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In Bremen’s marketplace, the massive Romanesque/Early Gothic St. Petri Dom, with its twin Rhenish helmet capped spires towering overhead, stops me in my tracks — not unlike when I first saw the imposing...
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Jane Campbell, the narrator and sleuth figure of this rambunctious novel from England, has written six crime fiction manuscripts, all of them rejected by publishers. So what does she do...
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It’s striking that it took a Hungarian refugee to showcase the best of Canada through publishing some of its finest books. But Anna Porter suggests that, as an outsider, she...
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Mermaids’ strange magic has fascinated humans for centuries, despite their association with misfortune or, perhaps, because of it. Two hotly anticipated fall novels — The Oyster Thief by Sonia Faruqi...
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A Sorrowful Sanctuary is the fifth in Iona Whishaw’s Lane Winslow mystery series, and while there’s no question you should read it — it’s excellent — a dilemma remains Should...
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LOS ANGELES—In the world of Hollywood, the name “Jim Carrey” means many things — In Living Color comic fireball; star of such wildly successful film comedies as Ace Ventura, The...
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Kristen Bell, the voice of princess Anna in Frozen told Parents magazine she loves reading to her daughters Lincoln, 5, and Delta, 3, when they’re “cuddled up like meerkats.” But...
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VANCOUVER—A 14 year old girl’s quest to give away two tickets to Ellen DeGeneres’s appearance in Vancouver has turned into an 82 ticket giveaway complete with all the “winners” singing O Canada before...
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The Toronto Symphony Orchestra on Thursday capped a hectic year in which it found a new CEO and said goodbye to music director Peter Oundjian by announcing a budget surplus...
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Toronto filmmaker/activist Rob Stewart believed so deeply in saving sharks and planet Earth from the ravages of humankind, he could talk about his mission to groups of 20 or 2, 000...
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Check out the new Trailer for Sharkwater Extinction directed by Rob Stewart Let us know what you think in the comments below. Documentary on the threatened demise of sharks, the...
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It’s 4 33 p.m. on the Saturday of a long weekend, and the Toronto Reference Library is set to shut its doors in 27 minutes — not exactly on the dot,...
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LOS ANGELES—Michael Bublé is shutting down rumours that he’s going to retire from music, saying he was misquoted in a recent interview. The report suggested the Grammy winning singer was stepping...
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Starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Nick Castle, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Will Patton and Virginia Gardner. Directed by David Gordon Green. Opens Friday at theatres everywhere. 106 minutes. 18A Some day...
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“Not at all unpleasant” isn’t exactly high praise when it comes to taste, but a new edible variety of cotton could play a major role in feeding the world’s hungry....
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Many North American moviegoers were introduced to Belgian writer/director Felix van Groeningen through his 2012 musical romance The Broken Circle Breakdown, a melancholy love story told out of order, like a diary...
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Halloween is a movie franchise that specializes in torture. Not to its characters – though there’s plenty of that – but to its timeline. The 1978 original, a straightforward, well plotted...
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Woe to anybody who goes to The Oath expecting it to be like innumerable comedies about dysfunctional families at Thanksgiving. Expect something way stronger — serious violence and liberal use...
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LOS ANGELES—“Orange Is the New Black” is fading to black after its upcoming seventh season. Cast members posted a video Wednesday announcing the series’ 2019 end, which was confirmed by...
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Romance isn’t dead, as college student Blake Jessica Barden declares in The New Romantic. It’s merely, um, different for millennials like her. Writer/director Carly Stone delivers a smart, well observed Canadian...