Arts and Entertainment

Exhibit reunites Inuit with 100-year-old artifacts in Cambridge Bay

Elders from Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, worked with staff from the Canadian Museum of History to select new objects for the hamlet’s Diamond Jenness exhibit based on their interests. (Submitted: Pitquhirnikkut Ilihautiniq / Kitikmeot Heritage Society) Inuit in Canada’s central Arctic are getting new insight into how their ancestors lived by seeing 100-year-old artifacts on display in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. The ...

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How anti-Brexit street art in London's east end is sparking conversation — on walls

Comments are made in black marker on a paste-up of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in Brick Lane, in London’s east end. (Zahra Khozema/CBC) Brick Lane has long been a must-see tourist site in London’s east end, harbouring boutiques, restaurants and the city’s thriving street art scene.  But as the Brexit deadline looms, new murals and paste-ups appear on its ...

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Blizzard will return prize money to Hong Kong esports player following backlash

The video gaming company Blizzard Entertainment is backpedalling on its decision to disqualify Ng Wai Chung after the esports pro player made political comments in support of Hong Kong during a broadcast interview. Video game behemoth Blizzard Entertainment is returning prize money and reducing its ban on a Hong Kong-based pro esports player who made political comments on air after a win. ...

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'They could not guarantee my safety': Author's speech cancelled after Georgia students burn book

Jennine Capo Crucet, seen here speaking in 2018 at a New York event, cancelled a second talk at Georgia Southern University about diversity after she says the school couldn’t guarantee her safety. ( Cindy Ord/Getty Images) An author’s second appearance at a Georgia university was cancelled after a few students burned copies of her book following an angry exchange during ...

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Robert Forster, Oscar nominee for Jackie Brown, dead at 78

Robert Forster, who received an Oscar nomination for playing bail bondsman Max Cherry in Jackie Brown, has died at age 78. (Jordan Strauss/Invision/The Associated Press) Robert Forster, the omnipresent character actor who got a career resurgence and Oscar nomination for playing bail bondsman Max Cherry in Jackie Brown, died Friday. He was 78. Publicist Kathie Berlin said Forster died of brain ...

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Q&A: Artist Kent Monkman takes a trip back to Winnipeg's North End

Kent Monkman’s The Deposition was donated to the Winnipeg Art Gallery by an anonymous donor, the gallery announced on Sept. 27, 2019. (Submitted by Winnipeg Art Gallery) Artist Kent Monkman’s body of work puts the relationship between Indigenous Peoples and colonialism, front and centre.   Monkman’s paintings explore themes like sexuality, incarceration, residential schools, violence against Indigenous women.  His latest exhibition, Shame and ...

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A family's quest to find the right home for dad's 8,000 country music records

The collection of approximately 8,000 records spans music from the ’40s right up until the 2000s. (Submitted by Amanda Jackson) Amanda Jackson’s dad might have gotten carried away. What began as a Nova Scotia teenager’s modest library of 20 or so country music records grew over the next six decades to roughly 8,000. The family of the late Murray Deal was left with ...

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Early Rubens exhibition at AGO highlights 'anti-war art that changed the world'

Samson and Delilah, c. 1609, by Peter Paul Rubens. Early Rubens exhibition co-curator Sasha Suda notes that this painting attains its dramatic power by letting the viewer know what Samson doesn’t, with his docile, unsuspecting pose, as well as Delilah’s knowing glance toward him. (Cincinnati Art Museum) The voluptuous female nudes painted by Peter Paul Rubens are so famous that ...

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How it suddenly became chill to tax Netflix and other web giants

Two provinces — Saskatchewan and Quebec — already require foreign web companies like Netflix to collect sales tax. It’s been a smashing success, revenue-wise, in Quebec. (Chris Pizzello/Invision/The Associated Press) In the last federal election campaign, the Conservatives released an ad featuring their leader, Stephen Harper, admitting that Breaking Bad was among his favourite TV shows. But it’s what he said next ...

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Jane Fonda arrested protesting climate change in Washington

Jane Fonda was arrested at the U.S. Capitol on Friday while peacefully protesting climate change. The actor and activist was handcuffed on the east side steps and escorted into a police vehicle. (Jordan Strauss/Invision/The Associated Press) Jane Fonda was arrested at the U.S. Capitol on Friday while peacefully protesting climate change. The actor and activist was handcuffed on the east side ...

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