Star Touching: A major metropolitan newspaper covers…itself.

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood: This book entered the Toronto Star’s bestsellers list recently — 32 years after its original publication.
– Deborah Dundas, “Dystopian classics that contain a political warning,” February 12.

Something new at the show this year will be Auto Show Live, where panel discussions and one-on-one interviews are planned. Sessions are scheduled for three times a day. Check the auto show website ( or the Toronto Star‘s free tabloid newspaper, available daily at the show, for lineups.
– Norris McDonald, Wheels editor emeritus (!), Feb. 11.

Recently, after the Star‘s yearlong investigation into the board, Education Minister Mitzie Hunter appointed two troubleshooters to determine what exactly had gone awry.
– Kristin Rushowy and Noor Javed, Feb. 11.

For many months now the Toronto Star’s Noor Javed and Kristin Rushowy have reported diligently on the racial tensions roiling within the York Region District School Board that have led to Ontario’s education minister ordering an “urgent review” of the board.
– Kathy English, Feb. 11.

[Ace] Bailey’s struggle captivated the city, while a palpable outrage grew.
“Toronto fans are boiling over,” wrote the Star‘s sports editor, Lou Marsh, in a front-page editorial.
-Brendan Kennedy, Feb. 9.

On Monday, the Toronto Star launched a legal challenge aimed at ending blanket secrecy in the provincial tribunal system that shrouds public records – about alleged human rights abuses, police misconduct, environmental offences and landlord-tenant disputes – from the view of Ontarians.
– Editor’s note, Feb. 9.

Star‘s microwave chocolate mug cake recipe a hit with readers
– Feb. 1.

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