Vinay Menon, TorontoStar

Vinay Menon


Toronto, ON, Canada

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Recent articles by Vinay:

Maybe the supply chain crisis is a wake-up call this Christmas: We have too much stuff

There are daily stories about how everything is in short supply or will soon cost you an arm and a leg. We are just not used to not getting what we wa... → Read More

By waiting this long to suspend him, CNN failed Chris Cuomo — and its viewers

CNN knew months ago its star anchor had “offered advice” to the staff of brother Andrew Cuomo. That is when CNN should have enforced its “rules.” → Read More

Fauci is a 2021 trending pet name — maybe animals can help humans reconnect after the pandemic’s annual list of “Canada’s Most Popular Pet Names and Trends of 2021” shows pet naming this year was influenced by COVID-19. No matter the n... → Read More

Seth Rogen can chuckle at crime — the rest of us aren’t so lucky

Comedy star shrugging off having his car broken into 15 times reveals he’s forgotten what it’s like to not be rich, writes Vinay Menon. → Read More

Paris Hilton only needs one thing — and it’s not on her glittering, gaudy wedding registry

Forget the Lalique Pivoines Bowl; if you can strike a blow against an industry profiting off the mistreatment of children and teens, then you’ve done ... → Read More

Demi Lovato wants Earthlings to stop using the derogatory ‘aliens’ before we welcome our new non-binary ET overlords

Have we reached peak political correctness on this planet and now are turning our semantic scolding toward the cosmos? If anything, Demi Lovato is gui... → Read More

Madonna, once the Queen of Reinvention, tries to look sexy climbing atop Jimmy Fallon’s desk and ends up looking frozen in time

This woman, now 63, helped revolutionize the music industry. But when she sprawled on Fallon’s desk, straddling the edge, she looked as sexy as a pati... → Read More

As Elon Musk and Grimes semi-separate with no hard feelings, the world’s second richest person owes humankind a relationship column

The genius billionaire has been married and divorced three times and fathered enough children to colonize Mars, but his breakups are as scandalous as ... → Read More

The federal election was the most boring and pointless exercise in the history of democracy — and proof Canada is a great place to live

Compare Monday’s ridiculously dull election to the circus of crazy that was the last U.S. election. Conservative leader Erin O’Toole did not refuse to... → Read More

BTS, Lil Nas X move in, Led Zeppelin move down: Rolling Stone’s top-song list is as weird as it is desperate

Setting out to provide a definitive list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, the straining-for-relevance magazine proved such lists are now beyond ... → Read More

Facebook’s new Ray-Ban ‘smart glasses’ turn a blind eye to privacy

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg let the long-term strategy slip for a new brand of smart glasses: “Ray-Ban Stories are an important step toward a future ... → Read More

My family knew nothing about camping but it was still a magical experience. Every kid should get that chance

The great outdoors forced our brains to think laterally, be resourceful, improvise, to see the beauty in the smaller things, Vinay Menon writes. → Read More

Blake Shelton’s face on Gwen Stefani’s shoes is a marital trend that needs to get the boot

Gwen is setting a bad precedent by putting Blake’s face on her Vans, writes Vinay Menon. Most celebrity trends are, luckily, beyond the reach of our w... → Read More

Matt Damon turns a looming scandal over the use of the ‘f-slur’ into a teachable moment

Instead of all the cross-generational shouting and recriminations, we should be having more conversations like the one he had with his daughter, write... → Read More

Sharon Stone and Sean Penn are correct: getting vaccinated against COVID-19 isn’t about personal freedom — it’s about community safety

What the anti-lockdown, anti-maskers and anti-vaxxers fail to grasp is they are now the problem, writes Vinay Menon. I am so sick of hearing about the... → Read More

Meghan McCain is leaving ‘The View’ and liberals are foolish to pop the champagne

Whether you agreed or disagreed with her on any issue, McCain’s political and cultural views were coherent. The medium currently rewards female conser... → Read More

Comedian John Oliver declares war on Cheerios but nobody’s biting in the foxholes

It seems General Oliver is not a fan of the milky bromides Cheerios tweets into the ether, such as, “Good morning! Today is yours,” Vinay Menon writes... → Read More

Dear Leafs Nation: Get out before this cursed team breaks your heart for all eternity

When Game 7 ended Monday with the Montreal Canadiens beating the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1, I wanted to rent a military chopper to drop propaganda flyer... → Read More

Six weeks after he was livestreamed naked, MP Will Amos was caught peeing on camera and the questions can’t be flushed away

Is Will Amos an exhibitionist? Does he have a small bladder? The Liberal MP is now admitting he has a problem. But what kind of assistance is he seeki... → Read More

Hey Canada, where are my free doughnuts or lottery tickets? It’s time to inject some incentives into our vaccine rollout

Americans are getting free beer, free oil changes, free baseball tickets, even Vax Cash and Vax-a-Million lotteries as incentives to get jabbed. Fine.... → Read More