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Lost in the Star

Last night I dreamed I went back to the Toronto Star newsroom again. I step into the lobby at One Yonge Street and then take the elevator to the fifth floor. In my dream, Conrad Black is on the elevator.

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Goodbye To All That: Reflections On An Ending Summer and Chicken Pot Pie

 There will be no more chicken pot pie.The summer of things ending–has ended. I know it’s over because the Toronto Film Festival concludes this weekend. From here on in it’s downhill to bleak winter. So as the weekend approaches, I’m

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Gina Mallet Remembered

Gina Mallet

The first time I heard of Gina Mallet, the Toronto theatre community was trying to get her fired. A press conference had been called to demand that something be done about The Toronto Star’s new drama critic, a former Time magazine writer

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