Evidently interested in more than the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Flea sends a message that he’s ready to play Popeye

No stranger to film sets, Michael Balzary has over the decades played everything from a home-invading nihilist in The Big Lebowski to himself in Bruce Weber’s essential Chet Baker documentary Let’s Get Lost. Now, the man known professionally as Flea has evidently been feverishly rehearsing him for the biggest role of his life in between … Read more

Drake marries 23 women in new “Falling Back” video but it’s his Dylanesque change in direction that has his fans talking

Drake has taken polygamy to a new level in his newest video. In “Falling Back,” the Toronto artist ties the knot with 23 women—and Brampton-born NBA power forward Tristan Thompson plays his best man. It’s one of the tracks on Drake’s seventh solo studio album, honestly nevermindwhich the Toronto singer just dropped with little advance … Read more

5 patios old and new anchor Vancouver’s summer snack scene

With the start of summer coming on Tuesday (June 21), it’s safe to say that patio season is now upon us. And if there’s any silver lining from this ghastly pandemic, it’s been the proliferation of patio dining across the region. Everyone seems to be getting in on the action: breweries, fine-dining establishments, and takeout … Read more

David Suzuki: Should we be working 15-hour weeks?

The five-day workweek is an anachronistic relic of a time when conditions were far different than today. Back in 1930, renowned economist John Maynard Keynes predicted that technological advances, slowed population growth, increasing capital (or “material things”), and changing economic priorities would make three-hour shifts or a 15-hour workweek possible and desirable within 100 years. … Read more

Another bloodbath on US stock markets as Dow Jones and NASDAQ indices take a tumble

The bear market in US stocks continued today with another wretched day on Wall Street. Tesla, Nike, Chevron, American Express, Caterpillar, Meta Platforms (Facebook), Etsy, and Salesforce are some of the big-name US companies that saw their share price fall more than five percent. By the time markets closed, the tech-heavy NASDAQ Composite Index had … Read more

Here’s what fans are saying about Drake’s seventh album

When Toronto-based rapper Drake announced on Thursday that he would release a new album Friday at midnight, fans took to Twitter to post their reactions. Drake, whose given name is Aubrey Graham, posted on Instagram Thursday evening he would be releasing a new album later that night. Titled “Honestly, Nevermind,” the release will be Drake’s … Read more

Thailand gets Bollywood fever as sex worker biopic strikes chord | entertainmentnews

Bengaluru, India – An elderly influencer. A young woman. A well-known actress. A popular model. Wearing bold red bindis on their foreheads, they all dressed as the lead character from Bollywood superstar Alia Bhatt’s latest film, Gangubai Kathiawadi, in viral Instagram posts last month. Over-the-top tributes to actors are common for the Indian movie industry. … Read more

A cocktail kit for our tiny winged friends, mint juleps at the track, and good reason to gloat with a beer and pie

Yes, we get it and we’re sorry. Last week we started off complaining about the weather, and the fact that it’s been raining nonstop since last September. With June half-over and summer only days away, we were hoping to start things here by celebrating T-shirts and shorts weather. And asking what goes better with the … Read more

FIFA confirms Vancouver as World Cup 2026 host city

The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) today confirmed Vancouver and Toronto as the two host cities for Canada’s contribution to the 2026 World Cup. The news came as FIFA, the world governing body for soccer, announced the 16 cities that will be hosting all 80 matches in the quadrennial tournament that, along with the … Read more

Revlon, The Cosmetic Giant, Files For Bankruptcy – CBS Tampa

NEW YORK, NY. (CW44 News At 10 | CNN) — The 90-year-old cosmetic giant, Revlon, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection because of its crippling debt and mounting celebrity competition. The nail polish and lipstick maker said the move will allow it to “strategically reorganize” its finances, pointing to “liquidity constraints” sparked by supply … Read more