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The most radical baby on the planet
X Æ A-XII Musk is basically a startup
A celebrity spawn who hasn’t been alive beyond a pandemic makes a great candidate for clickbait about how culture created for infants doesn’t meet the standards of mom. Grimes got the New York Times to cover her collaboration with a well-funded company for the app AI Lullaby, now available for babies who have names other than X Æ A-XII.
Still trying to work this one out
Three weeks into Ontario’s partially reinforced lockdown, hopes grow that it won’t extend past the mandated fourth, at least for the gyms that are urging their members to pressure the government. Doug Ford revealed that the coronavirus curve was trending down amidst current measures.
The guy who salvaged Sunrise Records and HMV is giving tea shops a try. Doug Putman is set to open T. Kettle in 45 locations made vacant by DavidsTea, which recently retrenched from storefronts. David himself left years ago, but DavidsTea remains run by his cousin Herschel Segal, who also founded the freshly bankrupt Le Château.
Not quite finished with Quibi
Shows produced by CTV and TSN are disappearing with the $2-billion boondoggle, which will be pixel dust by December. (Vice’s docu-series about American Apparel got all of its nine episodes up.) Brad Danks, the CEO of OutTV, still thinks a lesson has been learned about how Canadian ecosystems are now falling faster behind the times than ever:
CBC News Network is giving Ginella Massa a nightly hour. The announcement of the new role highlights how she was Canada’s first hijab-wearing news anchor at Citytv. Meanwhile, as the CBC struggles to correct reports that the federal government gave it a bonus pandemic bailout, arguments against its pursuit of advertising revenue go on.
Finally, bedroom mirror breaks
Mother Mother, the Vancouver indie rock band with moderate success confined to Canada, made the homepage of Rolling Stone thanks to TikTok trending that’s attached their hashtag to over 66 million views. So, here’s the sort of story the app aspires to continue fostering, even after music careers are no longer this isolated: