Publisher uses up all author’s words re new book, Cap in Hand

 This morning finds Your Working Girl lost for words as the pre-order publicity unrolls for her new book Cap in Hand: How Charities are Failing the People of Canada and the World.  Her publisher appears to have used them all up.  So, for today only, I’m turning the floor over to him.  Please give it […]

At ease: Ryan Adams makes it cool to like Taylor Swift now

Indie songwriter, Ryan Adams, has “re-imagined” Taylor Swift’s entire last album, 1989, and now has seven tracks on Billboard Hot Rock Tracks, all Taylor Swift material. He has landed on the chart only three times in his entire 20-year career. Oh, by the way, he’s a big fan. Arthouse music critics are hopping on board […]

Officially on the Night Sweats Band Wagon

Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats are storming across the U.S. playing a tour of soaring soulful– and in the charge of some other group, possibly tired–Americana. But give them a listen and, as Jimmy Fallon encouraged when he introduced the band on its premiere U.S. TV appearance on his show, “turn it up.”   It’ll get you up […]

Attention F1 Fans—Paddock Gossip Alert!!

Not having had a podium finish all year, Red Bull Team Principal, Christian Horner, has defined his team’s season thus far with his non-stop whinging about the inferiority of the Renault engine. It culminated with him saying after the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday that, because of Renault, the 2015 season was a “write-off” for […]

Why food drives are a terrible idea

I was at Loblaws in Toronto today—the massive Loblaws in the former Maple Leaf Gardens which has a red dot commemorating centre ice in aisle 25—and saw the biggest food bank food drop-off bin I’d ever seen it my life. The bin was there so people could throw food bank food, presumably food bank food […]

Would you like salt with that Health Check™ burger?

Where there’s smoke there’s fire

Golden Girl Finance featured a Human Rights Watch report on its Friday Stocktail this week that reveals, “tobacco farms across the US are using children as young as age 7 to assist in tobacco harvesting, exposing them to nicotine, pesticides and extreme heat.”   That same Friday Stocktail also filled YWG in on the latest GMO legislation in the U.S., […]

What it looks like when Brad Pitt does patois

You, Gentle Reader, be the judge.  You’ve seen the Rob Ford Steak Queen video with the mayor showing off his dialect capabilities.   Here’s a sub-titled version in case you couldn’t get it all by ear.  (Your Working girl only prays His Honour doesn’t start rolling with Newfoundlanders.)  Now check out Brad Pitt in Meet Joe Black. […]

“Armed and fabulous” women

The NRA has identified women has its potential growth demographic.  Putting women squarely in their sights, the truculent US lobby group launched a new website, NRA Women presented by Smith & Wesson at its convention last week. The NRA Women’s mission is to “expose the public to the female face of the NRA – focusing […]

Colalife wins international design award

Non-profit organization, Colalife, had a great idea to use the distribution network of CocaCola to get much-needed medicines to the people who need them. “You can buy a Coca-Cola virtually anywhere in developing countries,” says the Colalife webite, but in these same places, 1 in 9 children die before their 5th birthday from simple preventable […]