Strike averted after union for U.S. film, TV crews reach deal with studios
News/Entertainment: An 11th-hour deal was reached Saturday, averting a strike of film and television crews that would have seen some 60,000 behind-the-scenes workers walk off their jobs and would have frozen productions in Hollywood and across the U.S.
Netflix fires employee for disclosing financial information about Dave Chappelle special
News/Entertainment: Netflix said Friday that it has fired an employee for disclosing confidential financial information about what it paid for Dave Chappelle's comedy special The Closer, which some condemned as being transphobic.
Schitt's Creek star Noah Reid to make Broadway debut in The Minutes
News/Entertainment: Schitt's Creek star Noah Reid is set to make his Broadway debut. Producers say the Toronto actor and musician, who played Patrick on CBC's Schitt's Creek, has joined the cast of the Tracy Letts play The Minutes.
Ontario venues say new COVID-19 rules create 'double standard' for standing concerts
News/Canada/Toronto: Indoor concerts are slowly coming back to life in Ontario, but venue owners say the latest COVID-19 guidelines will dampen any significant return to live music in the coming months.
Western University's students' council gears up to host huge music event next semester
News/Canada/London: Western University's students' council is gearing up to host a big music event next semester, but in the wake of reports of sexual violence on campus, some are warning organizers to think carefully about which performers they book for Purple Fest.
Royal Winnipeg Ballet returns to in-person performances after 17-month absence
News/Canada/Manitoba: Artistic director Andre Lewis hopes ballet fans will be as excited as his dancers are for the RWB's first in-person show since the early days of the pandemic. Showtimes are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.
Banksy's shredded artwork resold for over $30M Cdn
News/Entertainment: A work by British street artist Banksy that sensationally self-shredded just after it sold at auction three years ago fetched 18.5 million pounds (roughly $31.6 million Cdn) on Thursday, a record for the artist.
CBC On the Island host's book on earthquakes nominated for Balsillie Prize for Public Policy
News/Canada/British Columbia: Four finalists for the inaugural Writers' Trust Balsillie Prize for Public Policy were announced Wednesday — and among them is CBC's On the Island host Gregor Craigie, for his book on earthquakes titled On Borrowed Time: North American's Next Big Quake.
Montreal store owner makes his own Squid Game candy and it's a hit with local fans
News/Canada/Montreal: Squid Game has turned dalgona candy into a viral hit on social media platforms like Tik Tok and YouTube as fans try their hand at etching shapes out of the brittle honeycomb-like candy that is made of melted sugar and a pinch of baking soda.
Stunning polar bear, bird portraits earn Canadians Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards
News/Science: Intimate photos that provide a rare window into the lives of polar bears, birds and insects have earned several Canadians recognition in this year’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards.
Author Sally Rooney holds off on Hebrew translation of new novel
News/Entertainment: Irish author Sally Rooney is holding off on allowing her current book, Beautiful World, Where Are You, to be translated into Hebrew, citing Israel's "system of racial domination and segregation against Palestinians."