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Vinay Menon Entertainment Columnist
  • Toronto
  • Toronto Star

Vinay Menon is a columnist and feature writer in the Entertainment department who has covered popular culture for the Star since 1999. He has been nominated for a Michener Award and, in 2014, won the National Newspaper Award for Arts and Entertainment writing. Menon, who holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto, is also the author of RUSH: An Oral History, Uncensored.

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Toronto Star

Focus Areas

  • Entertainment
  • Popular Culture
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318 Articles
about 3 hours ago

Elon Musk, Steve Wozniak and more than 1,000 experts sign a letter with a dire warning about arti...

It’s not hard to imagine a dystopian trajectory in which AI achieves consciousness but is smart enough to stay mum un...

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1 day ago

The Gwyneth Paltrow skiing lawsuit is a lost cause no matter who wins

Neither side can settle on the basic facts. It doesn’t help that this trial, now in its second week, is already a mem...

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6 days ago

Doug Ford’s bad Walmart haircut proves no man is safe at the barbershop

Ford’s haircut reveals a bald truth: male heads should be treated with the same love and care extended to females.

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7 days ago

Chaeyoung’s swastika T-shirt shows K-pop stars need stylists who can guard against offensive garm...

K-pop is storming the planet. Now K-pop is in dire need of a North American team of culturally sensitive stylists.

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8 days ago

The conspiracy theory that a fake Vladimir Putin visited Ukraine is more proof we are at war with...

The theory argues Putin sent a doppelganger to Ukraine. Whether it’s true, we should be alarmed by how easy faking it...

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20 days ago

The Oscars snub Volodymyr Zelenskyy again and it’s shameful

The Ukraine president knows the best way to remind us his people are staring down evil is to address large global aud...

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21 days ago

Tucker Carlson has a bad case of Trump Derangement Syndrome, new court documents reveal

Despite his on-air pandering, privately Carlson believed Trump was a “demonic force,” Dominion Voting Systems lawsuit...

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22 days ago

Chris Rock needs to forget Will Smith and the slap for the sake of his comedy

It’s time for Rock to move from Selective Outrage to Selective Amnesia. The Will Smith albatross around his neck is m...

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27 days ago

With Prince Harry and Meghan evicted from Frogmore, Kate Middleton is the only winner in royal me...

Unlike Harry and Meghan, Kate’s gripes never define her public image. When she makes headlines, it’s for something sw...

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28 days ago

China’s new robot lips are the kiss of death for human relationships

We keep hearing marriage rates are tumbling and digital dating is a treacherous psychodrama. To continue our species ...

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29 days ago

My compliments to Chance the Rapper and Martin Short on World Compliment Day

Canadians need to do a better job of complimenting each other. Why not follow the Canadian actor and the American rap...

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about 1 month ago

Marjorie Taylor Greene wants to live in a new America of just red states. The blue states should ...

Blue states could bring us military might and a spirit of innovation. In return, we’d help them out with universal he...

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