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Kaitlin McNabb is rabble's interim news coordinator, rabble book lounge coordinator and moderator of the babble book club. She is currently completing the Editing Certificate at Simon Fraser University, satisfying her love for all things writing and editing. Her work has appeared in Discorder, SAD MAG, Port City Lights and Sound on Sight.

A celebration of Black Canadian authors

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A listing of powerful Black Canadian writers who inspire Canadian writing and literature.

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Feel Good Friday: I'm so excited! edition

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This week. Well, this week is the week activist dreams are made of.

In one fell swoop we saw BIG WINS like Vancouver transit police cancelling its Memorandum of Understanding with Canada Border Services Agency, Shell cancelling the Pierre River mine project and Obama vetoing the Keystone XL pipeline.

This week is one to remember always and bring out on those drier days.

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Feel Good Friday: We get it. It's warm edition

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If one more smug BCer *cough* rabble's west coast people *cough* smugly talks about the smug cherry blossoms and their smug blooming or the beautiful smug biking in the warm smug weather, I'm gonna scream.

We get it : You live in the Pacific Northwest where winter ceases to exist and snow is this funny little thing you tell hushed stories while reminiscing about your non-west coast lives. Great.

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Feel Good Friday: Hello lover! edition

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Hello lovers!

Today is Friday, and for some, Valentine's Day Eve (I think I just made a new greeting card holiday), and that's just nice.

I really like cinnamon hearts, so today is two days before post-Valentine's Day and its glorious discount prices.

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Feel Good Friday: Ian Campeau is my BFF edition

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Well this is awkward.

It's been a couple months, so I think we should just be grownups and talk about it.

I haven't been writing Feel Good Fridays. There. I said it.

I want you all to know, it's not because I don't love FGF, or you, it's because, well… it doesn't matter anymore. The important part is that Feel Good Friday is back!

So please step away from whatever other Feel Good aids you were using, and come back home to your weekly brief. I promise I'll never leave again. (Unless I do, but for now I won't.)

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Best book reviews of 2014

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Various

by Various
(Various,
2014;
)

Welp! Another year has come and gone in the book lounge and we've got a whole slew of great reviews to prove it.

With a focus on Canadian publishers and Canadian authors, the book lounge was able to dive into a range of genres from Canadian politics to short stories to environmental issues to poetry and more with our original reviews.

So here, in no particular order, are some of my favourite original rabble reviews from 2014.

 

The war on higher education: What side are you on? by Tiana Reid

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Feel Good Friday roundup: Shake it off edition

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It's time for another Feel Good Friday.

So, a curious thing happened last week. I was all finished posting the FGF, and I was feeling pretty great, smug even, when I saw it. The infamous exercise video. Apparently I'd been living under a rock because I had not seen it yet, even though it was probably "all the rage" and most of you will be all "I saw this last month."

Regardless, I proceeded to watch this video. Over and over again. It's mystique and power pulled me in. And, perhaps, informed this Feel Good Friday a little too much? You decide.

Happy Friday.

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Feel Good Friday roundup: !!! edition

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Welp, it's Friday!

Another week has gone, and so, another Feel Good Friday is upon us! Doesn't that, at least, feel a bit... good?!

There have been some great environmental wins (clean jobs!), cool job postings (cat lover!), powerful speeches (Pam Palmater!) and adorable foxes (foxes!)!

Brace yourself for some smiles because it's Feel Good Friday time!

  • Canada is on twitter. Why? Nobody knows! But the trolling of the account has been pretty hilarious, eh!

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