Last year Madonna Louise Ciccone sang about feeling “like a virgin.” Now, the actress-singer who described losing her own virginity as “a career move” is under fire from Planned Parenthood groups. They say that her latest hit, “Papa Don’t Preach,” promotes teenage pregnancy.
It was warm under a cloudless sky, and the streets around the three sides of Victoria’s Inner Harbor were clogged with pedicabs, horsedrawn carriages, sightseeing buses and sweaty tourists clutching maps and youngsters and ice-cream cones.By RAE CORELLI12 min
Once there was a woman in Winnipeg who became smitten with a man who was already having an affair. Eventually, she persuaded him to abandon his relationship and become involved with her. Their sexual activity grew blatant and upset the neighbors, and, as a result, they ran away, got married and moved into a downtown hotel.
The victim was beautiful, successful and generous. Her killer was good-looking, aimless and deeply troubled. And they were close friends. Last week in Toronto, an Ontario Supreme Court murder trial ended abruptly on its ninth day when assistant Crown attorney Paul Chumak conceded that 19-year-old Andrew Leyshon-Hughes was legally insane when he stabbed 23-year-old Nancy Eaton to death on Jan. 21, 1985.By KEVIN SCANLON2 min
Beneath the lofty glass dome of the suburban mall, he stood on display like a visiting deity. Hundreds of fans pressed around the lip of the stage with arms outstretched. There were housewives, career women, preteen girls, grandmothers—and even some men—all struggling to get closer to Eric Braeden, star of TV’s daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless.By Brian D. Johnson9 min
As mayor of Montreal for 29 of the past 32 years, Jean Drapeau has held office longer than any civic leader in a major North American city. By the time the 70-year-old Drapeau steps down in November, he will have outlasted seven Canadian prime ministers and nine Quebec premiers, and won eight out of nine elections.
In ordinary circumstances, the days leading up to the reopening of Parliament are a period of political consolidation. In high secrecy, the governing party drafts the final version of the promissory speech from the throne, while the loyal opposition prepares to mount its ritual counterattack.
A new life began for Gabriel Bruce at 8:52 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 22. At that moment, in the operating room known as OR2 at University Hospital in London, Ont., a team of three surgeons completed a liver transplant that saved the fouryear-old Winnipeg boy from certain death from liver failure.By KEVIN SCANLON4 min
The world was going along in more or less tolerable fashion until 1980, when Calvin Klein decided he wanted to increase the sale of tight blue jeans to the young people of America. Now it is well known that America’s youth will buy almost anything so long as it promises to obliterate consciousness or incite the libido, and since Klein could not offer a line of designer hallucinogens without risking grave consequences, he had little choice but to traffic in sex.By Fred Bruning5 min
Everyone must die, but that inescapable reality weighs most heavily on the old. Obituary notices of friends and loved ones and declining physical and mental powers are some of the sharp reminders of mortality that may cause old people to give up—and wait passively for death.
All week long the arms-control momentum grew. In Stockholm, negotiators from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the Warsaw Pact reached an agreement intended to prevent surprise attacks by either side, the first major security accord since 1979.
Your feature on the political mood of the nation was immensely frustrating (“Mood swings,” Canada/Cover, Sept. 8). While dwelling at great length on such trivia as how many people would choose hockey player Tiger Williams or comedian Howie Mandell to be Canada’s next prime minister, it omitted any mention of the difference in political preferences of men and women.
Thirty thousand feet above Burlington, Vt., Georges Lafond looked out of the window of the 737 passenger jet and gazed upon the glimmering lights of the city below. Lafond, executive vice-president of external markets for Hydro-Québec, the province’s mammoth power utility, until recently, was returning to Montreal from New York City, where Hydro had announced the creation of an influential advisory committee designed to help promote power sales to the northeastern United States.By BRUCE WALLACE6 min
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