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All four Martins had a great time at Shelburne Museum this evening. The Tragically Hip were excellent, as usual, and the setting was a wonderful place to see a concert. It’s always kind of a surreal experience seeing The Hip here in Vermont because, although tonight’s gig was sold out, the venues and crowds are [...]
This blog’s in hibernation mode until I get my book done, but couldn’t resist stopping in to talk about coffee and donuts… This story on a recent survey on Canadians’ taste for Tim Hortons is interesting and is probably something that’s bound to come up in this fall’s freshman seminar “From Pucks to Parliament: Exploring [...]
Although we don’t know for sure what kinds of cuts we’ll be seeing at CBC over the next few months, it sounds like cuts are imminent. The mere mention of the potential elimination of CBC Radio 3 by one of the heads of the CBC sent shockwaves through Canada’s music scene this past week. As [...]
It’s Freedom to Read Week in Canada this week. It’s interesting to take a look at their list of challenged books to see how many of Canadian literature’s most canonical texts are on that list, including Margaret Laurence’s The Diviners, Timothy Findley’s The Wars, and Alice Munro’s Lives of Girls and Women. Censorship at all [...]
A good article online here from Intelligent Life about the recent rise of Canada as a musical force to be reckoned with. One only needs to start listening to CBC Radio 3 to discover just how much amazing music is coming out of Canada these days. Speaking of discoveries, my favourite new Canadian band [...]
Canadians, it’s time for another important vote. Election? What election? I’m talking about Canada’s Hockey Anthem Challenge! I think many of us were skeptical about the whole contest, but the finalists are all pretty good and it really got Canadians’ attention. Kudos to all of you who submitted something for that contest. Make sure to [...]
As I blogged about a couple of weeks ago, the Conservative Party is likely a bit surprised at the vastly negative reaction across Canada to the cuts they made recently to cultural industries and artists. It’s been really great to see how artists and cultural organizations have rallied to show Canadians exactly why these cuts [...]
I’m not usually much of a fan of Canadian Idol, and even less so of American Idol, but I’ve been really taken by Canadian Idol this season. They’ve had a ton of great contestants and it’s now down to the final two. One of the things I enjoyed about this season is that most of [...]
I’m really looking forward to the Finals this year. Go Penguins!