Lifestyle & Belief

Lifestyle & Belief

On the anniversary of the attacks on Charlie Hebdo, the magazine continued its tradition as equal opportunity offender

This week is a solemn anniversary in Paris. January 7 marks the one-year anniversary since jihadist brothers Said and Cherif Kouachi gunned down 12 people Charlie Hebdo in and around the Charlie Hebdo office building. Other coordinated attacks followed. Charlie Hebdo released a special edition this week with a typical thumb-in-the-eye cover: A gun-toting God figure in sandals stands with a Kalashnikov slung over his shoulder.

Lifestyle & Belief

Can Canada teach the rest of us to be nicer?

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The world, I think, would be a better place if we were all a bit more Canadian. Canadian niceness is pure, and untainted by the passive-aggressive undertones found in American niceness (have a good day, or else!). It’s also abundant. Canada is to niceness as Saudi Arabia is to oil. It’s awash in the stuff, and it’s about time, I say, the rest of the world imported some.