Zsuzsanna Zsohar


The Commons: Rave-up

The circular amphitheatre, used in other circumstances by a circus school, was bathed in red light. A muscular DJ spun pounding dance music, the heavy bass shaking the floor. In the audience, signs and thundersticks waved approximately to the beat.

MPs get bookish – Politics & the Pen

At this year’s Politics & the Pen gala, Anna Porter took home the $25 000 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for political writing for her book The Ghosts of Europe: Journeys Through Central Europe’s Troubled Past and Uncertain Future. Below, Porter with House Leader John Baird.

Remembering Mario Lagüe

A remembrance night was held last week for Liberal communications director Mario Lagüe, who died in a motorcycle accident in August.


Ignatieff in summer

In the latest print edition of Maclean’s there are something like 1,300 words, under this byline, about Michael Ignatieff’s summer. Here, for your amusement, curiosity or comparison, is the indulgently long version, including a never-before-seen alternate ending.


Heading to the Downtown Eastside for the swankiest party of the Games

Bob Rennie’s bash drew Iggy, Olympians, and protesters


On why the NDP hates all the applause

And a political wife’s new hair


Let us now think deeply about Chris Osgood

Slapshot, the New York Times’ hockey blog, considers Michael Ignatieff’s hockey watching, as revealed in Adam Gopnik’s profile for the New Yorker.


Newsmakers: Family album

Celebrating big birthdays and little holidays, victories and time together

Iggy and the big band

Michael Ignatieff held his first media garden party at Stornoway since becoming Liberal leader. The Etobicoke Youth Jazz Orchestra from his Toronto riding provided the music.


Mitchel Raphael on who Don Newman will miss

And Rona Ambrose’s man-hating dog


Michael Ignatieff & People Like You

The last year and a half has included numerous opportunities to watch Michael Ignatieff in public. The most interesting moment remains a scene last fall outside a strip mall in Etobicoke, Ignatieff, then deputy leader of the Liberals, standing at the entrance of a Shopper’s Drug Mart, trying to engage voters as they attempted to go about the business of buying toilet paper, shampoo and such.

Michael Ignatieff and “Dancing with the Tsars”

Liberal leader Michael Igantieff was honorary chair of the Toronto Winter Palace Ball fundraiser for Ruskoka Camp, which helps underprivileged Russian Canadian youth. The evening was called “Dancing with the Tsars.”