Writer Joe Hagan on his biography of Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner

In retrospect, it was probably inevitable: This week, Jann Wenner, the mercurial founder of Rolling Stone magazine, told The New York Times that he had been disappointed in a new biography to that he had given his involvement, slapping down the author, Joe Hagan, for making “something deeply flawed and tawdry, instead of substantial.” read more

John Dunsworth was beloved for his portrayal of Jim Lahey on Trailer Park Boys

John Dunsworth, a generous mentor and talented character actor beloved for his portrayal of the whisky-addled but decided trailer-park manager Jim Lahey from the long-running Canadian comedy show Trailer Park Boys, died on Oct. 16. He was 71. read more

Vivid series at ImagineNATIVE film festival Files Inuit whale  Search

In a trailer for his new TV series , Hunting With My Ancestors, Inuit movie director Zacharias Kunuk introduces himself: “I am a hunter, and a filmmaker.” The arrangement of his description is deliberate. Kunuk’s movies include Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner, which won a Caméra d’Or in Cannes in 2001, and many regard as the best feature ever made in Canada. However, Kunuk never left his Igloolik house for a larger film scene elsewhere, and is closely involved with his Nunavut community and its huntingnbsp;clinics. read more

Trailer Park Boys actor John Dunsworth dies at 71

John Dunsworth, known for his portrayal of Jim Lahey in the comedy series Trailer Park Boys and revered as a brilliant actor with a warm heart, has died. read more

In Frontline: Mosul, a searing account of a long, bloody battle against Islamic State in Iraq

Consumed as we are by the local news and the latest about NAFTA or Trump, some battles fall off the radar. Few are talking today about Iraq and the retaking of regions once held by the Islamic State. It unfolds, it is over there, and best not to consider it’s the gist. read more