Commentary

When Worlds Collide

As sports and pop culture commentators laid bare Tiger Woods’s cheating heart, and the parade of cocktail waitresses, porn actresses and prostitutes booked their tell-all interviews with the gutter press in order to collect their 30 pieces of silver, Tiger…

Lambert, “I’m Not a Babysitter”

Another lewd cliché-driven song-and-dance act broadcast during a pop music awards program has outraged middle America, the US-based Parents Television Council, and a handful of conservative radio talk show hosts. We at AHM are outraged that a little implied sex…

Snapping for SWAG

Over the years I’ve had the pleasure of working with many local photographers, some good, some adequate, none bad.  Because of my experiences our intern Paddy has been bugging me to take up snapping myself. “It’s not like you’ve never…

The Dogfight Over Toronto’s Island Airport

On the morning of 2nd June 1917, Canadian air ace William Avery “Billy” Bishop flew his Nieuport 17 on a solo mission behind enemy lines to attack a German aerodrome. After the attack Bishop claimed he shot down three enemy…

Has the Press Allowed Diana to Die?

Today is the 12th Anniversary of the death of Lady Diana Spencer, who died as a result of injuries sustained in a car wreck in the Pont de l’Alma road tunnel in Paris. Her companion Dodi Fayed and the driver…

Fast Photoshopped Food

Over the last two months a debate has been going on over the ethics of retouching photos used in beauty and fashion advertisements. During the same period the food industry spent approximately 1.7 billion USD on fast food ads aimed…

Perez Hilton Popped in Hogtown

If you follow the trials and tribulations of B-list celebs and the inevitable wannabes you know that noxious gossip monger and Lady Gaga hanger-on Perez Hilton, whose real name is Mario Lavandeira, got clocked early Monday, 22nd June, in Toronto.…

The End of Bling

It’s no secret around AHM that I don’t care for rap or hip-hop music, or the culture that has grown up around it. I just can’t get past the homophobia, misogyny, and violence that are prevalent in some of the…