary series drew fresh attention...

Drake made ‘6ix’ a thing in Toronto, but he just lost his bid to...

Drake doesn't own the 6ix — at least, he doesn’t own that trademark after a decision from the Canadian Intellectual Property Office...

Worshipping hockey: art exhibit celebrates the ‘religion’ of the sport

An art gallery in Windsor, Ont., is taking the worship of hockey to the next level. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/religion-of-hockey-art-exhibit-1.4983455?cmp=rss

Banksy mural of child playing in falling ash sold to U.K. art dealer

A British art dealer says he has bought a mural by street artist Banks left on a garage wall in Wales for...