Matthu Placek moved to New York City at the age of 17 to study at the School for Visual Arts and to work with photographer David Lachappelle, initially as an intern and then as an assistant. But as Lachappelle shifted his practice and attention to Los Angeles, Placek found himself in need of employment and[…]
Every once in a while when you’re covering an event, you capture something something special. Last night at the Producers Guild of America reception at Toronto’s Spoke Club, these two gentlemen reunited after thirty years. It was a poignant reminder of what a small world the film community can be.
Dear Ms. Jenkins I was dismayed to read this afternoon that DC Comics is refusing to allow the use of the Superman shield on a statue commemorating 5 year-old murder victim Jeffrey Baldwin. The statue was commissioned by Todd Boyce of Ottawa, who did not know the child or the family, but was so moved[…]
The Antidote Oliver Burkeman Faber & Faber, 2012 256 pages The Power of Positive Thinking, Personal Power, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, How to Make Friends and Influence People. These classics of the self-help genre have sold millions and have spawned an industry of personal growth gurus and motivational speakers that promises to[…]