Week in Review: January 5

Charlie Hebdo Attacked

French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo suffered a brutal attack on January 6, where 12 people were killed. The violence targeting the Paris based publication comes in response to a cartoon published just hours before, depicting a leader of the terrorist group ISIS.

Among the dead are the publication’s editor, Stephane Charbonnier who was an outspoken defender of the right to free speech. Amidst earlier threats,?Charbonnier remained strong in his stance that free speech must be maintained despite the danger posed.

Charlie Hebdo

Vancouver Street Mural Named Second Most Popular of 2014

Vancouver based street artist,?iHeart has made?StreetArtNews‘ list of?most popular pieces of 2014 with Nobody Likes Me. Ironically, the piece pokes fun at modern society’s desire for social media validation.

Nobody Likes Me

Broadway’s Box office Boom

Concluding the year with a highly successful week of holiday performances, Broadway named 2014 it’s highest grossing calendar year yet. This record breaking box office achievement is attributed to popular productions Wicked and The Lion King among others, helping boost overall attendance to 94% of total capacity over Christmas and New Years.

Wicked

Jian Ghomeshi Court Date Set

Jian Ghomeshi will be starting his new year with three new charges of sexual assault, totalling his current charges to six. The former CBC radio host is facing one charge of overcoming resistance and seven charges of sexual assault, following his November arrest. Pleading not guilty, Ghomeshi’s next court appearance is scheduled for Feb 4.

Jian Ghomeshi

Mermaid Academy Makes a Splash in Montreal

AquaMermaid Academy is making mer-myth a reality, thanks to founder Marielle Chartier Henault. Providing professional classes that appeal to a variety of ages, the academy offers everything from fitness to themed parties. The Montreal based school is looking to expand to a variety of different locations.

Mermaid School

 

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