Film on Armenian genocide stirs up controversy and a clash in online ratings

Repercussions from the Armenian genocide have been felt for more than 100 years, but with the release of a new historical drama, the conflict has taken an unexpected direction — into the world of online film ratings. The Promise, starring Christian Bale and Oscar Isaac, retells the story of the 1915 genocide, which has been rejected and fiercely disputed by […]

Transgender inmate hopes to make history with transfer to women’s prison

Transgender inmate hopes to make history with transfer to women’s prison

Fallon Aubee, a transgender offender serving a life sentence at Mission Institution in B.C., hopes to become the first federal inmate to be placed in prison based on gender identity. (Submitted photo) After nearly two decades of taunts, threats and physical abuse behind bars, Fallon Aubee hopes to become Canada’s first federal inmate to be […]

Jays’ Aaron Sanchez optimistic after two days of throwing

ANAHEIM, CALIF.—Still feeling the effects of a blistered middle finger on his right hand, Aaron Sanchez was less than a two-hour drive from his Barstow home, but he didn’t have time to visit this trip. He is too busy trying to get back on the mound to make another start in a Blue Jays game, […]

Blue Jays’ Aaron Sanchez on MLB The Show 17

Mark Daniell, Postmedia Network Apr 19, 2017 , Last Updated: 10:57 AM ET Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Aaron Sanchez is locked in right now. He’s inside Kansas City’s chaotic Kauffman Stadium. A fastball whistles down the middle of the plate and he doesn’t miss as he hits a three-run blast out of the park. Sanchez […]

7 spring things to do in Toronto that are easy on the budget

If the warmer weather is giving you spring fever, there are plenty of activities to dive into that won’t break the bank. The Star talked to Toronto Tourism — and some born and raised Torontonians — for their top picks on affordable things to do in the city at this time of year. Check out […]

Science, the Endless Frontier

Science, the Endless Frontier

By Joyce Tung, PhD, 23andMe VP of Research I love science. I love how science requires precision of interpretation, provides the thrill of discovery, and stimulates and satisfies curiosity all at the same time. This is why I, like other scientists more important than I am, was dismayed to hear the White House’s preliminary 2018 […]

Famed soprano Anna Netrebko comes to Canada with Trio Magnifico

Anna Netrebko is coming to Canada at last. The famed Russian soprano and her husband, tenor Yusif Eyvazov, are preparing for their Canadian debuts as part of Trio Magnifico, with baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky, on Tuesday at the Four Seasons Centre in Toronto. Netrebko and Eyvazov then travel to Calgary for a concert April 30. “Usually […]

Miss Vickie’s recalls jalapeno-flavoured chips due to possible salmonella

MISSISSAUGA, ONT.—Miss Vickie’s is voluntarily recalling its jalapeno-flavoured kettle cooked potato chips due to the potential presence of salmonella in the seasoning used in the product. The company says the recall is the result of a supplier’s recent recall of a seasoning blend which includes jalapeno powder that could contain salmonella. The company says no […]