Issue: 2013-10-10

Making Music to Make Change

Regardless of genre or gender, music has the ability to capture the interest of an audience. This is a concept that 15-year-old Emily Ross is applying to her own concert production, called Because I am a Girl. “Music sums up feelings better than words,” Ross says. “No language unites people, but music appeals to everyone.” …

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1 Dead in Attic

I’ve never been to New Orleans but my friend Casey Mclaughlin has, and when she returned she brought me a book called 1 Dead in Attic, by New Orleans Times-Picayune columnist Chris Rose. The book is a collection of Rose’s columns dating from September 1, 2005, three days after Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Louisiana, …

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Talking Turkey

Because turkeys are a North American bird, it makes sense to have them for the North American holiday of Thanksgiving. There are about 15 different kinds of turkeys ranging in colour from a slate-blue to the bronze of the wild birds. The most commonly raised breed of turkey looks nothing like it’s wild predecessors. It …

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