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Top Digital Journal ReportsReview: Canadian pours heart out to Selena Gomez in song — and it's good (Includes interview)
by Marcus Hondro
A young Canadian male musician has poured his heart out to Selena Gomez in a song he wrote, recorded and made a video out of. That may sound like old news except this Canadian isn't Justin Bieber. However, like Bieber, Alex Bent is a good musician.
Photo Essay: Bees, butterflies & flying critters at Mount Vernon (Includes first-hand account)
by Leigh Goessl
Mount Vernon is a popular destination in Northern Virginia. In addition to touring the mansion itself, the property is interesting to explore and photograph. Not only are the views overlooking the Potomac River stunning, but there is much wildlife to see.
Elizabeth Gilbert reads from new novel at Toronto book signing (Includes first-hand account)
by Alexandra Christopoulos
'Eat, Pray, Love 'author Elizabeth Gilbert arrived in Toronto yesterday, kicking off the official tour of her latest novel, 'The Signature of All Things. ' It was the author's first public appearance for the new book.
Review: Ai Weiwei — According to What? (Includes first-hand account)
by Elka Weinstei
Ai Weiwei is a genius, a clown, and a provocateur, but at his core he is a humanist. His retrospective show at the AGO Toronto, "According to What?" is now open to the general public. I highly recommend it.
Review: Miranda Lambert releases heartfelt single 'All Kinds of Kinds' (Includes first-hand account)
by Markos Papadatos
Reigning Academy of Country Music (ACM) and Country Music Association (CMA) “Female Vocalist of the Year” Miranda Lambert released her newest single “All Kinds of Kinds” via her label, RCA Nashville.
In the MediaChina arrests two people linked to drug bribery claims
by Tim Sandle
The co-founders of a business advisory company that has worked with GlaxoSmithKline have been arrested in China on suspicion of breaking laws related to purchasing personal information.
Angel of Death Genene Jones to be released
by Alexander Baron
If you have not heard the names Beverley Allitt and Genene Jones, you will hear the latter in the near future, especially if this suspected serial killer of babies is parolled.
Strange sea creature surprised bathers in Villaricos, Spain
by Anne Sewell
Something strange washed ashore on the beach in Villaricos in Spain. It had a body of more than four meters in length, looked pretty much like nothing on Earth, and caused more than a little consternation.
Op-Ed: Game not over with Manny Pacquiao even if not lucky against Rios
by Leo Reyes
Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao will continue to shine in the boxing spotlight even if he is not lucky against Brandon Rios in their upcoming fight in Macau, China on Nov. 24.
Letter to autistic boy's family says 'move or euthanize him'
by Mike White
The family of a teenager with autism in Canada has received a letter saying the family should euthanize him or move out of the area.
Have researchers solved the mystery of 'ball lightning'?
by Kathleen Blanchard
Researchers may have created a rare phenomenon in the lab known as ball lightning. Scientists still don’t understand exactly what that is, but it has seen in nature and floating around in aircraft.
Rim Fire crosses Tuolumne River Updated 2,500 acres
by Gar Swaffar
Wildland fires cause concern for all inhabitants of rural areas — the current Rim Fire has all the ingredients to produce destruction on the scale of the 146,000-acre Complex Fire in 1987.
At last! Costa Concordia to be rotated, sometime in September
by Marcus Hondro
Dates for removing the Costa Concordia from its perch 300 metres from the Italian island of Giglio have come and gone but the cruise liner hasn't moved. In fact the next stage, rotating the ship, has yet to happen, though it likely will happen soon.
Girl who never ages may hold key to immortality
by Jonathan Lam
Gabby Williams is eight years old and weighs only 11 pounds. Her parents have agreed to let scientists use her for experiments in order to fill in the missing puzzle pieces of immortality.
Tennis: Rafael Nadal v John Isner live at Cincinnati Masters
by Zed Dav
The final of the Cincinnati Masters 2013 will see Rafael Nadal take on surprise finalist John Isner and he will be looking to make it two titles in a row.
Former staff of Toronto mayor spoken to by cops re: crack video
by Marcus Hondro
Five former members of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's staff have been questioned by police about Ford's attempts to obtain a video in which he allegedly smokes crack cocaine. Patrick White of the Globe said the information comes from connected "sources."
Cricket: Friends Life t20 Finals Day live
by Zed Dav
The Friends Life t20 2013 Finals Day will have the two semi-finals and the final to be played on August 17 with a reserve day next day.
Op-Ed: Marineland's odd response to abuse allegations and fuzzy math
by Elizabeth Batt
Recently Digital Journal published an article about two visitors to Marineland who had vowed never to return over the treatment of its animals. Marineland's rebuttal was not only strange, it was downright wacky.
- Anne Sewell
- Markos Papadatos
- Igor I. Solar
- Leigh Goessl
- Tim Sandle
- Brett Wilkins
- Alexander Baron
- Marcus Hondro
- Layne Weiss
- Ken Hanly
- Joseph Boltrukiewicz
- Can Tran
- Elizabeth Batt
- Yukio Strachan
- Larry Seely
- Kyle Ashmead
- Kay Mathews
- Elizabeth Parker
- Kirstin Stokes Smith
- Eduardo Arrufat