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Raging grannies with banners and fists raised
Raging Grannies: Witty elder activism has spread like wildfire | Mar 29 2015 | Frieda Werden, Jana Juniper Gee | The activist group Raging Grannies appear at all sorts of political events, singing satirical songs. Originating in B.C., the concept has spread all over the world.
#FierceVoices launches in Vancouver | Mar 29 2015 | Tania Ehret | On Wednesday, March 25, women and allies gathered to speak with #fiercevoices at Heartwood Community Cafe.
Photo of Bassem Youssef by Hossam el-Hamalawy/flickr
Art brings insight into war that's missing in politics | Mar 27 2015 | Rick Salutin | Why does culture handle war so much better than politics? It's not just that art tells the truth and politics lies. Culture is where you let yourself hear the truth but only within limits.
Photo: flickr/J R
Feel Good Friday: It's Frie-day! edition | Mar 27 2015 | Kaitlin McNabb | Happy Feel Good Friday! Lots of delicious feel good news nuggets here for you.
Sex, drugs and pyromania: 'The Green Hotel' exposes Toronto's underbelly | Mar 26 2015 | Lauren Scott | Jesse Gilmour explores the father-son relationship in the most extreme of terms. What will a father do for a son, and what will a son ask of a father?
Photo: Robert J. Galbraith/flickr
The Right to Be Cold: Sounding the alarm on climate change in the North | Mar 24 2015 | Naomi Klein | In her new memoir "The Right to Be Cold," Sheila Watt-Cloutier summarizes the devastating impacts of oil and gas extraction on Arctic communities.
Women making their bold mark in word and music | Mar 24 2015 | The F Word | In honour of this month's International Women's Day, She: Women in Word and Music show and dance party features an awesome line-up of women making their bold mark in word and music!
Photos from Cartoonists: Foot Soldiers of Democracy.
Documentary follows cartoonists under threat of jail, attacks, censorship and lawsuits | Mar 23 2015 | June Chua | The documentary "Cartoonists: Foot Soldiers of Democracy" is a well-rounded collection of stories highlighting the difficulties and complexities of being a political satirist in various countries.
Photo: flickr/ Umberto Salvagnin
Feel Good Friday: How tired are ya? edition | Mar 20 2015 | Kaitlin McNabb | It's been a long week for me. How about you? Here are some laughs to get you through.
Racist smear job on black college student beaten by police comes up empty | Mar 20 2015 | J. Baglow | Martese Johnson is an Honor student at the University of Virginia, a community leader and a respected peer. But he was still beaten bloody by local law enforcement.
In Canadian literary culture, breaking barriers must go beyond the books themselves | Mar 20 2015 | Lucia Lorenzi | This year's Canada Reads competition was about literature's capacity to break barriers, but literary culture in Canada faces a number of challenges itself.
Immigration barriers: 'Ru' by Kim Thúy wins Canada Reads | Mar 19 2015 | Lauren Scott | 'Ru' beats out 'When Everything Feels Like the Movies' as this year's "book to break barriers." Which barriers will it break and why should you care?

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