John Doyle: What the Oscars celebrate is what fuels Trump

The Academy Awards is an overlong, outrageously pompous, ritual awards ceremony celebrating the alleged best in a storytelling form that people care less and less about. There’s that. It’s been that way for years. And then there’s this year’s Academy Awards (Sunday, ABC, CTV, 8:30 p.m. ET), which is gluey with meaning and attendant connotation. … [Read more…]

What life is like for U.S. actors working in Vancouver’s booming TV industry

As the title meta-human superhero on television’s The Flash, Grant Gustin runs around his beloved Central City at hundreds of kilometres an hour, protecting the innocent and punishing the misguided. But when Gustin takes off the suit and slows down, he lives in Vancouver with his fellow cast members of the series, which has been … [Read more…]

What is out of luck? Canadians are no longer able to be contestants on Jeopardy

“Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek, a famous Canadian, apparently won’t be seeing many of his countrymen on the popular game show for the foreseeable future. The show says Canadians were precluded from taking last month’s online test — which is a pipeline for “Jeopardy!” contestants — because of a change in that country’s online privacy laws. … [Read more…]