It wasn’t supposed to be this way when the New Democrats swept to power in Ontario in September, 1990. They took over the traditional “fat cat” of Confederation, the economic engine of the nation, and they had plans to dole out benefits to the workers of their land.By MARY JANIGAN8 min
A visitor enters the darkened library, discarding her heavy coat in a pile by the door. Donna Williams, slender and wispy and wearing tinted glasses, appears agitated, squirming in her chair at the centre of the room. “I was feeling buried,” she explains, the stranger’s clothing lay on top of her own discarded coat, an item that feels like an extension of herself.By MARY NEMETH6 min
The movie is set in an urban wasteland where intimacy of any kind is a threat. Sex is a blood sport; love is suspect. The city is a night world of concrete and cold space where hookers hang out on freeway ramps. In a highrise, a dominatrix with a black mask and a whip puts a client through his paces.By Brian D. Johnson5 min
Few records remain for Wayne Whatshisname to exterminate now that he has overtaken Sir Gordon Howe’s goal-scoring achievement. Unless he turns to goaltending and starts ringing up the shutouts, there is very little left in Wayne’s world to accomplish.By TRENT FRAYNE5 min
On a Friday afternoon, a guy goes into one of those big chain video stores. His goals are limited. He doesn’t want to rent the newest Hollywood blockbuster. He wants to rent The Naked Gun 21/2 (not for himself). This isn’t his neighborhood store, but it is on the way home from work, and it is so big that it must have at least half a dozen copies of The Naked Gun 21/2 (not for himself), so he fights his way into the congested parking lot and goes inside, where he quickly finds the movie and takes it to the counter.By CHARLES GORDON5 min
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