On March 4, 2013, veteran freelancer Jay Teitel wrote an open letter to Transcontinental Media, the publishing giant whose titles include Elle Canada, Canadian Living, and Style at Home. He was firm, and maybe even frustrated. But he was honest. “Transcontinental is effectively proposing that I willingly agree to let you steal a portion of my […]
Sharp's John McGouran and Michael La Fave say they want to produce a magazine of GQ and Esquire quality, but is it really more than a catalogue of pricey boy toys?
By Karizza Sanchez It’s the September launch party for Sharp magazine’s Book for Men, a hardcover offshoot filled with glossy images of luxurious cars, men’s fashion, and exotic destinations. The ballroom at the new Shangri-La Hotel in downtown Toronto is crowded, lit with purple lights, and filled with loud music playing—a little reminiscent of a nightclub. The male guests […]
Mistakes happen. In the case of the Toronto Star, they happened at least 415 times last year. That’s the number the Star’s public editor, Kathy English, cited in her end-of-year grovel “A Year in Corrections.” Worse, she noted that the paper’s print corrections in 2012 were up 10 percent over the previous year, and that there had been a […]