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Peter Straub’s Shadowland is being developed as an “event series” for NBC by David S.

Posted October 20, 2014 by Katharine Trendacosta

Peter Straub’s Shadowland is being developed as an “event series” for NBC by David S. Goyer. In addition producing the project, Goyer will also co-write it with BAFTA-winner Jack Thorne, who is currently adapting The Sandman. Shadowland follows two boys who spend a summer with a magician who may be a sorcerer. [Deadline]

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Resurrection’s Most Awkward Family Dinner Has 3 Generations of the Dead

Posted October 20, 2014 by Katharine Trendacosta

Resurrection's Most Awkward Family Dinner Has 3 Generations of the Dead

Take a back seat, mystery of why people are returning, we have got to sit through a dinner that is the exact opposite of getting “closure.” Plus, Grandma? Knows a lot and reveals it in the scariest possible way.

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Entertainment

Pop Forecast for Oct. 20: John Wick, Constantine, Elliott Brood (with video)

Posted October 20, 2014 by Postmedia News

Chris Lackner “You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows,” Bob Dylan sang. But these days, a guide through the seemingly endless flurry of pop culture offerings is just what we need. With that in mind, […]

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Thank the Ebola Outbreak, Ridley Scott Will Finally Make The Hot Zone

Posted October 20, 2014 by Katharine Trendacosta

Ridley Scott and Lynda Obst have had the rights to adapt Richard Preston’s nonfiction best-seller The Hot Zone for two decades. And now that it’s a timely property again, it’ll be a miniseries for Fox.Read more…

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Feminism

Dead Wild Roses: Anita Sarkeesian Now In Rolling Stone! – Keep up the Good Work Internet Misogynists!

Posted October 20, 2014 by The Arbourist

Ah, all the poor male gamers having their pet misogyny project blow up in their faces. Yep, you dudes are for sure are ruining Anita Sarkessian’s career. Keep the hate-train going maybe you can get her into the NYT again, or Le Monde or Time or… really the sky is the limit.

*basking in the sweet sweet schadenfreude*

Good Job Gamer Gaters – You may have to blame Anita for starting GG as well, because she must have started it, just look at all the publicity, fame and money she’s getting…

 

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Dogs

Three times dogs took over Global News!

Posted October 19, 2014 by mike

We all know animals are the only reasons videos exist.  Whether it’s capturing a crazy dog or a silly cat, I can honestly say that most of my time on YouTube is spent looking at animal videos. This week, I …
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Africa

M.G. Vassanji travels back to Tanzania

Posted October 19, 2014 by macleans.ca

The acclaimed novelist’s memoir is an insider’s experience of a misunderstood continent

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Books

Neil Young, road warrior

Posted October 19, 2014 by macleans.ca

In this excerpt from his new memoir, the Canadian rock troubadour icon revisits one of his deepest passions: cars

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General

DJ Mag’s List of Top 100 DJs Is About to Drop—and It’s Bullshit

Posted October 19, 2014 by Michelle Lhooq

DJ Mag’s List of Top 100 DJs Is About to Drop—and It’s Bullshit

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Books

In The Mail

Posted October 19, 2014 by kate@smalldeadanimals.com

In 2016 the United Kingdom is a decayed subsidiary of the European Union. A group of entrepreneurs plans an insurrection……

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This Year, Doctor Who is Built Around A Character Arc, And That’s Major

Posted October 18, 2014 by Charlie Jane Anders

This Year, Doctor Who is Built Around A Character Arc, And That's Major

Tonight’s episode clinches it: Doctor Who is doing a much more ambitious character arc than it’s done in years, even as the show’s “mystery” storytelling is drastically scaled back. Even with a few stumbles here and there, this is really major. You have to applaud the ambition, and a lot of the execution. Spoilers ahead…

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Can You Follow The Shifting Power Dynamic In The Silence Of The Lambs?

Posted October 18, 2014 by Anonymous

Tony Zhou is back with another excellent episode of Every Frame a Painting (previously here and here ). This quick installment illustrates how camerawork is used to reflect the power struggle between Jodie Foster’s Clarice Starling and Anthony Hopkin…

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Trailers are no longer the best way to advertise a Movie – Songs are

Posted October 18, 2014 by Anonymous

Here at io9, we love trailers – but apparently the golden age of the trailer might be on a decline. According to a new study, Trailers are no longer the biggest piece of shared advertising for movies.Read more…

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Comics

Watch The Expletive-Laden Teaser For Future Shock! The Story of 2000 AD

Posted October 18, 2014 by Anonymous

The first trailer for the documentary on the making of iconic British comic 2000 AD just landed, and it’s a profanity-ridden masterpiece.Read more…

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Canada

Good for Grapes – Skipping Stone (VIDEO)

Posted October 18, 2014 by Jes

I really like this song. If you can ignore the fact that the principle actors in this video are children – it’s quite good.XOXOJes…

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Climate Change

Politics, Re-Spun: People Should Stop Attacking The Margaret Wente

Posted October 18, 2014 by Stephen Elliott-Buckley

It doesn’t matter that she hasn’t read Naomi Klein’s new book about climate change.

It doesn’t matter because the internet of things.

It doesn’t matter because most of what’s important in the world is in the comment section of news stories, not the stories themselves. We all know journalists are biased anyways.

She is a public intellectual and deserving of respect. Maybe you’re all just jealous. Or lazy.

Look, it’s easy:

Stephen Harper wrote a book about hockey in Canada, A Greater Game. It’s a sociological book about hockey’s place in our culture. It doesn’t matter that Stephen Harper doesn’t (Read more…)

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Allan's Perspective

Saturday Morning Confusion About Censorship!

Posted October 18, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Dear Readers: As you know, your often maligned reporter goes on rants and raves about stuff that seems grossly unfair, unjust, or just plain ridiculous. I have campaigned against the far left, far right, feminists, (especially the femi-nazi’s) special interest groups, animals lovers and vegetarians, bigots, racists, survivalists, cops, minorities, immigrants, liberals and conservatives, lobbyists, […]

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Books

Flirting with disaster: an exclusive excerpt from Paul Wells

Posted October 18, 2014 by Paul Wells

After the Senate scandal, Stephen Harper faced the greatest test of his power yet. The story of his fight back.

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General

Miley Cyrus Is Done With Twerking And Now Doing Something Called The Nae Nae

Posted October 17, 2014 by Melody

It’s been over a year since Miley twerked up a storm at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards so it’s no surprise that the forward-thinking pop star is totally over the famous dance move. In a recent interview in Australia, Miley referred the twerking as “living in the past” and introduced us to her new […]

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Four Tracks To Get Your Weekend Started

Posted October 17, 2014 by Guest Blogger

Much is staffed by a ton of music lovers here on our online crew, the television production side and all throughout the big working team. Much producer Elvis Prusic picked four tracks that he will be listening to this weekend. Check them out! Chet Faker x WKND – “Lover” (above): The weather this summer sucked […]

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Why Chris Kirkpatrick Should’ve Been Your Fave Member Of *NSYNC

Posted October 17, 2014 by Melody

Today is *NSYNC member Chris Kirkpatrick’s birthday. Yes, he is commonly joked as the guy no one remembers from one of the most successful boy bands in the world, but on this joyous day, we’d like to make a case for Chris and why he deserved to be your fave instead of Justin, JC, Lance […]

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Echosmith’s Easy Tip On How To Be Cool Like Them

Posted October 17, 2014 by Jessica F

Echosmith should know a thing or two about being cool kids. I mean it is almost unfair how many cool people are in one family. Yes! They are a family band and they are from Los Angeles. So. Cool. Their hit single, “Cool Kids” has been out since last year but has gained momentum since […]

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I Went to a Nu-Kawaii Cosplay Rave in Brooklyn

Posted October 17, 2014 by Michelle Lhooq

I Went to a Nu-Kawaii Cosplay Rave in Brooklyn

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Entertainment

Second Graders Treated to Gourmet, Seven-Course Tasting Menu at Fancy New York Restaurant

Posted October 17, 2014 by Anonymous

Last month, six second graders from a Brooklyn school were treated to a seven-course tasting menu at French restaurant Daniel, one of New York’s most upscale restaurants. The meal was worth a total of $220 (per person!), but the kids […]

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NPH to host the 2015 Academy Awards

Posted October 17, 2014 by Jes

Neil Patrick Harris will host the 2015 Oscars.*claps*Thanks Academy.XOXOJes…

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Film

This Ad Is The Best Film You’ll Watch All Year

Posted October 16, 2014 by Allison

With 2014 three quarters complete it’s safe to say that this has been a great year for movies. We’ve seen thrillers like Gone Girl and Edge of Tomorrow dominate the box office, along with heroes Captain America and Spider-Man saving the day. Neighbors and Ride Along made us laugh, while The Fault In Our Stars […]

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Events

Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend

Posted October 16, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. In between Thanksgiving and Halloween, Vancouver has plenty of activities for young and old, both indoors and out. There are free movies to enjoy, the last taste of Oktoberfest at the Vancouver Alpen Club, tours, fundraisers, films, and the Vancouver Halloween Parade and Expo along with everything else listed […]

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Demi Lovato Is Engaged To The Cutest 5-Year-Old In The World

Posted October 16, 2014 by Melody

Looks like someone beat Wilmer Valderrama to the punch and proposed to Demi Lovato — and she said yes! At a recent concert in Illinois, the pop star invited a 5-year-old boy named Grant onstage after spotting his sign in the audience that said, “Demi I have a ring for you.” When Grant got onstage, […]

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General

Before Gaga and Miley Came The Divine Miss M

Posted October 16, 2014 by Jessica F

I LOVE BETTER MIDLER! WE LOVE BETTE MIDLER! Everyone together now! What compelled us to share how fabulous Better Midler is? Just her existence. It is also Hocus Pocus season so there is that. If you were born in the late 80′s and don’t have a special feeling for this song, I don’t know how […]

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10 Artists We Have Simon Cowell To Thank For

Posted October 16, 2014 by Melody

Whether you love or hate him, you can’t deny that Simon Cowell has had a huge influence on the music industry in the past decade. The man behind some of TV’s most addictive shows (American Idol, The X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent) has discovered, managed and signed some of the biggest artists on the charts […]

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Battle of The Jonas: Where Do They All Stand?

Posted October 16, 2014 by Jessica F

I’m going to start this out by saying, the winner in a battle of the Jonas’ is clearly Nick. If you are fooling yourself to believe otherwise, you are wrong. It is best to put these things out on the table. But, upon thinking about it some more, there really can be a case made […]

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South Park Released A Full Version Of Their Fake Lorde Song (By Sia!)

Posted October 16, 2014 by Melody

By now, you’ve probably heard of, if not seen, the Lorde spoof on South Park. It’s pretty hilarious. Stan’s dad dresses up as the New Zealand pop star and performs at a party, but since he’s not actually the 17-year-old singer, he performs an impromptu made-up song. In his defense, it kinda sounded like a […]

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General

Check Out Photos Of Bastille’s Stadium-Rockin’ Night In Toronto!

Posted October 16, 2014 by Melody

Bastille are clearly a stadium rock band. Their anthems Pompeii and Things We Lost In the Fire were meant to be heard in a large setting like that, with fans clapping along to every thumping drum beat and singing along the words to the triumphant choruses and now, thanks to their star status, they have […]

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Events

3 Places to Watch Halloween Movies in Vancouver

Posted October 16, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. Dust dances in the beam of light streaming from the projector. Your hand trembles as it reaches for another piece of popcorn that may or may not make it to your mouth as you pause with fear. You start whispering to the characters on screen, warning them of the […]

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Meet DOOKOOM, the South African Hip-Hop Crew White Afrikaans Civil Rights Groups Want Banned

Posted October 16, 2014 by Anonymous

Meet DOOKOOM, the South African Hip-Hop Crew White Afrikaans Civil Rights Groups Want Banned

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Books

Memoir: Velvet & The Mousehouse Years

Posted October 16, 2014 by Sonya

Velvet Haney went from living a life of poverty in the slums of Toronto in the 1960s to gallivanting around the world as a high fashion model, returning to Toronto 14 years later. And for over 50 years, she has […]

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Events

5 Haunted Houses To Visit This Halloween

Posted October 15, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. Vancouver is not immune to haunted houses and ghostly tales, and at this time of year eerie amusements and attractions with the sole purpose of scaring your proverbial pants off pop up all around town. I found five that will get your blood pumping this season: Haunted Mansion at […]

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Contests

Win Tickets to Evil Dead The Musical

Posted October 15, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. It’s not every day that a friend and I leave a musical, covered in stage blood, and singing along to an upbeat tune about a cabin in the woods. This jolly good time, complete with guts, gore, and entertaining musical numbers, was Evil Dead The Musical and it’s coming […]

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General

No, I DON’T Hate Katherine Heigl

Posted October 15, 2014 by Anonymous

I watch Heigl’s movies and TV projects like it’s my job. If Heigl can be successful, it’s one more blow to a patriarchy that requires women to be docile and adorable while cis men can do say and do practically anything they damn well please.

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Entertainment

Chuggington: Chuggineers Ready To Build DVD

Posted October 15, 2014 by Elizabeth

Chuggington: Chuggineers Ready To Build DVDWe’re talking big-time adventure. The strongest and most dependable construction crew in Chuggington is ‘Ready To Build’ in the newest “Chuggington™” DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment. A brand-new collection of five fast-paced adventures – including the extended new special “Chuggineers Ready To Build” slated to premiere on Disney Junior this fall. In this special collection […]

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