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Eating Habits of the Chronically Lonesome By Megan Gail Coles Winner of the 2014 BMO Winterset award, Coles’ Eating Habits of the Chronically Lonesome is a collection of short stories that gives a fresh perspective to Newfoundland writers.

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Oh me nerves: Preparing for my TED talk

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Driving home from work one day, I heard an advertisement on CBC Radio about TED talks coming to St. John’s. I was always a big fan of TED and had no idea that they came to St. John’s. I was excited to go home and look it up to see when it was and how I could get tickets. Turns out I wouldn’t end up needing tickets after all. When I got home that day, I saw there were still a few days left to put in an application to be a speaker. Should I do it? Giving presentations is one of those odd things for me. I suppose if I had my choice, I would never have to get…

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Friends for film

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What happens when you combine three amazing artists for an evening to support the production of an upcoming short film? Well quite simply, an awesome night that helps a great cause. This Tuesday Green & Gold, Everglow and Jerry Stamp are banding together to perform in support of Waiting Outside, a short-film co-produced by Ruth Lawrence and Joshua Jamieson inspired by a poem written by Carmelita McGrath from her book Escape Valocity. Waiting Outside tells the story of a single dad fighting for his life as he tries to enrich every day he has with his young son and will feature Brad Gover, Darryl Couch and Rozalin McPhail. Joshua Jamieson penned the adapted script and will direct the short and…

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50 Shades of Grey through the eyes of an abuse survivor

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<WARNING: This article contains mentions of abuse, rape, sexual, physical, and verbal assault, and anxiety/panic disorders.> The type of article that I write now has sprung up at least a dozen times or more in the past two weeks, in the lead-up to the movie’s release. Simply type in “50 Shades of Grey + Abuse” and you will get countless pages of newspaper articles, blogs posts, and even images telling you exactly why and how the book and movie are not only abusive, but downright terrifying. You will have sites dedicated to the true art of BDSM lashing out and warning newcomers NOT to follow the guidelines of the book. You will even find an article of a woman in…

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Serving up some Rice on MasterChef Canada

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Photo from http://masterchefcanada.ctv.ca Wet your palates and wave the green, pink and white tonight because some Newfoundlanders will be on MasterChef Canada representing. You know there is nothing more strong in Newfoundland than a bit of pride- we loves when one of us gets the spot light and puts a mark of significance on the mainland. Kristal Rice of Gander will be one of Newfoundlanders cooking up a storm on the premier of MasterChef Canada tonight. The 29-year-old clerk at the hospital is married and the mother of a four-year-old and has been cooking ever since she was a little girl. “I got into it with my Nanny, she loves to cook. Every time she was in the kitchen, she…

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