Where is Canada’s Breaking Bad?

Posted on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 12:37 pm

Many believe that this is a new golden age for television, with shows like Mad Men, Game of Thrones and House of Cards attracting cult-like devotion. Can Canada be a player in an era of high-quality TV?

The crisis in Ukraine: Is the Cold War back?

Posted on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 2:39 pm

The eyes of the world are focused on Ukraine, as tensions between Russia and the West reach levels not seen in decades. Assistant professor of political science Maria Popova sheds light on the crisis for us.

Language lovers tackle the Story of Spanish

Posted on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 4:27 pm

Following their best-selling books about France and the French language, the husband-and-wife team of Jean-Benoît Nadeau, BA’92, and Julie Barlow, BA’91, explore the origins of Spanish.

Rethinking Canada’s place in the world

Posted on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 5:13 pm

Joe Clark believes that Canada is moving in the wrong direction in terms of how it engages with the international community. The former prime minister recently discussed his concerns with the McGill News.

What’s so funny about being Jewish?

Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 11:03 am

From Groucho to Woody Allen to Seinfeld, many of our funniest, most skillful comedians have been Jewish. Harvard professor Ruth Wisse, BA’57, PhD’69, explores Jewish humour in her newest book.

Dumb beasts? Hardly

Posted on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 12:18 pm

According to author Virginia Morell, MA’73, scientists keep uncovering new evidence that animals are emotionally complex creatures and much smarter than we once thought.

A unique perspective on power

Posted on Friday, November 30, 2012 at 9:26 pm

John Ralston Saul, BA’69, DLitt’97, says his latest novel, a dark comedy about dictators and aristocrats, is a throwback to the oldest literary genre of them all — “the road movie.”

The battle for the White House

Posted on Friday, August 31, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Historian Gil Troy, an expert on U.S. presidential campaigns, says the battle between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney has yet to capture the imagination of voters.

Her bout with the blues

Posted on Sunday, June 17, 2012 at 1:49 pm

She might be known as one of the country’s toughest journalists, but Jan Wong, BA’74, discovered that didn’t afford her any protection from a devastating bout of depression.

Three Takes on These Troubling Times

Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 10:17 am

by Sylvain Comeau Headlines have been supplying no shortage of economic gloom recently, with financial markets whipsawing wildly in response. Some nations teeter on the brink, while others debate the costs of throwing them a lifeline. We recently spoke to three professors with different perspectives on economic matters, and ask them to explain what’s going [...]