Brief notes and updates about entertainment and pop culture from Canada and around the world

Learning how to be a journalist within the academy

As I move forward with academic research, how do I make sure my work reaches a wider audience?

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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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?

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This week in Canadian pop culture history: Queen Elizabeth II’s birth, Sun News Network launch

April 17 Lester B. PearsonNational Film Board of Canada / Library and Archives Canada 1967Prime Minister Lester Pearson announced the creation of the Order of Canada. 1998The mega-banks that never were: Three months after the Royal Bank and Bank of Montreal announced plans to merge, Toronto Dominion Bank and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce announced […]

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New on the Nintendo Switch: Mar. 3, 2017

It’s Switch time! Nintendo’s new console launches on Friday with eight games. Here’s what’s available, along with their prices in Canadian dollars. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Buy physical copy or digital download: $79.99 Perfect and near-perfect early reviews are following Nintendo’s marquee title for the Switch (also available on the Wii […]

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Oscars, Diana Krall, Murdoch Mysteries top week’s essential entertainment

Let’s face it: this week is all about the Oscars. All other entertainment events fall under the great Academy Awards shadow but — believe it or not — a few TV, music and video game releases are braving the blackout. So, envelope please, here are Popjournalism‘s top 10 new & upcoming things to see and […]

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This week’s Nintendo eShop downloads: Mario vs. Donkey Kong

It's quiet on the Nintendo download front as the company prepares the launch of their new Switch console on Mar. 3

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Facebook employees now get 20 days to mourn, extended family benefits

Canadians get a minimum of three days bereavement leave, which may be unpaid depending on your province of residence

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It’s true but not new: UPS trucks avoid left turns to save money and time

Why are Travel+Leisure, Quartz and The Independent wasting their resources on this story from 2010?