Borat's back, but does 'extreme comedy' really change minds or just push people away?
News/Entertainment: Sacha Baron Cohen says his Borat movie sequel aims to "reveal the dangerous slide to authoritarianism." But how influential satire is depends on whom it actually reaches — and some experts say his comedy merely convinces those who are already convinced.
Study: TV industry falls short of off-camera inclusivity
News/Entertainment: There has been a lag in diversity in behind-the-camera jobs and among TV executives as measured by the yardsticks of race and gender, according to a new University of California, Los Angeles, study.
Stratford Festival to help people 'find joy and hope' as it launches streaming service
As COVID-19 continues to affect how people live and interact with each other, the Stratford Festival has launched Stratfest@Home — a combination subscription streaming service and viewing party platform.
Canadian magician, skeptic The Amazing Randi dead at 92
News/Entertainment: James Randi, a magician who later challenged spoon benders, mind readers and faith healers with such voracity that he became regarded as the country's foremost skeptic, has died, his foundation announced. He was 92.
How COVID-19 relief funding could help a traditional African arts school reach youth across Canada
News/Canada/Toronto: Thanks to COVID-19 relief funding, Sanaaj Mirrie is hoping to expand her traditional African dancing and drumming classes from the Afiwi Groove School online across the country.
Rudy Giuliani caught in hotel bedroom scene in new Borat film
News/Entertainment: Rudy Giuliani is shown with his hand down his pants after flirting with an actress playing a young woman pretending to be a television journalist in a scene in Sacha Baron Cohen's latest mockumentary, a sequel to his hit Borat film.
ImagineNATIVE film and media arts festival pivots to online presentations due to pandemic
News/Indigenous: The ImagineNATIVE Indigenous film and media arts festival is going online this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic but there's still lots to look forward to starting Tuesday, says the festival's artistic director.
Should Place des Festivals be renamed in honour of Oscar Peterson?
News/Canada/Montreal: After an attempt to name a Metro station in his honour failed earlier this year, Ensemble Montréal is calling for Place des Festivals to be named for the late, great jazz pianist Oscar Peterson.