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The Dancehall Years | Aug 27 2016 | Redeye Collective | A new novel by Bowen Island resident Joan Haggerty follows four families, including one Japanese family, through the tumultous years of the Second World War and beyond.
Photo credit: Giants of Africa film
Giants of Africa basketball documentary flows with feeling and fast play | Aug 26 2016 | June Chua | Giants of Africa is a sports documentary all right, but it's a very human one that you won't forget. Why? The heartbreaking faces of its basketball players will be seared into your memory.
Ontario Hydro, negative politicking, the burkini, Salvador, Nestle and urban farming: What's new in the news | Aug 26 2016 | Emily Blake | rabble bloggers continue to bring informed takes on Canada's tops news stories! Here are some of the best blog posts of the week.
Photo: Citizen59/flickr
From Rio to Tokyo, gender discrimination in sport continues | Aug 25 2016 | Katie Douglas, Pro Bono | The treatment of athletes like Caster Semenya at the Rio Olympics shows that the rights of women who do not conform to binary understandings of sex are deemed less worthy of protection than others.
Canada helps tighten the tripwires on NATO's doomsday machine | Aug 25 2016 | Scott Vrooman | In which Scott Vrooman finally outs himself as a Kremlin agent.
From slave markets to supermarkets: Brazil's complex past and present aren't simply black and white | Aug 25 2016 | Robin Browne | Brazil's former colonial capital Salvador reflects the nation's complex past -- and present.
Olympic athlete Brianne Theisen-Eaton. Photo: filip bossuyt/flickr
Our media's sad, unsavoury relationship with 'native' ad content | Aug 24 2016 | Wayne MacPhail | Mainstream media can't have it both ways. It can't pretend that increasingly depending on sponsored native content to boost its bottom line will have no impact on how it produces news.
Kim Kardashian is not a feminist -- get over it | Aug 23 2016 | Meghan Murphy | The reason Kim Kardashian says she isn't a feminist is because she's not -- liberals should think about why that is.
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Episode One: The Strange Wax Cylinders of Thaddeus Barnes | Aug 21 2016 | Harrowsmith Now | A rollicking Canadian steampunk adventure and a companion to the Harrowsmith Now treasure hunt, The Strange Copper Cylinders of Thaddeus Barnes.
Lauralyn Chow reflects on memory, family and identity in 'Paper Teeth' | Aug 18 2016 | Allan Cho | Lauralyn Chow's new short story collection 'Paper Teeth' follows the lives of the Lees, a Canadian-Chinese family and their friends in Edmonton. Read this author Q&A now!
Photo: Martin Abegglen/flickr
The coming demise of Star Touch | Aug 17 2016 | Wayne MacPhail | What can we learn from the sad fate of the Toronto Star's Star Touch tablet fiasco and its imminent demise?
Meet the hosts of The Hum Podcast | Aug 17 2016 | Gilad Cohen | Amar and Gilad bare their souls... to each other. Listen in as they chat about life as immigrants, eating disorders, stigma and much more.

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