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'Second Machine Age' author says machines are taking over humans

Mon, 4 May 2015 09:19:48 EDT


With profound technological advances, our world is in a second industrial revolution. It is a moment of great disruption that will rework, re-define and re-design our economy, our fears and our hopes. Andrew McAfee takes us through "The Second Machine Age."

The Monster At The End - Lynn Coady

Fri, 4 Dec 2015 00:00:00 EST


There's a lot of anxiety about the supposed 'end' of the book as we know it. But exactly what are we so worried about? In a lecture given at the Canadian Literature Centre at the University of Alberta in Edmonton and in interview with Paul Kennedy, novelist Lynn Coady explores what happens if we separate the idea of 'the book' from the experience they've traditionally provided.

Joseph Boyden to share story of living with depression

Tue, 5 May 2015 10:14:20 EDT


Acclaimed author Joseph Boyden will share his personal story of living with depression at an event in Thunder Bay on Wednesday evening.

Jon Ronson on how public shaming took over the internet

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:01:07 EDT


Has social media made it all too easy to destroy the public reputations of others? Author Jon Ronson weighs in.

Gilbert Blythe lives on through Anne of Green Gables internet fandoms

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 02:11:32 EDT


Actor Jonathan Crombie may be gone, but the Anne of Green Gables character he famously brought to life continues his journey through fan-created art, stories and Pinterest shrines.

Game of Thrones offered as an honours course at U.S. university

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 12:16:40 EDT


Students at Northern Illinois University can study the hit HBO series for an honours credit in a course that includes readings and watching episodes of the show.

Writers' Trust Awards to be handed out tonight in Toronto

Tue, 4 Nov 2014 09:36:26 EST


Miriam Toews is among the authors contending for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, one of six literary awards worth a total of $139,000 handed out tonight in Toronto.

J.K. Rowling releases new Harry Potter short for Halloween

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:39:07 EDT


Author J.K. Rowling gives fans a glimpse of what makes wicked witch, Dolores Umbridge, tick in new Harry Potter-related short story.

J.K. Rowling promises Halloween treat for Harry Potter fans

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:36:22 EDT


Best-selling British author, J.K. Rowling, is preparing to release a boy wizard-related story for fans next Friday.

The Hobbit stars make unexpected air safety video for Air New Zealand

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:28:41 EDT


Elijah Wood and Peter Jackson team up with airline to produce 'The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made'.

Book lovers unite: a plea for a charter of reader's rights

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:05:53 EDT


The CBC's Jason Proctor says he's sick of seeing movie stars on the covers of books, paying exorbitant prices for hardcover new releases and being made to feel guilty about preferring old-fashioned books to e-readers. He asks others to join his battle for a reader's bill of rights.

Astronaut Chris Hadfield launches space photo book

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:15:37 EDT


Canada’s most famous astronaut invites readers to take a 92-minute journey with him through space in 'You are Here: Around the World in 92 minutes'.

Man Booker prize: Australia's Richard Flanagan wins with war story

Tue, 14 Oct 2014 17:14:22 EDT


Australian author Richard Flanagan's The Narrow Road to the Deep North, set during the building of the Thailand-Burma "Death Railway" in World War Two, wins Britain's prestigious Man Booker literature prize.

Could Margaret Atwood win the 2014 Nobel Prize?

Wed, 8 Oct 2014 11:10:53 EDT


One year after Alice Munro's stunning Nobel win, what are the odds another Canadian could take Thursday's prestigious prize?

J.K. Rowling teases Harry Potter fans with cryptic tweets

Tue, 7 Oct 2014 10:20:12 EDT


British author J.K. Rowling appears to be having fun with Harry Potter fans, dropping hints about an upcoming project on Twitter.