Film

Mr. Big from Zootopia

Maurice LaMarche talks Mr. Big in Disney’s ‘Zootopia’

For a little character, Maurice LaMarche has big shoes to fill in Walt Disney Animation's Zootopia, where he plays the diminutive but powerful mob-like boss known as Mr. Big. For Canadian actor and comedian LaMarche, the role was not only a fun opportunity, but also a chance to step into a big role, no pun intended.
Jake Paltrow, Brian De Palma, and Noah Baumbach

Jake Paltrow talks ‘De Palma’–the iconic filmmaker, and his film story

Brian De Palma is a household name, and for good reason. After decades of pioneering and controversial filmmaking, not to mention a few great Hollywood hits, he's earned his place in the film world, and yet he is also one of cinema's most underrated, and underappreciated filmmakers. It's impossible to talk about modern film without bringing up his films, including Scarface, Carrie, and The Untouchables, to name a few, but some of his lesser-known work is as good or better than those iconic titles.

Television

Home Free with Tim Tebow and Mike Holmes

Mike Holmes on ‘Home Free’ season 2, Tim Tebow, and everyday heroes

Mike Holmes is a bit of a legend. He's the renovation expert who has been fixing people's dilapidated and troubled homes for sixteen years, and over his career he's starred in numerous shows that showed off what he's done for people. In the second season of Fox's Home Free, his role is the teacher, as he helps eleven competitors learn the fundamentals of construction while giving away a home to their personal heroes.
Author Terry Brooks

Terry Brooks chats ‘Sorcerer’s Daughter’, ‘Shannara Chronicles’ & ‘Magic Kingdom for Sale–Sold!’ adaptation

Terry Brooks was one of the first authors I read as a teenager, and between Magic Kingdom for Sale--Sold! and The Sword of Shannara, he helped hook me on fantasy. Flash forward a couple of decades and Brooks is a hugely successful best-selling author and an executive producer behind the adaptation of his series, MTV's The Shannara Chronicles.

Technology & Gadgets

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PAX East: VR’s Big Week

The Oculus Rift recently saw its big retail release at Best Buy, Amazon, and Microsoft Store shelves. A virtual reality headset that began as a Kickstarter campaign, the company was ultimately acquired by Facebook to the tune of 2 billion dollars, leading up to it's impending limited-retail release. There are still many people who preordered the device back in January with an expected release back in March, who are still awaiting their headsets, with their estimated ship dates having slipped to as late as August. This puts a big question mark over the viability of VR.

Music

Food & Style

Casper

The Guy’s Gift Guide: Gadgets, cooking, whisky, and more

If you're looking for gifting inspiration for the guy in your life, for your own summer treat, or maybe even for back to school, then look no further than our brand new Guy's Gift Guide. From new gadgets, cooking gear, and whisky, here are 12 of the best gift ideas that will really get him smiling for summer, fall, and maybe even into winter.
Chambray Women's Floral Cork Platform Wedges

The best of Toms summer styles

Get ready for summer on the beach, in the city, or at the cottage with our picks for the best of Toms--from shoes, to shades and bags. Dress up your beachwear, or go casual, with highlights from Toms' latest spring and summer lineup.

Travel

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Gallery: Ford #EscapeAndDiscover weekend

Over the weekend, Ford took a few writers and photographers out of Toronto to #EscapeAndDiscover parts of Ontario, while getting a chance to check out the new 2017 Ford Escape, Titanium Edition, and what it had to offer. My team--Team Green--was whisked away to Sarnia where we picked up the Escape and drove on to Owen Sound. Read the full story, and scroll down to check out the gallery from each part of the trip.