Malcolm Gladwell has been doing his homework
The return-to-office tipping point
“What have you reduced your life to?” asked Malcolm Gladwell about stubbornly remote workers while appearing on a podcast called The Diary of a CEO. In response it was pointed out that his own out-of-office hours weren’t limited to posing for Harry Rosen ads in Toronto. But maybe the tables turned after Gladwell became a boss in podcasting.
The world according to Kyle
Nelk Boys co-founder Kyle Forgeard might’ve already been the most successful independent Canadian media creator even before Elon Musk appeared on a Full Send podcast episode that added three hours to its catalogue. Musk also recently hinted at a Tesla Gigafactory coming to Canada, an idea corroborated by lobbying.
“Q107 and John Derringer have agreed to part ways, effective today.” Corus Entertainment’s announcement—which also notes an independent investigation is ongoing—came 11 weeks after Jennifer Valentyne made a video whose allegations were accentuated by other ex-co-hosts. Derringer was initially suspended from the Toronto radio station where he did mornings since 2001.
A trail of Teenage Head tragedy
Police in Hamilton initially reported that media outlets received multiple emails “with information related to a deceased person.” It turned out that person was Gord Lewis, the 65-year-old guitarist for the band Teenage Head. The emails turned out to be from Jonathan Lewis, who appeared to be recently living in the same apartment as his father:
Bill Graham dead at 81. The five-term Liberal MP for Toronto Centre was a foreign affairs and defence minister who ultimately had a stint as interim leader. Graham was a law professor who lost two elections before he won: 14 years in office included keeping Canada out of the Iraq war, and rallying for same-sex marriage.
Finally, the Aussie hockey mom
Olivia Newton-John’s death at age 73 came 40 years after her Physical concert tour found her selling out Toronto’s CNE Grandstand thanks to pop culture capital built on Grease and Xanadu. Her return to cinematic singing came in 2010 with an infamous choice for a homegrown Toronto International Film Festival opening gala, Score: A Hockey Musical: