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16 September 2013

TO Summer Shakespeare, Pt2: Shrew in High Park

By // Theatre (Toronto)

In live theatre, you know that anything can happen – props don’t work, actors skip a couple of lines, or segue into ad libs. It is what makes it exciting …

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23 May 2012

Jimmy Iovine Talks up Tonight’s Idol Finale!

By // TV

Let me just put it out there – I love American Idol. I love watching the kids come in, hearts on sleeves, nervous, hoping against hope they will get their …

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15 February 2012

Alyxandra Harvey Haunts Violet

By // Books

In her young adult novel, Haunting Violet, Alyxandra Harvey takes us on a journey to Britain in the latter half of the nineteenth century. It is a world full of …

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09 February 2012

Pride & Prejudice, The Murderous Sequel

By // Books

For fans of Jane Austen, like me, the publication of Death Comes to Pemberley was cause for a little celebration. The author, P.D. James, was born in Oxford in 1920, …

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28 January 2012

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

By // Books

When I picked up this wonderfully researched and evocative novel, my knowledge of Ethiopia was woefully limited. Within a few pages, Abraham Verghese drew me in to a world of …

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19 November 2010

2,500 Years of History in 42.2 Kilometers

By // Sports

The Battle of Marathon took place in 490 BC. Legend says that a soldier named Pheidippiedes ran from the site of the battle to Athens to relay news of the …