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  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s unborn child is doomed to a life of perfection

    October 15, 2018 7:20 PM 16

    I don’t know what went wrong. But as a general rule, if a new relationship is powered by impulse tattoos, plans for instant matrimony and bursts of PDA that are borderline soft-porn, it’s probably doomed. And so if the Duke and Duchess of Sussex care about the world as much as they claim, if they are motivated by true charity, they need to take it down a notch

  • Come From Away to take show to St. John’s

    October 15, 2018 3:26 PM 22

    David Mirvish says they decided to return to Newfoundland after realizing there was a gap between the Toronto production’s move from the Royal Alexandra Theatre to the Elgin Theatre this January. The St. John’s shows will run from Jan. 23 to 27 at the Holy Heart Theatre, with proceeds going to the six towns that hosted 7,000 stranded travellers who landed

  • Nova Scotia won’t pay to exhibit Annie Leibovitz photos

    October 12, 2018 4:00 PM 22

    HALIFAX—The Nova Scotia government says it won’t ante up to help the provincial art gallery exhibit pictures by famed American photographer Annie Leibovitz. Culture Minister Leo Glavine had said in May it “wouldn’t be out of the question” the province could consider helping the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia pay the exhibition fee to showcase the collection

  • Carol Bruneau probes the challenges of marriage in A Circle on the Surface

    October 12, 2018 11:30 AM 17

    One of the gifts of historical fiction is its ability to underscore the unchangeable aspects of humanity. Such is the case with Halifax writer Carol Bruneau’s new outing A Circle on the Surface, which probes the timelessness of troubled marriages. In this page-turner, the bestselling author transports readers back to the Maritimes of World War II, illustrating

  • Explore deepest fears and desires in these new horror books

    October 12, 2018 11:00 AM 20

    Sweden’s John Ajvide Lindqvist is best known for his novel (and its film adaptations) Let the Right One In, a stunning update of the traditional vampire story. Since that novel’s publication, Lindqvist has stamped his imprint upon several other sub-genres, including the zombie apocalypse saga, the child-gone-missing page-turner, and the Lovecraftian

  • Laurie Gelman, Deborah Katz among $10,000 Vine Awards winners for Jewish literature

    October 11, 2018 7:46 PM 21

    The jury, comprised of Beverley Chalmers, author, editor and educator Joseph Kertes, and Indigenous writer and activist Lee Maracle, chose the winners from 59 entries submitted. The Vine Awards were established in 2004 to honour the best Canadian Jewish writers and Canadian authors who deal with Jewish subjects — they continued the tradition of the Canadian

  • Promoter of failed Fyre Festival gets 6 years in prison

    October 11, 2018 6:56 PM 20

    The festival, with entry fees costing between $4,000 to $12,000, lured revellers with a glitzy social media campaign featuring models, including Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid and Emily Ratajkowski. It billed itself as a glamorous party where guests would be flown to an island purportedly once owned by infamous drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, and provided with luxurious

  • Donald Trump welcomes Kanye West to the Oval Office

    October 11, 2018 5:23 PM 16

    The White House had said that Trump and West would discuss a range of issues, including manufacturing, prison reform, preventing gang violence and reducing violence in Chicago, which is where West grew up. Trump calls West a longtime friend. Trump told Fox and Friends Thursday: “He’s a different kind of guy and that’s OK with me.” The White House has said they will talk about

  • Movie poster from Karloff’s ‘The Mummy’ could fetch $1.5 million (U.S.)

    October 11, 2018 3:43 PM 18

    The remnant of Hollywood’s golden age of horror depicts Karloff in the title role and Zita Johann as the subject of his desire. The tag next to the greenish ghoul warns: “It Comes to Life!” It fetched $453,500 at Sotheby’s in 1997, then the auction record, and held the title until 2014, when it was eclipsed by a poster for the 1927 film “London After

  • David Chariandy’s novel Brother wins $10,000 Toronto Book Award

    October 11, 2018 12:00 AM 18

    The announcement of the 2018 winner was made by city librarian Vickery Bowles at the Toronto Reference Library in a celebratory event Wednesday night attended by book fans from across the city and hosted by the Toronto Star’s books editor Deborah Dundas. Chariandy’s second novel is the powerfully told story of two Black brothers growing up in a Scarborough