“It is almost axiomatic in South Africa that what pleases most blacks will automatically displease most whites and vice versa. ”Desmond Tutu did not have himself in mind when he made that observation, but it is most apt for the black Anglican bishop.
"We have a crisis now in film. Everybody wants to do it fast and make money,” laments almond-eyed French-Canadian actress Carole Laure, 31. Since her bright international reputation as a screen star was dulled by the scathing reviews of Fantastica last year at Cannes, Laure has completed a film in France and turned down three other movie offers.By BARBARA MATTHEWS6 min
It is unfortunate that you chose to use such inflammatory rhetoric to describe the school situation in Quebec (The Leaning Tower of Babel, Canada, Sept. 21). You characterize Quebec’s school system as being “rife with political battle” and imply that while for most Canadian pupils the start of school is an optimistic time, for Quebec’s pupils this is not the case.
Allan Singer’s cluttered Montreal store looks less like a stationery shop than a colonial outpost forgotten in the hinterland after Victoria Regina’s troops had finally lowered the flag. A huge portrait of Queen Elizabeth reigns over disordered piles of paper, and packets of stickers bearing the royal likeness cling to the walls.By DAVID THOMAS4 min
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