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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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December Reading List

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A Blue Puttee at War: The Memoir of Captain Sydney Frost By: Sydney Frost , Edward Roberts Dads and pops alike are going to be all over this memoire. What’s there not to dig? History, Newfoundland, a personal story about a soldier’s involvement with the Regiment during WWI. This is classic middle-age man stuff. In fact, any historical reader would be interested in Frost’s account and direct detailing of his own experience. Frost was from Nova Scotia and worked in St. John’s and when the war started, he signed up with the Newfoundland Regiment. He was one of the first 500 volunteers accepted, also known as the Blue Puttees. Frost was one of the few that lasted the entire length…

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Matt Wright at LSPU Hall November 7th

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This Friday, Matt Wright will be taking the stage for his second annual show at LSPU Hall. At 8 p.m. that evening, the standup comic will be having an hour-long show hosted by SuriusXM NL’s Top Comic Steve Coombs. “He has been instrumental to getting me into standup and is a constant source of help. He’s doing well for himself. He’s great,” said Wright. The upcoming event showcases some new jokes, which makes Wright a little fearful. However, it’s nothing he hasn’t done before.   “Friday is a different set of material from the show last year. I am hoping to do the same thing again next year and the year after, just to challenge myself to stay fresh and…

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Scream If You Know What I Did Last Halloween on Elm Street.

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“The Night He Came Home” is sadly not the slogan for my love life but it is the slogan to a slasher film that I love very much – John Carpenter’s immortal classic Halloween. I’d love to say that my love for Halloween goes back to my childhood, but I actually spent most of my youth terrified of horror films. See, despite being an only child, I was actually blessed – and I use the term loosely here – with having surrogate older brothers in the form of my mom’s youngest siblings. She is the oldest of six children, and her two youngest brothers are only seven and nine years older than me, respectively. So as you can imagine I…

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