As a best-selling author, his previous book What Every Person Should Know About War , examined the the effects of war on combatants. Last year he released, American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America, which explored the growth of a movement that is slowly integrating church with state.
His latest book, entitled I Don't Believe in Atheists, takes on the ideology of the "new atheists", such as Christopher Hitchens and Richard Dawkins.
Depending upon how old you are, your first recollection of Toronto-born Catherine O'Hara might vary. In the 1970's, Catherine was a member of The Second City comedy troupe and THAT decade the comedy group created SCTV. Fast-forward to the 80's and you may remember her as "Delia" in Beetle Juice. In 90's she played "Kevin's mom" Kate McCallister in the Home Alone movies. Most recently, Catherine has been seen in Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events and Christopher Guest's "mockumentaries" Best in Show and For Your Consideration. She has contributed voice-over work to Chicken Little and Over the Hedge.
As if being an Gemini & Emmy Award winning actress and comedian isn't enough, she is also a singer and songwriter, with her musical talents being featured in the film A Mighty Wind.
Tuesday, March 18
Manitoba native, Sheldon Kennedy was fortunate to live the dream of many Canadian children. Not only was he a member of a gold medal winning World Junior Hockey team, but he also played in the NHL. But his life was anything but idyllic. In 1996, Sheldon revealed that for five years he had endured sexual abuse inflicted upon him by his minor-hockey league coach. His story made headlines across the nation.
Since his revelation, Sheldon has gone on to help fellow victims of sexual abuse by launching his own ranch as a healing and counselling centre for sexually abused children.
Answer: Shaun Majumder.
Born in Newfoundland, Shaun Majumder is one of the funniest, yet most versatile performers around. In case you haven't seen him in action, here he is...as 'himself' and as one of his signature characters "Raj Binder"...
Jenny has written a book about her experiences with autism entitled Louder than Words: A Mother's Journey in Healing Autism.
Thursday, March 20