YB, I've been there, under different circumstances, but I know — first-hand — what it's like trying to raise a young child when a medical condition makes you feel utterly overwhelmed and depleted. You can be surrounded by those who love you, and care deeply about your well-being, but the bottom line is: there's a vast… » 9/21/14 9:49am Yesterday 9:49am

I agree. What a mess of a film "Argo" was, when you really get down to it. As if applying revisionist history to the script-writing wasn't bad enough — the 1979 rescue wasn't dubbed "The Canadian Caper" for nothing — the ham-fisted depiction of Iranians merited all the criticism it garnered. » 9/19/14 5:54pm Friday 5:54pm

At face value, I'm quite fine with this (very real) breast cancer awareness advertising campaign. I may reflexively cringe at the CoppaFeel name but I do respect the young women behind it: twin sisters, one of whom is living with Stage IV breast cancer — diagnosed when she was 23. » 9/19/14 12:25pm Friday 12:25pm

Dear God, I remember the 1995 Québec referendum night like it was yesterday: Jacques Parizeau blaming "money and the ethnic vote" — with the sinister parting shot "until we take our revenge" — but ALSO Bernard Landry taking out his rage on a (bilingual) Anglophone front desk clerk at the Hotel Inter-Continental. » 9/17/14 11:21pm Wednesday 11:21pm

What a great thread and I love Django, Django! I'm pretty sure I thought of almost every Scottish band already mentioned here but others that sprung to mind were Simple Minds, Franz Ferdinand, Texas — as well as Sharleen Spiteri (solo) — and Orange Juice. » 9/17/14 3:12am Wednesday 3:12am

I'm neither a U.K. nor an E.U. citizen but I am a Québecer, so I've seen up close the kind of damage independence referendums — even two failed ones plus the constant threat of a third one — can do to provincial and municipal economies. » 9/16/14 4:19pm Tuesday 4:19pm