Gone is the imposing sculpture of a hammer and sickle that formerly stood on the road from Havana’s airport. Today, there is a billboard for Benetton, that sassy symbol of Western consumerism that sprang up amid the tumbling Communist regimes of Europe in the early 1990s.By NOMI MORRIS23 min
After more than a week of deliberation, federal Fisheries Minister Brian Tobin is expected to announce his candidacy for the leadership of Newfoundland’s Liberal party—and the premiership of the province—early this week in St. John’s.
Although the millennium, from the earliest indications, is shaping up to be a huge pain in the neck, at least one good tiling will come out of it. That is the completion of the Trans-Canada Trail, a path across Canada, all 15,000 km of it, from the east coast of Newfoundland to the west coast of Vancouver Island.By CHARLES GORDON5 min
The relationship between commercial TV and its sponsors is becoming more convoluted than ever. United Airlines and NBC for instance, have become particularly cozy. The Chicagobased airline offers the top-rated sitcom Seinfeld on many of its flights, free of charge.By BARBARA WICKENS5 min
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