We’re glad that the Globe’s trying to get all young and hip on us, but it looks as if they’re also vying for the grand prize in the ‘World’s Busiest Cover Competition.’ Each week brings a new collage of close-cropped heads, excessive text and weirdly useless lines. Maybe they’re trying to catch up to the Post, which has reefered its close-cropped heads since the Conrad era. Regardless, we’re hoping they’ll tone it down a bit. We get the idea – it’s a TABLOID, it’s DIFFERENT, it’s LIVELY. And we generally like the section, though Liam Lacey in a new format is Liam Lacey just the same.
But what to do this weekend, besides make fun of weekend sections:
– There’s burlesque tonite at the Rivoli, courtesy of ‘Les Coquettes.’ Bring your own pasties. Or don’t.
– There’s Bill Maher at Massey Hall on Saturday. Remember when Bil Maher was bigger than President Jon Stewart? Neither do we.
– There’s the Lali Puna show at Lee’s as part of the Morr Music fest. Morr is more.
– There’s the Office Specials on BBC Canada at 9pm on Sunday. If you haven’t seen it by now, you ought to chain yourself to the telly til it airs.