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REVIEW: ‘Shameless’ by Marilyn Churley

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Far from her Happy Valley-Goose Bay home, Marilyn Churley found herself pregnant in the 60s with little support and few options. ‘Shameless’ tells the story of her reunion with her son more than 20 years later and her fight for adoption disclosure as a politician in Ontario. This Sunday she launches her book in St. John’s.

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Street corners and court rooms

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Documentary explores the state of prostitution laws in Canada; producer to speak at St. John’s screening

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Fishy business

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Documentary seeks answers to dwindling salmon stocks

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Book Review: ‘Caught’ by Lisa Moore

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Lisa Moore’s recent novel Caught is in contention for this year’s Giller Prize, and it should come as no surprise if this Newfoundland author wins

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Bee-wildered

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Honeybees are disappearing, bee colonies worldwide are collapsing, and there’s very good reason to be concerned.

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Status update

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Canadian feature documentary ‘Status Quo?’ zeroes in on key feminist concerns such as violence against women, access to abortion, and universal childcare, asking how much progress we have truly made on these issues.

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On the ropes

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A pair of films from Newfoundland producer Annette Clarke explore the challenges and triumphs of women against different cultural backdrops.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Ruth Moody / These Wilder Things

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The Australian-Canadian songstress bares all on her new solo record.

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George Street Fest closes with a local, flavourful bang

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With local acts Hey Rosetta, Great Big Sea, Repartee, The Dardanelles and Dave Whitty Band, the 2013 George Street Festival offered up a diverse selection of the province’s best during its final two nights.

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REVIEW: Gavin Simms and the Garrison Hill Band / Self-titled

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Former St. John’s-based songwriter and his band offer a commendable, mature folk-rock debut…

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D’Harmo / Self-titled

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With their debut album, this Quebecois harmonica quartet will take you for a musical ride…

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KISS revs crowd with stage antics, pyrotechnics and hits

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Four decades later, the members of one of America’s most renowned hard rock bands may be middle-aged, but they still know how to put on a show.

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Standing on shattered ground

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The Zoot Pictures Inc. and CBC co-produced documentary ‘Shattered Ground’ explains the science behind the controversial method of natural gas extraction – hydraulic fracturing – and depicts the lives of individuals and communities impacted by its consequences.

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REVIEW: The Breakwater Book of Contemporary Newfoundland Poetry

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Newly released anthology of Newfoundland poetry reveals depth of province’s talent.

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REVIEW: Lawnya Vawnya (April 21)

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Festival goers and organizers watch Lawnya Vawnya dance into the past as acclaimed DJ Kid Koala throws crowd into a clapping, laughing, crowd-surfing frenzy.

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A Feast for the ages: Leonard Cohen returns to St. John’s

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As Montreal’s poet-songwriter and master of romantic despair returns to St. John’s, the woman who has been organizing an annual local event to celebrate his music is finally brought full circle. This is Vicky Hynes’ account of Leonard Cohen’s April 20 performance at Mile One Centre.

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REVIEW: Lawnya Vawnya (April 20)

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Samm Joyy and Alyson Samson report on Lawnya Vawnya’s first weekend day of events…

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REVIEW: Lawnya Vawnya (April 19)

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Zach Bonnell, Samm Joy, and Ben Rigby share their Friday evening Lawnya Vawnya experiences…

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REVIEW: Lawnya Vawnya (April 18)

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Day two of Lawnya Vawnya rendered some exceptional performances from young, new acts, say Ben Rigby and Samm Joyy.

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