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Books

21 Books That Changed Science Fiction And Fantasy Forever

Posted July 25, 2014 by Anonymous

Speculative fiction is the literature of change and discovery. But every now and then, a book comes along that changes the rules of science fiction and fantasy for everybody. Certain great books inspire scores of authors to create something new. Here …

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Comics

TV Chat: Superheroes are taking over your TV

Posted July 25, 2014 by Ruth Dunley

If you love comics, you will love the next TV season. If you don’t, well, brace yourself — superheroes are taking over your set. Nearly all the networks have comic book-based series in the works. Join our TV chat as […]

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Here’s The First (Tiny) Look At The Vision In Avengers: Age Of Ultron

Posted July 25, 2014 by Rob Bricken

Here's The First (Tiny) Look At The Vision In Avengers: Age Of Ultron

Marvel has been releasing two interconnected Avengers: Age of Ultron posters a day at Comic-Con; when the last two posters are released tomorrow, we’ll post the entire, 8-part epic picture. But today’s Quicksilver poster reveals something more — the first glimpse of the android known as The Vision!

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Brett Ratner’s Hercules Is A Lie. Don’t Fall For It.

Posted July 25, 2014 by Rob Bricken

First things first: Remember all those awesome Hercules trailers? All those fantastic shots of The Rock fighting the Nemean Lion, the Erymanthian Boar, and the Hydra? If they were what had you thinking about seeing Hercules, don’t bother. They are lie…

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Watch an Animated Version of Future Street Race Against the Devil in His New Music Video

Posted July 25, 2014 by Noisey Staff

Watch an Animated Version of Future Street Race Against the Devil in His New Music Video

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Events

Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend

Posted July 25, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. This weekend is all about the return of the sunshine, Pride Week Kicking off, and the Honda Celebration of Light fireworks. There are also some great festivals, markets, and outdoor movie opportunities. Here’s the full list and be sure to send me a note if there’s anything to add […]

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General

Why Some In Star Wars: Rebels’ Galaxy View The Empire As The Good Guys

Posted July 25, 2014 by Lauren Davis

While Star Wars: Rebels centers around a spaceship crew doing their best to stick it to the Galactic Empire, it will be a while before we see a full Rebel Alliance form. That’s because, as the show’s producers explained at yesterday’s Comic-Con panel…

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General

Kesha Broke Into Prince’s House

Posted July 25, 2014 by Melody

Kesha has her fair share of strange stories, from romantic encounters with ghosts to her obsession with beards. But her latest tale is quite the impressive feat. When the pop star and Rising Star judge stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, she revealed that she once broke into Prince’s home. And you know […]

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​How an Obscure 2nd Century Christian Heresy Influenced Snowpiercer

Posted July 25, 2014 by Anonymous

​How an Obscure 2nd Century Christian Heresy Influenced Snowpiercer

Snowpiercer is shaping up to be the sleeper success of 2014. But no one has yet commented on one of the film’s most unusual subtexts — its direct allusions to Gnosticism, the ancient Christian belief system that was damned by the Roman Church as heretical and virtually extinguished by the 5th century.

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Art

Portrait of aboriginal leader Joseph Brant sells at auction for $7.5 million

Posted July 25, 2014 by Randy Boswell

It may be the most valuable portrait of a Canadian historical figure that’s ever been produced. And the stunning $7.5-million sale at a British auction earlier this month of an 18th-century depiction of legendary aboriginal leader Joseph Brant is a […]

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General

New Documentary Trailer Shows Nic Cage’s Weird Superman Lives In Action

Posted July 25, 2014 by Rob Bricken

Guys, you’ve got to see this new trailer for the upcoming documentary The Death of Superman Lives, about the legendary failed Man of Steel movie. It features so much new behind-the-scenes footage that reveals how close the movie got to being made — including test footage of Nic Cage flying.

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General

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Sonata No. 7 in D Major Op. 10

Posted July 25, 2014 by The Arbourist

Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 7 in D major, Op. 10, No. 3, was dedicated to the Countess Anne Margarete von Browne, and written in 1798. This makes it contemporary with his three string trios of opus 9, the violin sonatas of opus 12 and the violin romance that became his opus 50 when later published. (The year also saw the premiere of a revised version of his second piano concerto, whose original form had been written and heard in 1795.[1])

It is divided into four movements:

Presto – cut time Largo e mesto – 6/8 (Read more…)

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Children

THE IMAGINATION MOVERS ‘BACK IN BLUE’ CONCERT TOUR #IMCanadaTour {Giveaway}

Posted July 25, 2014 by Anonymous

DISNEY JUNIOR PRESENTS … THE IMAGINATION MOVERS ‘BACK IN BLUE’ CONCERT TOUR! Imagination Movers are on the move, bringing a fun and exciting can’t-miss concert experience to kids across Canada. Stopping in 16 cities from coast to coast! Known for their energetic and interactive live performances, Imagination Movers have been entertaining and engaging parents and children alike [Read On]

The post THE IMAGINATION MOVERS ‘BACK IN BLUE’ CONCERT TOUR #IMCanadaTour {Giveaway} appeared first on Mom vs the Boys.

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Lois Lowry Explains How The Giver Movie Improves On Her Book

Posted July 25, 2014 by Katharine Trendacosta

There’s a lot the upcoming Giver movie has changed from the book: The age of the characters, the expansion of the film into a thriller, the addition of a character who is no longer around in the book. But there’s one change Lois Lowry wishes she had t…

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General

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Is a Mix of Endearing and Infuriating

Posted July 25, 2014 by Katharine Trendacosta

Two scenes from the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were screened for the throngs of people sitting in San Diego Comic Con’s Hall H Thursday, and they were surprisingly entertaining. Except that every attempt to enjoy them was ruined by a gross …

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General

Nicki Minaj’s Thirsty Ass is on Display

Posted July 24, 2014 by Nicola Gossips

#music

I laughed really hard at work when I saw this cover, and then I quickly closed my browser as ass-shots are a clear violation of my employer’s internet and web usage policy.

This is the cover for “Anaconda”, the upcoming single from Nicki M…

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Allan's Perspective

Stop, BANG, or I’ll shoot!

Posted July 24, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Well, well, just like dash cameras lessened incidents of violence during police traffic stops, so too will personal cameras on individual cops alleviate many of the problems associated with “police officers” shooting and beating on civilians …………………….., whether they deserve it or not! That, combined with the judicious use of Tasers instead of guns, will […]

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General

Your Favourite Merge Records Artists On The Label’s 25th B-Day

Posted July 24, 2014 by Jessica F

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Merge Records, the coolest thing to come out of North Carolina besides Fantasia Barrino. (Fun fact, North Carolina has produced the most American Idol winners.) The label is going all out to celebrate their birthday with reissues, a giant music festival and even a 25k road race with […]

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General

Celebrity Divorce Watch: Jay & Bey

Posted July 24, 2014 by Anonymous

So, who picked the year 2014 in the Jay Z/Beyoncé divorce pool? Don’t panic, people; nothing has happened yet. But if you’re to believe The New York Post, the most blessed union in music and, really, the entire celebrity universe is about to blow up any day now. Or more specifically, as soon as their […]

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General

Time to Update Your Summer Playlist With This New Katy Perry Track

Posted July 24, 2014 by Anonymous

Katy Perry is continuing her summer party with her new song This Is How We Do. The pop star follows her hit Birthday with another fun summer jam that will get you dancing. Fresh off her weekend in Toronto the singer is getting the party started. This Is How We Do is a fun upbeat […]

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Check Out Nikki W’s Sad Generation A Week Early On Much’s First Spin!

Posted July 24, 2014 by Melody

We’ve been spinning singer Nikki W’s upcoming EP, Sad Generation, at our offices lately and we’re consistently blown away by the fact that this talented artist is just 16 years old. The teen sensation not only sounds more mature than other singers her age, but the refined melodies found in this collection of songs definitely […]

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The Bieber Beat: Justin Previews 11 New Songs on Instagram!

Posted July 24, 2014 by Anonymous

More HUGE news on the Bieber front everyone! And yes, this is even more important than JB’s ability(?) to grow facial hair. On Wednesday night, Justin took a break from posting underwear selfies and hitting on Guess? models to post clips of 11 new songs on Instagram. We already knew that the Biebs was collaborating with […]

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Feminism

Dr. Jennifer Gardy on women in science and sexism in the media

Posted July 24, 2014 by Anonymous

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Dr. Jennifer Gardy is both a scientist and science communicator. By day, she is fulfilling her childhood…

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General

We Talked to the Artist Who Made Aphex Twin Terrifying

Posted July 24, 2014 by Anonymous

We Talked to the Artist Who Made Aphex Twin Terrifying

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Fashion

The Best Street Style From Lily Allen’s Trip To Glastonbury

Posted July 24, 2014 by Jessica F

Lily Allen has been coming fast and furious with her new music videos. Her latest, As Long As I Got You came out today and it is just a sweet ol’ ball of fun. The video starts out with Lily recounting all of the times she has been at the Glastonbury Festival starting from when […]

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Fashion

The Britney Spears Lingerie Line Is Happening

Posted July 24, 2014 by Anonymous

Following in the very sexy footsteps of Gisele, Jessica Simpson and the Kardashians, Britney Spears is the latest celebrity to hop on the celebrity lingerie train. Brit announced on Wednesday via Twitter that she’s expanding her business empire to include The Intimate Collection, which will include everything from lingerie sets, bustiers and kimonos, to more […]

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General

Ryan Gosling’s Wax Figure is as Perfect as you Imagined

Posted July 24, 2014 by Anonymous

Ryan Gosling is the latest celebrity to be immortalized in wax and it is perfection. The famous wax museum Madame Tussauds revealed the figure Wednesday in their London, England location. Dressed in a navy blue suit, the wax figure looks as stylish and debonair as the real thing. Seriously, the wax figure looks almost lifelike. […]

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Contests

East Coast Good Times at Doolin’s

Posted July 24, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. Back in 2009 I crossed something off my Truly Canadian Bucket List — I participated in a screech-in at Doolin’s for their first-ever East Coast Good Times dinner. This includes kissing a cod on the lips, a recitation, and a shot of screech. It’s as close to Newfoundland as […]

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9 Songs We Should Thank Pharrell For

Posted July 24, 2014 by Anonymous

Pharrell is currently dominating the music charts. He just released the video for his new single Come Get It Bae and you still can’t get Happy out of your head. Pharrell is probably the king of catchy tunes, need I remind you of last years Blurred Lines and Get Lucky. And while it may seem […]

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Entertainment

The Prismatic World Tour hits Toronto!

Posted July 24, 2014 by Anonymous

Katy Perry made her COVERGIRL debut in 2013 and I honestly couldn’t think of a better fit for the brand! This is a girl that loves to play dress up and is colourful both inside and out! Her latest concert tour, the Prismatic World Tour, shows us just how much! It’s all about costumes, colour [Read On]

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General

Weird Al Completes Comeback With His First #1 Album

Posted July 24, 2014 by Anonymous

Hey, remember when I predicted that Weird Al would have the comeback of the year? Well call me psychic, because Al is definitely on his way! The King of Parody has scored his first #1 album with Mandatory Fun, selling over 104,000 copies in the US. That’s pretty incredible considering that Al has been making […]

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General

Chilly Gonzales Explains Why Iggy Azalea’s Fancy Is A “Masterpiece”

Posted July 24, 2014 by Melody

Canadian musician/producer/entertainer extraordinaire Chilly Gonzales knows what goes into a hit song. Having worked with everyone from Feist to Daft Punk and even Drake, Gonzales has helped create some modern classics. In a video series for the German radio station 1Live, Gonzales puts his musical genius to work as he breaks down and deconstructs some […]

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General

The Wilderness of Manitoba Announce New Album, Share MP3

Posted July 23, 2014 by Andrew_Horan

The Wilderness of Manitoba have announced that they will release their new album Between Colours on September 16 via Pheromone Records. To celebrate, they’ve shared a free stream of ‘Leave Someone’; The band has been characterized by their evolving sound with each album. From the four part harmonies of their debut album Hymns of Love
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Allan's Perspective

Let’s get to The Source!

Posted July 23, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

A couple of notes about the left and right wing media here in Canada this morning. (By right wing, I mean, of course, Sun News and Sun TV, while left wing is just about everybody else!) Although I don’t hear cries of “hidden agenda” lately, left wing coverage of the Conservatives, and especially Harper, continues […]

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General

The Day Kurt Cobain Threatened to Kill My Girlfriend

Posted July 23, 2014 by Anonymous

The Day Kurt Cobain Threatened to Kill My Girlfriend

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Extended Movie Clip: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

Posted July 22, 2014 by Nicola Gossips

#movies

On August 1, 2014, Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures are bringing GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY to North American theatres.

Directed by James Gunn, who co-wrote the screenplay with Nicole Perlman, ;GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY features an all-star ensemble cast including Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, and Benicio del Toro.

In the far reaches of space, an American pilot named Peter Quill finds himself the object of a manhunt after stealing an orb coveted by the villainous Ronan. In order to evade Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a group of misfits including Gamora, Rocket, Drax the Destroyer, and Groot. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand – with the galaxy’s fate in the balance.

I’ve been undecided as to whether I want to see go and see this. And after watching this 4 minute extended movie clip. . . I’m still undecided.

Your thoughts?

I’m still a sucker for a good movie poster, especially this trend of doing one for all the major characters. Chris Pratt as “Peter Quill”.

Bradley Cooper voices “Rocket”.

Zoë Saldaña as “Gamora”.

Vin Diesel voices “Groot”.

To see more GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY character movie posters, click “READ MORE” below.

Dave Bautista as “Drax”.

John C. Reilly as “Corpsman Dey”.

Djimon Hounsou as “Korath”.

Karen Gillan as “Nebula”.

Glenn Close as “Nova Prime”.

Lee Pace as “Ronan”.

Benicio Del Toro as “The Collector”.

Michael Rooker as “Yondu Udonta”.

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General

Movie Premiere: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

Posted July 22, 2014 by Nicola Gossips

#movies

Chris Pratt arriving at the world movie premiere of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY on July 21, 2014 in Hollywood. The highly anticipated Marvel film has a cult following and is expected to do big box office.

Zoë Saldaña – who is clearly pregnant – was out supporting her starring role.

Bradley Cooper and his rapidly fading beauty.

Vin Diesel, who voices the character of “Groot”.

To see more of the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY world premiere red carpet arrivals, click “READ MORE” below.

Karen Gillan plays “Nebula”.

Dave Bautista is “Drax”.

Benicio Del Toro is “The Collector”.

Glenn Close who plays “Nova Prime”.

AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. star, Ming-Na Wen.

Michael Rooker who plays “Yondu Udonta”.

Actress (and Chris Pratt’s wife) Anna Faris.

Nathan Fillion who plays “Monstrous Inmate” in the film.

Zachary Levi.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY opens on August 1, 2014.

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Contests

Circle Craft Summer Market at Jack Poole Plaza

Posted July 22, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. Everyone loves Circle Craft! This is what I have learned over the years hosting event listings and contests for this anticipated local craft fair and market. Circle Craft and the Craft Council of BC are holding their second annual Summer Market this week at Jack Poole Plaza (next to […]

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Events

Coquitlam, Capilano, Lower Seymour Watershed Tours

Posted July 22, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. It’s no secret that we have the very best tap water around, fed from pristine sources and delivered to our homes straight from reservoirs nestled within our scenic mountains. To showcase these resources, Metro Vancouver is offering a range of watershed tours this summer. Coquitlam tours run Thursdays and […]

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General

On Harvey Weinstein and Snowpiercer’s North American Distribution Model

Posted July 22, 2014 by James Bow

This probably deserves repeating. In my earlier review of Snowpiercer, I suggested that the distribution company’s decision to extremely limit the release of the movie was a fit of pique resulting from the director refusing an edict to cut twenty…

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