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Tuesday 08 December 2009
Julian Hall on the Just for Laughs comedy festival in Montreal. Plus: nominate your favourite cultural moments of 2009.
Cyclo-therapy: Unleashing thousands of bikes on terror vortexes like the Elephant and Castle could be, well, messy
Saturday 21 November 2009
I'm the cycle snob who looks down his nose at hapless riders and their rubbish bikes. But during a recent trip to Montreal I was the one eliciting scornful glances from local pedal pushers. Not because my bike was rubbish – it wasn't bad – but because, with my spidery limbs and hunched form, I looked like I'd ridden out of a Quentin Blake illustration.
Wednesday 01 April 2009
A Canadian hit man whose victims included bikers, Mafiosi and innocent bystanders pleaded guilty to 27 charges of first-degree murder in a case that makes him one of Canada's most prolific killers.
Saturday 21 February 2009
The Québecois produce the most remarkable stories. I’m only here a couple of days and – bingo! – old Bill Fisk’s ghost awakes me once more. From the age of five, I would be forced to listen to Bill’s recitation of English history and, far too often, of the courage of General James Wolfe.
Saturday 20 December 2008
Thursday 24 July 2008
Monday 21 July 2008
The Quebecois have longer memories than most, and the inevitable intrusions of the Anglophone world are rarely welcome, even today.
Monday 21 July 2008
Sir Paul McCartney was expected to find the appropriate French translation for "Let it be" last night while headlining an outdoor concert in Quebec, in the hope of finally disarming francophone indignation over his invitation to help the province celebrate its 400th anniversary.
Saturday 12 July 2008
Sunday 06 July 2008
Friday 27 June 2008
Kaki King's unorthodox approach to the guitar has already secured her a guest spot on the last Foo Fighters album, and a Golden Globe nomination for her soundtrack to Into the Wild.
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