1. The CNE is cutting ties with the City of Toronto. Up until now, profits from the Canadian National Exhibition went to the city and the city in turn covered the fair’s losses. But if city council approves, the Ex could be independent by 2013.
2. Monty Python’s legendary crew is reuniting for a new movie, their first together since 1983. The new movie is a “sci-fi farce” called Absolutely Anything.
3. Check out this absolutely heartwarming article on actress Sonja Sohn, who played Detective Kima Greggs on The Wire and has since started a program for at-risk youth in Baltimore.
1. Andrea Bargnani is out of the Raptors’ lineup “indefinitely” just days after returning from a six-game absence due to a calf injury.
2. Yesterday, Twitter announced it would start blocking tweets that violate countries’ restrictions on speech. Today, many users are planning to boycott the site to protest the plan. (But just for one day. Those celebrity side-boob links ain’t gonna post themselves.)
3. The City of Windsor is facing some tough questions about the “sport” of dwarf tossing. Choice quote from Councillor Ron Jones: “If the person being tossed was being tossed against his will, then it’s a human rights issue, and I’d be all over it.”