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What If Game Of Thrones Came Out In The 1960s?

Posted September 2, 2014 by Meredith Woerner

What if Game of Thrones came out in the ’60s and legendary graphic designer Saul Bass (the mind behind the title sequences for Psycho, Ocean’s 11, and North by Northwest) created the opening titles? It would probably look a lot like this. Read more…

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Comics

​It’s A Crisis Of Infinite Woodys In Valiant-Sized Quantum & Woody #1!

Posted September 2, 2014 by Rob Bricken

​It's A Crisis Of Infinite Woodys In Valiant-Sized Quantum & Woody #1!

The original superhero odd couple, Quantum & Woody, will face their biggest challenge since their recent reboot in December’s Valiant-Sized Quantum & Woody #1, when a giant asteroid is on a collision course with Earth. And that’s before Thomas Edison accidentally brings a Woody from an alternate dimension to “help.”

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Entertainment

‘Rob Ford the Musical’ star says he’s been mistaken for the real mayor

Posted September 2, 2014 by The Canadian Press

TORONTO — The Saskatchewan actor who plays the lead role in an upcoming musical comedy about Toronto’s embattled mayor says some people think he is the “real” Rob Ford. Sheldon Bergstrom was chosen last month from nearly 100 hopefuls for […]

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Books

Read A Brand New Apocalyptic Story By Defenders Author Will McIntosh!

Posted September 2, 2014 by Charlie Jane Anders

Read A Brand New Apocalyptic Story By Defenders Author Will McIntosh!

Hugo Award-winning writer Will McIntosh has blown us away with novels like Love Minus Eighty and Defenders — but he’s also shown a unique spin on the apocalypse in his book Soft Apocalypse. And now, he’s written a unique apocalyptic vision for the anthology The End Is Now, and we’re excited to share it with you.

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Comics

DC’s URL Registrations Reveal Comic Book Movie Plans For The Future

Posted September 2, 2014 by Meredith Woerner

DC Comics Movies is prepping for their large load of proposed comic book movies by gobbling up all the URL registrations for their coveted projects. So what do the newly registered URL names reveal? Read more…

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So You Want To Be A TV Writer? Showrunners Share Their Writing Secrets!

Posted September 2, 2014 by Charlie Jane Anders

So You Want To Be A TV Writer? Showrunners Share Their Writing Secrets!

The “writers’ room” of a television show is a magical place , where creativity flows and awesome ideas are generated. But how do you keep “the room” happy and focused? Some of the top showrunners, including Joss Whedon, share their secrets in this exclusive excerpt from the book Showrunners.

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The Monsters Sequel Dark Continent Does Not Look Particularly Subtle

Posted September 2, 2014 by Rob Bricken

Set 10 years after the first movie, the monsters of Monsters: Dark Continent has spread around the world, and the Army has been deployed to contain them. The sequel examines a group of soldiers stationed in the Middle East, who… oh, okay, I see what…

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Crime

Harbaugh says 49ers won’t tolerate domestic violence

Posted September 2, 2014 by Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh reiterated Tuesday that the team will not tolerate domestic violence. Harbaugh gave his comments and maintained a firm stance about the topic during his radio segment on KNBR-AM, two days after […]

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Comics

That Infamous Spider-Woman Cover Rendered In 3D Is A Flesh Nightmare

Posted September 2, 2014 by Rob Bricken

Hey, remember that incredibly unfortunate Spider-Woman variant cover by sexy sex artist Milos Manara? Well, someone decided to see what would a 3D model would look like in the same pose. The answer, it turns out, is a melted human/flesh-rent monstros…

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Events

BC Sports Hall of Fame: Banquet of Champions

Posted September 2, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. The BC Sports Hall of Fame is gearing up to celebrate its 2014 inductees at the annual 46th Annual Banquet of Champions, taking place September 25th at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Miss604 is a proud media partner of this event and I am honoured to shine the spotlight on […]

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Entertainment

Barbie Joins Instagram & We Want Her Style!

Posted September 2, 2014 by Anonymous

Hello. My name is Marianne, and I am an Insta-addict. It’s true, of all the social media platforms available to me, Instagram is by far my favourite. I am constantly looking through my newsfeed and also my explore tab. There […]

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Contests

Win a Season Subscription to Turning Point Ensemble

Posted September 2, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. Turning Point Ensemble is a dynamic group of some of Canada’s most exceptional musicians. Vancouver’s premiere chamber orchestra presents three innovative concerts for its 2014/20145 season that are in keeping with the core mandate and strengths of the Turning Point Ensemble presenting bold, distinctive music of the 20th composer/conductor […]

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Watch The Prettiots’ Richard Kern-Directed Video for ‘Boys (I Dated in High School)’

Posted September 2, 2014 by Anonymous

Watch The Prettiots’ Richard Kern-Directed Video for ‘Boys (I Dated in High School)’

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TIFF 2014 lookahead: What happened to the class of TIFF 2013?

Posted September 2, 2014 by Barry Hertz

The winners, the losers and the films still stuck in limbo

The post TIFF 2014 lookahead: What happened to the class of TIFF 2013? appeared first on Macleans.ca.

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Adele Gives Us New Ugly-Crying Material With Two Leaked ’21′ Tracks

Posted September 1, 2014 by Allison

Digital Spy has posted two unreleased tracks reportedly made during the recording of Adele’s massive sophomore album 21. The songs were allegedly recorded while Adele was working with producer Fraser T. Smith on her 2011 record, which went on to win a Grammy and Brit Award for Album of the Year. Never Gonna Leave You […]

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Jessie Ware’s Want Your Feeling (LISTEN)

Posted September 1, 2014 by Jes

Ah Jessie Ware! Her second album is coming out on October 21 and this is another sampling of what we are going to hear on it.Team Jessie Ware. Fack I love her.XOXOJes…

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Watch a teenaged Katy Perry talk about Christian Music and Her Parents

Posted September 1, 2014 by Allison

Rare footage of a teenaged Katy Perry giving a tour of her life on the road as a Christian music performer was released this weekend by Jim Standridge, a producer who was hired to put together a press kit for the future superstar, who was then Katy Hudson. Perry is a typical teen in the […]

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Events

September Events in Metro Vancouver

Posted September 1, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. September in Vancouver means festival season of a different kind has begun. Gone are the dusty outdoor concerts and here are the red carpet galas, opening nights, and theatre showcases. Headlining this season are the Vancouver International Film Festival (“VIFF”) and the Vancouver Fringe Festival. I have listed the […]

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Culture

TIFF 2014 survival guide: 11 days of movies, madness and Murray

Posted September 1, 2014 by Barry Hertz

The top tips a true TIFFer needs for 11 days of screenings, queues and whiny journalists

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Classic shows live another day, thanks to box sets

Posted September 1, 2014 by Jaime Weinman

The rise of high definition has also reduced the value of old shows. Enter a forgotten hero: DVDs.

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Books

How face-to-face contact makes us happier

Posted September 1, 2014 by Brian Bethune

The socially rich are getting richer, and the socially poor are only getting poorer

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Books

6 memorable final passages from Canadian literature

Posted September 1, 2014 by macleans.ca

Spoiler alert! This is how some great works of Canadian Literature end.

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The top live theatre shows in Toronto September 2014

Posted September 1, 2014 by Keith Bennie

September theatre torontoEach month we profile a collection of shows opening soon in Toronto.

True / Citizenry / September 3-13 / $24
Celebrated playwright Rosa Labordé explores the confining qualities of memory in the Fringe-lauded True, about three sisters who must confront the past when their estranged father unexpectedly re-enters their lives. Boasting a talented cast, Layne Coleman, Shannon Taylor, Ingrid Doucet, Sabrina Grdevich and Scott McCord, and some of the city’s best designers, Thomas Ryder-Payne, Trevor Schwellnus and Lindsay Walker, there’s a reason this one returns for a remount.

Glenn / Soulepper – Young Centre / September 2 – October 1 / $29-$74
David Young’s musically-inspired portrait of one of our creative treasures, Glenn Gould, is a Canadian classic. Gould’s two distinct versions of Bach’s The Goldberg Variations serve as a structuring device for the playwright, who explores four sides of the musician’s genius: Prodigy, Perfectionist, Performer and Puritan. Under direction from Diana Leblanc, Jeff Lillico, Mike Ross, Steven Sutcliffe, and Brent Carver bring the music of the pianist to life.

KURIOS / Grand Chapiteau Tent / August 28 – October 26 / $50-$160
An enchanting and whimsical narrative anchors Cirque du Soleil’s newest spectacle, KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities. Reality is turned on its head inside the curio cabinet of an imaginative inventor who toys with notions of time and space in a desire to explore the limits of possibility. With acrobatic feats and comic scenes, all seemingly given the steampunk treatment, we’re curious to pull back the cabinet door and take a peek at what’s inside.

Wicked / Ed Mirvish Theatre / September 3 – November 2 / $36-$100+
The story of Glinda and Elphaba, not exactly your Thelma and Louise tale, journeys back to Oz at a time before Dorthy and her house ever toppled into Munchkinland. Wicked took Broadway by storm in 2003, harnessing the popularity of the original film but also by delivering a clever and engaging story. Since Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel originated the leading roles, international tours have keep the musical traveling and here it arrives back in Toronto to set the witch record straight.

Much Ado About Nothing / Spadina Museum / September 10-27 / $25
Single Thread Theatre returns to the Spadina Museum with their WWI treatment of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. When the decorated soldiers return home to Canada after defending their country’s freedom, sought after merriment is accompanied by a little mischief. The young company has been gaining momentum as of late with site-specific shows at historic sites across the city — the Campbell House, the Mackenzie House, and Fort York.

Freda and Jem’s Best of the Week / Buddies in Bad Times / September 18 – October 5 / $20-37
Judith Thompson directs Freda and Jem’s Best of the Week, a play concerned with the changing nature of love and family in the face of the end days of a long-term relationship. After falling in love and building a family, Freda and Jem say goodbye to their same-sex partnership in their own unique and beautiful way. The play explores how queer culture charts its own path towards family creation and also separation.

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Events

Calgary’s biggest Pride Parade ever!

Posted September 1, 2014 by mike

Well, another Pride has come in and gone in Calgary and man, what a party. By party, I mean the parade itself. I never go to the actual Pride parties because, well, Netflix. But, from what I saw on social … READ MORE

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Feminist Movie Review: Divergent

Posted August 31, 2014 by Anonymous

One of my “ice-breakers” when I teach art to kids is to get talking to each other is the classic: “Who would win in a fight” question. For years this question was usually limited to male superheroes. “Who would win in a fight, The Hulk or Superman?” “Who would win in a fight, Batman or […]

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Canadian

Altered states: Metric’s concert is at the Wrong Place At The Right Time!

Posted August 31, 2014 by mike

Altered States is an exclusive three-city concert series that kicked off in Calgary on with Metric.  Next, it heads East to Toronto with a performance from Death From Above 1979 and to Montreal with sets from A-Track and Chromeo.  I decided to send my friend Brie, who knows …
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Jimmy Kimmel reunites the Friends females

Posted August 31, 2014 by Jes

Jennifer Aniston was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel on Wednesday and ended up doing a read through of Jimmy’s Friends fan fiction. Lisa Kudrow and Courtney Cox both came out and read lines in Kimmel’s replica Friends kitchen.The kitchen made me very nostalgic…

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TIFF 2014 Lookahead: A photo finish for the world premieres

Posted August 31, 2014 by The Canadian Press

It’s a madcap rush for the filmmakers working to get their movies finished in time for the fest

The post TIFF 2014 Lookahead: A photo finish for the world premieres appeared first on Macleans.ca.

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Books

Sweetland: A superb fourth novel from Michael Crummey

Posted August 31, 2014 by Brian Bethune

A novel of loss and surprising resilience

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TIFF 2014 Lookahead: A world premiere for an ex-Sudanese child soldier

Posted August 31, 2014 by The Canadian Press

Art imitates life for Toronto’s Emmanuel Jal in the buzzy TIFF film The Good Lie

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Cats

Garden Surprises

Posted August 29, 2014 by Marguerite

I was wandering around the flower garden the other day.  Plotting my next move.  I’ve been working hard, one section at a time.  Clearing weeds, amending the soil, adding new plants and finally mulching.  Then I move on to the next …

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8 Things We Want to See In the Kimye Wedding Episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians

Posted August 29, 2014 by Anonymous

It’s been three months since Kim walked down the aisle and became Kim Kardashian-West. And within those three months my desire to see the most glamorous wedding ever has only increased. Kanye and Kim have been totally secretive when it came to their nuptials, and aside from a few rumoured details no one really knows […]

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Riff Raff To Sam Smith: “U CHUBBY LiTTLE F–K FACTORY”

Posted August 29, 2014 by Melody

We all saw Katy Perry’s memorable MTV VMAs entrance this year, dressed up as a Throwback Britney Spears accompanied by her Throwback Justin Timberlake, Riff Raff. But once the two entered the show, it appeared that the eccentric rapper had lost his date to soulful singer, Sam Smith. Now this has apparently turned into a […]

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10 Outfits Only Miley Cyrus Could Pull Off

Posted August 29, 2014 by Anonymous

Oh my Miley! Miley Cyrus appears on the cover of the September issue of V Magazine called the Rebel issue. Now Miley being the huge superstar she is is not new to gracing magazine covers, but I don’t think she has ever been seen quite like this. Miley is featured naked in the magazine, but […]

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5 Seconds Of Summer To Take Over L.A. With An Epic Fan Convention

Posted August 29, 2014 by Melody

Los Angeles is about to get invaded by 5 Seconds of Summer fans: the Aussie pop-punk band is hosting their first ever fan convention in the City of Angels from November 15 to 16, 2014. So, like, pack your bags now. The band announced this epic event on YouTube yesterday in which members Luke, Ashton, […]

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Events

6 Fun Things to Do in Vancouver Labour Day Long Weekend

Posted August 29, 2014 by Anonymous

Sticking around in Vancouver over the the Labour Day Long Weekend? Us too. You’re in good company. Here are 6 fun ways to use up the last moments of summer. 6 Fun Things to Do in Vancouver Labour Day Long Weekend 1. Play at the Fair at the PNE The PNE,…
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Britney Spears Smiles Amidst Her Break-Up Proving She is the Light of the World

Posted August 29, 2014 by Anonymous

Britney Spears is a free b–ch baby! Pop Queen Britney Spears has split from her boyfriend of over a year David Lucado. The mother of two ended her long term relationship after rumours of a video of David cheating on Britney spread. GASP! How could someone cheat on someone who is perfection personified? For shame […]

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Maroon 5 and Gwen Stefani’s ‘My Heart Is Open’ Is Painfully Pretty

Posted August 29, 2014 by Allison

What happens when you combine artists with two of the most distinct voices in pop music? A painfully pretty song. At least that’s the case for Maroon 5′s new track My Heart Is Open off their upcoming album V. The five-piece pop rock band recruited Gwen Stefani, front man Adam Levine’s co-star from The Voice, […]

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FFFF: Superheroine Tries to Get a Movie

Posted August 29, 2014 by Anonymous

Jordan Zakarin & Ali Vingiano created this Adventures of Angelfire video to highlight the lack of superhero movies really featuring women, not just as the male protagonist’s love interest. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=M17patZUB3o h/t Women and Hollywood

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Entertainment

TIFF 2014: Top Film Picks

Posted August 29, 2014 by Sonya

The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is making its way to the city and we’re getting ready! From September 4 to 14, 2014, be ready to embrace the experience as we take you along with us during this 39th year […]

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