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Calgary Police Are So Super Stoked About Their New Cop Cars

Calgary! Do you know what time it is? Oh, who am I kidding, <i>of course</i> you do! It's time for your new police cars to be unveiled!!!!<p>Those old Crown …

Why Facebook's Future Is In Mobile

When you first switch on an iPhone, you are asked for your Apple account. Switch on an Android device and nine times out of ten you’ll be asked for a Google account (the other ten percent will be Amazon asking Kindle users to log in). Windows Phone will ask for a Live account. BlackBerry will ask …

Cover Story: Mark Ulriksen’s Baseball Art

“By the time I was a freshman in high school, I realized that playing professional baseball was not in the cards for me,” Mark Ulriksen says, the player behind this week’s cover, “Hitting Forty.” “I still liked to draw and paint baseball, so I feel fortunate that I can continue my love for the …

Danny Boyle: '3D movies are a phase'

3D movies may be nothing more than a "phase", according to Oscar-winning British director Danny Boyle.<p>Boyle, who on Sunday night received an …

Lessons I've Learned at 35,000 Feet

I've always felt that marriage equality is a right, not a privilege. Full disclosure...I also have many friends who are LGBT. Because I work for an airline people sometimes presume that's the reason I have close friends from said community. Truth be told, that's not the case. If you don't have any …

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Stubbed out

TOBACCO, as generations of schoolchildren have been taught, was brought to Europe from the Americas along with potatoes and piles of gold. Latin …

Public Health

Lucile Garner was Canada’s first airline stewardess

In 1938, Lucile Garner had the distinction of being the first Canadian airline stewardess hired by fledgling Trans-Canada Airlines (renamed Air Canada in 1965). At 5 feet 5 inches, she was actually considered tall for the stewardess requirements, but she had an important qualification besides her …

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Promenade Residence by BGD Architects

BGD Architects have designed the Promenade Residence in Queensland, Australia.<p>From BGD Architects<p>Situated on an exclusive residential street, this …

Scalia Says Marriage Views Not Affected by Lifelong Fear of Gays

(The Borowitz Report)—As the Supreme Court prepared to hear two cases involving same-sex marriage this week, Justice Antonin Scalia said that he would not allow his votes to be influenced “in any way” by his lifelong fear of gays.<p>“As Justices of the Supreme Court, we have a sacred duty to check our …

On-board deliveries

AS ANYONE who has been stuck on airport Tarmac for any length of time will attest, runway delays are not fun. “South Park”, a satirical television …

Years After The Elbow Incident, Steve Wynn Sells Picasso's 'Le Rêve' For $155 Million

Steve Wynn has finally parted with "Le Rêve," a painting of Pablo Picasso's mistress Marie-Thérèse Walter.<p>Wynn sold "The Dream" to Steven Cohen, who owns the hedge fund SAC Capital, for a cool $155 million.<p><i>The Financial Times</i> reports that SAC Capital just paid $614 million to settle accusations of …

How Public Enemy Made 'It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back'

Inside the making of PE's loud, obnoxious, funky, avant-garde, political, uncompromising, hilarious masterpiece<p>"I hated that record," said Public …

Queens of the Stone Age detail new album, …Like Clockwork

Queens of the Stone Age have formally announced details of their new studio album, <i>…Like Clockwork</i>, due out in June via the band’s new label, Matador …