Alan Jones

Film

The Struggle and Hustle of Trying to Sell a Documentary at Toronto's Hoc Docs Festival

Hot Docs is one of the most prestigious documentary film festivals in the world, which means that it's also a marketplace with millions of dollars at stake.
Alan Jones
5.4.15
Film

Nation's Most Prestigious Weed Editor Didn't Get to Where He Is by Being a Giant Pothead

We nerded out about pot with the Denver Post's weed editor.
Alan Jones
4.28.15
News

Students in Quebec Are Planning One of the Largest Strikes in Canadian History

There have been rumors of more mass protests in Quebec every year since 2012's "maple spring," but it might actually happen this time around.
Alan Jones
3.12.15
News

Someone Dug a Mysterious 33-Foot Tunnel Under Toronto

"The evidence says that we do not understand why it was built or who built it," a police official said at a press conference.
Alan Jones
2.25.15
News

Countering Jihadist Propaganda Is Harder Than It Seems

The Canadian government has launched a new program to stop young people from being radicalized, but its success is far from certain.
Alan Jones
2.20.15
Stuff

An Oral History of 'Street Cents': The Best Kids' Show in Canadian TV History

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
2.6.15
News

A Look at the High-Priced PR Firm Hired by Jian Ghomeshi

Navigator, which bills itself as a "leading high-stakes public strategy and communications firm," is the company famous Canadians turn to when they face public relations crises.
Alan Jones
10.31.14

I Interviewed Toronto's Most Popular Transsexual Model

On Tuesday, Canadian gay and lesbian news site Xtra revealed that one of the scantily clad women who appear on Page three of every issue published by the newspaper chain Sun Media was actually Amelia Maltepe, a transsexual model from Toronto by way of...
Alan Jones
5.27.13