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Best book reviews of 2014 | Dec 18 2014 | Kaitlin McNabb | Books reviews! Get your book reviews here! We reviewed numerous books in the book lounge this year and here a few of the standouts.
Canadian indie publisher: Gerbil Meets Mouse | Dec 18 2014 | Lauren Scott | Gerbil Meets Mouse is a Canadian children's book publishing company that publishes books specifically about gerbils, that aim to bring certain social issues to light in a fun and relatable way.
Goliath vs. Goliath | Dec 17 2014 | Eva Prkachin | Leaked emails reveal that Sony, the MPAA, and other large studios are concocting a plan to censor the Internet.
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Zehra Abbas on social enterprise and social change | Dec 16 2014 | Face2Face | Zehra talks about local and global change, how she launched her social enterprise Studio 89, and what she's doing to bring together for-profit and not-for-profit models.
Kensington Market Festival of Lights 2014 | Dec 14 2014 | Krystalline Kraus | Unite to ignite the longest, darkest night. Celebrate the solstice community-style in a luminescent lantern-lit procession through Toronto’s Kensington Market. Saturday, December 21st at 7:00 pm.
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Unpacking the mystery of Jian Ghomeshi's interviews | Dec 12 2014 | Rick Salutin | One mystery of the Jian Ghomeshi affair is how he managed to be such a great interviewer. How does someone self-absorbed and deceitful produce interviews that are respectful, empathetic and concerned?
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Feel Good Friday roundup: Shake it off edition | Dec 12 2014 | Kaitlin McNabb | Too much of a good thing isn't a good thing at all? Who knows! But here's lots of good things.
Harper's Canada: What have we become? | Dec 11 2014 | Amira Elghawaby | Harperism has been sweeping Canada! You know that blend of neoliberal politics, mixed with swift denial and blatant lies. How did we get here, and more importantly, will we ever get out?
The Pom Bombs: Radical Sass Cheer Troupe | Dec 10 2014 | Redeye Collective | Dressed in turquoise, silver and lots of glitter, the Pom Bombs take their political chants out into the streets to raise energy, start dialogue and have fun.
The real threat Iran poses to the West | Dec 8 2014 | Scott Vrooman | Canada supposedly closed our embassy because Iran was a clear and present danger, but the clear and present danger is to Iran, not from it.
The feminist killjoy holiday gift guide | Dec 8 2014 | Anne Theriault | Shopping for that special feminist someone in your life? has got you covered.
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Jean Béliveau: Remembering a hockey legend and gentleman | Dec 5 2014 | Rick Salutin | Rick Salutin pays tribute to Montreal hockey legend Jean Béliveau, who was known for his consummate grace and class. Then he explains why he is missing Rob Ford already.

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