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Issue: 2009-10-29

The accordion tells it like it is

Geoff Berner is an accordion player.If you think this might make for a boring evening at the Old Fire Hall, Fridaynight, then you don’t know Geoff.With such songs as “Half German Girlfriend” and “We All...

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From Ice to Ashes

An excerpt fromJessica Simon’s New BookChapter One… Under the skiff of snow that blew across the parking lot, a row of footprints trailed from Fanger’s truck – a pile of rust so old it said Datsun on the...

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A Comet, a Hunter and a Charioteer

As the International Space Station (ISS) approaches completion, it is so bright that some observers have glimpsed it during daylight hours.To do this, the sun must be low in the sky. To find out where to look in the sky, go the...

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The return of jazz dance

Kimberley Cooper retraced the rise and descent of North American jazz dance: It is primarily a folk dance mixed by African slaves and the Europeans who enslaved them. But it died out with the Second World War, bebop and the...

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World of Words: Poetry in a Slant Room

Yukon poet Michael Eden Reynolds’ first book, Slant Room, released today by The Porcupine’s Quill, shows us a stark natural world, and us in it.The first half, titled “Migrations”, “is very spare...

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