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Prepositions? What are you talking about?

BY: HOWARD RICHLER Freshman: “Sir, can you tell me where the dining hall is at?” Professor: “Don’t you know that you shouldn’t end a sentence with a preposition?” Freshman: “OK, can you tell me where the dining hall is at, asshole?” From the time we entered high school we were […]

Sonya Thomas proves she can eat with the big boys, strapping on a hot-dog belt. Photos: Neil Abramson for Major League Eating
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The hot-dog days of summer

BY: HARRY ROLNICK I once asked the late Sir John Gielgud why he appeared in such a crummy movie as Satyricon. “My dear boy,” he said, “one can’t play Hamlet every night.” Or resist participating in an ancient Roman orgy-cum-food-fight, where, as the philosopher Cicero noted, “One slave wipes the […]

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Your independence is protected by the judicial system

BY: JOYCE BLOND FRANK B.A., B.C.L., LL.M. As seniors, we are constantly being told that our faculties are or will be reduced in the future. We are often told what we should or should not do. Society considers us fragile and, sometimes, “in need of protection.” As a senior myself. […]

Summer holidays: a tale of four sojourns
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Summer holidays: a tale of four sojourns

BY:MARK MEDICOFF This summer’s spectacular weather moved people to enjoy the many outdoor festivals afforded by the city. But the heat also steered many of our readers to spend time at a summer cottage and feast on the cool air. Some enjoyed summer by sojourning in the northern hemisphere, particularly […]

Golf tournament founding members Marvin Pascal (from left) and Lewis Israel with Mordy Gordon in 2010.  Photo courtesy of Sun Youth
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Kids are foremost on charities’ agendas

Here at Sun Youth: Nicolas Carpentier Back-to-school time conjures up a dream or two and yet I revisit not so pleasant experiences during my elementary school years. I frequently dreamed that I lost my report card and without it was unable to go back to school. I recently had the […]

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Let lessons be the instrument of your desire

BY: SANDRA PHILLIPS Music can break barriers and bring people together. It’s hear music in the park or a party going on without listening (and then humming along in your head)? Travel anywhere and you can be engrossed by a musical presentation without having to know the language. You are […]

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Smart Shopping: Furnish your nest with twigs from many trees

By: SANDRA PHILLIPS Getting married doesn’t involve just the wedding itself. What it really means is that you are about to set up a new life—and a home—together. You have to combine what you each have and then blend your personal tastes to form a comfortable nest. Buying furniture can […]

Past performances at the River to River festival include Laurie Anderson (above), Rufus Wainwright and Chrisette Michele. (Photos: GODLIS)
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New York’s River to River festival: Bridges, ports, parks and alleyways give way to theatrics

BY HARRY ROLNICK One year ago, this column started with a guide to getting almost-free food in Manhattan. That was hardly good enough. So may I apologize by modestly presenting a month of absolutely free music, dance, painting, poetry and theatre amid the most beautiful (and unknown) sites in New […]

Tommy Kulczyk celebrates 30 years with Sun Youth.
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Here at Sun Youth: Tommy Kulczyk is married … to his job

BY NICOLAS CARPENTIER If there is such a thing as being married to your job, Sun Youth’s Tommy Kulczyk is the perfect example. Kulczyk, assistant to the executive vice-president and director of emergency Services, celebrated 30 years of community service on May 1. Kulczyk was introduced to Sun Youth when […]

Happy 50th Anniversary to Adrian and Natalie!
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Generations Foundation: Marriage has its challenges

BY NATALIE BERCOVICI Marriage is alive and well in Montreal. Good weather arrived early in May and to our delight, many brides and grooms were at the Old Port with their entourage of family and friends. This is a lovely sight to behold, and couples should not be afraid of […]