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As Long As There’s Fear, We Aren’t Ready for Atheism: A Conversation with Theologian and Ex-Priest Daniel Maguire

Posted January 27, 2015 by Anonymous

Title: Christianity Without God: Moving beyond the Dogmas and Retrieving the Epic…

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NYC’s Techno Crowd Is Flocking to the Daytime Shopping Rave ‘Multitask’

Posted January 27, 2015 by Anonymous

NYC’s Techno Crowd Is Flocking to the Daytime Shopping Rave ‘Multitask’

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Noisey Atlanta: Gucci Mane and Jeezy, Trap Lords

Posted January 27, 2015 by Noisey Staff

Noisey Atlanta: Gucci Mane and Jeezy, Trap Lords

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Currently Listening To: Whales & This Lake

Posted January 27, 2015 by Chris

Indie Music Filter

There’s really no shortage of Norwegian bands covered on Indie Music Filter lately.

Currently Listening To: Whales & This Lake

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What Music Do People at a Porn Convention Enjoy?

Posted January 27, 2015 by Drew Millard

What Music Do People at a Porn Convention Enjoy?

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Your Moral And Intellectual Superiors

Posted January 27, 2015 by kate@smalldeadanimals.com

The 5 Taliban terrorists Obama released for #Bergdahl are a threat to Canada too. You’d think our media would notice. pic.twitter.com/kEdwBz1kyN— John Groves (@jfgroves) January 27, 2015 More….

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EDM Is Taking Over TV

Posted January 27, 2015 by Michelle Lhooq

EDM Is Taking Over TV

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BOOM! A Generation of Influence

Posted January 27, 2015 by Sonya

Why should we take a look at the past? Well, it helps us understand where we are today. Most of us weren’t even born in the “baby boomer” generation but we certainly are aware of it, hopefully? For me, it’s […]

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Doc McStuffins: Cuddle Me Lambie DVD

Posted January 27, 2015 by Elizabeth

Doc McStuffins: Cuddle Me Lambie DVDHelp Lambie Get Over Her Broken Heart and Realize That There is Enough Love to Go Around to Everyone in the brand new Doc McStuffins: Cuddle Me Lambie DVD available Tuesday, February 3rd. This DVD contains 5 episodes plus free exclusive lambie hair clips little fans will love to wear! No one gives better cuddles […]

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From The Virgin Mary to a Housewife in Queens: Inside The Seer of Bayside

Posted January 26, 2015 by Anonymous

Title: The Seer of Bayside: Veronica Lueken and the Struggle for Catholicism…

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Get The Look: Claire Dane’s At The 2015 SAG Awards

Posted January 26, 2015 by Anonymous

We were all over this year’s Golden Globes and how the moms really brought the style to the red carpet. The gowns, the hair the makeup! But when the ladies hit the SAG Awards… we were blown away. If risks […]

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Video: “Heartbeat” by Satellite Stories

Posted January 26, 2015 by Chris

Indie Music Filter

Look for this track off their upcoming 3rd studio album “Vagabonds”, which was produced by Simon Barnicott (Arctic Monkeys, Temper Trap, Kasabian).

Video: “Heartbeat” by Satellite Stories

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Read This, Watch That: A Netflix Binge-Worthy List

Posted January 26, 2015 by Sonya

Over the holiday break I had this conversation with friends and family about what books we’ve read and then which corresponding movies we’ve watched. Are the characters in the movie or show who you’ve imagined?  With the highly anticipated 50 […]

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The Boxtrolls Blu-Ray Combo Pack

Posted January 26, 2015 by Elizabeth

The BoxtrollsHeroes come in all shapes and sizes in the family movie The Boxtrolls, based upon the book Here Be Monsters by Alan Snow!  Starring, in voice performance, Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead Wright (Game of Thrones), and Elle Fanning (Maleficent), The Boxtrolls is now available on Blu-ray™ 3D and Blu-ray™ Combo Pack including […]

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Love Nature Wildlife TV: Celebrate The Beauty and Wonder #checkemout #lovenature

Posted January 25, 2015 by Jodi Shaw

Okay I’m going to share a little secret with you all. I secretly love nature shows. Yes, it’s true. I’m glued to the TV during Shark Week, love hearing and learning about wildlife animals, seeing them in their environment. I think it’s cool. One of my favorite shows for my kids when they were little … Continue reading Love Nature Wildlife TV: Celebrate The Beauty and Wonder #checkemout #lovenature

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Exploring Disability and Technological ‘Cures’ in Science Fiction

Posted January 23, 2015 by Anonymous

Science fiction as a genre has the unique ability, though not always exercised, to break free of current social norms and explore entirely new possibilities for humanity. Since the 1960s, feminist science fiction has critiqued traditional gender roles and challenged audiences to imagine alternatives. But despite being a big SF fan, I realized I had never really […]

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Movie Review: Does CAKE Live Up To The Buzz?

Posted January 23, 2015 by Sonya

Rumours buzzed before the Oscar nominations came out and they were all saying the same thing: Jennifer Aniston for her role in CAKE. However, the entertainment world rippled (a bit) when she was snubbed for her role. There’s no doubt […]

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The MTV Movie Award for Best New Filmmaker

Posted January 22, 2015 by Anonymous

Since 1992, MTV has held its own Movie Awards. The categories are fan-voted, and less stodgy than the Oscars, with awards for things like “Best Villain” and “Best Kiss.” From 1992 to 2002, there was an award for Best New Filmmaker.

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A Few Minutes Of Summer

Posted January 22, 2015 by Rita

Indie Music Filter

“Day Go By” by Karen O: stop what you’re doing, put the video into full screen and enjoy the ride.

A Few Minutes Of Summer

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Book Review: Everything I Never You By Celeste Ng

Posted January 22, 2015 by Anonymous

I don’t know how you feel about your high school experience, but you couldn’t pay me enough to repeat mine. Don’t get me wrong: it wasn’t horribly traumatic or anything (and it’s been a long time since I’ve had one […]

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Breaking Bad (With Glitter)

Posted January 21, 2015 by Anonymous

Here’s what happened when one entrepreneur recently decided to turn those annoying little decorations into a mean-spirited business.

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Michelle Obama Dresses As The Good Wife

Posted January 21, 2015 by Guest Author

Last night’s State of the Union address by President Barack Obama was many things. For the first time, the President’s speech was available to the public in advance, allowing everyone to read along and follow without missing a single detail. And […]

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Video: “What Arrows” by Hey Rosetta!

Posted January 21, 2015 by Chris

Indie Music Filter

Sticking to simplicity, the projections of crashing waves on white just seems to fit so well with those arcs, those song swells.

Video: “What Arrows” by Hey Rosetta!

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MORE Sexism Against Female Canadian Athletes!

Posted January 21, 2015 by Stephen Elliott-Buckley

Today is a terrible day for gender equity in sports. What it looks like is either continued sexism, or increased anti-feminist backlash against women who have been asserting their human rights to safety and dignity around the world. Female World Cup soccer players have to play on plastic artificial turf while the men have played … Continue reading MORE Sexism Against Female Canadian Athletes!

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Comics

Reader’s Diary #1113- Adrian Dingle: Nelvana of the Northern Lights

Posted January 21, 2015 by John Mutford

One of the books I was most hoping to get my hands on last year was the collected Nelvana of the Northern Lights by IDW Publishing. Still with a lot to learn about the history of comics, I was shocked that Nelvana had not crossed my radar until then. I…

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Enter To Win A Book Lover’s Library

Posted January 21, 2015 by Anonymous

What better way to pass the time this winter than curling up under a blanket with a hot cup of tea and a great book? We are giving away a four-pack of amazing reads to one of our lucky readers. […]

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Be A Little Selfish And Tell Your Own Story

Posted January 20, 2015 by Sonya

I admit that over the past couple of weeks I committed to giving myself a bit of a breather after the kids went back to school. It’s not that easy but there were things I wanted to take care of. […]

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Girls Recap: ‘Triggering,’ Season 4, Episode 2

Posted January 19, 2015 by Anonymous

Hannah arrives in Iowa, and that state makes a stellar first impression on our protagonist. First off, she’s able to rent a gorgeous apartment with lots of quirky design features and a ton of space for a reasonable $800 a month. She doesn’t even need roommates to afford it, unlike when she was living in […]

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Video: “Greek Tragedy” by The Wombats

Posted January 19, 2015 by Chris

Indie Music Filter

“Greek Tragedy” by The Wombats, from the upcoming release of “Glitterbug”.

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My recent videos…

Posted January 19, 2015 by Jennifer A. Jilks

Big Daddy Shed from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
This is the silliest cat toy ever, but Annabelle had a great play!

Annabelle at play from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

Daisy hid under my big coat, drying on the railing. Annabelle, about age 2, is only s…

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Heart Of Robin Hood Is Action-Packed Fun!

Posted January 19, 2015 by Sonya

Everything about the classic tale of  Robin Hood is turned upside-down in the new exhilirating theatre production, Heart of Robin Hood, now on stage at the Royal Alexandra Theatre (Toronto) until March 1st. Yes, Robin Hood (Gabriel Ebert) and his […]

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Coping In “The Waiting Room” With Diane Flacks

Posted January 19, 2015 by Sonya

There’s a new theatre production that has caught my attention as a parent and theatre lover. WAITING ROOM by Diane Flacks (in collaboration with director Richard Greenblatt) is making its World Premiere at the Tarragon Theatre  in Toronto (January 14 […]

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FFFF: Agent Carter and Sexism Then and Now

Posted January 16, 2015 by Anonymous

In this video, geek cartoonist Leigh Lahav and Oren Mendez show new Marvel TV heroine Agent Peggy Carter battling her toughest challenge: 1940s sexism, then cut to today.

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Super Stoked for 12 Monkeys Starting on Showcase Jan 16, 2014: #tvspot

Posted January 16, 2015 by Jodi Shaw

I am super stoked to watch the premiere of 12 Monkeys tonight on Showcase. The Canadian Premiere starts at 10 pm ET/PT and is inspired by the blockbuster film that starred Brad Pitt and Bruce Willis, one of my favorite movies that explores the provocative story of Cole (Aaron Stanford) Nikita, X-Men: Last Stand, a … Continue reading Super Stoked for 12 Monkeys Starting on Showcase Jan 16, 2014: #tvspot

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From Miami to Orlando: Luxury Resorts For The Family

Posted January 16, 2015 by Loukia

Brr… it’s been an incredibly cold winter and I’m over it already. Thankfully, my family and I are heading south to warmer temperatures, soon. I’m counting down the days—we all are, actually. I need the sun, the warmth, and the sound of the ocean waves waking me up every morning.

I was on CTV Ottawa Morning Live talking about travel tips when you’re travelling with the kids, and I had to mention three amazing resorts that I’ll be visiting during my upcoming vacation to Florida. Having travelled to Florida many times with the little ones, I know what works, and what doesn’t.
These resorts are amazing, family-friendly, and very accommodating—and I know they’d be perfect for you, too—whether you’re travelling with children, or not.
1. Diplomat Resort and Spa: We can’t wait to be back at the beautiful Diplomat Resort and Spa. (For our 10th time!)  The Diplomat has been so kind to us over the years, providing us with amazing perks like upgraded rooms, corner suites, spa services, cabanas, free wi-fi, valet services, and so much more. The resort is incredibly beautiful, with never-ending ocean views and two pools: an infinity pool, and and lagoon-style pool, below.

Soon, I’ll be testing out their New Year, New You Spa Package: “A special New Year, New you package invites guests to experience a one-hour personal training session to help start their New Year off right, along with a refreshing 80-minute Diplomat Fit Massage and 50-minute Firming Facial. The experience concludes with a shellac manicure and pedicure, leaving guests polished and new.” Um… yes, please. I cannot wait! Read more about the Diplomat Resort and Spa here.

2. Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour: Luxury, relaxation and more—I can’t wait to visit and review the Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour for the first time. If it’s anything like the Ritz-Carlton in Biscayne Bay, I know I’ll love it. This stunning luxury beach resort has so much to offer, from private suites to a 10,000 square-foot spa where you can get pampered, to the beautiful, outdoor heated swimming pool with private cabanas.

Bal Harbour is my favourite place in Florida and I know this escape will be amazing. After all, it’s down the road from the Bal Harbour Shops and my favorite Italian restaurant—especially for people and celebrity watching—Carpaccio’s! The Ritz-Carlton is a stunning resort for adults and children alike. They even have a Ritz Kids Club, too—the kids learn as they’re kept busy, through four pillars: land, water, environmental responsibility, and culture, and there are other fun and educational activities for the children, too, like a summer reading program, a book and movie library, board games, gaming systems, and more. There is also, of course, plenty to keep adults busy, as well, from lounging around the pool and beach area, to enjoying the fine dining and spa services. The bathrooms at the Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour were voted one of South Florida’s sexiest… don’t you agree?

The first time I was in Orlando, I fell in love—with Disney World, sure, but more with the resort we stayed at—the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress. I never forgot the stunning pool area with massive waterfalls, the Kids Club, and the huge, spacious lobby. I was only 12, but wow—what an impression it left! The Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress is a 1,500-acre resort, surrounded by 21 acres of lakes and lush landscaping, just one mile away from Disney World. It’s hard to leave the resort, though, let me warn you.

What you can enjoy while you’re at the Hyatt: Enjoy the spacious guestrooms with private balconies, play 18-holes on any of the four championship Jack Nicklaus designed golf couress, play tennis with certified tennis pros, swim in the 800,000 gallon lagoon-style pool, go on a hike or a family bike ride, enjoy the water slides, or go rock climbing. You can also relax in the Marilyn Monroe spa, go paddleboating, and enjoy the many yummy restaurants.


From Miami to Orlando, these resorts have all you need for the perfect family vacation.

I’m be re-capping my vacation and giving full reviews on each resort upon my return. In the meantime, if you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

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Video: “Burns” by Alice Boman

Posted January 16, 2015 by Chris

Indie Music Filter

“Burns” by Malmo, Sweden songwriter Alice Boman from her debut album EPII + Skisser.

Video: “Burns” by Alice Boman

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Video: “Love Ain’t Enough” by The Barr Brothers

Posted January 15, 2015 by Chris

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Animated and directed by Dustin Grella, this video was filmed through one continuous shot of 50 cardboard cut-outs and 15 paintings, totalling 2100 frames.

Video: “Love Ain’t Enough” by The Barr Brothers

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Netflix Strikes Up Some Literature Inspired Titles for January: #StreamTeam

Posted January 15, 2015 by Jodi Shaw

My son loves to read. He is in grade three and has just started learning a love of books and wonderful tales that can transport him to far away places. That’s why I’m super excited that Netflix is showcasing Literature inspired titles for kids this January.  Puss in Boots arrives on Netflix January 16th, and … Continue reading Netflix Strikes Up Some Literature Inspired Titles for January: #StreamTeam

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Kourtney Kardashian Reveals She’s Eating Her Placenta

Posted January 14, 2015 by Anonymous

If you are keeping up with the Kardashians at all (aka following Kourtney Kardashian on Instagram), you would now know that the mother of three is enjoying one of the great perks of post-pregnancy life — having her encapsulated placenta! […]

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A Dim Sum How (And Where) To

Posted January 14, 2015 by Sonya

Dim sum is a tradition for many Chinese families and it’s becoming more mainstream as our taste for global cuisine broadens. It’s something our family does almost every weekend. Since we’re coming up to Chinese New Year, I thought I’d […]

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