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The art and politics of the world's most imaginative circus troupe

Cirque du Soleil presentation of OVO. Photo by  Ed Schipul
Cirque du Soleil presentation of OVO. Photo by Ed Schipul

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Firdaus Kharas: Animating public service and social justice

Firdaus Kharas' The Three Amigos was a series of 20 short PSAs that stressed the value of condoms in the battle against AIDS.

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Music Review: Carole Pope returns with new album

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Grande dame of the Canadian art rock scene Carole Pope returns with a new album.

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Apartners film delves into trend of committed couples living apart

Sharon and David

Filmmaker Sharon Hyman has a favourite line from one of the subjects of her film Apart♡ners: Living Happily Ever Apart.

"How can I miss you if you won't go away?" Hyman laughs over the phone.

The Montreal director -- whose previous film Neverbloomers examined the idea of adulthood and what it means -- is still in development with the documentary, which she hopes will be in production this September and on VOD and in theatrical release in 2015.

Video: Don't Get My Valley Up! A rap from Stone Fence Theatre's new musical

Don't Get My Valley Up! -- the rap song used in the Act 1 finale of Stone Fence Theatre's new musical, G'day, We're from the Valley, EH!, which opens in Eganville July 22 and plays throughout the summer and fall in six Renfrew County locations. The rap is written by Ish Theilheimer and Chantal Elie-Sernoskie. Leads in video: Robin Pinkerton, Chantal Elie-Sernoskie and Ambrose Mullin. Information, scheduling and ticket purchases are all at the company's website, www.stonefence.ca . The video was shot and produced by Space Camp Collective, with recording by Robin Pinkerton.

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A page from Rosemary Sexton's book shows diaries get closest to lived life

Home Before Dark book jacket

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I hardly know what to say about Rosemary Sexton's book, Home Before Dark, and that's a rare gift from an author. It's a rambling, riveting, often trivial diary of her life between 1998 and 2002. Why that span? No particular reason.

Sovereign Nation: Paths of Resistance and Decolonization

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 (All day) - Sunday, July 27, 2014 (All day)

Location

Plan B Merchants Co-op
2180 Gottingen Street
Halifax, NS
Canada
44° 39' 10.4688" N, 63° 35' 5.3988" W

Sovereign Nation: Paths of Resistance and Decolonization is an interactive zine installation being held at The Anchor Archive Zine Library from Tuesday, July 8th to Sunday, July 27th at the Plan B Gallery, 2180 Gottingen Street. Opening will be held Tuesday July 8th from 6-9pm.

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Building confidence in autistic teens through video games

Photo: Every1Games

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"It's about creativity," says Sarah Drew, who runs Every1Games, a company that provides a skills course in video game production activities along with social and professional development for teens with autism.

"Our participants want a chance to make something they can share."

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