| Sep 4, 2013
| 12:30 PM
CLAIM TO FAME
Montreal-born Emily Hampshire took an ill-fated ride with Alan Rickman in "Snow Cake" (2006) and co-starred with Robert Pattinson in David Cronenberg's "Cosmopolis" before teaching Jonas Chernick the ropes -- literally -- in last year's "My...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 9:00 AM
MONTREAL — On a warm fall day in a scruffy suburb of this Canadian city, some familiar sights appear. French-language road signs note estimated distances in kilometers. Beret-wearing soldiers stand guard. A restaurant offers a poutine special.
| Jun 10, 2013
| 2:43 PM
Does anyone say no to the Rolling Stones?
On Sunday night in Montreal, the veteran rockers welcomed Win Butler to the stage of the Bell Centre, where the Arcade Fire frontman (and transplanted Canadian) helped Mick Jagger sing the early Stones tune "The...
| May 11, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Two days after her 11th birthday, Sarah Polley lost her mother to cancer. The death came as a shock, even though her father and older siblings had watched Diane Polley battle the disease for months. As she grew up in Toronto under the care of her father,...
| Apr 28, 2013
| 5:53 PM
In "The Borgias," Francois Arnaud says, his character is finally "the Cesare Borgia he was meant to be, he always wanted to be."
He's also the Cesare Borgia that Arnaud always expected to play--"a warrior, a politician, a go-getter, really. He's now free...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 6:45 AM
Kent Nagano's tenure at the Montreal Symphony Orchestra appears uncertain following reports that the American conductor will depart the orchestra when his current contract as music director expires in 2016. But the orchestra's management has vigorously...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 4:21 PM
In a lush meadow overlooking his southern Quebec farmstead, Ghyslain Boisclair was enjoying a picnic with his family — that is until the moment a neighbor came running toward them, shouting excitedly in French.
Quickly, the Boisclairs packed up...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 10:09 PM
Here’s an hour-by-hour rundown of how Day 1 of the seventh annual Pitchfork Music Festival went down Friday in Union Park, with contributions from my colleague Bob Gendron (BG) and yours truly (GK):
3:15 p.m.: Midafternoon downpour dissipates. The...
| Apr 19, 2011
Michael Sarrazin, a tall, dark-eyed Canadian actor who starred opposite Jane Fonda in Sydney Pollack's 1969 film "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?", died of cancer Sunday at a Montreal hospital, said his agent, Michael Oscars. He was 70.
| Sep 8, 2012
Jake Eberts, the Canadian independent producer and founder of Britain's Goldcrest Films, which revived the British cinema industry in the 1980s with a string of Oscar-winning movies, including "Gandhi" and "Chariots of Fire," died Thursday in Montreal. He...
| May 19, 2011
Willard S. Boyle, who shared the 2009 Nobel Prize in physics for the invention of the revolutionary imaging device that is at the heart of digital cameras of all descriptions, died May 7 at a hospital in his home town of Wallace, Canada. He was 86 and had...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 7:50 AM
You won't find universal love for the Just for Laughs festival in Chicago's comedy scene. But as the aggregation of local, national and international talent prepares to begin its fourth annual run here this week, you will find something close — plus...