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Celebrity blast to the past

“Celebrities. Is there anything they don’t know?” Homer Simpson Who hasn’t wished they could travel back in time and give themselves advice that could change the course of their lives? I know I have. But then I remember that I am but a very small cog in the large wheel of life, and since I […]

Canadian TV Ratings: 2004-2005 Season

With the 2004-2005 season nearly over, American programs continue to dominate Canadian viewership. Reality shows remain top draws, as do the C.S.I. (3rd, 5th and 9th) and Law & Order franchises (12th, 14th, 15th and 20th). The most successful batch of freshman shows this year include the wild soap Desperate Housewives (7th), the supernatural drama […]

Magazine makeover

They say that the scariest thing, aside from failure, is success. After spending nearly a year pouring my heart into the first issue of Popjournalism, the response was simply incredible. I saw people actually reading the issue. Not just passing glances either, but deep, absorbed reading. However, once that initial satisfaction passed, only one lingering […]

Vicki Gabereau says goodbye

After eight years, over 3,000 guests and 1,000 episodes, Vicki Gabereau taped its last show on April 14th in Vancouver.

A ‘Lord of the Rings’ musical?

A big-budget musical version of the Rings trilogy will make its stage debut on Toronto’s Princess of Wales Theatre sometime in March 2006.

Media 101: Copy editors, the invisible workers

As a freelance copy editor for publications like the Medical Post, Copeland has seen raw, uncorrected copy from Canada’s best-known journalists. And from off the record tales she told us, some of those journalists wouldn’t be where they are today without the skill and scrutiny of people like her.

Summer 2005 movie guide

We sort through the popcorn fodder to pick this season’s most anticipated flicks

Holiday music picks

Looking for that perfect present this holiday season? Why not give the gift of music? Here’s our resident Popjournalism.com reviewer Jason Gladu with his guide to the best in music for 2004

Life after ‘Disclosure’

The once promising CBC newsmagazine 'Disclosure' was cancelled this year due to perpetual low-ratings. We wondered, now that the dust has settled, where did its cast of award-winning journalists end up?