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  • admin 12:17 on 2012/01/08 Permalink | Reply  

    expo lounge looks at the inner design of the Expo 67 U.S. pavilion, now better known as the Biosphere, with an interesting video showing the original contents of the bubble. We’ve looked at that video before, but thanks to William for noticing this excellent entry.

     
    • Robert J 17:16 on 2012/01/08 Permalink

      The people who curate the BioSphere should have a look at this video. God that museum is boring. We need to put Mr. Fuller’s work to better use.

    • William 11:50 on 2012/01/09 Permalink

      Merci :)

    • ONF 15:49 on 2012/01/09 Permalink

      Here is another great video shot during the Expo 67. This short film served as an invitation to the World’s Fair that was held in Montreal in 1967. The film presents impressions and images in color of the event and of Montreal. http://www.nfb.ca/film/impressions_of_expo_67/

    • Jason67 17:44 on 2012/01/12 Permalink

      Merci, Kate. It was your article from last spring which inspired me… :-)

  • Kate 11:26 on 2012/01/08 Permalink | Reply  

    A few more details are coming out about the shooting by police at Bonaventure metro on Friday. Officials are seeking in vain any family connections here for Farshad Mohammadi, a homeless man of Iranian origin known to several shelters around town. La Presse is soliciting information from anyone who knew him, but if he had any friends in the itinerant world it seems unlikely they’d be reading Twitter; it also seems possible he immigrated here alone and has no family to be informed of his demise.

    The two officers involved in the incident have been released from hospital. It’s the second time within a year that a homeless man has been shot and killed by police.

     
  • Kate 11:09 on 2012/01/08 Permalink | Reply  

    Odd that this brief list of brunch restos is headlined “great dining” but it may be useful to somebody.

     
    • Robert J 17:15 on 2012/01/08 Permalink

      Wow. What a mediocre selection. Universel on Peel is the 2nd location, the first being on St-Denis (across from the Sherbrooke metro). Reuben’s is not even in the top 5 when it comes to smoked meat. This Toronto reviewer has clearly never been east of St-Laurent.

    • Blork 00:23 on 2012/01/09 Permalink

      I can’t believe it’s 2012 and people are still calling Bagel Etc. “Leonard Cohen’s breakfast spot.” 40 years ago, when Cohen lived nearby (he still owns the house but doesn’t live there), he used to go to Cookie’s Diner. Decades later Bagel Etc. opened at the same location. Most likely, Cohen hasn’t set foot in there since the 1970s.

    • Kate 09:34 on 2012/01/09 Permalink

      I’m mildly amused that the article is now headlined “Four Montreal brunch spots worth a try”. True about Cookie’s Diner, Blork. The house is the place where the zen folks used to be, on the square, but I find on looking it up that they’ve moved.

      Also, I used to go to Bagel Etc. occasionally but stopped years ago as it seemed to be going downhill. Haven’t been in a very long time and am occasionally surprised to notice it’s still there.

    • Tux 13:00 on 2012/01/09 Permalink

      My favourite places to eat breakfast/lunch in order of preference:
      • Café Orange (a little expensive, but top notch food and big portions)
      • Dunns (great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, good smoked meat, mid-range price)
      • Nickels (cheap, smoked meat quality is inconsistent but can be quite good, and served up with eggs it’s an affordable and delicious Montreal breakfast)
      • Snowdon Deli (awesome smoked meat, also pretty cheap, they don’t really fry eggs nicely but it’ll do in a pinch)
      • Reubens (food is top notch, so are prices (10 bucks for a weak bloody ceasar!) – not really worth it in my opinion – I only go to have a convenient pre-movie dinner and while the burgers and smoked meat are great, it always hurts my wallet)

  • Kate 11:07 on 2012/01/08 Permalink | Reply  

    Brief but interesting interview with a retiring clerk of the Quebec appeal court who saw a parade of high-profile cases over the years.

     
  • Kate 10:25 on 2012/01/08 Permalink | Reply  

    As presaged, a protest was held Saturday night at the Bell Centre, a crowd of several hundred protesting not only the unilingual interim coach but also the prevalence of non-francophone players, English-language music at the arena and bilingual announcements made during games. I appreciate the honesty of the T-shirts shown in Le Devoir’s phototrop d’anglos sur votre bateau. (How many is enough anglos?)

    Interestingly, a French mag notes the exhibition of Paul Henderson’s Team Canada jersey from the mythic final triumphant goal scored in the 1972 Russia-Canada series. La Presse’s game report shows Henderson, Yvan Cournoyer and Vladislav Tretiak doing a ceremonial face-off at the start of the game.

    The Canadiens defeated Tampa 3-1.

     
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