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These days, if you pick one of the key bands from the first peak of Shoegaze in the 90’s and ask “Whatever happened to...

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By Ryan Schuurman Hess Oscars Smoscars or: How I Learned to Have Fun and Love the Little Gold Man: A Post-Oscars Reflection. The first Oscars I ever...

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By Nicola Dempsey Bestival is the closer to the summer music festival season in the UK. The final key change. The big finish before the...

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By Chris Dagonas As this is the first installment of this series, I think a brief introduction is in order. Once a month, I meet...

Oscars 2015 Takeaway: winners and duds from Neil Patrick Harris to Tegan & Sara...

As you know, we feel this year's Oscar's ceremony was one of the most enjoyable in years. We watched it without the distraction of...

Oscars Takeaway: the real winners and duds

As you know, we feel this year's Oscar's ceremony was one of the most enjoyable in years. We watched it without the distraction of...

Oscars 2015 wrap up & winners: The year of the glorious misfits

Tonight's Oscars was more satisfying and entertaining than we can remember in many years. Setting aside the snark, the shade, and the yelling at the...

Oscars 2015: The glorious misfits

Tonight's Oscars was more satisfying and entertaining than we can remember in many years. Setting aside the snark, the shade, and the yelling at the...

The musical poetry of Canada: Great Lake Swimmers; Mark Martyre

Did you know you can disappear into a million-dollar Tom Thomson painting steeped in Canadiana, our history, and rugged beauty? Escape the threatening snow...

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