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Jessica Holmes: Always After A Laugh

For some performers, they know immediately which area of performance they want to hone in on: film, theatre, or chasing after thousands of hits on Youtube. For Canadian actress, comedian, writer, and life coach Jessica Holmes, she knew she wanted to experience all of them. Advertisements

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Five Ways to Stay Caught up During NaNoWriMo

November is almost half way over, and that means those participating in National Novel Writing Month, also known as NaNoWriMo, should be almost half way done with their novels. The goal of NaNoWriMo is for each participant to write 50,000 words in the month of November, about 1667 words a day, which is essentially the […]

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Twilight Resurrected: A Review of Stephenie Meyer’s Gender-Swapped “Twilight”

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of Twilight, Stephenie Meyer released a “new” book, a gender-swapped version of Twilight itself. The book, entitled Life and Death and available only as a special double edition of Twilight, was intended to address the criticisms her portrayal of Bella has faced in the decade since the book’s original publication. […]

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Tidy Time: The Marie Kondo Method

You may have seen the compact book with the turquoise tones sitting on the shelf at your favorite store. If you’ve done any casual searching for organizational tips, you have definitely come across it. The book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing written by Marie Kondo, has become […]

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BookCrossing: Traveling Books Across the World

“I’m free! I’m not lost!” The words catch my eye immediately. I’m in the middle of Toronto’s St. Lawrence Market on a bustling Wednesday at lunch time, crowds of people hurrying past me in every direction. No one else’s eyes fall on the red hardcover book with the yellow sticky note on the cover, proudly […]

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Plotting a Way to Finish Your Novel in the Modern World

Is there anything harder than writing? Ask anyone who is aspiring to be an author and they’ll undoubtedly tell you “NO”. While coming up with a story is exciting and really fun, getting all of it out on a page coherently can be frustrating. Today, you could probably travel the earth ten times over on […]

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Aziz Ansari Researches the Mix of Technology and Dating in His Book ‘Modern Romance’

Aziz Ansari is having an incredible year. 2015 has seen the release of Netflix special Aziz Ansari Live At Madison Square Garden, the series finale of NBC’s Parks and Recreation, and the publishing of his book Modern Romance. Co-written by NYU Sociologist Eric Klinenberg, the book delves into the complicated relationship between dating culture and […]

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Making the Most of Summer Reading for a Relaxing Wind Down

The sun is shining. The sky is blue. Perhaps there’s even a light breeze. Maybe you’re at the park. Or sitting on a blanket at the beach. Maybe you’re just relaxing on your balcony. Wherever you are, summer is right around the corner, and with that comes one of the best summer activities – reading.

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The Importance of Batman

Happy Batman Day! Seventy-six years ago today, Batman (created by artist, Bob Kane and writer, Bill Finger) made his first ever appearance in Detective Comics #27. On account of those early comic book appearances that catapulted the Caped Crusader into stardom, today Batman has become one of of the most well known characters in the history of our American […]

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Filling Your Pages With Dreams: The K.M. Ashling Story

What are you doing with your life? That question isn’t meant to be rhetorical as it’s a question that we will all be asking ourselves at one point or another. For most of us, our life is a series of tasks that have to be completed, almost in a sort of video game style. Things […]

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Rediscovering Classic Films Through Books

The trend of adapting novels to film is not at all a recent one. For years and long before the popular Harry Potter series or The Hunger Games, Hollywood has been taking note of some of our most profound novels and turning to these illustrious literary works for inspiration on the big screen. For movie buffs, […]

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“The Hunger Games – Mockingjay Part I”: Was it Worth Splitting in Two?

The moment you’ve been waiting for is here! This weekend, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 opens in theaters but was the film worth splitting in two installments? Our writer reviews the latest in the blockbuster franchise.

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A Novel Idea: National Novel Writing Month

National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, is upon us once again! Each year, millions of participants from around the world pledge themselves to the task of writing a 50,000 word novel from November 1st through 30th. While Nicole Drum has covered the history of the event here, I’m going to focus on the process of writing […]

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