Tag Archives: CBC

Nnedi Okorafor Deep Future Story for the Moment, Binti

What a discovery Binti has been for me! In Binti (2015), Home (2017), and The Night Masquerade (2018), Dr. Nnedi Okorafor has given us a living, vibrant, complex character in literary SF prose. Binti is the award-winning novella of a young African woman … Continue reading

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The Beardmore Sword: How a Viking sword ended up in Northern Ontario (Friday Feature)

In 1931, the so-called “Beardmore sword” was reportedly discovered in Thunder Bay, Ontario, alongside several other Norse artifacts. James Edward Dodd claimed he found them while prospecting for gold in the area. The objects appear to be Norwegian in manufacture with estimated … Continue reading

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In Memory of Stuart McLean (Friday Feature)

My family was saddened to learn of the passing of Stuart McLean. You probably don’t know him. Canadian actors and comedians do well in New York and Hollywood. We, like the Brits, enjoy dry wit and satire, but our radio … Continue reading

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sabbath unplugged

Author Doug Coupland argued that when we reach a certain level of technological connectivity we can’t go back. We are lost when we leave our cell phone at home. When we get our new Smart Phone platform or the latest … Continue reading

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H.G. Wells Was Right: The Martians are Coming!

Well, maybe. According to scientists, there are mysterious plumes of gas on the surface of Mars. On Feb 19, 2015, CBC reported: The plumes were first spotted in March and April 2012 by more than a dozen amateur astronomers using … Continue reading

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The Crash of Heart and Flesh, or Culture’s Confusion of Intimacy in 50 Shades of Grey

Behind the hazy waves of light, distilled and fragmented with reds and blues and yellows and flashes of street and skin, one of the many storied voices of the 2004 film Crash says these words: “It’s the sense of touch. … Continue reading

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Storytelling and Art

This morning I was listening to the CBC radio show “Q” with Jian Gomeshi. This is a Canadian arts and culture radio magazine that we do really well, and the secret is slowly getting out as the show has gone … Continue reading

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C.S. Lewis and The Inklings ‘Ideas’ on CBC

Originally posted on Malcolm Guite:
As part of the commemorations for Cs Lewis’s ‘Jubilee’ year the Canadian Broadcasting Company have commissioned two in depth programmes on CS Lewis and the Inklings for their Flagship ‘Ideas’ series. I was happy to…

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