A day after a right-wing French historian killed himself inside Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, a feminist protester has sent a message of resistance.
The historian, Dominique Venner, committed suicide in front of tourists in the historic church to protest the legalization of gay marriage in France.
Femen, which is a militant European women's-rights group, gathered the media at the church for its response.
A woman pelled off her top with the statement: "May Fascism Rest In Hell" across her chest and stomach.
Across her backside were the words: "In Gay We Trust."
She proceeded to pull out a toy gun and then brought it to her mouth.
Femen's website calls upon European Nazis to follow Venner's example and do the same to themselves.
Dix blames himself NDP Leader Adrian Dix held his first news conference yesterday since his party lost the May 14 election. Dix said his campaign was responsible for the surprising defeat by not making a good enough case that the B.C. Liberals should have been replaced.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper says he's very sorry, frustrated, and extremely angry about his former chief of staff covering Sen. Mike Duffy's housing expenses.
Harper made the comment on a trip to Peru today.
Clearly, Harper is creating some distance between him and Duffy, who charged taxpayers more than $90,000 to maintain a home in Ottawa.
But Duffy isn't Harper's only former pal who's in a spot of trouble.
Last night, Jon Stewart and Jimmy Kimmel poked fun at Toronto mayor Rob Ford on their talk shows.
Harper is a famous friend of Ford, who's facing unproven allegations that he smoked crack with an Etobicoke drug dealer.
So will Harper show up at Ford's summer barbecue this year?
... is that there's no news about the Arrested Development movie.
According to one of the hundreds if not thousands of entertainment news websites that Twitter is always sending me to, AD executive producer Ron Howard confided to TIME Magazine that, while he and series creator Mitch Hurwitz are still eager to take their cult comedy series to the big screen—once the much ballyhoo'd Hail Mary new season is broadcast all at once on Netflix on Sunday (May 26)—their studio (Fox) "was reluctant to make that kind of commitment."
So there you go. It's not happening. Just like it always wasn't. Yet. Or possibly ever.
I'm sure the Internet will keep us posted.
The 9th annual International Jondo Flamenco Festival takes place Friday and Saturday (May 24 and 25) at the Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre at SFU’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (149 West Hastings Street).
The International Jondo Flamenco Festival features members of Vancouver’s flamenco community in performances and events. The festival also includes workshops in dance, singing, and guitar, and presents lectures and films that explore flamenco culture.
Two major showcases ground this year’s festival: On Friday, Zyryab features the fusion of Persian and Flamenco music and dance; while on Saturday, Camino Real demonstrates the raw energy of traditional flamenco.
Once considered one of the NHL’s model franchises, the Vancouver Canucks have started to look more like Team Shitshow over the past few months.
Things might have reached their apex today with the firing of head coach Alain Vigneault. The most successful coach in franchise history was informed that he was being let go at 2:15 p.m. PT. The only problem was that news outlets including the Straight announced that Vigneault had been fired just after 1 p.m. PT.
Here's Arielle with your Weekly News Update, introducing Our Fair Deal Coalition.
International organizations have banded together to advocate for a fair deal to come out of TPP negotiations. As it stands, proposed copyright provisions in the TPP threaten our access to knowledge and would shut down our internet.
Raise your voice for a fair deal at ourfairdeal.org.
Admit it: more often than you care to admit, you find yourself standing in front of full-length mirror, greased and semi-naked, staring at your ass. Perhaps you're even the kind of person who takes picture of your own ass, and then, like a dirty birdy, posts those pictures to NSFW Tumblr, Instagram, and Reddit accounts.
You know what? It's time to stop. Why bother sharing your ass with a world where the competition includes the likes of Rihanna? Like you, Rihanna seems to like taking pictures of her ass. She also doesn't mind sharing those pictures with the world, if only temporarily.
Last night, I attended the media preview of Vancouver’s second J. Crew store—located inside Pacific Centre (701 West Georgia Street)—which opens to the public today (May 22).
The U.S.-based men’s, women’s, and kid’s apparel brand opened its first Vancouver outpost on Robson Street last year. This second shop carries womenswear collections only, including clothing, accessories, costume jewellery, and shoes.