‘It’s not you, it’s me.’ Is Hollywood leaving Scientology?
After five years of public snogging and couch abuse, TomKat is calling it quits (That’s Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise, if you’re not up on celebrity monikers). But what’s at stake could be much more than custody of little Suri. The decades-old dream of L. Ron. Hubbard to marry his religion to the entertainment industry is in question as well.
Some Olympics trivia
It was 1976 in Montreal. She was a 14-year-old Romanian who scored the first perfect 10 in the history of Olympic gymnastics. Can you name the gold-medalist? It's Nadia Comaneci, of course. Now, more than 35 years after her stunning performance, the athlete reflects on the thrill of victory and why she never considered her performances perfect.
School’s out for... never
July and August classes were once the cruel fate of those who fell behind. Now they’re the ever-more-popular choice of driven students who want to get ahead. Will a grade-obsessed generation never know the pleasures of sunshine, idleness and a lake?
Loco for locavorism
Imagine a city full of public gardens and orchards where anyone, rich or poor, could pick fresh fruits and vegetables for free. A new movement is making this locavore dream a reality. But would you want it to sprout in your local park?
... and on the other hand
According to Margaret Wente, locavorism isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. She argues the movement romanticizes farming and feeds our powerful longing for the personal and artisanal. For Ms. Wente, locavorism is the most wasteful way to feed the human race – and it’s bad for the environment.
Why Higgs boson matters (pun intended)
If you’re part of the non-scientist community, chances are you’re still scratching your head about the Higgs boson particle. What is it? What’s its significance? Robert Orr, a Canadian physicist who was part of the global team that helped find the so-called “God particle,” is here to help. He tells the Globe what the discovery means and what ‘science fiction’ wonders it could bring – if we wait a century or two.
Straw hats, clutches and shoes, oh my!
Hot, sticky weather has arrived. You’ve buried your winter clothes at the back of your closet and resurfaced your summer wardrobe. Feel like something is missing? Globe fashion expert Tiyana Grulovic is here with the season’s most striking accessories, guaranteed to heat up your look.
Canadian tech companies: An endangered species
Takeovers, failures and attrition: Canada’s high-technology companies are disappearing at an alarming rate, thanks to wary investors, indifference from Bay Street and a lack of venture capital. It’s a decline that has serious implications for a country whose fortunes are increasingly tied to markets for natural resources.
Sweet sound Alabama
From the last great juke joint to a Sunday morning a cappella gospel that could put the spirit in the devil himself, Birmingham offers the real musical deal.
Calgary, through the eyes of the Stampede
From birth pangs to boomtown, the 100-year-old Calgary Stampede has been there for it all. No wonder they call it the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.