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Into the Blue

The 2015 Blue Met Literary Festival will feature over 100 writers, including Junot Díaz, Nancy Huston, Russell Banks, Hector Tobar, and Marie Howe.

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Knowing when to stop

For most of my life I have hated Christmas. My father was often laid off just before the holidays and there wasn’t much money for presents. It didn’t stop me from wanting things. And I always wanted things.

Egyptian soccer fans celebrate after a win over Algeria. Photo by Asmaa Waguih, Creative Commons.

We are alive

I sat at the edge of the hospital chair, laughing and crying, and watched my husband’s face as he bolted up, shouting for joy when his beloved team scored.

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Talk curling to me

With the Olympics in full throttle, excited fans across the nation are wondering how one begins pursuing a career in luge-ing. Curling has got to be one of the most underrated sports around and, unlike the luge, there are curling rinks set up nation-wide which leaves no reason to be baffled by its existence (sorry luge).

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Igloofest is crazy (and so are we)

Igloofest is what happens when you take North America’s only UNESCO City of Design, fill it with the continent’s most important digital arts scene, toss in some neon-glow ice cubes and then blend at full throttle – to the beats of some of the world’s best and biggest DJs come to play for Montreal’s notoriously fun-loving crowds.

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Boxing beauties

“Protect yourself at all times.” It’s 11:33 pm on Saturday, January 18th at Montreal’s Bell Centre, but for competitors Jean Pascal and Lucian Bute, what matters in that day is the last half hour.

Expozine 2013

Montreal’s small press, comic and zine fair, Expozine, is happening this weekend at the St-Enfant Jésus Church on St-Dominque Street in the Mile End. Expozine started…

Such a dream

Radio play without radio play sounds like an impossible contradiction, but it may be Terius Youngdell Nash’s dilemma. Working under the moniker The-Dream, Nash has both…