Jackson Weaver

Jackson Weaver is a senior writer for CBC Entertainment News. You can reach him at jackson.weaver@cbc.ca, or follow him on Twitter at @jacksonwweaver

Latest from Jackson Weaver

Fraggle Rock and the enduring love of Canadian children's programming

With the Fraggle Rock revival freshly out, industry insiders say its clear that nostalgia-heavy Canadian content is seeing a wave of renewed interest. Old programs are inspiring reboots and revivals — and showing that Canadian young-adult and children’s programming has always punched above its weight.

From Ms. Marvel to The Dropout: a genre-based 2022 TV watchlist

CBC News shares some of the best TV series coming out in 2022 — with release date and streaming platform when available — all arranged by genre.
CBC Explains

Why David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen and more are selling their music catalogues

David Bowie’s catalogue, which just sold for $250M US, only represents the latest in a long string of celebrity musicians cashing out of a struggling industry. But why are some of the biggest superstars of the past fifty years clamouring to part with the bodies of work they spent a lifetime building?

New show Run the Burbs crafts a modern family in a modern way

Run the Burbs is Andrew Phung's first production since Kim's Convenience, one of Canada's biggest hits in comedy. He tried to make his new show an ode to suburbia and taking it easy.

New show Run the Burbs crafts a modern family in a modern way

Run the Burbs is Andrew Phung's first production since Kim's Convenience, one of Canada's biggest hits in comedy. He tried to make his new show an ode to suburbia and taking it easy.

Canada's English dictionary hasn't been updated in almost 2 decades. What does that say about us?

The Canadian Oxford Dictionary was first published in 1998, but there's been no new edition since 2004. While we may have a hard time believing that our version of the language is distinct enough to warrant attention, linguists, lexicographers and writers would disagree.

Shang-Chi's Simu Liu to TikTok's Jessia: Canadians who shaped culture in 2021

2021 was a difficult year for arts and entertainment, but superstars from Simu Liu to Justin Bieber shaped popular culture around the world in a major way. CBC News highlights some of the Canadian artists who defined this year.

Don't Look Up is a disaster movie for the climate change times

Don't Look Up may be just another entry in the long line of disaster movies, but it's also one of the first to truly grapple with climate change. Disasterologists and literary experts say that is the natural evolution of storytelling now that climate change is a real part of everyday life

Barbados just cut its ties with the Queen. Should Canada follow suit?

On Nov. 30, Barbados transitioned to a republic by removing Queen Elizabeth as head of state. Canada now sits in an increasingly shrinking club of nations that continue to have the Queen in their highest ceremonial office.

Barbados is cutting ties with the Queen — but lack of public vote has some island residents asking why

Later this week, Barbados Governor General Sandra Mason will be sworn in as president and usher in a new republican government for the island nation. While the move is hailed by many, others are upset there wasn't more public involvement in the decision.

now