COMMENTARY: Addressing the Patrik Laine situation

Patrik Laine is not a bad person, and the Winnipeg Jets is a poor organization, Kelly Moore says.
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These Scary Movie Scenes Will Haunt You Forever
There is endless debate over the scariest moments in film, just as there is for the scariest movies of all time, but one thing’s for sure: if you’re partaking in the debate, it means you’re a horror movie fiend. Welcome to the club!To celebrate Halloween and all things bone-chillingly spooky, Morgan Hoffman of ET Canada put together her definitive list of the top five scariest movie moments.From that scene in the 2018 horror film “Hereditary” that “nobody saw coming” and “still haunts” Hoffman, to the one movie scene that ensured no one ever swam at night again, these frightening moments will keep you up at night.Watch the video above to see some of the scariest movie moments (spoilers abound!) and don’t say we didn’t warn you.  RELATED Halloween Movies Kids Will Love On Canadian Streaming Services Raid Your Closets To Rustle Up These Last-Minute Kids Halloween Costumes These Family Halloween Costumes Are A Great Look, Whatever The Year Brings More on HuffPost:
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'Westmount was kind of a beacon for him': Leonard Cohen's early years told through hundreds of voices in new book
Back in the mid-2000s, Michael Posner, then a staff reporter for The Globe and Mail, received a much awaited email from a coveted address, baldymonk@aol.com. The address belonged to none other than the superstar Canadian singer, songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen. Posner had contacted Cohen to ask for his participation in an oral history biography of the famous musician, featuring quotes and recollections from hundreds of people involved throughout his life. But Cohen’s reply was less than favourable. “He sent back a nice note, but basically said no,” Posner told the National Post. Cohen was understandably busy. At the time, he was pursuing legal action against his former manager Kelley Lynch , who was accused of stealing millions from Cohen’s personal accounts. She was later ordered to pay the musician around US$9 million. Posner shelved the idea for years, but revived the project shortly after Cohen’s death on November 7, 2016, at 82. Now, three years and hundreds of interviews later, Posner has just released the first of three volumes detailing the life of Leonard Cohen, through the voices of his family, friends, acquaintances, colleagues and, yes, lovers. Published on Oct. 20, Leonard Cohen, Untold Stories: The Early Years is an oral biography, which means that while the author might sprinkle in a few paragraphs for context, the majority of the book is told through the voices of other people — and a few quotes from old Cohen interviews that Posner received permission to use. “I prefer oral biography because it allows these individual voices who actually knew him to offer their own judgements about the man,” Posner said. “So you get this chorus of voices, some of whom whose memories might be faulty, but it almost doesn’t matter. Because the reader gets to decide which point of view that they think is closer to the truth. I like that aspect of it. “For a guy as complex as Leonard Cohen was, and as smart as he was, I think he would enjoy the ambiguity that ensues from this kind of approach.” Cohen was born on September 21, 1934, in Westmount, a rich suburb near Montreal. Wealth permeated the enclosed city, which had its own police department and traffic rules; and where most children were enrolled in private schools. “Westmount was kind of a beacon for him,” Posner said. “Although he eventually moved to another part of Montreal, those early years really shaped him in profound ways.” The Cohens were pillars of the Jewish community in Westmount and were considered by some to be Jewish royalty, Posner said. Cohen’s relatives were respected community organizers, rabbis and savvy businessmen — so it was often expected of the Cohens to join the family’s clothing business. It’s not hard to see how the public persona of Cohen emerged from such a proper family, especially considering his tendency to be the best dressed man in the room. But as his love for poetry and writing began to grow, he faced increasing pressure from his relatives to join the family business. With his upcoming posthumous album, a last dance for Leonard Cohen Marianne and Leonard: Words of Love celebrates a powerful, impossible bond “He had this core conviction that he didn’t want to be in the family business,” Posner said. “I think he was grateful for the efforts his uncles made to help his family particularly after his father died in 1944. But he wanted no part of a commercial life, and he wanted no part of an academic life. He wanted to be a writer.” Closer to home, Cohen reportedly fought often with his mother, Masha, especially after his father’s death in 1944. Emotional with a strong Russian accent, she would focus many of her expectations and anxieties on her only son. “Leonard learned to deal with the world, which is essentially rough and philistine, by dealing with his mother,” one source says in the book. “When it comes steamrolling over you, all you can do is utter a prayer.” After a stint attending McGill University, where he was acquainted with fellow poets Louis Dudek and Irving Layton, Cohen decided to leave Montreal. “It gives you a broader perspective on everything, but particularly on your roots and your upbringing,” Posner said. “So he did have to escape, and so he does. He goes to Greece, and that’s the start of it.” He left for London, and eventually reached the Greek island of Hydra, where he met one of his most famous muses, Marianne Ihlen, the inspiration of one of his most famous songs, “So Long, Marianne”. But despite the pressures of his relatives and especially his mother, Cohen found himself returning to his hometown throughout his life, not quite able to escape its attraction — he continued to own a home in the city until his death. As he wrote in his second published book of poetry, The Spice Box of Earth , “I belong beside the Mediterranean. My ancestors made a terrible mistake. But I have to keep coming back to Montreal to renew my neurotic affiliations.” Posner’s book follows characters throughout Cohen’s life until the beginning of his lucrative career as a musician and his first international tour in 1970. Two more oral history volumes are set to be subsequently released, in which Posner says, “there will be even more revelations.” As he spoke to more and more people about Cohen’s life and work, Posner said he was able to begin tracking down the origin and inspiration for Cohen’s poetry and songs. The origin of “The Cuckold’s Song” — a poem published in The Spice Box of Earth about a man whose girlfriend sleeps with another man — was previously unknown, but Posner discovered that it was very likely inspired by a 1956 affair between his first cousin Robert Cohen and Leonard Cohen’s then-girlfriend Freda Guttman. “I don’t think he was too put out about it,” Robert Cohen tells Posner, “especially as the event was great fodder.” Even though the book contains hundreds of interviews, Posner said, there were still a few people who don’t feature in the biography. Cohen’s two children, Adam and Lorca, turned down the offer to share stories about their father. Some wanted to keep their stories about Leonard to themselves and Posner says there are a few people he wished he could speak to, but who have died before he could get to them. “If I had begun the project a decade earlier,” Posner said, “maybe I would have had more voices.” But ultimately, Posner hopes that the oral biography gives readers a fuller depiction of Cohen, as seen through the eyes of the people that were most affected by his presence. “There’s something really special about this guy, which I hope comes through in the book.”
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