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Rick McGinnis is a writer and was previously a columnist for Metro newspapers across Canada. He wrote a sardonic daily TV column called Idiot Box along with DVD reviews, restaurant reviews, entertainment features and even recaps of reality shows. His daily television column was cancelled in early 2009 when Metro laid off all of its writers. He is currently a freelance writer whose work appears in the Toronto Star, as well as blogto.com and the National Post.
In the spring of 2009, he began appearing as a regular on the monthly arts and culture panel on Michael Coren's current affairs show on the CTS network, and continued to appear on Coren's show when he moved to the now-defunct Sun News Network.
Rick is also an accomplished photojournalist, whose work has appeared in Metro, Now Magazine, Toronto Life, the National Post, Globe & Mail, the Toronto Star, the Village Voice, the New York Times, Esquire, SPIN, Vogue (US), Entertainment Weekly and many other publications. Examples of his work can be found on his website. He has shot a number of album covers, including several for jazz musician Jane Bunnett and Gordon Lightfoot's 1993 album Waiting For You. In 2014 he began a blog, Some Old Pictures I Took, devoted to his three decades as a photographer.
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