Montreal …

I adopted Montreal in the fall of 1988, two months after my first visit. Falling for this city was oddly exhilarating while still in the throes of a prairie existence I had embraced up until that time. Until I... Read More...

Thursday at the “M”

Ever been to a swanky hostel? It sounds like an oxymoron, but I’ve done stand-up at Montreal’s finest hostel bar a couple of times now. Comic/producer Jon Selig’s latest venture, Stand-Up at the “M” runs Thursd... Read More...

Kickash & Company

If money talks, crickets are chirping in Open-Mic Land. Yet few Montreal open-micers expect cash for grinding it out in a sea of crossed arms, VLTs, Habs’ games and barely literate hecklers. Pay? Not even ... Read More...

Ladies and Gentlemen … Vlad Levitt

Vlad Levitt & John St. Godard It’s nearly 6 o’clock on a Saturday afternoon, and it’s dark and wintry and I've got the warm fuzzies because I’m in one of my favorite dumps. While the re... Read More...

Student Defending Thesis Pleads Guilty

Zifkin expressed relief at having returned to her senses, but appeared confused and began sobbing as she described her thesis research experience as akin to  "giving birth to a full-grown university profess... Read More...

Pods and Casts

“We’re both brown – is that a thing?” Mo Arora’s Marc Maron-ism cracked me up on Laughmatic’s latest podcast with guest Ali Hassan. I’m not sure, after all, if it was a thing, because the line - akin to M... Read More...
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Notes from the Brick Wall

Half the battle of writing is putting in the time. Wherever. Lately some great ideas have wiggled out of the rabbit hole while I’m in the shower or bouncing down the street on my way to work. Similarly, when I ... Read More...
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Identical Twins to Become Siamese

ROME - Identical twins Cathy and Ann McGlashan, 18, will be joined at the forehead next month in a complicated surgical operation to be undertaken at Rome's Agostino Gemelli Hospital. Read more... Butt S... Read More...
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Notes from the brick wall

Hey everyone. Welcome to Post #1.About me:Marinated in Manitoba, I fell off the barbeque in Montreal. It turned out to be a soft place to land. I’ve been here since ’88. Moving from Winnipeg to Montreal was lik... Read More...