Critical decision

Former Toronto Star film critic Catherine Dunphy shares the stories that made her say goodbye to movie reviewing.

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The Lisa Loeb zone

The singer-songwriter talks about her latest album, 'The Way It Really Is,' relationships and food

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The Return of Wild Strawberries

Canada's best-kept rock-pop secret is back with a new album, 'Deformative Years'

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Meet Larysa Harapyn, star reporter

Host brings glamour and sophistication to Star! The Entertainment Information Station

Canadian TV Ratings: 2004-2005 Season

With the 2004-2005 season nearly over, American programs continue to dominate Canadian viewership. Reality shows remain top draws, as do the C.S.I. (3rd, 5th and 9th) and Law & Order franchises (12th, 14th, 15th and 20th). The most successful batch of freshman shows this year include the wild soap Desperate Housewives (7th), the supernatural drama […]

You know you’ve been Popcultured when…

Popcultured with Elvria Kurt is a half-hour, original series airing Mondays to Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on The Comedy Network.

Fact or fiction: U2 and Paul Martin

Is it true that Prime Minister Paul Martin convinced U2 to make a stop in Ottawa during their latest tour?

Magazine makeover

They say that the scariest thing, aside from failure, is success. After spending nearly a year pouring my heart into the first issue of Popjournalism, the response was simply incredible. I saw people actually reading the issue. Not just passing glances either, but deep, absorbed reading. However, once that initial satisfaction passed, only one lingering […]

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Law & disorder: Inside CBC TV’s ‘This is Wonderland’

An exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Canada's best and quirkiest TV drama

Our favourite albums of 2005… so far

Lee Ann Womack, There’s More Where That Came From Remember when country music was elegant, hooky and vibrant? Lee Ann Womack’s fifth and best album to date is all these things and more. Inspired by the earthy 70’s sounds of artists like Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton, There’s More has a retro vibe, but still […]

Brian Byrne on life after I Mother Earth

Brian Byrne is out to forge a solo career. We caught up with him to talk about music and life on the road

Vicki Gabereau says goodbye

After eight years, over 3,000 guests and 1,000 episodes, Vicki Gabereau taped its last show on April 14th in Vancouver.

A ‘Lord of the Rings’ musical?

A big-budget musical version of the Rings trilogy will make its stage debut on Toronto’s Princess of Wales Theatre sometime in March 2006.

Summer 2005 entertainment calendar

Your guide to upcoming books, DVDs, TV & more

Media 101: Copy editors, the invisible workers

As a freelance copy editor for publications like the Medical Post, Copeland has seen raw, uncorrected copy from Canada’s best-known journalists. And from off the record tales she told us, some of those journalists wouldn’t be where they are today without the skill and scrutiny of people like her.

Photo gallery: Genie Awards 2005

The Genies, Canada’s version of the Oscars, celebrated its 25th year in style on March 21st, 2005