I’m old enough to remember when a vocal minority of self-appointed cultural gatekeepers called for a ban on American Psycho, Brett Easton Ellis’s brilliant satire of Reaganite greed. The tone of that vocal minority — censuring, paranoid, anti-intellectual — is now the dominant tenor of our times. Easton Ellis, author of White, Knopf Doubleday. ( Casey Nelson ) White, by Bret Easton Ellis, Knopf Doubleday, 272 pages, $34.95. But like all of Ellis’s work, White is informed by a febrile, unflinching vision rare in any era.
April 25, 2019 11:03 UTC
The cast of the Netflix docusoap Selling Sunset, created by Adam DiVello of Hills fame. Adam DiVello, creator of The Hills and Selling Sunset. But DiVello returned, quite recently, with Selling Sunset, a languid, female-forward Netflix fantasy set in the world of la-la-land real estate and — whoa! Curious about the way DiVello shoots, I asked and he told: “I tend to use sticks a lot. Less than an episode into Selling Sunset and you know it in your bones: those lingering close-ups worthy of an old Antonioni movie!
April 25, 2019 11:01 UTC
The company’s stock plummeted 25 per cent when markets opened before rebounding to $2.435 in late-morning trading, a 16.6 per cent drop. Bombardier Inc. is cutting its financial guidance for the year due to lower expectations at its transportation business and commercial aircraft division. ( Graham Hughes / THE CANADIAN PRESS )The company, which keeps its books in U.S. dollars, said it now expects full-year revenues to be approximately US$17 billion, roughly $1 billion lower than originally anticipated. Revenue at Bombardier’s commercial aircraft business is predicted to be $250 million lower due to an earlier than anticipated closing of the sale of its business aircraft training business and the Q400 program. Article Continued BelowAdjusted EBIT are now expected to come in between $1 billion and $1.15 billion compared with earlier expectations for between $1.15 billion and $1.25 billion.
April 25, 2019 10:51 UTC
Former vice-president Joe Biden has formally joined the crowded Democratic presidential contest, betting his working-class appeal and ties to Barack Obama's presidency will help him overcome questions about his place in today's increasingly liberal party. "President Obama has long said that selecting Joe Biden as his running mate in 2008 was one of the best decisions he ever made," said Katie Hill. Coons, who holds Biden's old Senate seat, said in a statement: "Joe Biden doesn't just talk about making our county more just. (Carlos Barria/Reuters)Casey said: "At this make-or-break moment for the middle class, our children and our workers, America needs vice- president Joe Biden to be its next president." Trump, meanwhile, was derisive in his first tweet after the Biden video was released: "Welcome to the race Sleepy Joe.
April 25, 2019 10:29 UTC
However, there are two significant new road closures since last night: all the ramps to and from rue Saint-Louis and Highway 50 are now closed. Rue Jacques-Cartier is also closed between Saint-Louis and rue de la Baie, which is just southeast of boulevard Gréber. FLOODING: Ramps to and from St-Louis and the 50 are closed both east and westbound now. And, Jacques-Cartier is closed between St-Louis and rue de la Baie. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Otttraffic?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Otttraffic</a> <a href="https://t.co/yOPyMXuDHt">pic.twitter.com/yOPyMXuDHt</a> —@cbcotttrafficThe Bourbonnais Ferry between Cumberland and Masson-Angers is not running until further notice because of flooding on an access road.
April 25, 2019 10:18 UTC
WASHINGTON - Former Vice-President Joe Biden formally joined the crowded Democratic presidential contest on Thursday, declaring the “soul of this nation” at stake if President Donald Trump wins re-election. Biden has legislative and international experience that is unmatched in the Democratic field , and he is among the best-known faces in U.S. politics. As an older white man with occasionally centrist views, Biden has to prove he’s not out of step with his party. Former Vice-President Joe Biden formally joined the crowded Democratic presidential contest on Thursday, marking the unofficial end of the chaotic early phase of the 2020 presidential season. Biden is paying special attention to his native Pennsylvania, a state that swung to Trump in 2016 after voting for Democratic presidential candidates for decades.
April 25, 2019 10:17 UTC
WASHINGTON — Former Vice-President Joe Biden formally joined the crowded Democratic presidential contest on Thursday, declaring the soul of the nation at stake if U.S. President Donald Trump wins re-election. “We are in the battle for the soul of this nation,” Biden said. “If we give Donald Trump eight years in the White House, he will forever and fundamentally alter the character of this nation — who we are. Among Democrats, Biden has unmatched international and legislative experience, and he is among the best-known faces in U.S. politics. “President Obama has long said that selecting Joe Biden as his running mate in 2008 was one of the best decisions he ever made,” Obama spokeswoman Katie Hill said.
April 25, 2019 10:05 UTC
Holy Week began with the great fire at Notre Dame, and the surprise was that it wasn’t arson, a deliberate attack, but an apparent accident. Holy Week ended with the Islamist bombings of churches and hotels in Sri Lanka, killing some 350 people, and wounding many others. In 2015, Islamist terrorists attacked Garissa University in Garissa, Kenya, killing 148 people during Holy Week. In the aftermath of the Sri Lanka bombings, senior security officials have been fired for failing to heed intelligence warnings that attacks were imminent. I was in Sri Lanka in January 2015 for the visit of Pope Francis, who came to canonize Sri Lanka’s first saint, Joseph Vaz.
April 25, 2019 09:56 UTC
The frogs have been noisy night after night — and for Bob Gray, that means maple syrup season is over. Maple syrup producers have no precise way of knowing exactly when their season is up and the sap's not good — something known as off-flavour buddy syrup. Jugs of maple syrup line Gray's home, where he runs Kemble Mountain Maple Products. Miller started working with Ontario maple syrup producers in 2012, when he came to them with the problem of mould in maple syrup. After 34 years of making maple syrup, he's gotten good at knowing when to halt production come spring.
April 25, 2019 09:56 UTC
If you’d harboured fantasies of watching Kenney take a novelty-sized crescent wrench to pipelines running from Alberta, that’s unlikely to happen. Well, what Bill 12 does is it gives the provincial government power to impose licences on companies exporting petroleum products. So, basically, the UCP would pass Bill 12 and then they would be able to refuse permission to send oil and gas to B.C. Wait, if it’s an NDP bill, why is Kenney getting the credit? First, Bill 12 relies on Section 92A(2) of the constitution.
April 25, 2019 09:56 UTC
Done shattering their own records, the Ottawa 67's now appear firmly focussed on making Ontario Hockey League history. After setting a team record for points in a season with 106, the 67's took down the Hamilton Bulldogs and Sudbury Wolves in four games each. Heading into Wednesday's game, the 67's had just two one-goal wins including a 3-2 victory in triple-overtime to knock out Sudbury on April 11. Ottawa 67's forwards Tye Felhaber, left, and Kody Clark celebrate during Ottawa's 5-1 win in Oshawa, Ont., on Sunday, April 21. Ottawa last appeared in the OHL final and Memorial Cup in 2005.
April 25, 2019 09:22 UTC
MOSCOW — Ukrainian lawmakers have approved a language law that seeks to increase the use of Ukrainian in a country where Russian is also widely used. The Supreme Rada on Thursday voted overwhelmingly to support the bill which will force increased use of Ukrainian in the media and in public administration. The office of the U.N. Human Rights Commissioner as well as the Council of Europe has expressed its concern over the previous draft of the bill, saying that it could infringe the rights of language minorities. Most Ukrainians switch between Ukrainian and Russian effortlessly but generations of Ukrainian politicians have exploited and encouraged the language divide in this country of 45 million. The language bill was passed a day after the Kremlin said that it would be offering fast-track Russian citizenship to Ukrainians living in the areas under separatist control.
April 25, 2019 09:12 UTC
BETHLEHEM, W.Va. — A West Virginia police officer accused of stalking an underage girl has posted bail and been released from custody. News outlets report 29-year-old Bethlehem police Officer Daniel Eastham was arrested last week and released from custody Tuesday. He’s not allowed near the school or girl. A police report says the mother of the Ohio County student told Eastham in November to leave her daughter alone. Eastham is charged with stalking and violation of a protective order.
April 25, 2019 09:11 UTC
Others they want to speak to may have left the country or simply cannot be located, the investigator told court. The Toronto Police homicide squad has a working theory in the Barry and Honey Sherman murder case and detectives have “an idea of what happened,” one of the lead investigators told a court Wednesday. Detective Yim’s responsibility on the Sherman case is to receive, analyze and process all of this. He told court his day begins at 7 a.m. and since the Sherman murders he has worked solely on this investigation. He said Wednesday that to date there have actually been 35 judicial authorizations — eight for warrants and the remainder being production orders.
April 25, 2019 09:01 UTC
Smoked meat products were stored in direct contact with fresh meat, which resulted in the smoked products becoming contaminated. (Nova Scotia Environment Department)Agriculture Department spokesperson Chrissy Matheson told CBC News the number of convictions relating to Meat Inspection Act violations wasn't tracked when the department had that responsibility. "There has been, I think, an educational approach taken with respect to the Meat Inspection Act and regulations in the past," he said. Jeffrey Moxsom and Moxsom Meats were fined a total of $12,500 for the regulatory offences. (Nova Scotia Environment Department)MORE TOP STORIES
April 25, 2019 09:00 UTC