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Scripturient: Blog & Commentary: Julius Caesar: Best of the Bard?

Posted November 22, 2014 by Ian Chadwick

For my money, Julius Caesar is simply Billy Shakespeare’s best ever play. I mean, what’s not to like in it? It has some stonking great speeches in it – including one of his top five ever (Marc Antony’s “Friends, Romans, countrymen….”) as well as a passel of memorable lines you can quote at parties (Who among […]

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Books

Sophia Loren looks back on life and love: book review

Posted November 22, 2014 by macleans.ca

Sophia Loren is among the most respected film icons of the last century; as Roberto Benigni says, ‘She is Italy’

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Books

Book review: a vet’s ode to Newfoundland

Posted November 22, 2014 by Patricia Treble

Three decades of a veterinarian’s adventures on the Avalon Peninsula in Newfoundland make for a humorous memoir

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Books

A manifesto for historians: Book review

Posted November 22, 2014 by Brian Bethune

Authors Guldi and Armitage have some advice for the Historians of the world: it’s time to go big.

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Books

An odd and thrilling true-crime story: book review

Posted November 22, 2014 by macleans.ca

Safran’s murder stories contain some grain of truth, however elusive it may be

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Books

How to bounce back from disaster: book review

Posted November 22, 2014 by macleans.ca

Humankind can learn—in theory—after catastrophes like hurricane Sandy, by putting our ‘resilience dividend’ into action

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Christmas

Black Friday in Metro Vancouver

Posted November 22, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. Take our turkey-fuelled Boxing Day deals, amp them up, drive up the discounts, offer them before Christmas, and you have the shopping phenomenon south of the border known as Black Friday. The day after American Thanksgiving is all about deep discounts and deals at retailers of all sizes and […]

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General

Your Moral And Intellectual Superiors

Posted November 22, 2014 by kate@smalldeadanimals.com

Freebeacon; The New York Times edited out all mentions of a statement made by secretary of state John Kerry that condemned Palestinian leaders for calling for “days of rage” against Israel and called the synagogue attack “an act of pure…

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General

Your Moral And Intellectual Superiors

Posted November 22, 2014 by kate@smalldeadanimals.com

“Yes, your media outlet can learn something from the Kardashians”…

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Contests

Win Tickets to the Vancouver Giants Teddy Bear Toss Game

Posted November 21, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. The Vancouver Giants embody hockey with heart, especially with their annual Teddy Bear Toss which supports the CKNW Orphans Fund and The Province Empty Stocking Fund. Vancouver Giants Teddy Bear Toss On Saturday, December 6th, as Vancouver takes on Saskatoon, fans are encourage to bring a new, unwrapped stuffed […]

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Books

Review: The Queer Cultural Work of Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner

Posted November 21, 2014 by Anonymous

It is incredible: the way in which queer theory explains so poignantly the cultural phenomenon of Jane Wagner and Lily Tomlin’s art.

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Entertainment

10 Funny Movies For A Stay-In-Your-Pajamas Day

Posted November 21, 2014 by Sonya

In my next life I am going to be a meteorologist. The only job that seems to be safe even if you’re wrong in weather predictions. About two months ago, one had proudly proclaimed that we are in for a […]

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Events

Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend

Posted November 20, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. Before American Thanksgiving, Black Friday, the Grey Cup Festival, and the cracking open of advent calendar windows (or beer boxes) we have a very full second-to-last weekend in November to enjoy. Here’s what you can get up to in Vancouver this weekend before the holiday rush begins. Photo credit: […]

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Events

Bright Nights in Stanley Park Christmas Train 2014

Posted November 20, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. The Bright Nights in Stanley Park Christmas Train returns for its 17th season from November 27th until January 4th. Enjoy a dazzling light display, music, snacks, entertainment, and visits with Santa in the heart of Stanley Park. Photo credit: Bright Nights in Stanley Park Stanley Park Christmas Train Hours […]

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General

Video: “20 Years Tall” by SEGO

Posted November 20, 2014 by Chris

Indie Music Filter

Check out the video for SEGO’s track “20 Years Tall”, sounds like LCD meets old school Beck.

Video: “20 Years Tall” by SEGO

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Advertising

Remember those Heritage Minutes?

Posted November 20, 2014 by andrea tomkins

So this happened: And before I could pop another piece in I googled “burned toast” and “Heritage Moment” because TO THIS DAY I can’t smell burned toast without remembering this commercial. Funnily enough, it took me ages to find it because it’s titled: Wilder Penfield on Historica Canada’s YouTube Channel. Had they called it “I […]

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Entertainment

Barbie Is A Computer Engineer. Well, Kind Of…

Posted November 20, 2014 by Anonymous

In her fifty years of existence, Barbie has had over 150 careers. Even with her insane body proportions and unattainable beauty standards, Barbie has always had one thing going for her: she could do anything. In 1973, she was a […]

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Christmas

3 Reasons to Attend the Surrey Tree Lighting Festival

Posted November 19, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. The annual Surrey Tree Lighting Festival takes place Saturday, November 22nd at the new Surrey City Hall Plaza. It’s a highlight of the holiday season and although I could name many more, here are 3 big reasons to attend this free family festival this year: Photo via Surrey Tree […]

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Christmas

Vancouver Christmas Market

Posted November 19, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. The 5th annual Vancouver Christmas Market opens on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza in Downtown Vancouver. This slice of European holiday cheer hosts 50 unique vendors and a variety of themed activities through to Wednesday, December 24, 2014. Vancouver Christmas Market Take a spin […]

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General

Mindy Project Recap: ‘Diary of a Mad Indian Woman’

Posted November 19, 2014 by Anonymous

So Mindy and Danny always stay over at Danny’s house, never Mindy’s. This makes sense from what we know of the characters, as Danny is pretty selfish. One night, however, after accidentally hitting Mindy in the eye, Danny feels suitably contrite that he agrees to sleep at Mindy’s to make up for it. On precisely […]

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Allan's Perspective

The Sun doesn’t always shine!

Posted November 19, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Folks, let me tell you a little bit about Sun News. First of all, the Sun News TV network is not on basic cable because the left wing media and government have managed to keep it relegated to the hinterland of cable TV by making it the only news network you have to pay extra […]

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Books

A Secret Family History Shows “Regular” Life Under the Reich: Sarah Wildman on Paper Love

Posted November 19, 2014 by Anonymous

Title: Paper Love: Searching for the Girl My Grandfather Left Behind Author:…

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Events

Christmas at Hycroft 2014

Posted November 18, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. Start the season off in the warmth of historic Hycroft Manor at the 42nd annual holiday fair. Hosted by the University Women’s Club, Christmas at Hycroft runs daily from Thursday, November 20th until Sunday November 23rd. Christmas at Hycroft Enjoy live entertainment, unique boutiques, local artisans, traditional treats and […]

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General

Did You Care About “Voices That Care”?

Posted November 18, 2014 by Anonymous

As “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” makes a comeback, here’s a look back at a less famous all-star charity single.

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Books

Review and Interview: Snow White Red-Handed by Maia Chance

Posted November 18, 2014 by Anonymous

Snow White Red-Handed is the first in a series of new mystery novels that follows the adventures of Ophelia Flax, a young woman of Yankee origins and indomitable spirit. Author Maia Chance manages to weave together a complex set of tropes into a unified narrative, one which includes an ensemble of characters worthy of an operetta […]

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General

Video: “Concerto Rock” by Le Couleur

Posted November 18, 2014 by Chris

Indie Music Filter

Montreal three-piece Le Couleur are back with new music off their upcoming release of the “Dolce Désir” EP. Check out “Concerto Rock”.

Video: “Concerto Rock” by Le Couleur

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Books

Good News, Good Reviews

Posted November 18, 2014 by fatty

Last week I announced that as part of the pre-order on my upcoming book, The Great Fatsby: The Best of FatCyclist.com, Vol. 2, someone is going to win an Ibis bike of their choice. 
I mentioned the Tranny 29—my own personal bike, which I’ve been riding as a singlespeed and as a fully geared go-everywhere, do-anything bike. 
I’ve mentioned […]

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Comics

part eight, page thirty-five

Posted November 18, 2014 by MGK

Click on thumb to see full Our EXTRA-SIZED FINALE ISSUE continues on! As always, you can also go to the dedicated Al’Rashad site.

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Entertainment

Hiker Calls Police On Charlize Theron’s Tantruming Child

Posted November 17, 2014 by Anonymous

Tantrums are quite common amongst young children, no? I mean, it’s almost expected to happen especially when things don’t go their way. They cry and scream in obnoxious volumes but wait a couple minutes and fingers-crossed, it’s all over. But […]

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Entertainment

Solange & Her Son Julez Share An Amazing Mother-Son Dance

Posted November 17, 2014 by Anonymous

If you have been on the internet at all this morning, you know that Solange Knowles tied the knot to her long term partner Alan Ferguson over the weekend. To say that the wedding was beautiful is a serious understatement. […]

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Books

Here, Have a Free Slice of My New Book, for Free

Posted November 17, 2014 by fatty

Today, I am beginning what may be the busiest week I have ever lived in my life. Here are the things that are happening:

I am finishing my edits of my new book. I may have to do some late nights to make this happen, but I will get it done.
Something I can’t tell you. It’s important and kind […]

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Comics

It’s Just One Interpretation (or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Fantastic Four Reboot)

Posted November 14, 2014 by John Seavey

Recently, there’s been some controversial news regarding the upcoming rebooted Fantastic Four movie. Out of deference to those who don’t want to know anything until they go into the theater, let’s put this behind a spoiler tag, shall we? In specific, the actor playing Doctor Doom has let it slip that his character won’t actually […]

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Entertainment

Wake Up World!!

Posted November 14, 2014 by Mulder

We landed a freaking probe on a Comet this week. Yet the world is talking about Kim’s Ass. Which lead’s me to state this.

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General

Video: “Bones” by Cash+David

Posted November 14, 2014 by Chris

Indie Music Filter

I’m just not good at figuring out what music videos mean.

Video: “Bones” by Cash+David

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Entertainment

Mom Creates Awesome Lunch Bag Art For Her Kids

Posted November 14, 2014 by Anonymous

Who needs lunch boxes? Not this mom, that’s for sure. Christy Kilgore, a graphic designer, personalizes her children’s lunches by packing them in beautifully illustrated brown bags with drawings she does herself. The mother of two recently shared her lunch […]

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Comics

Reader’s Diary #1088- Albert Uderzo, translated by Anthea Bell and Derek Hockridge: Asterix and the Black Gold

Posted November 13, 2014 by John Mutford

I’m not sure how I managed to avoid European comics as a kid when so many others North Americans seemed to have grown up on Tintin and/or Asterix. Too busy reading MAD Magazine, I guess.Still, it’s never too late to join the crowd, I suppose. I managed…

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