Category: Culture

Stephen Colbert Grills Ben Affleck on Sexual Harassment Allegations

In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein sex scandals, numerous Hollywood power players have been taken to task for their deplorable behavior toward women, minors, and others in vulnerable positions. Some were complicit in Weintstein’s behavior, while others engaged in abuse and harassment of their own that was brought to light thanks to the example set by the disgraced mogul’s…

ART SEEN: Gesture leaks out in works by Jeremy Hof at Monte Clark Gallery

They look like coloured blocks of concrete left over from a construction site or maybe rocks used in some industrial process. In fact, they’re leftovers from making traditional sculptures out of materials such as soapstone. They’re distinctive because of their unusual combination of rough and smooth surfaces. What’s particularly striking are the colours: they’re in several pastel shades that include…

Jennifer Hudson is accused of cheating on fiance David Otunga in nasty breakup

Soon after Jennifer Hudson and longtime fiancee David Otunga announced they were breaking up after 10 years together, details quickly emerged that a nasty battle was brewing over who would get custody of their 8-year-old son. Things got especially heated Thursday night when the police removed the former professional wrestler from the couple’s home after Hudson received a protective order…

Jennifer Hudson is accused of cheating on fiance David Otunga in nasty breakup

Soon after Jennifer Hudson and longtime fiancee David Otunga announced they were breaking up after 10 years together, details quickly emerged that a nasty battle was brewing over who would get custody of their 8-year-old son. Things got especially heated Thursday night when the police removed the former professional wrestler from the couple’s home after Hudson received a protective order…

Town Talk: Million-dollar gala helps build Chinatown’s ‘resilient community’

PENDER MENDING: Rolly Ford’s photo of 1959 Pender Street dominated the Hotel Vancouver’s B.C. Ballroom when the Vancouver Chinatown Foundation’s second annual Autumn Gala reportedly raised $1 million. Foundation chair Carol Lee thanked foundation directors Peter Eng, Tony Letvinchuk, Peter Yeh and Ben Yeung, who were present along with gala chairs Leslie Diamond and Carole Taylor. She also related progress…

Town Talk: Million-dollar gala helps build Chinatown’s ‘resilient community’

PENDER MENDING: Rolly Ford’s photo of 1959 Pender Street dominated the Hotel Vancouver’s B.C. Ballroom when the Vancouver Chinatown Foundation’s second annual Autumn Gala reportedly raised $1 million. Foundation chair Carol Lee thanked foundation directors Peter Eng, Tony Letvinchuk, Peter Yeh and Ben Yeung, who were present along with gala chairs Leslie Diamond and Carole Taylor. She also related progress…

Movies: Dee Rees’s ‘old-fashioned’ drama ‘Mudbound’ is a likely Oscar contender

At Virginia’s Middleburg Film Festival in October, the director Dee Rees had tears in her eyes. Her movie “Mudbound” had just brought a packed ballroom to its feet and, even though she had been on tour for several weeks with the film — a sprawling historical drama about two families, one African-American, one white, working a hardscrabble patch of land…