Toronto Maple Leafs lose to Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup playoffs’ first round—again

In what has become almost a springtime ritual in Canada, the Toronto Maple Leafs have eleven more been unceremoniously booted out of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs in the first round. The talent-laden Leafs received another participation ribbon after losing to the Tampa Bay Lightning, 2-1, in Game 7 Saturday night (May 14) in Toronto, … Read more

Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra wins Eurovision amid Russia’s invasion | MusicNews

Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra wins the Eurovision Song Contest in a clear show of popular support for the war-ravaged nation that went beyond music Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra won the Eurovision Song Contest in Italy on Sunday, riding a wave of popular support for the war-ravaged nation amid Russia’s invasion. The winning song, “Stefania”, sung in … Read more

Night belongs to Ukraine as Space Man returns to Earth

And then to the main event as the votes came in. First the national juries and a deluge of douze point for Ryder, whose cheery charm has worked a treat all week (all the more so because it is obviously completely unforced). Incredibly, he was in first place, ahead of Sweden going into the public … Read more

Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra wins Eurovision amid war

TURIN, Italy (AP) — Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra won the Eurovision Song Contest in the early hours of Sunday in a clear show of popular support for the war-ravaged nation that went beyond the music. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy welcomed the victory, Ukraine’s third since its 2003 Eurovision debut, and said “we will do our … Read more

Georgia Straight guide to the 2022 DOXA Documentary Film Festival

Movie Reviews DOXA Fest: Dear Jackie demolishes a Canadian myth about racial benevolence May 14 Filmmaker Henri Pardo punctures a perception that Montreal is somehow better than other cities because of how it welcomed baseball star Jackie Robinson in 1946. Movie Reviews DOXA Fest: Dear Audrey delivers a love story for the ages May 13 … Read more

Vancouver Foodie Tours relaunches after two-year hiatus

The pandemic hasn’t only exerted a toll on restaurants. It’s also been brutal on companies that offer food and beverage tours in the Lower Mainland. One such example is Vancouver Foodie Tours, which was founded by Michelle Ng in 2010. In 2017, it made a Forbes magazine list of the top nine food tours in … Read more

DOXA Fest: Dear Jackie demolishes a Canadian myth about racial benevolence

Directed and written by Henri Pardo Baseball great Jackie Robinson helped create a legend about Canada that has been embraced by white liberals to this day. It goes like this. Robinson experienced horrific racism in spring training in Florida in 1946 with the Brooklyn Dodgers. But later that year, he was warmly welcomed in Montreal, … Read more

Takeaways: Kenrick Lamar’s ‘Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers’

Kendrick Lamar is within the handful of rappers who have a legitimate claim to the title of GOAT in hip hop. He’s a brilliant word smith, profound storyteller and a bona fide hitmaker when he’s so inclined. He’s at the point of reverence where his peers, fans and tastemakers speak of him as if he’s … Read more

The Backyard Astronomer: Total lunar eclipse will change the moon’s color this weekend

By Gary Boyle One of the best spectacles in the night sky is a total lunar eclipse. No special equipment is required to watch this cosmic lineup. In contrast to a solar eclipse, the lunar variety is very safe to witness and enjoy. On the night of May 15, the full so-called Flower Moon with … Read more