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13 Reasons Why: Is it 'exposing the truth' or a 'primer' on teen suicide?

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 15:49:47 EDT


Its popularity is undeniable, but the hit Netflix series 13 Reasons Why is facing increasing criticism for its depiction of teen suicide.

Fizzled Fyre Festival promises refunds but partygoers 'skeptical'

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 16:08:23 EDT


Organizers of the ill-fated Fyre Festival have promised disappointed partygoers full refunds and VIP passes to next year's event.

Samantha Bee gets star support for her Not The Correspondents' Dinner event

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 16:13:03 EDT


Late-night TV star Samantha Bee was pulling in celebrities for the first Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner on Saturday — a tongue-in-cheek play on the real bash, where journalists, the president and, in recent years, lots of bold-face names have mingled.

Margaret's moment: Age is an advantage, says Atwood

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 05:00:00 EDT


From new graphic novels to books turned television shows, it all seems to be happening at once for beloved Canadian writer Margaret Atwood.

Fyre Festival postponed after reports of Hunger Games-like conditions emerge

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:59:34 EDT


The inaugural Fyre Festival in the Bahamas, promoted by social media celebrities and supermodels, was postponed Friday after attendees reported dilapidated accommodations, and top-billed performers pulled out.

'Not all banjoes and fiddles': Eclectic East Coast musicians find fame abroad, struggle at home

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:25:56 EDT


The traditional music industry is playing "catch-up" when it comes to recognizing electronic music, according to some artists who have decided to create a new Maritime-wide music association to support urban artists.

Principal orders students not to talk about 13 Reasons Why at school

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:00:25 EDT


Students at an Edmonton elementary school have been ordered to refrain from discussing 13 Reasons Why, a controversial Netflix series about the suicide of a teenage student, while they are at school.

Gunpoint heist 'meant to happen to me,' says Kim Kardashian West

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:08:41 EDT


Kim Kardashian West says that being held at gunpoint during a Paris jewelry heist last year 'was meant to happen.'

Getting carried away at the East Coast Music Awards in Saint John

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:11:17 EDT


The East Coast Music Awards handed out many of the event's top awards on Thursday night in Saint John at the gala.

Gwyneth Paltrow creating Goop magazine with Anna Wintour

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:14:16 EDT


Gwyneth Paltrow and former Vogue editor Anna Wintour are teaming up to take the actress' Goop website to print through a partnership with magazine publisher Conde Nast.

Remastered Purple Rain will include 6 unreleased Prince tracks

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:50:36 EDT


A remastered version of Prince's landmark album Purple Rain will be released this summer with several previously unreleased songs.

New exposure for master portrait photographer Yousuf Karsh

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 05:00:00 EDT


Fifteen years after Yousuf Karsh died, a much more complete picture of the great portrait photographer’s life and work is available online.

Acadian rockers, favourite folkies rule East Coast Music Awards

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 21:48:55 EDT


Colourful Acadian group Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire shared ECMA wins with pop star Ria Mae, banjo player Old Man Luedecke and a host of Atlantic Canadian talent.

She's still the one: Shania Twain's 1st album in 15 years coming out in September

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:19:10 EDT


Shania Twain says her first album in 15 years will be available in September, while a new single is coming in June.

TED talker Shah Rukh Khan lights up social media

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:13:17 EDT


With a fan base in the hundreds of millions Shah Rukh Khan is the most famous speaker appearing at Vancouver TED Talks.

Raising a rock star: Dave Grohl's mother on the moms behind music's biggest names

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:44:33 EDT


Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl and his mom, Virginia, open up about their relationship throughout the years and how rock-star moms have supported their children.

Meteorologists posit new theory behind 'blood red' sky in Munch's The Scream

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EDT


While many art aficionados credit the brooding red sky in The Scream to Edvard Munch's troubled psyche, a new paper posits a more scientific theory.

Nintendo sells 2.74 million Switch consoles, trims quarterly losses

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:08:09 EDT


Nintendo Co.'s Switch, a new hybrid game machine that works as both a console and a tablet, is selling well, helping the Kyoto-based company behind the Super Mario and Pokemon franchises trim its quarterly losses.

'Frustration fuelled by confusion': Canada Council botches rollout of online grant applications

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 08:12:00 EDT


A botched rollout of the Canada Council for the Arts's new online grant application process is causing confusion and headaches for artists and arts organizations across the country.

'A lot of pride' makes Maudie a blockbuster in Atlantic Canada

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:19:37 EDT


The biopic of Nova Scotia folk artist Maud Lewis had a higher per-screen average last weekend in Atlantic Canada than top-grossing The Fate of the Furious, according to the film's distributor.