Tobias Sharma

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More moms and dads of handicapped grownups speak up about Victoria charity at centre of examinations

Cyndie Bourke was at work in Victoria one night in early 2018 when she received a text message from her daughter Taryn: "I signed the papers." She was referring to was a consent form for residential care at a home operated by the Garth Homer Society.Cyndie Bourke says she was only allowed supervised visits with…

Black staff members knock Ontario Civil service for widespread, systemic bigotry

Five employees of Ontario Public Service who are Black say they've been excluded from dozens of opportunities to move up, denied overtime and sick days and suffered demeaning comments because of the organization's systemic racism.Glendon Thomas, a sergeant at Toronto South Detention Centre, says systemic anti-Black racism is widespread throughout the Ontario jail. (Keith Whelan/CBC)On…

The 15 Finest Early Amazon Prime Day Offers on Books (and an Audible Membership)

Courtesy When you think about Prime Day deals, chances are you think about Instant Pots, televisions, and dirt-cheap Alexa devices. But behind every flashy gadget deal is a lesser-known sale you can’t afford to miss. Because Prime Day isn’t just about tech or cookware—it also means seriously slashed prices on books. The jury’s still out…

Chyna Was a Titan of Fumbling. Joanie Laurer Was a More Complex Female.

In the 1990s, on the tail of the Golden Age of professional wrestling, there seemed to be an endless string of high-profile men that cycled in and out of the ring. But unlike anyone before, there was only one athlete like Chyna. Joanie Laurer, who performed under the name Chyna from 1997 to 2011, was…

Joseph Fiennes On the Minute Every Handmaid’s Tale Fan Has Actually Been Waiting For– Including Him

To watch The Handmaid's Tale is to wish a violent death on Fred Waterford. In a show devoted to deconstructing toxic masculinity and right-wing extremism, Joseph Fiennes's smug, self-aggrandizing Waterford embodies both. Even as a prisoner across the Canadian border, Waterford remains convinced of his own importance and power, and bristles at the mere suggestion…

Harley Quinn Developers State DC Would Not Let Batman Decrease on Catwoman

On this fine day of batshit, comic-book-adjacent news, we've learned a rather startling revelation about what truly separates a hero from the rest of us plebes. This universal truth, apparently? Heroes don't go down on people. Here we go. On Monday, Variety published a deep dive on how shows such as WandaVision, The Umbrella Academy,…

This Instant Eyelift Serum May Start Working in Just 90 Seconds

Us Weekly has affiliate partnerships so we may receive compensation for some links to products and services. If money and safety were no issue, many shoppers would potentially indulge in some sort of cosmetic treatment — or at least read up on pricey products that have similar effects. There are numerous pesky problems that haunt…

See a Never-Before-Aired James Baldwin Interview From 1979

In 1979, up-and-coming television producer Joseph Lovett scored the opportunity of a lifetime. Just a few months into his stint at 20/20, ABC’s upstart television news magazine, Lovett was assigned a profile of James Baldwin, pegged to the publication of Baldwin’s nineteenth book, Just Above My Head. Lovett was “beyond thrilled” to tell the titanic…

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