Michael Balazo

Ten pointlessly fabricated quotations

Writer Jonah Lehrer resigned from the New Yorker this week, after admitting had he not only re-used his own writing (or self-plagiarized), but he made...

Comment: Save our SINs

This week the federal government announced it was going to phase out the SIN card, a fixture of wallets across the country. They say...

COMMENT: Pippa Middleton & Gungate

They're calling it "Gungate" -- although "Toy Gungate" might be more accurate. But that just doesn't have the same ring...Pippa Middleton's now infamous Parisian ride...

Robobullies

While the investigation into who's behind the controversial robocalls continues, Day 6 contributor Michael Balazo has his own thoughts on who's behind them, and shares...

Mike Balazo on The Taliban Office

Reports this week suggest that the Taliban may be opening an office in Qatar. It's an unprecedented development and the idea is that it could...

The don't call it the Great Depression for nothing!

Were you watching the markets this week? Brutal. In Europe its even worse, everybodys waiting for the next domino to fall. The Canadian dollar...

Flavour Flav For Finance Minister

Here's something that probably won't surprise you. Flavour Flav the rapper, formerly of the group Public Enemy, has spent a lot of money, on drugs. ...

The Osama Diaries - Moving Day And More...

Among the intelligence gathered by U.S. forces at Osama bin Laden's compound was a handwritten journal kept by the Al Qaeda leader. Here's Michael Balazo...

The Donald, The Birthers and The Birth Certificate

This week the "birthers" managed to harangue The President into releasing his birth certificate. And lately the loudest voice in that chorus has been Donald...

Malcolm X and Gandhi: Homosexual Dalliances?

Depending on your point of view two new biographies are either providing new insight or slinging a little mud at the substantial characters of Malcolm...

Comment: Balazo on Ghostface's Intern Search

The rapper Ghostface Killah is a real pioneer of '90s rap. And to this day he continues to be a  force in the game. This...

Comment: Mike Balazo on the Wainwright Cohen Baby

Well talk about musical lineage. This week Montreal singer Rufus Wainwright announced that he is the proud father of a baby girl, Viva Katherine Wainwright...

Comment: Is Arnie's advice worth its weight?

Let's face it. The end of January isn't exactly the most pleasant time to visit Canada. But when you're Arnold Schwarzenegger, you can take the...

Comment: Michael Balazo on the End of MySpace

Want to have a really weird web experience?  Go look at your MySpace page.  It's mindblowing. The last comment on mine was made 5 years...

Canadian Culture: Not Intangible Enough For UNESCO?

UNESCO updated its list of intangible cultural traditions that need safeguarding. And while falconry, Flamenco, and the Mediterranean diet made the list - not...