Topic: Canada

December 25, 2016

Do you recall the famous reindeer of all? Probably, but the whole story—from his prep years through his recruitment and pro career—is most likely not what you remember.

February 7, 2014

Every Winter Olympics, everyone loves curling, and then mostly forgets about it. But this weirdly collegial, beer-powered sport never really stops. From The Classical Magazine's "Being There" issue.

December 31, 2013

Canada's Yukon Territory is 30,000 miles larger than California, and populated by all of 35,000 souls. Whitehorse, the province's remote capital, has become home to thousands of Filipinos in recent years, and one very popular and important basketball league. It's a tough place to call home, but the hoops help.

February 28, 2013

Finally, buddy-cop movie that's secretly a long satirical skit about the NHL, in which a mismatched pair of francophone and anglophone Canadian cops team up to solve a murder and realize, in the process, that they both really hate Gary Bettman.

August 17, 2012

Todd Bertuzzi is famous for harming people as a hockey player. But credit where it's due: one of the NHL's baddest did come up with a very good way to nearly kill a (female) 11-year-old goalie back when he was just a minor league star/budding sociopath.

March 5, 2012

Canada is getting warmer, outdoor skating season is getting shorter, researchers are getting worried, and hockey culture is getting shook. We have video evidence.