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  • Toronto J-school to rename publications, says Ryerson 'indisputably' an architect of residential school

    Egerton Ryerson

    Ryerson University's school of journalism says it will rename two of its publications ahead of the new school year, dropping any reference to the man the school is named after.

  • Canadian firm leads revamp of Lincoln Center's iconic Geffen Hall in NYC

    Re-design of Geffen Hall

    A Canadian architectural firm is leading a high-profile redesign of Lincoln Center's historic Geffen Hall, home of the New York Philharmonic.

  • Roger Taillibert, architect of Montreal's Olympic Stadium, dead at 93

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    The French architect, ever eager to defend the Olympic Stadium, stressed he would not change his project much if he had to redo it.

  • Canada's Walk of Fame to induct Mr. Dressup, Cindy Klassen, Frank Gehry

    Canada's Walk of Fame

    The late children's entertainer Ernie Coombs, perhaps better known as Mr. Dressup, architect Frank Gehry and Olympic speedskater Cindy Klassen are among the new inductees to Canada's Walk of Fame.

  • I.M. Pei, architect of Louvre Pyramid, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, dead at 102

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    I.M. Pei, whose modern designs and high-profile projects made him one of the best-known and most prolific architects of the 20th century, has died at the age of 102.

  • Guggenheim no longer accepting money from Sackler opioid manufacturing family

    Frank Lloyd Wright Photo Gallery

    The Guggenheim museum in New York is the latest major art institution to stop accepting money from the Sackler family, which has been tied to the growing opioid crisis in North America.

  • Actor Kevin Spacey's encounter with teenager detailed in court records

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    A man who says he was groped by Kevin Spacey at a Nantucket, Mass., restaurant in 2016 caught part of his encounter with the actor on video, according to court records.

  • 'We're still trying to get it made:' the Canadian-set series Stan Lee developed in his final years

    Obit Stan Lee

    Stan Lee struggled in his final years to get broadcasters behind a Canadian-set TV series about an Indigenous cop with special powers, says a producer who teamed with the late Marvel Comics founder to help it take shape.

  • A Kind of Murder

    A Kind of Murder

    Rated: R.

    Architect and crime novelist Walter Stackhouse (Patrick Wilson) becomes fixated on an unsolved murder, and his newfound obsession coincides with the downward spiral of his marriage to the beautiful Clara (Jessica Biel) as he lusts after a younger woman. This noir thriller was directed by Andy Goddard. ~ Daniel Gelb, Rovi

  • High-Rise

    High-Rise

    Rated: R.

    Well-to-do doctor Robert Laing (Tom Hiddleston) moves into the 25th floor of an experimental high-rise apartment complex on the outskirts of London in 1975, attracted by the upper-class lifestyle promoted by its architect (Jeremy Irons). The building is secluded from the outside world and functions as its own autonomous community; in addition, it's organized by a rigid caste system, with the least wealthy residents situated on the lower floors. Laing befriends a documentary filmmaker (Luke Evans) who lives on the second floor, and soon becomes aware of the social inequities within the complex. As tensions between the tenants boil over, an all-out war erupts that divides the classes into violent tribes vying for the top floors. Ben Wheatley directed this wildly imaginative and chaotic adaptation of J.G. Ballard's 1975 novel, with Amy Jump serving as screenwriter. High-Rise premiered at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. ~ Daniel Gelb, Rovi


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