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The Brain and the Ballet Dancer: Dr. Crystal Dilworth on brain chemistry and the co-dependency between art and science. | Sep 16 2014 | Andrew Sayo, Charlene Sayo, Eirene Cloma | Does art need the structure of science? Can science grow without creativity? For Dr. Crystal Dilworth, the attraction between opposites is all about the brain and a little bit of chemistry.
Image: Wikimedia Commons
Harold Innis goes to war | Sep 16 2014 | Mel Watkins | The famous Canadian historian was deeply touched by the First World War and it affected his career and philosophy for the rest of his life.
Urban Outfitters tries to sell vintage Kent State Sweatshirt -- complete with blood splatter and bullet holes | Sep 15 2014 | Krystalline Kraus | The shirt was originally priced at $129.00 USD.
Photo: flickr/John
Feel Good Friday roundup: Kittens! edition | Sep 12 2014 | Kaitlin McNabb | So, I like cat videos. A lot. But what else can cheer you up faster than a basket full of kittens? Feel Good Friday is here... with plenty of kittens.
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Quebec laws keep undocumented children out of school | Sep 12 2014 | Miriam Katawazi | When Max's family's refugee application was denied, they were asked to pay for public school. They couldn't. Max missed two years. Advocates are working to make school free for all children.
How potatoes and polar bears can teach kids about human rights | Sep 11 2014 | Mehreen Shahid | What can two potatoes teach us about human rights? A lot more than you think! In these uniquely Canadian children's books, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms is made accessible to kids.
Photo: Nina Helmer/flickr
A paean to polyglots | Sep 9 2014 | Joyce Arthur | Becoming fluent in another language is a huge and challenging accomplishment. I salute the world's polyglots. Really, how do you do it?! You have my profound admiration and respect.
Remembering Martha: Art, community and the passenger pigeon | Sep 9 2014 | Holly Adams | Learning about loss: resources for educators, artists and community leaders/activists to explore extinction (and branch out from there!)
Lest we forget: Workers' rights since the First World War | Sep 8 2014 | Pat Kerwin, Retiree Matters | If we don't stop the clock from being turned back to the time of the First World War, we will revisit the era of the Dirty '30s described so well by John Steinbeck in "The Grapes of Wrath."
Q&A from the Vancouver Queer Film Festival: Kate Bornstein | Sep 7 2014 | The F Word | The F Word airs a Q&A from the Vancouver Queer Film Festival that followed a screening of the portrait film: Kate Bornstein is a Queer and Pleasant Danger.
Imagined Portrait of Alison Redford
That Portrait of a Certain Lady: A bargain at $12,000? Or not? | Sep 6 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | If we chose other examples of public art -- say large sculptures in front of a major public building -- the way we choose the portraits of Alberta's premiers, it would legitimately be a scandal.
Photo: flickr/Shannon Badiee
Feel Good Friday roundup: A case of the grumps edition | Sep 5 2014 | Kaitlin McNabb | Got a case of the grumps? Feel Good Friday is just the medicine you need.

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