MILAGRO

spanish for "miracle"
1. A marvellous event manifesting a supernatural act of a divine agent.

de l'espagnol pour "miracle", n.m.
1. Phénomène répute contraire aux lois de la nature et attribué à l'intervention divine.

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Category: Media. TV

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Welcome back, Koppel.

October 17th, 2011 by Martine St-Victor

I liked Ted Koppel as much as I did Simon Lebon. Because like Lebon, Koppel was the leader of a cool band. The Nightline band.

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Pierre Nadeau

June 27th, 2011 by Martine St-Victor

There are journalists and then there’s Pierre Nadeau. A reference in the world of media not only in his native Québec but also beyond its borders, Pierre Nadeau got all the exclusive interviews and spoke the language of Molière in a way that is today too seldom heard. The man who had the looks of [...]

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Lessons From The Red Head & From The Enfant Terrible.

June 17th, 2011 by Martine St-Victor

Last weekend, Conan O’Brien delivered the Commencement Address at Ivy League Darmouth. There was nothing conventional about it. Not its tone, not its delivery and certainly not its message. I suppose that’s why I’ve been thinking about it ever since I saw it

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So You’ve Fucked Up. Now What?

September 5th, 2010 by Martine St-Victor

I just saw the commercial for the upcoming new season of Desperate Housewives. The beautifully shot 61 seconds features all four of the housewives and a newly-arrived-to-the-hood Vanessa Williams.

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Rebecca Makonnen

July 30th, 2010 by Martine St-Victor

Picture is the cover of Souche Magazine, now in stores. Rebecca Makonnen, Montréal | There is a new breed of hosts: those who can do just about anything. With an impressive resumé which started a decade ago at the all-video network Musique Plus, Rebecca Makonnen is part of that breed. Since then, she’s graduated to [...]

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When The Suspenders Don’t Do The Trick Anymore.

June 30th, 2010 by Martine St-Victor

*Nota Bene: this is a post from June 3rd. Seemed appropriate to repost it today. I’ll start this post by saying how much I actually like Larry King. I think he’s authentic and his personal ascension into pop cultural history is quite impressive. He’s worked hard all his life, which hasn’t always been an easy [...]

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Gary Coleman: pioneer. Yes, pioneer.

June 5th, 2010 by Martine St-Victor

You know how many Black actors complain there aren’t any good roles for them on television and how they make much less than their White counterparts when they do find roles? Now imagine 1978 and cue-in Gary Coleman. In 1978, NBC premiered “Diff’rent Strokes”, the sitcom that turned Gary Coleman into the loveable Arnold Jackson. [...]

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When The Suspenders Don’t Do The Trick Anymore.

June 3rd, 2010 by Martine St-Victor

I’ll start this post by saying how much I actually like Larry King. I think he’s authentic and his personal ascension into pop cultural history is quite impressive. He’s worked hard all his life, which hasn’t always been an easy one, and he deserves all the success that comes along with being late-night royalty. The [...]

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Bleeding Blue & Red in Montréal.

January 18th, 2010 by Martine St-Victor

It’s been 5 days since the earth has rocked my ancestors’ land. Far away, in the Maple Leaf, I feel helpless, restless but also hopeful because I know that like before, Haiti will rise from its ashes. Over 40 years ago, my parents left this Pearl of the Antilles to start their young lives in [...]

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Barks over Bras.

August 17th, 2009 by Martine St-Victor

Shamed NFL player Michael Vick had barely enough time to ditch his prison jumpsuit that he was already granting 60 Minutes his first post-jail interview. Prepped and ready for a barrage of questions (albeit quite softball-like ones), Vick appeared somewhat remorseful and well trained by PR gurus. It’s an exercise we’re used to since we’ve [...]

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The Beer Tasted Around The World.

August 2nd, 2009 by Martine St-Victor

I have restrained from commenting the Skip Gates affair because I find its treatment to be so démesuré. For starters, the cops did act stupidly. There. I said it. I don’t care how many “Yo Mama” jokes Skip Gates may or may not have uttered at the policeman: handcuffing him, while he’s in his own [...]

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Brains & Style.

May 29th, 2009 by Martine St-Victor

Dambisa Moyo. Perhaps the name doesn’t yet ring a bell and the face isn’t quite familiar either. Her work, however, requires your attention. Dambisa is the author of Dead Aid, a wake-up call not only for Africa but also for the nations seeking to help it out. I like Dambisa because she’s so smart that [...]

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Rest In Peace. Almost.

March 19th, 2009 by Martine St-Victor

Hours after her fatal accident, much deserving praises for Natasha Richardson have been inundating TV, print and the web. What I do find quite despicable is how reporters keep on reminding viewers and readers how Miss Richardson wasn’t wearing a helmet and how she initially refused medical treatment. Fine, we get the picture but can’t [...]

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Pop Culture fails when it rewards failures

March 16th, 2009 by Martine St-Victor

It’s quite obvious how much I follow, love and analyze Pop Culture. Its dirty secret is that it has too often harboured & rewarded mediocrity. But mostly, it was camouflaged clowns, mascots-like characters that if nothing else, entertained us with their lack of any intellectual merit. Right away, names like Kato Kaelin, Larry Birkhead, Joe [...]

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Why Katie Couric Will Keep on Failing.

January 27th, 2009 by Martine St-Victor

I’ve before voiced my opinion on Katie Couric. Despite my unfavourable words towards the overpaid anchorwoman, I had begun to root for her again following her Tour de force during the Sarah Palin interview. A Tour de force not because the interview was so spectacular but simply because Couric kept a straight face while conducting [...]

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