Pundits and veteran journalists have been pacing their floors, brainstorming various ways of explaining to Canadians the absurdity of Question Period. The parliamentary tradition of asking bloated, self-serving questions masquerading as sincere inquiries, mixed with make-believe answers through various pivots and spins meant to spotlight partisan talking points, is oddly self-explanatory.
Scandal is a crazy show. Shonda Rhimes and company burn through plot points like there’s no tomorrow. Recapping Scandal is therefore a fool’s errand. One runs the risk of either missing storylines or, in the interest of writing a coherent recap, treating Scandal like a coherent shows. As a result, Comments Enabled is proud to introduce WTFScandal: a quick, non-comprehensive rundown of each week’s most outrageous moments on Scandal.
It must have seemed like a dream for Prime Minister Stephen Harper. After weeks of deflecting calls for public inquiries about the murders and disappearances of Canada’s aboriginal women, he finally caught a break. A vessel from the Franklin Expedition of 1845 was found just north of King William Island in the Nunavut Territory, nestled in Canada’s northern arctic.
Gloria Steinem once said of herself and her fellow (heterosexually inclined) feminists, “We are becoming the men we wanted to marry.” It would seem as though this is Alicia Florrick’s trajectory. Once the woman who happily quit her job in her late twenties to support Peter as a homemaker, Alicia now has the opportunity to be a politician rather than a politician’s wife. This is, of course, the payoff we’ve all been waiting for over the past 5 years.
Of the four mainstream media articles about the recent leaked celebrity photos that I read, only one of them included the word “consent.”
St. Vincent is a feel-good film. Yes, that is a genre that doesn't get enough credit. When done badly it's cloying as hell, but when done right, this genre can actually made a bad day better. This is one such film that makes you hate humanity a little less.
Jason Reitman's Men, Women and Children premiered last night at TIFF'S Ryerson theatre. It is an ambitious and thoroughly entertaining look at modernity, and what that means. The film starts in a macro sense, discussing a sort of time capsule astronomer Carl Sagan sent out into space in the hopes of teaching extra-terrestrial life about humans here on earth, but then quickly we zoom in on the micro in a form of one small town in Texas where everyone's lives all of a sudden seem to be lived in large part through screens.
You’ve probably never heard of Trevor Stack. A young, apparently ambitious intern in Rona Ambrose’s office, Stack seems like a fairly typical twenty-something doing his best to carve out a future career in politics. He is a scholarship recipient, the president of the University of Victoria Campus Conservatives and previously worked as a Ministerial intern for the ruling Progressive Conservative Party in Alberta.