Topic: Canadian Things

April 14, 2014

Cedric Moodie has had a long career in basketball, and continues to pursue it Canada's National Basketball League. It's his job and his calling, but Moodie is not likely to get higher than a long-ago meeting at the rim with the greatest that ever played.

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.

January 22, 2014

Alex Wong is a sportswriter in Canada who has written at The Classical and elsewhere. He also has a new book out full of art and words, and we talked about that.

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.

April 2, 2013

In which Alan Thicke and Werner Herzog, two of the great film artists of their generation, tackle the filmic possiblilities of skiing. Not in the same film, sadly.

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.

December 3, 2012

It was never Steve Nash's job to save pro sports in Canada's biggest city. This doesn't mean that Toronto sports fans aren't haunted by his failure to do so.

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.

July 16, 2012

What is Theo Fleury doing singing a bunch of hokey-ish country songs on stage in the same arena he used to light up as a NHL star? Finding his voice, refusing to be quiet, and other admirable things, it turns out.