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July 13, 2018 10:30 AM Fantastical creatures feature in these five new books

Fantastical creatures — fairies, dragons, elves, slithy toves and more — take centre stage in these new reads. This splendid book will appeal to admirers of John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973). It is published by the University of Oxford’s Bodleian Library to commemorate its current Tolkien exhibition, running from June 1 to Oct. 28. The Bodleian is the keeper 8

June 28, 2018 11:01 PM Science fiction master Harlan Ellison dies at 84

His short story, I Have No Mouth & I Must Scream, is about the last humans, eternally tortured by a malevolent, godlike computer. It was made into a computer game, with its author providing the machine’s voice. Ellison disliked computers and worked on old manual typewriters, although he denied being anti-technology. Sometimes, for promotional purposes 12

June 22, 2018 10:30 AM Devious characters, grisly crimes mark the newest crop of mystery books

As narrators go, Finn, this novel’s principal teller of the tale, a wealthy English investment advisor, is reliable enough, though he may be withholding some details. At any rate, it seems he was serious about marrying a young woman named Layla until a dozen years ago when she vanished without a clue. The years pass, and Finn, still reliable but also still 13

June 21, 2018 12:57 PM U.S. universities quiet on ties to team doctor in sexual abuse inquiry

The resume says he was a medical resident at Rutgers from 1974-75; a research fellow in medicine at Harvard Medical School and Boston’s Peter Bent Brigham Hospital from 1975-77; and a fellow in sports medicine at Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Boston before becoming an Ohio State assistant professor. The resume also lists him as a “physician for university 10

June 7, 2018 9:05 PM Epilepsy double the national average in First Nations population: study

A new study suggests that the incidence of epilepsy among First Nations people is twice that of the non-Indigenous population. A new study suggests that the incidence of epilepsy among First Nations people in Canada is twice that of the non-Indigenous population. Research from the University of Saskatchewan showed a national rate annually of 62 new cases 9

June 2, 2018 8:00 AM The Canadian Armed Forces should drop its citizenship requirement

My father was hailed by a Canadian Air Force recruiter on the streets of London. That's how my family got here In fact, the longstanding practice in our military has been to enroll non-citizens. It has long been part of our military tradition. If it had not been, I wouldn't be here writing this column. When the war ended, large numbers of those men did not come home to Canada 59

May 15, 2018 3:23 PM Tom Wolfe, pioneering 'New Journalist,' dead at 87

Wolfe was admitted Monday to a Manhattan hospital with an infection Author Tom Wolfe, who chronicled everything from hippies to the space race before turning his sharp eye to fiction, has died. He was 87. Wolfe's agent, Lynn Nesbit, told The Associated Press that Wolfe died in a New York City hospital. Additional details were not immediately available 19

May 8, 2018 8:00 AM How to watch the Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding on CBC

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's will tie the knot on May 19, and CBC has every angle covered. Find out more about how to follow our coverage leading up to and on the day of the nuptials. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will tie the knot on May 19 inside St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, and CBC has every angle covered. We'll be on location in Windsor 41

May 6, 2018 3:46 PM Thousands of German high schoolers protest English exam they say was too hard

In a petition that has almost 36,000 signatures, students complain that the standardized test had excerpts that were too difficult and obscure to analyze. BERLIN—High school students in Germany have gathered tens of thousands of signatures in an online petition to complain about an “unfair” final English exam, saying the test was much harder than in previous 16

May 2, 2018 4:00 PM How to watch Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding in Canada

Planning an early morning viewing party? Here’s what you need to know. Below is a look at the coverage Canadian broadcasters are planning around the big event. Starting the week of May 14, former CBC chief correspondent Peter Mansbridge returns to host a documentary showcase that takes viewers on a journey throughout the week. With a series of introductions 23