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Bring on the Cancon: A review of cultural policy is long overdue | May 6 2016 | Rick Salutin | Many thanks to Culture Minister Mélanie Joly for announcing a review of Canadian cultural policy. It's the task of all sentient public officials to get in and bolster this crucial sector.
The revolution will be led by women with wooden legs | May 5 2016 | Clarissa Fortin | In Ramprend, women come of age and lose one leg to a saw. Why? Delve into Huey Helene Alcaro's dystopian world of religious fervor and gender roles run amok.
'Angry Inuk' doc makes case for sustainable seal hunting in Canada | May 5 2016 | Laura Brightwell | With "sealfies," humour and honesty, a Canadian documentary portrays the Inuit side of the seal hunt debate.
This Mother's Day make the time to see 'The Apology' -- and yes, take your mother | May 5 2016 | Doreen Nicoll | 'The Apology' showcases the strength, love, beauty, power, resilience and quiet determination of women who survived a living hell on earth and triumphed despite being blamed.
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An elegy for computer languages past | May 4 2016 | Wayne MacPhail | A new TV show about the early days of the personal computer revolution evokes memories of Commodore 64s and the last time amateurs could bend a modern graphic user interface computer to their will.
New cheerleading doc subverts convention and celebrates failure | May 4 2016 | Laura Brightwell | A new Canadian documentary finds that, win or lose, redemption can be found in the everyday trials and joys of life.
John Nichols on the perils and opportunities of the next technological revolution | May 2 2016 | Redeye Collective | John Nichols is the Washington correspondent for The Nation magazine. He's the author, with Robert McChesney, of People Get Ready: The Fight Against a Jobless Economy and a Citizenless Democracy.
Robert McChesney on the fight against a jobless economy | May 2 2016 | Redeye Collective | Robert McChesney says a technological revolution in artificial intelligence is around the corner and we need to get ready to fight to expand democracy and ensure everyone benefits from the changes.
B.C. publisher Dagger Editions makes queer women writers a priority | Apr 28 2016 | Clarissa Fortin | Dagger Editions is a new imprint of Caitlin Press which publishes stories by and about queer women. Enjoy this Q&A with publisher Vici Johnstone.
'Oscar of Between' pushes boundaries of identity, language and form | Apr 28 2016 | Betsy Warland | New publisher Dagger Editions focuses on literature produced by and for queer woman. In this excerpt, Betsy Warland delves into a personal narrative of "a person of between."
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Interacting with our devices: Some output on input | Apr 27 2016 | Wayne MacPhail | Right now there are a handful of ways to get our ideas out of our heads and into our computers. These are, of course, the limitations of our hands, our imaginations and our devices.
Creative Disruption: Resisting fossil fuel projects in Pacific Northwest | Apr 27 2016 | Redeye Collective | A year ago, Mary Democker "condemned" six of her neighbours' houses and built a block-long pipeline to draw attention to the Jordan Cove pipeline which will bring fracked gas to the Oregon coast.

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