Blogs

Brief notes and casual discussions about arts, culture and creative events from Canada and around the world.

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#MyArtsculture
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Brent Butt shares his top Vancouver cultural spots

The ‘Corner Gas Animated’ star shares his favourite Italian restaurant and explains why local talent can have a hard time breaking through in Vancouver

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Television
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Scientists from new documentary 'The Kingdom' talk fungi and the fate of humanity

Full transcripts of conversations with Rob Dunn, Anne Madden, Gerry Wright and Karen Bartlett

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Music
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Playlisted: Kacey Musgraves' ‘Slow Burn’ is this week’s must-listen track

A weekly chart of top tracks currently available for purchase or streaming

Literature
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Writing is the air I breathe: publishing as an Inuit writer

I am the poet with her work attached to a clipboard. I am surprised that my first published work, Annie Muktuk and Other Stories, is a book of short stories. There’s irony in that.

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#MyArtsculture
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Conductor Alex Prior shares his best of Edmonton

We checked in with the ESO’s chief conductor, and asked him about Edmonton’s arts and culture scene.

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Literature
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Five great reads to help teens become critical thinkers

Here are five books, very recently published between September and December of 2017, that have made our list.

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#MyArtsculture
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David A. Robertson shares his favourite Winnipeg cultural spots

The Governor General’s Award-winning Indigenous author talks up Winnipeg’s best and brightest local arts and culture

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#MyArtsculture
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Jenn Grant shares her top Halifax cultural spots

Folk-pop singer-songwriter about to tour again in support of her latest album, Paradise.

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Music
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Meet Joe Stone, record label owner and producer

Disco, drugs and women fueled the success of Miami-based label TK Records. His son now keeps his late father’s musical legacy alive in the digital age.

Roland Godefroy
Music
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Hallelujah: how an ignored Leonard Cohen song became a modern legend

What makes the song so powerful and why has it affected so many people around the world?