Category Archives: Television

The most terrifying person in Canada

It’s Marg Delahunty! As played by comedian Mary Walsh on This Hour Has 22 Minutes, she’s been harrassing Canadian politicians of every stripe for over a decade. Everyone knows her schtick by now, everyone but Rob Ford. Supporters of the … Continue reading

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George, you ignorant slut

No offence to Stewart or Colbert but, decades after their stint, I still miss Dan Ackroyd and Jane Curtin doing the fake news on Saturday Night Live, especially their “Point/Counterpoint” section in which Curtin would make an impassioned speech for … Continue reading

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It’s Showtime for seriously screwed-up folk

What is this strange hold Nancy Botwin has over me? Her misadventures as a pot-dealing single mom in the Showtime TV series Weeds are now in their seventh season and somehow I’m still watching, even as she irritates the hell … Continue reading

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BBC censors gay sex scene from Torchwood

Uncensored version to run Saturday nights in Canada [originally printed in Xtra – July 21, 2011] From its inception in 2006 by Queer as Folk creator Russell T Davies, the TV series Torchwood has been billed as “sci-fi for adults.” For three … Continue reading

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Ambrose Price

Adventures in Decorating [originally printed in fab issue 424 – May 11, 2011] Most design gurus are quick to lecture the masses from on high about how to redesign their living spaces, but Ambrose Price surprises and disarms by admitting … Continue reading

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Man versus The Man

A journey to the hard and hairy heart of Masculathon [originally printed in fab issue 420 – March 16, 2011] Deep in the woods, 11 men gather together for a primal rite of passage and tests of inner and outer … Continue reading

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Trevor Boris

Trevor Boris bares all [an edited version was originally printed in Xtra – April 26, 2010] There’s a long and proud tradition of great television bitches: Alexis Carrington-Colby, Amanda Woodward, Wilhelmina Slater and now, Trevor Boris. As the star panelist … Continue reading

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