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Daily Routines

Every wonder how W.H. Auden started his day? How about with a hefty dose of amphetamines!

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He swallowed Benzedrine every morning for twenty years, from 1938 onward, balancing its effect with the barbiturate Seconal when he wanted to sleep. (He also kept a glass of vodka by the bed, to swig if he woke up during the night.) He took a pragmatic attitude toward amphetamines, regarding them as a "labor-saving device" in the "mental kitchen," with the important proviso that "these mechanisms are very crude, liable to injure the cook, and constantly breaking down."

Me, I'm more of a Simone de Beauvoir (except I don't see Sartre at lunchtime):

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Human Drama in Gaza photo exhibition

Jan 31, 2011 to Feb 11, 2011
Gordon Snelgrove Gallery
3 Campus Drive Room 191, Murray Building, University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon
Canada
52° 7' 50.9196" N, 106° 38' 16.62" W
CA
A photo exhibition that illuminates the human element of Gaza.
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Art Battle

Feb 5, 2011 to Feb 6, 2011
Varley Art Gallery
216 Main Street Unionville
L3R 2H1 Markham
Canada
43° 52' 9.2964" N, 79° 18' 45.3996" W
CA
Art Battle is live competitive painting. 3 matches. audience voting. auction.
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Debkeh for Children workshop

Mar 27, 2011
Beit Zatoun
612 Markham Street near Bathurst station
Toronto
Canada
43° 39' 53.2584" N, 79° 24' 44.6868" W
CA
Bring your children to Beit Zatoun to learn basic debkeh steps
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Incite @ VPL: An exploration of books and ideas

Jan 26, 2011 to Apr 21, 2011
Central Library, VPL
350 W. Georgia Street Alice McKay Room
Vancouver , BC
Canada
49° 16' 46.938" N, 123° 6' 56.25" W
British Columbia CA
Join the Writers Festival for a new twice-monthly series at the Central Library for illuminating readings and discussions with novelists, poets, non-fiction writers and more.
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Screaming Queens screening

Jan 31, 2011
The Centre for Women and Trans People
563 Spadina Ave. room 100
M5S 2J7 Toronto
Canada
43° 39' 35.8488" N, 79° 24' 1.0368" W
CA
The Trans Inclusion Group hosts a FREE screening of: “SCREAMING QUEENS: The Riot at Compton’s Cafeteria”
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Freeing ourselves from a 10,000-year-old story

Jan 14, 2011 to Jan 15, 2011
Beit Zatoun
612 Markham Street near Bathurst subway
Toronto
Canada
43° 39' 53.2584" N, 79° 24' 44.6868" W
CA
Philip Shepherd exposes the story told by our culture's customs, architecture and metaphors.
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Vancouver South African film festival

Jan 22, 2011 to Jan 24, 2011
Granville 7 Cinemas
855 Granville Street
Vancouver , BC
Canada
49° 14' 54.6828" N, 123° 6' 31.68" W
British Columbia CA
The Vancouver South African Film Festival presents four features and four documentaries that explore the culture, history and politics of South Africa -- films that entertain and inform.
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Why We Fight

Jan 7, 2011 to Jan 8, 2011
Centre of Gravity
1300 Gerrard St. East
Toronto
Canada
43° 40' 16.3704" N, 79° 19' 37.794" W
CA
A free screening of a film that explores the concept of the military-industrial complex.
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Nature's Palette...Abstracted

Jan 10, 2011 to Jan 16, 2011
Ben Navaee Gallery
1111 Queen ST East
M4M 1K7 Toronto
Canada
43° 39' 43.2" N, 79° 20' 7.404" W
CA
Art Exhibition
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The world is mine

Jan 3, 2011 to Jan 9, 2011
Ben Navaee Gallery
1111 Queen ST East
M4M 1K7 Toronto
Canada
43° 39' 43.2" N, 79° 20' 7.404" W
CA
Photography and art exhibition featuring Doug Lewis, Barbel Choy and Auin McColgan.
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Inside Disaster Haiti

Jan 11, 2011 to Feb 9, 2011
Various
Canada
37° 58' 26.6304" N, 122° 33' 44.3232" W
CA
The world broadcast premier of a three-part documentary series concerning the Haiti earthquake
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Mountain High River Flow...Without End

Jan 6, 2011 to Jan 7, 2011
Vancouver Public Library
350 West Georgia Street Alice MacKay Room, Lower Level Central Library
Vancouver
Canada
49° 16' 46.938" N, 123° 6' 56.25" W
CA
Contemporary arts meets ancient Chinese culture
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Yoho National Park's Spiral Tunnels

Jan 5, 2011 to Jan 6, 2011
Vancouver Public Library
350 West Georgia Street Alice MacKay Room, Lower Level Central Library
Vancouver
Canada
49° 16' 46.938" N, 123° 6' 56.25" W
CA
An interpretation presented by Parks Canada
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Movies Around the World: Asia

Dec 27, 2010 to Dec 31, 2010
Vancouver Public Library
350 West Georgia Street
Vancouver
Canada
49° 16' 46.938" N, 123° 6' 56.25" W
CA
An afternoon of international films just for teens
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Holden Caulfield's Literary Mixtape

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If you’ve ever wondered what your favorite literary characters might be listening to while they save the world/contemplate existence/get into trouble, or hallucinated a soundtrack to go along with your favorite novels, well, us too. But wonder no more! Welcome to the first installment of a new feature on Flavorwire, where we sneak a look at the hypothetical iPods of some of literature’s most interesting characters. What would be on the personal playlists of Holden Caulfield or Elizabeth Bennett, Huck Finn or Harry Potter, Tintin or Humbert Humbert? Something revealing, we bet. Or at least something danceable. Read on for a cozy reading soundtrack, character study, or yet another way to emulate your favorite literary hero.

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Ivan E. Coyote book and CD signing

Dec 18, 2010
Little Sister's Books and Art
1238 Davie Street
Vancouver , BC
Canada
49° 16' 56.1252" N, 123° 8' 3.1992" W
British Columbia CA
Ivan E. Coyote will be signing copies of her new book Missed Her and new CD Only Two Reasons.
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Launching the Socialist Register 2011

Jan 20, 2011 to Jan 21, 2011
Lula Lounge
1585 Dundas Street West
Toronto
Canada
43° 38' 59.2728" N, 79° 26' 4.4232" W
CA
Join us for the 2011 launch of the Socialist Register.

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