Andrew Bates

electric newspaperman

November 26, 2009
by Andrew Bates

New Moon review: Not Even Worth It For The LOLs

The Twilight series is a strange beast. People take it so seriously that they stich together felt representations of Bella’s womb from the third book (it’s on craft site Etsy, seriously), but when you go to see it in theatres, scenes that were meant to be dramatic and suspenseful are met with not just a little laughter from around the room. Has New Moon turned the Twilight series into a parody of itself? Continue reading

November 16, 2009
by Andrew Bates

Star editors strike back at outsource talk by editing

Earlier this month, the Toronto Star sent out a memo from Publisher John Cruickshank to internal staff disclosing their intention to lay off in-house union jobs. Someone who purportedly works for the Star relayed this red-inked version of that memo … Continue reading