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YouTube, Meet the Classics: Lit-Based Web Series

  • Culture

What do Jane Austen, J. M. Barrie, L. M. Montgomery, Mary Shelley and Charlotte Brontë all have in common? Besides the obvious fact that they’re all famous authors, they’re all authors famous enough to have had their work adapted not only for television and film (many, many times) but also for the Internet, in the […]

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Sparks

  • Music

Imogen Heap’s new album Sparks isn’t technically new; the songs that appear on it have been released at consistent three-month intervals since March 2011. While Heap’s fans will have heard much of this material already, that’s not really the point. The huge diversity of the fourteen songs on Sparks works towards the album’s advantage, showing […]

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They Want My Soul

  • Music

After over twenty years of constant touring, releasing albums with regular consistency, Texas-based band Spoon declared in after the 2010 release of Transference that the band would be taking an indefinite break. The four years that followed saw the individual members release solo projects, produce other artists, open a bar, and in early August they […]

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Songs To Go Down On Someone To

  • Music
  • Opinion

Please do not deny that the soundtrack of your sex life is anything but awkward. But thank god for movies, television, and 50 Shades Of Grey for their propensity to paint the exact opposite, right?? For these outlets of coital exposure, sex is effortless. A pot of gold at the end of a seductive evening […]

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Bonfire Sessions

  • Music

It was early afternoon sometime last week when a friend sent me the link to JanSport’s Bonfire Sessions with the accompanying message: “it’s FREE!” Featuring Besnard Lakes, Solids and Mac Demarco playing along the Lachine Canal, it seemed like a perfect way to spend an end-of-the-month Saturday (i.e. that time of month when the credit […]

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Hello, Dories!

  • Music

“Storage” by Dories Calgary’s Sled Island Music and Arts Festival happened last week without a real spike in the press radar that was busy tuning into the same six shows at NXNE. While the Toronto festival relished in its relative hype by giving local bands the choice of either $100 or wristbands as their pay […]

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