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Well established but not well-off: Canada’s authors struggle to make ends meet, says study

Well established but not well-off: Canada's authors struggle to make ends meet, says study

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It's a story as old as the craft itself: an impoverished author, serving coffee or scrubbing floors while writing what would become a seminal novel. Except in Canada today, tales of financial hardship extend to writers who are established, have published several books and even those who have won major prizes. When the Writers' Union of Canada…
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Widows is the Oscar-worthy movie Viola Davis deserves and America needs

Widows is the Oscar-worthy movie Viola Davis deserves and America needs

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Steve McQueen is a director who fixes the audience's gaze on uncomfortable truths. He did it five years ago with his Oscar-winning film 12 Years a Slave, a stunning indictment of the all-too human cost of slavery. Now he's turned his gaze to America today. His inspiration: Widows — a British TV series from 1983 about a group of women…
Fiddler on the Roof theatregoer ejected after ‘Heil Hitler! Heil Trump’ outburst

Fiddler on the Roof theatregoer ejected after 'Heil Hitler! Heil Trump' outburst

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A man laced the atmosphere of a Baltimore theatre with menace when he began shouting "Heil Hitler! Heil Trump!" during intermission of a classic play set in a Jewish village in czarist Russia. The patron's pro-Nazi and pro-Trump outburst during a Wednesday night production of Fiddler on the Roof sent dozens of panicked people running for…
Japanese man pledges to have, hold and cherish hologram pop star Hatsune Miku

Japanese man pledges to have, hold and cherish hologram pop star Hatsune Miku

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When newlywed Akihiko Kondo returns from work at a middle school in a Tokyo suburb, he is greeted by the love of his life, who lights up — literally — in welcome. His wife, Hatsune Miku, is not flesh and blood but a computer-generated hologram. Her ethereal existence did not stop Kondo, 35, from strengthening his commitment to her with…