John Doyle: Better Call Saul is back and brilliantly, beautifully slow – savour it

In the catalogue of spirit-sapping jobs, being the manager of a Cinnabon bakery at a mall in Omaha, Neb., must rank as especially dullness-inducing. No offence to managers of mall bakeries, but that’s the way it’s seen by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould. In Better Call Saul (AMC, 10 p.m.), their slow-burning prequel to Breaking … [Read more…]

John Doyle: The real circus of U.S. politics is seen on The Circus

Two of the most compelling people I’ve seen on TV recently are Jeanette Rubio and Jane Sanders. The former is the wife of Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio and the latter is married to Democratic contender Bernie Sanders. They don’t appear often in news coverage. But they’ve appeared in The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political … [Read more…]

One of the world’s fastest? EA’s FIFA 15 says Toronto FC midfielder has speed to burn

Move aside Michael Bradley and Jermain Defoe. Dominic Oduro is taking his place on the world stage in the latest FIFA 15 video game ratings. The Toronto FC attacking midfielder is the fifth-fastest player in the world, according to the hit made-in-Vancouver game. Mathis Bolly of Fortuna Dusseldorf is rated the fastest, ahead of Arsenal’s … [Read more…]

Democracy and the Golden Joystick

Unless you’re a basement-dwelling geek, you’ve probably never heard of the Golden Joystick Awards, much less voted online to determine the in the video-game industry’s version of the Oscars. But you’ll be happy to know that Canada distinguished itself once again at this year’s GJAs. The huge Montreal operation of French gaming giant Ubisofit was … [Read more…]