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Recent articles by Rosie:

Auston Matthews has been diversifying his scoring portfolio of late, and it’s paying off

Matthews is warming up on the ice, and giving fans a chance to warm up to him off it. → Read More

At this point in the pandemic, there’s no more time for nonsense

Anti-vaccination folk spouting gibberish should button their lips as the new Omicron variant emerges, as it may be highly infectious, writes Rosie DiM... → Read More

Robbie Ray, with Cy Young Award in hand, deserves whatever he gets in free agency. The Jays are still in the game

The near-unanimous pitching honour marks the cresting of a career in splendid renaissance. From footnote marginalia, a low wattage trade to Toronto in... → Read More

Pablo Larrain’s ‘Spencer’ proves it’s still too early for a meaningful historical perspective on the People’s Princess

A generation that has grown up without Diana as the most famous, most photographed, most hounded woman in the world can’t be expected to understand th... → Read More

Maple Leafs leave the Bruins shaken by the core

Toronto’s top talent leaves recent history in the past in a complete victory over Boston. → Read More

‘Defund the police!’ turns out to be dead on arrival

Endorsing a move to scrap traditional policing is electoral suicide for politicians. Several U.S. cities that redirected funding away from police in t... → Read More

Rapid-test restriction just Ontario’s latest rule that gets COVID wrong

In other places, these quick, cheap, imperfect tests have let some unwitting COVID carriers know to stay home. But in Ontario, that opportunity is a p... → Read More

Dave Chappelle and Mike Ward might not be my comedic taste, or yours, but no one’s forcing you to watch

Supreme Court case enshrines — for now — the comic’s freedom to exaggerate, provoke and distort, warp and pervert. → Read More

Public does not get the info it needs when people abscond from mental health centre

Strange police jargon “elopee” is confusing, and information is scarce on people who go missing who are subject to a detention order and may have been... → Read More

There’s something deeply wrong with the Maple Leafs. Squeaking past the NHL’s worst team solves nothing

In some ways, dodging a humiliating loss in Chi-town was just about the worst thing that could have happened to the Leafs. It allows just enough trace... → Read More

Civil trial begins over deadly 2017 Charlottesville rally, which jolted U.S. awake to an existential threat festering online

Two and a half years before the roiling American underbelly of maddened malevolence that culminated with the storming of the U.S. Capitol in January, ... → Read More

Truth Social is merely Donald Trump’s latest attempt at seizing a bullhorn

Cast out into the online wilderness, Trump has been limited to releasing statements by email and on the platforms of allies who’ve not been similarly ... → Read More

Islamic terrorists in Paris attacks cared more about ISIS, than the Qur’an, court hears

Among the victims of the attacks, which killed 130 and wounded hundreds more, some, Muslims themselves, have reproached the defendants for their savag... → Read More

What were hundreds of rioters thinking when they broke into the U.S. Capitol earlier this year?

One participant’s answers to those questions — those of Rodriguez — are contained in a 200-page transcript of the defendant’s confession, extracted by... → Read More

UN Human Rights Council akin to a gang of arsonists on a fire brigade

This useless body is in desperate need of counselling on human rights, writes Rosie DiManno. → Read More

The Leafs played a risky game against the Senators, and resembled the team they aspire to be

With a university goalie as the backup and Auston Matthews still not quite ready to return, the Leafs fed off the roar of the crowd at Scotiabank Aren... → Read More

Why can’t we say ‘woman’ anymore?

Society is in danger of entering an outer orbit of linguistics where both women, as a gender, and “woman” as a noun are being blotted out, writes Rosi... → Read More

Behind the scenes of a pandemic pop-up wedding

Nine couples made their marriage vows on Tuesday at a pop-up wedding chapel in downtown Toronto, writes Rosie DiManno. → Read More

Blue Jays closer Jordan Romano has been in the zone all season long. Just give him the ball

The Jays haven’t overused Romano this season, preserving the arm. Which will matter humongously should they continue beyond Sunday, Rosie DiManno writ... → Read More

The spring is back in the step of Jays outfielder George Springer. A playoff race will do that to you

The $150-million man admits injuries have made for a long season — “spending a lot of time hurt isn’t what you want to do” — but he won’t let the ache... → Read More