Alan Jones

Film

Even Super Serious Documentaries Deserve an Afterparty

We went to some fun afterparties for some very serious movies at Hot Docs.
Alan Jones
5.4.15
Film

​Selling a Film at Hot Docs is Like Trying to get Laid on Tinder

It's awkward, but there's probably someone out there for your doc.
Alan Jones
4.30.15
Film

Guy with World’s Only Good Newspaper Job Takes His Documentary to Toronto

We nerded out about pot with the Denver Post's weed editor.
Alan Jones
4.27.15
News

How a ‘Futuristic’ Garbage Disposal Turned Into a Smoke-Belching Waste Crisis for Ontario’s Six Nations

An inventor sold them on the dream of a "zero-emission" solution to their waste problems. Now he's MIA.
Alan Jones
3.26.15
News

Maple Spring, Part Deux? Quebec Students Know How to Bring the Ruckus

Each year since 2012's "maple spring" has brought rumours of more mass protests in Quebec, but it might actually happen this time around.
Alan Jones
3.12.15
News

Getting to the Bottom of Toronto's Mysterious Hole

We've all been captivated for the last 24 hours, but what is this Toronto tunnel really about?
Alan Jones
2.24.15
News

‘This Is Your Brain on Terrorism’: Countering Jihadist Propaganda is Harder Than It Seems

As the Canadian government turns its attention to Muslim extremists both at home and abroad, a new program launches to stop youth from being radicalized.
Alan Jones
2.20.15
Culture

An Oral History of Street Cents: the Best Kids' Show Ever on Canadian TV

Street Cents spent 17 years on the air, but those early, weird years endeared the show to Canadian youth. Several of the show's architects and principal characters share what it was like at the time.
Alan Jones
2.4.15
News

A Look at Navigator Ltd., the $600-an-Hour PR Firm Jian Ghomeshi Hired

Soon after the CBC announced it had ended its relationship with Jian Ghomeshi, he hired vaunted crisis management firm Navigator Ltd. Here, we examine the firm's history, why Jian chose them, and how it may have backfired.
Alan Jones
10.30.14
Culture

This Guy Wrote an Epic Poem about Justin Trudeau

We spoke to the "Poet, Novelist, Biographer, Academic, Educator, Critic, Freelance Journalist/ Interpretor/ Translator, & Human Rights Activist" who wrote a 1,215 epic poem about Justin Trudeau.
Alan Jones
6.30.14
Features

Revisiting Toronto's Forgotten 70s Punk Scene

Peer into the depths of a scene you probably didn't even know existed.
Alan Jones
2.26.14
Stuff

We Interviewed the Director of a Doc About Pussy Riot on Misconceptions of the Group and Religion in Russia

Maxim Pozdorovkin is one of two filmmakers behind <I>Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer</I>, a feature-length documentary that details the arrest and indictment of three members of Pussy Riot. We interviewed him about performance art, Nadya and Masha leaving...
Alan Jones
2.13.14
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