Joni Mitchell never lies en route to 2022
At a 40% Cancon ceremony in D.C.
Six-and-a-half years after she suffered a brain aneurysm, Joni Mitchell returned to the stage with a speech accepting her Kennedy Center Honor, with a masked Joe Biden in attendance. “I always think that polio was a rehearsal for the rest of my life,” she said upon acceptance in a night that also honoured Lorne Michaels among the five.
The leaders of the opposition
Krista and Dave “The Juggernaut” Haynes are advertised as family of Doug Ford at an upcoming Whitby, Ontario, rally: The Christian Fight for Freedom. Doug’s daughter and her on-leave cop husband will take their anti-vaccination advocacy beyond Instagram. The event is being held at Canada Christian College, the home of Charles McVety.
Rumble plans to go public in a deal that values the Toronto-founded video platform at $2.1 billion. A special purpose acquisition company merger will hope to raise $400 million for a free-speech aesthetic backed by the likes of Peter Thiel. A new SPAC media era is now underway thanks to the debut of BuzzFeed on Nasdaq.
“Could a ‘Get Back’ Parody Thread Overthrow Rock Docs’ Talking-Head Monopoly?” Rolling Stone interviewed Jesse Hawken about the Twitter thread that spread to relevant members of the pop-cultural cognoscenti. Hawken and fellow podcaster Rob Rousseau further dissected The Beatles: Get Back on an episode of Junk Filter.
Finally, the Hallmark neorealist
Ron Oliver was a fixture from the early days of YTV who moved behind the camera in Canada, only to find his true calling as one of the folks who make holiday flicks for the Hallmark Channel. “Call him Mr. Christmas Movie” was the headline on a profile Oliver received in the L.A. Times, a title clinched by bringing his magic to Real Housewives: