I appreciate CBC News. CBC News could be better.

Empirically speaking, as a 20-something Canadian, most of my peers don’t care about television news. That’s a shame, in my opinion. The television newscast, while an imperfect platform, offers an opportunity to learn and think about one’s community, country, and world in an increasingly rare distraction-free context.

I accredit my gravitation toward TV news over the past few years to our ever-overwhelming media landscape. Endless information sources pry for our attention — there’s simply too much to take in. As someone with creative goals, there’s only so much consumption I can fathom. …


Itching to experience live music again? It’s going to cost you.

In late June 2020, concert listings began to appear for shows at a brand new outdoor venue in Toronto, CityView Drive-In. The venue’s website promises “world class talent on a massive 238-foot stage with the Toronto skyline in the background.”

At first glance, the premise is terrific: at last, an opportunity to enjoy live music from the safety of our vehicles after months of physical distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic era.

Regrettably, the execution reeks of corporate greed. After fees, some tickets cost more than $90–that’s per person, not per carload.

For the sake of comparison, let’s examine the Allan…

Elliott Klein

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