Stories and poems by local and international writers are being dispensed from robot-like literary kiosks in airports and libraries across the United States.Continue reading Local trends: Story dispensers are popping up in public spaces
Your wedding day is meant to be where the fairy tale begins. For some, it is the beginning of a nightmare. For too many forced into arranged marriages, the nightmare has already begun.Continue reading Abuse victim to published author: the woman who rewrote her destiny
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Our Valentine’s Day gift ideas are unique, inspiring, adventurous, in-the-moment, straight from the heart experiences that are perfect for him or her, for all budgets and will make you look like the loveable genius that you are. If you need a last-minute gift idea, we’ve got you covered there too. Click on the images for special offers.Continue reading Valentine’s Day gift ideas to crush on
I did a summary of the 10 most popular ebooks that were trending on Kobo during the holiday break. This list will give you an idea of the titles people were clicking on during the Christmas and Kwanzaa break.Continue reading Top 10 most popular books in 2021
Four years after the song was released I found myself writing an out-of-this-world comment on the video for Zedd’s track Stay featuring singer Alessia Cara on YouTube and it got so wordy that I decided to turn it into a post for Core.Continue reading Breakdown of ‘Stay’ by Zedd, Alessia Cara
- New statutory holiday in Canada – September 30, 2021
Orange Shirt Day is based on the story of Phyllis Webstad, a Northern Secwepemc (Shuswap) from the Stswecem’c Xgat’tem First Nation, who was sent to St. Joseph Mission Residential School when she turned six. The shiny new orange shirt she was wearing when she arrived at The Mission was taken away from her and she was forced to wear a uniform. Webstad introduces each video on the Orange Shirt Day website and she tells her own story.Continue reading The Difference Between the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day
These are some events and things to do on the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (NDTR) including the special lighting on federal buildings, Indigenous films, radio and TV programming, art exhibitions and connecting with authors online.Continue reading Events to commemorate NDTR
Superheroes aren’t the only ones who get to have comic books, prime ministers do too.
Directors Nancy Lang and Peter Raymont spent 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 Margaret Atwood: A Word after a Word after a Word is Power.Continue reading Atwood film gives us a glimpse of the ‘Handmaid’ author’s monumental life
by Angélique Davies
Reconstructing Jonathan Davies has been illuminating for me. Collecting stories about my brother has caused a cascade of memories that seem to creep into my waking state, and it is like my brother’s voice is in my head, asking me to remember him well.