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Carole Pope: The return of the diva

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Carole Pope has long been the grande dame of the Canadian art rock scene. With Rough Trade, she and writing partner Kevan Staples ushered in a riotous mix of glam, glitter, unspeakably racy (for the time) onstage lesbian sexuality and a certain delicious sense of intellectual irony. Who else would have called their record albums Avoid Freud and For Those Who Jung/Young?

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The F Word

Mary-Woo Sims on feminism, lesbianism and social justice activism

August 1, 2011
| Mary-Woo Sims, award-winning social justice activist and former Chief Commissioner of the B.C. Human Rights Commission, speaks with Nicole Deagan of The F Word about lesbianism, feminism and activism.
Length: 26:09
Reel Women

DVD Review: The Reel Women pirouette into the world of ballet

July 5, 2011
| Judy and Cathi go behind the curtains for a peek into the punishing world of ballet, when they review The Red Shoes and the Black Swan.
Length: 09:19 minutes (6.45 MB)
The Ruckus

#8 - Interview with Carole Pope

January 30, 2009
| Kevin McGowan chats with Carole Pope about music, the Anti Diva film, and her performance at Pride Iceland. Also tracks from Brenda Earle and The Free Press.
Length: 28:41

Book launch of The Other Side of Paradise - A Memoir by Staceyann Chin

Saturday, August 15, 2009 - 7:00pm - Sunday, August 16, 2009 - 12:00am

Location

Blue Moon Pub
725 Queen Street East
Toronto M4M 1H1
Canada
43° 39' 32.4108" N, 79° 20' 56.9148" W
Acclaimed performance artist Staceyann Chin brings her passionate lyricism to the page in a powerful memoir chronicling the resilience of one woman faced with a lifetime of struggle. Born on Christmas Day in Lottery, Jamaica, Staceyann was thrust into the arms of a mother who did not want her.

It was her grandmother who stepped in to nurture and provide for her and her older brother, but when the three are separated, Staceyann was again left to survive in an unfamiliar and unwelcome home in Paradise, Jamaica.

The Other Side of Paradise is an unforgettable story told with grace, humour and strength.
Tickets available at the door or in advance at the Toronto Women's Bookstore, 73 Harbord Street or call to reserve your ticket.

 

Prosecast

Cathi Bond talks to Wally Lamb about his new novel The Hour I First Believed"

January 21, 2009
| Great sprawllng epic of modern American life, by one of the most popular writers of the day.
Length: 29:07
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