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The R&B singer who invited fans to cancel him
A quieter return following the storm
Despite prior waves of hype, a new album by Oshawa-born Daniel Caesar was quietly uploaded. Caesar recently made comments about race that generated wide attention—and apologies followed. The controversy now seems to be embedded in critical consensus.
Where there’s smoke there’s Fyre
Fyre Fest comparisons can’t be avoided, even more so now that police are reportedly investigating a complaint about one of the former promoters of Roxodus, a four-day concert that was supposed to happen at the Edenvale Aerodrome. Alan Cross, who was contracted as the event’s mouthpiece, claims to be as bewildered as anyone by its demise.
“Yorkville resident says he may have seen Kawhi Leonard.” CTV News outdid The Beaverton with this report from the scene around the Hazelton Hotel, while a CP24 chopper trailed a black van that may or may not have contained the NBA free agent.
Sidewalk flanked by tech troll
Michael de Adder’s replacement has already quit. Greg Perry was due to return as an editorial cartoonist for Brunswick News. (The publisher claims that Perry’s popularity was the reason that de Adder’s services were no longer required.) But the backlash over de Adder’s trenchant Trump cartoon left Perry feeling like his own career has been destroyed.
Finally, goodbye to the gang of idiots
Mad Magazine will largely end publication, following years of cutbacks by its owner, DC Comics. William Gaines, the founding publisher of Mad, was a quarter-century into the job by 1977, when he visited Peter Gzowski at CBC: