There are a few constants in William Shatner’s career: he will always be working, he will always be mocked — not least by himself — and he will always be James T. Kirk, captain of the Starship Enterprise.
The man whose job was pulled from under him as the head of the B.C. Treaty Commission says if Premier Christy Clark thinks the treaty process is broken, he’d jump at the chance to help fix it.
The purchase of 130 hectares of land expands the grassland Sage and Sparrow Conservation area to 1,350 hectares and connects two provincially protected areas that flank it.
The Blueberry River band’s lawsuit argues the cumulative effect of development in its traditional territory has harmed its way of life in violation of Treaty 8, which was ratified in 1900.
770-year-old papal bull resource for historians and scholars.
Pepe means the Kaler family can do all kinds of things they couldn’t imagine previously.
Ho-ho-ho-hideous for the holidays.
Calgary in the Grey Cup means there must be a horse in a hotel lobby.
It’s the mother of all closet clean-outs.
38 years of movie and television props for sale.
It tells the story of Shane Koyczan’s journey from victim to tormentor to redemption.
168-year search ends; reconstruction and detective work begin.
“Nobody wanted to make it because of the subject matter. But that didn’t mean it wasn’t a great story.”
“You need to scare yourself every once in a while.”
What they see from the sky they can't see from the surface.
Not your typical Vancouver gathering of marijuana enthusiasts.
HootSuite aims to help young Canadian entrepreneurs make it big in business
Online photo site Flickr and creators Caterina Fake and Stewart Butterfield.
CBC Arts Online, May 31, 2005.
How the Godfather film trilogy is going interactive.
Smallcapmedia.com, February 2005.
Company profile of biotechnology firm exploring superantibodies.
Award: The Magazine of Architecture, Construction and Interior Design, December 2004.The new research facility is leading in more than just the battle against cancer.
Newsweek International, October 4, 2004.
Enjoy digital entertainment without having to sit in front of your computer.
Newsweek International, October 4, 2004.
The institution's Master's in e-Business offers new methods for teaching and learning.
Maclean's, July 19, 2004.
Brian Watson has figured out how to rejig the music business model.
Business In Vancouver, April 6, 2004.
Outsourcing to India debated at British Columbia Technology Association roundtable.
Newsweek International, March 15, 2004.
Most companies last replaced their PCs in 1999 to beat the Y2K bug; those machines are on their last legs. But having waited this long means a lot more bang for the upgrade buck.
The Vancouver Sun, January 3, 2004.
Doug Taylor’s Purple Martin Spiral needed a team to build.
Newsweek International, September 22, 2003.
A lot of visible equipment used to denote a consumer electronics connoisseur. Now less equipment signals greater sophistication.
Canadian Business, May 26, 2003.
Ogilvy Discovery Group takes an anthropological approach to consumers.
The Globe And Mail, May 21, 2003.
Fickle viewers, shifting schedules mean buys must be constantly rebalanced.
Newsweek International, March 17, 2003. Computers & Communications Supplement
Primer on the history, development and spread of Wi-Fi wireless networking; lead story.
Inside Entertainment Magazine, National Post, March 2003.
Synthetic divas come and go, but to shape a long, rewarding career, take your cue from venerable veterans.
Marketing, February 24, 2003
What will Citytv do without the man who was its brand?
The Globe and Mail, February 7, 2003.
Media training is becoming a ‘must-have’ skill throughout companies with rising public profiles.
National Post, December 19, 2002.
Shania’s ‘double’ CD: Up! contains pop, country versions of same songs.
National Post, November 18, 2002.
The Canadian Football League playoff game continues to deliver one of the biggest television audiences of the year.
National Post, November 11, 2002.
Director Baz Luhrmann incorporates advertising into the set of his Broadway production of La Bohème.
Marketing Magazine, October 21, 2002.
Literary product placement wasn’t invented yesterday; Bobbie Ann Mason should get the credit, not Fay Weldon.
National Post, October 21, 2002.
U.S. agency rides across the border, fueled by a US$25 million assignment to launch the automaker’s vehicles in Canada.
Hamilton Spectator, October 19-21, 2002.
National Post, October 8, 2002.
“Hockey Night” theme, Canada’s other national anthem, gets an official recording.
National Post, September 23, 2002.
Rap and hip-hop lyrics have mentioned products by name for years. Only now are some companies waking up to the potential — and potential trouble — that can mean.
National Post, September 16, 2002.
Slurring teenage Mac switcher Ellen Feiss’s commercial made her an instant star.
National Post, September 12, 2002.
Profile of Gaylene Gould, programmer of the Toronto Film Festival’s “Planet Africa” series.
National Post, September 3, 2002.
Digital video recorders pose a threat to television advertising as we know it.
National Post, August 28, 2002.
For Sept. 11, 2002, Canadian and U.S. networks are planning a blitz of specials and live reports, but advertisers are staying away.
National Post, August 26, 2002.
Advertising company president says the boss should define and exemplify the brand, not the marketing department.
National Post, August 19, 2002.
Consumers complain about pop-up ads on the Web. Some sites remove them, but advertisers argue they’re effective because they're annoying.
National Post, August 12, 2002.
Relationships between advertising firms and their clients are getting briefer.
Marketing, August 19, 2002.
Why is this vulgar yet ubiquitous word suddenly implied in commercial copy?
National Post, July 29, 2002.
Two former advertising people — who now run a public relations firm — have a written a book that argues p.r. works better than advertising.
National Post, July 22, 2002.
Does humor make advertising effective, or just funny?
Canadian Business, July 8, 2002.
Marketing Magazine, May 6, 2002.
Or buy a polite ‘doesn’t meet our needs at this time’ for $69.95.
Marketing Magazine, November 12, 2001.
They’ve got a different word for everything and none of it makes any sense.
Marketing, August 27, 2001
The first efforts from Razorfish try too hard to pull The National into the world of cool.
Marketing Magazine, May 14, 2001.
If you want to sell clothes, why evoke an era that defined capital-U ugly?
Marketing Magazine, March 28, 2001.
The record industry may have beaten back Napster, but at a cost of alienating its best customers.
Marketing Magazine, February 26, 2001.
No company is worth a second look until Gerry Schwartz tries to buy it.
Marketing Magazine, December 18, 2000.
Aubergine? I say it’s spinach, and I say to hell with it.
Marketing Magazine, October 30, 2000.
What is it about the ad business that is so strangely bewitching for movie and television writers?
National Post Business Magazine, September 2000.
Gordon Smith is a special effects virtuoso who gets rave reviews from filmmakers like Oliver Stone. He’s a great artist. He’s just not sure he wants to be a businessman.
National Post, September 16, 2000.
Most of us can only dream about what we would do with a million bucks. So does Pamela Wallin, the host of the Canadian edition of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?
Marketing Magazine, August 28, 2000.
We ain’t seen nothing yet in the quest for ratings-grabbing, so-called ‘reality’ TV concepts.
Marketing Magazine, June 26, 2000.
T.S. Eliot and Robert Frost provide copy for two recent campaigns; an observer wanes poetic.
Marketing, May 8, 2000
The academic ad critics on Mental Engineering commit every sin they castigate marketers for.
Marketing, March 27, 2000.
Two books demonstrate how marketing and culture melted into a lukewarm soup.
Marketing, February 21, 2000.
Doesn’t the marketing of Naomi Klein’s No Logo undercut the book’s anti-consumption point?
Marketing, November 15, 1999.
What the CBC's new boss could but probably won't do to fix our national broadcaster.
Marketing, September 6, 1999.
Forget Woodstock. Get ready for Altamont 2000.
NextMonet.com, September, 1999.
The Face To Face exhibit makes us consider all the different things that a portrait can be.
Marketing, July 5, 1999.
Why gen-X channel-surfers are blasé about the proliferation of 1970s hits in advertising.
Marketing, May 24, 1999.
Bell's baffling new commercials say more about the telco's confused state of mind than it realizes.
Marketing, April 5, 1999.
The switch from new country to CHR repudiates the CRTC's original CISS license decision.
Marketing, March 1, 1999.
If Shania Twain's music is Canadian, why not Vanity Fair's content?
Marketing, January 25, 1999.
The large print giveth and the small print taketh away.
Marketing, January 3, 1999.
Advertising and computers were made for each other.
Marketing, November 8, 1998.
Nike's trip-up should be a warning to others who would use saturation-style marketing.
Marketing, September 28,1998.
In our commercial culture the rise of reflexiveness as a creative trope was inevitable.
Marketing, June 1, 1998.
What's next for the ubiquitous doctor of philosophy and pop culture explicator? His own ad agency?
Marketing, May 4, 1998.
The latest Molson Canadian advertising nails our schizophrenic national identity.
Marketing, April 20, 1998.
Newspapers are working to treat advertisers like VIPs without abandoning editorial integrity.
Marketing, March 16, 1998.
Tyler Brulé's recipe for publishing success seems ethically suspect. So why the effusive praise?
Marketing, February 9, 1998.
Selling cable TV in a country where people huddle indoors for half the year shouldn't be this hard.
Marketing, December 1, 1997.
Negativland thinks Pepsi is wily, maybe even evil. Better that than irrelevant or boring.
Canadian Business, November 28, 1997.
KVOS in Vancouver isn’t like other Canadian TV. People actually watch it.
Marketing, November 10, 1997.
What advertisers hope for if Hollinger's boss green-lights a national daily.
Marketing, November 10, 1997.
Extending a newspaper brand has to involve more than just slapping a daily's logo on some other product.
Marketing, October 27, 1997.
The new TV violence code doesn't really do anything. Is that why advertisers like it?
Marketing, September 29, 1997.
Canadian Business tries to beat its rivals in depth, analysis and, in going from a monthly to every two weeks, frequency.
Newsweek, September 15, 1997.
A way for marketers to reach clients that inspired awe just 18 months ago now has to withstand the same scrutiny borne by mores traditional media.
Newsweek, September 15, 1997.
Locking out digital thieves and vandals.
Marketing, September 15, 1997.
Why the outcry over Howard Stern's Canadian radio debut? Other media sold out long ago.
Marketing, July 21, 1997.
It's the decade's most overused ad cliché, and it sounds a little stupider each time it's used.
Marketing, May 26, 1997.
Why Mondo Canuck should be required reading for Canadian advertising creatives.
Marketing, May 12, 1997.
Marketers are discovering that becoming part of the programming offers the biggest payoff from their cable sponsorships.
Elm Street, May 1997.
Seven Canadian broadcast journalists talk about why they flew the coop and went south. And it’s not just the money, honestly — they love it there.
Canadian Business, April 1997.
Bill Hayes is the secret weapon for radio stations across Canada. He sounds exactly like your local disk jockey — except he’s better. And far, far cheaper.
Canadian Business, March 1997.
Former civil servant Doug Hallett has proven that his revolutionary Destructor can get rid of toxic waste. Can it do the same for chemical weapons?
Marketing, February 10, 1997.
Franchisees of U.S. parent publications are further eroding the distinction between Canadian and American publications.
Marketing, January 20, 1997.
With all the delays in launching Canadian direct-to-home TV, it’s no wonder that marketers aren’t paying much attention. But DTH’s potential impact is too great to ignore completely.
Marketing, November 11, 1996
Columbia Records’ marketing department named Bob Dylan “the voice of a generation” before his fans did.
Marketing, November 4, 1996
He faces numerous immense challenges, but nobody has more involvement in more areas of Canadian media than Ted Rogers.
The Globe And Mail, October 12, 1996.
Mystery Science Theater 3000 is a cheaply made, funny, critically acclaimed series in the U.S. Now it’s seeking new frontiers.
The Globe And Mail, October 12, 1996.
Popular new surround-sound systems notwithstanding, video lovers on a budget can vastly improve the cinematic experience by connecting an existing stereo to a regular VCR.
Canadian Business Technology, Fall 1996.
The young minds behind Toronto’s hottest Web design company are lousy showmen, but they can teach your home page to do tricks your competitors can only dream about.
Marketing, August 19, 1996
McCain’s ads are so lame they’re poised on the verge of a weird kind of greatness.
Shift Magazine, June 1996.
More insomniacs get their news from ABC World News Now than from any other source.
Canadian Business Technology, Summer 1996.
Disney opens two new studios north of the border. Is Canada the next Burbank of animation or the next Korea?
Maclean's, June 17, 1996.
A review of Douglas Coupland's Polaroids From the Dead.
Canadian Business, June 1996.
It’s weird, it’s cheap, and as its on-air personalities endlessly insist, Citytv is everywhere.
Marketing, July 1, 1996
Trying to make sense of the Dairy Farmers’ dazed and confusing cheese campaign.
Marketing, May 24, 1996
The fundamental flaw at the core of Adbusters’ culture-jamming stance.
Canadian Business Technology, Spring 1996.
Bill Clinton thinks that attaching a V-chip to every TV set will help save the family. People who’ve actually used it aren’t so sure.
Canadian Business, March 1996.
A newly merged London, Ont., hospital can teach a thing or two about customer service to other public institutions — and to private business.
Maclean’s, February 19, 1996.
Children love the goofy Canadian dragon.
Maclean's, December 11, 1995.
A review of Driving Force: The McLaughlin Family in the Age of the Car by Heather Robertson.
Canadian Business, December 1995.
“Take your brain out of your head,” my new boss advised. “Drop it on your desk, pick up the phone and start dialing.”
Maclean's, November 20, 1995.
A review of Will Friedwald's's book Sinatra! The Song Is You: A Singer's Art.
Canadian Business, July 1995.
What made Gray Matter one of the most successful video game programming and production companies of the 1990s.
Maclean’s, June 26, 1995.
Douglas Coupland’s Microserfs.
Canadian Business Inaugural Technology Issue, Spring, 1995.
A guide to the rules of etiquette on the Internet.
Maclean’s, February 27, 1995.
Cable, telephone and satellite TV companies battle for control of the small screen.
The Globe and Mail, December 27 & 31, 1994.
The story of the Life cable channel’s genesis.
Maclean’s, December 5, 1994.
Hemingway: The Toronto Years contends living in the city may have pushed Hemingway to fiction.
Maclean's, November 7, 1994.
A review of Elizabeth Nickson's novel The Monkey Puzzle Tree.
Maclean’s, October 24, 1994.
A boy struggles with race and homosexuality in Shyam Selvadurai's Funny Boy.
Maclean’s, October 3, 1994.
Author fills his books and movies with likable eccentrics.
Maclean’s, September 12, 1994.
Art superstar Robert Longo directs a feature film, Johnny Mnemonic.
Maclean’s, September 5, 1994.
John Irving’s new novel, A Son of the Circus, is a complex tale that teems with crazy life.
The Globe and Mail, July 9, 1994.
A review of The Alienist by Caleb Carr.
The Globe and Mail, June 25, 1994.
This was no boating accident.
The Globe and Mail, April 23, 1994.
Review of Municipal Bondage by Henry Alford and If You’re Talking To Me, Your Career Must Be In Trouble by Joe Queenan.
Saturday Night, April 1994.
How a manic Canadian cartoonist conceived, directed, and ultimately lost control of two of television’s most animated characters.
The Globe and Mail, January 26, 1994.
The Brady Bunch returns as a live stage show that shallow post-boomer po-mo ironists can simultaneously snicker at and weep over.
The Globe and Mail, December 31, 1993.
Michael Moore, who made the off-beat documentary Roger & Me, switches his sights from Flint to Toronto to make a comedy, Canadian Bacon.
Saturday Night, December 1993.
“Don’t call me a comedian,” Meryn Cadell warns.
The Globe and Mail, October 23, 1993.
Review of Fade to Black: A Requiem for the CBC by Wayne Skene.
Saturday Night, June 1993.
Valerie Gibson wrote the book on being a cougar before the term had even been invented.
The Globe and Mail, May 29, 1993.
A review of John Irving's Trying to Save Piggy Sneed.
Saturday Night, April, 1993.
To gain a foothold in the New York jazz scene, Renee Rosnes followed in giants' steps. Now she’s making tracks of her own.
The Globe and Mail, March 1, 1993.
Three biographies of Hunter S. Thompson were published within days of each other. Only one was worth reading.
The Globe and Mail, February 3, 1993.
The only thing more annoying than Mondo 2000 the magazine? Mondo 2000, the book.
Saturday Night, April 1992.
The Dream Warriors spin some old themes into an altogether new kind of rap music.
Toronto Life, November 1990.
Maestro Fresh-Wes’s rapsody in black.