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Atwood film gives us a glimpse of the ‘Handmaid’ author’s monumental life

Directors Nancy Lang and Peter Raymont spend two years jetting around the world trying to keep pace with the award-winning author of The Handmaid’s Tale, to capture memorable moments of her monumental life for their documentary feature film Margaret Atwood: A Word after a Word after a Word is Power.

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Moulin Rouge auditions dancers in Canada

One of the most famous cabarets in the world is looking to expand its troupe of dancers. The Moulin Rouge holds auditions in three Canadian cities this month in hopes of finding classically trained performers who can also dazzle audiences with their mastery of the French Cancan.

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Meet Good American co-founders Khloé Kardashian and Emma Grede

Get a chance to meet Khloé Kardashian and Emma Grede, co-founders of the inclusive, body-positive, fashion brand Good American. The two are making an appearance in Toronto on Wednesday to launch their clothing line at The Bay.

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3D collage sculptures based on cultural icons and vintage relics

Artist Briony talks about her show ‘homage’. Video: Cherryl Bird

Artist Briony Douglas uses vintage objects to create a unique style of 3D art. In her latest collection she pays homage to Basquiat, Chanel, Michael Jordan, Kanye West, Estee Lauder, and Barbie.

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Tanenbaum follows select players of the ‘king of instruments’ in Pipe Dreams

Watching five young musicians gain mastery over their lives, seeing the hard work that goes into preparing for a competition, travelling with them from one city to the next, getting to know them as they try to conquer their fears, and moving ever closer toward the largest prize in the world of international competitive organ playing, makes one thing abundantly clear. Learning to master the organ is like trying to tame a rather large beast.

Alcee Chriss sits in front of the organ
Pipe Dreams documentary screenshot by Core Magazines
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Don’t mess with Paris Hilton, she’ll show up at your hearing

On a recent episode of The Talk, Sara Gilbert asked if anyone has been a victim of identity theft and the resounding roar of “yes” from the audience was so loud it startled the panel. 

Paris Hilton. Photo: Glenn Francis, Toglenn at English Wikipedia
Paris Hilton. Photo: Glenn Francis, Toglenn at English Wikipedia
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Karim Rashid set out to change the world of design and brought home a prized collection

Most designers have a hard time coming up with 1,000 ideas over their entire career but Karim Rashid has that many pieces in production now, and more than 4,000 over his career lifespan. His work is so accessible, you might even own a piece of it already.

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Yonge Mural painter gave up his career as a graphic artist to literally paint outside the box

“As I was painting, I really wanted a sense of their presence being here, so I would listen to their music, which is incredible music,” says artist Adrian Hayles, from the balcony of a nearby building overlooking the Yonge Mural. [article/video].

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The colourful whimsy of Frances Valentine will always be Kate Spade

It was time to take a break, she said, when Kate Spade sold her company she built with her husband Andy Spade and her other two partners Elcye Arons and Pamela Bell, to Neiman Marcus. Kate raised her daughter for about 9 years. When her daughter was becoming independent at 12, Kate decided to join the world of fashion again.

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