French Canada

Denis Villeneuve Is the Sci-Fi Remake Master with Blade Runner 2049 and the Upcoming Dune

The French-Canadian director discusses his process behind expanding on Ridley Scott’s noir masterpiece, the “Deakins difference,” and his plans for Dune.<p>When <i>Arrival</i> made the awards-season rounds last year, director <b>Denis Villeneuve</b> was already eyebrows-deep into making <i>Blade Runner 2049,</i> the <b>Ryan</b> …

Celebrity News

Q&A: ‘Blade Runner 2049’ director Denis Villeneuve doesn’t want to live in 2017, either

Denis Villeneuve sees the future. The French-Canadian director — who, over the past few years, has emerged as one of the most singular and visionary …

Science Fiction

Montreal named 2018's top budget travel destination

The brain trust at Forbes has declared the “year of the island” will soon be upon us and Montreal will be the top budget travel destination for …

Canadian News

Philippe Couillard denounces Adidas manager’s comments on French language

Quebec’s premier is criticizing the manager of an Adidas store who reportedly told a Montreal crowd that he would say a few words in French at an …

Society

Opinion: A bilingualism project for Canada's bicentennial

Canada’s 150th birthday year is almost over, and it’s been a real letdown. This important milestone fizzled. There was hardly anything tangible worth …

Canadian News

What the first Thanksgiving can teach us about adjusting to climate shock

Every American schoolchild learns a version of the first Thanksgiving, a story half-legend and half-history: After the Pilgrims spent a freezing first winter in Plymouth, friendly Native Americans helped them learn to harvest the bounty of their new country the next year. As the Pilgrim Edward …

Climate Change

Search Party Season 2 Review: Things Get Scarier, and Funnier

Watch an exclusive clip from the great, unlikely follow-up to the terrific season one.<p>OK, it's a fair cop: Last year I went on record as saying a second season of TBS's <i>Search Party</i> was unlikely and, if anything, unnecessary. I was wrong, and I am very happy about that.<p>To recap: <i>Search Party</i> is a …

TV

Denis Villeneuve Speculates Why BLADE RUNNER 2049 Underperformed At The Box Office

French-Canadian filmmaker Denis Villeneuve is just as confused as everyone else about Blade Runner 2049's disappointing box office run, but he …

Denis Villeneuve

Opinion: Ensuring English-speaking Quebecers' voices are heard, heeded

English-speaking Quebecers have long been striving to convince successive Quebec governments to acknowledge and help mend a gaping democratic deficit …

Canadian News

Granta guest editors Madeleine Thien and Catherine Leroux find hope in the "collision of ideas"

When guest editors Madeleine Thien and Catherine Leroux finalized the lineup for <i>Granta 141</i>, a special issue of the renowned literary quarterly …

Lifestyle (Canada)

UFC 221 title unification fight with Robert Whittaker depends on 'how Georges St-Pierre is doing'

St-Pierre is expected to defend his middleweight title against Whittaker.<p>However, "GSP" has not been so receptive to the idea.<p>While the plan for UFC …

UFC

‘Search Party’ Doesn’t Miss a Beat in Season 2

One of the best shows of 2016 returned Sunday, November 19, and didn’t miss a beat from its amazing first season. If you didn’t watch <i>Search Party</i> last year, stop everything right now and binge-watch season 1, and then come back here to discuss the season 2 premiere. If you’re already a fan, let’s …

TV

The ‘Search Party’ guide to getting away with literal murder

<i>Search Party</i> is back! And in the second season, the TBS series gets darker — and more delightful — than before.<p>Thankfully, it show still manages its …

Quebec

Exploring Montreal by foot: These are the French-Canadian city’s best spots to run

Running in these spots, it's impossible not to be charmed by MontrealThe post Exploring Montreal by foot: These are the French-Canadian city’s best …

Running

It Has No Name

On Friday, September 9, 1949, at 10:25 <i>A</i>.<i>M</i>., an eastbound Canadian Pacific Airline DC-3 left Ancienne Lorette, the airport of Quebec, on a scheduled run more or less following the course of the St. Lawrence River. The flight, known as Flight 108, had started at nine that morning in Montreal, and its …

Quebec City

Coeur de Pirate's airport show will have you dreaming of flight delays

Montreal singer-songwriter Coeur de Pirate performed a surprise concert at Montreal’s Trudeau International Airport this week, and the 40-minute set …

Quebec

Xavier Dolan: ‘I love what I do with all my heart’

The French-Canadian film-maker has packed more into his 28 years than most directors do in a lifetime. He tells The Art of Directing why he’s driven to tell stories.<p>Xavier Dolan was just 19 years old when he made his first feature film, going on to write and direct four more by the time he was …

Culture

Part of plane engine cover fell off in flight, travellers say

ST. GEORGE, Utah — Two passengers on a SkyWest flight in southern Utah say a piece of the plane’s engine cover fell off midflight.<p>Scott Jackson and …

Aviation

The Earl of Dartmouth, Secretary of State for the Colonies, Second Year: November 1773 – August 1774

During the three months that the Earl of Dartmouth, Secretary of State for the Colonies, was on holiday from August to November 1773, the...The post …

Government

These Stunning Hotels Will Have You Booking a Trip to Canada

Canada's most iconic hotels are enough to make you want to fly north in January.<p>Though Canada's top historic hotels offer a window to the past, they …

Hotels

It's Official, Montreal's Mile End Ranked #1 "Coolest Neighborhood" In Canada

<b>Travel & Leisure just released</b> a guide to exploring Canada's coolest neighborhoods. They've compiled expert guides to the best neighborhoods in the …

Canada

A changed Canada emerged from the First World War

<i>This series commemorates the 100-year anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele and Canada's role in the First World War and its enduring legacy.</i><p>The Great War of 1914 to 1918 was a watershed in world history. The titanic affair involved tens of millions of citizen soldiers in uniform and whole …

World War I

Roadwork: Long-term closures in Turcot, overnight on Highways 40 and 13

Starting Friday night, the Highway 15 south access toward the Champlain Bridge from the Ville-Marie Expressway will be closed at 10:30 p.m. Friday …

Canadian News

ANEL’s Richard Prieur on the Strengths of the French Canadian Book Market

Richard Prieur, executive director of ANEL in Québec, talks about the association’s work to support the flourishing francophone book market in …

Publishing

Language Evolves, So the F-Word Is Now Perfectly Acceptable for French Canadians

<i>WARNING: This post contains strong language... unless you're French.</i><p>Fuck. It's never been a <i>bad</i> word— it just makes some people uncomfortable. On the …

George Carlin

James Augustine Healy: First African American Bishop of the Roman Catholic Church

James Augustine Healy was the first African American bishop of the Roman Catholic Church and the first black American ordained a priest in that …

Christianity

Forgotten Catholics: French author speaks on single people, celibacy

QUEBEC CITY, Canada — Single people are the forgotten members of the Catholic Church, said a Catholic journalist who has developed expertise on this …

Quebec

Best Places to Travel in December

1 of 13<p>Winter Travel<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 13<p>Frankfurt, Germany<p>3 of 13<p>Los Cabos, Mexico<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 13<p>Kochi, India<p>Advertisement<p>5 of 13<p>Las Vegas, …

Travel

English F-word acceptable for French broadcasts, regulator says

Canada’s broadcast standards regulator has ruled that a swear word that’s off-limits on English-language broadcasts is acceptable in French …

Canadian News

Wilfrid Sur Laurier Unexpectedly Shuts Its Doors [Updated]

After three years in business<p>Mile End restaurant <b>Wilfrid Sur Laurier</b> appears to be permanently closed after three years in business.<p>The Laurier Avenue restaurant, which walked a line between upscale tavern fare crossed with French style, opened up under manager Zach Suhl and chef Michel Ross in late …

Montreal