I love Spider-Man – but would my son? How I learned a hard lesson about heroes

A decade ago I got married in a wedding outfit that, because of the shambles of assembling it, I can remember thread for thread. I had a new suit (dark grey, secret pockets) that I was shyly proud of; but with a couple of hours to go, I hung it in the wrong place in […]

China’s Xi Jinping Honors Bioweapons Expert, Doctor Who Suggested Foreign Coronavirus Origin

While Zhong may enjoy domestic praise from the CCP, he remains infamous internationally as a conspiracy theorist who claimed without evidence in late February that the Chinese coronavirus — first detected in the central Chinese city of Wuhan last year — “might have multiple birthplaces co-existing around the globe.” The Chinese Foreign Ministry has repeatedly […]

A suitable film festival in Toronto

Vaccine development is a long, complex process. Unlike drugs that are given to people with a diseased, vaccines are given to healthy people and also vulnerable sections such as children, pregnant women and the elderly. So rigorous tests are compulsory. History says that the fastest time it took to develop a vaccine is five years, […]