Fireworks explode behind the Olympic flame during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea,
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CBC and NBC's theme music that fills our ears before and after commercials and quietly accompanies intimate athlete profiles can actually have an impact on the way we view sports.
Robert Wagner appears with actress Natalie Wood.
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As iconic film star Natalie Wood returns to the headlines regarding her death, it's a good time to appreciate all she did for American cinema.
"Critique of Black Reason" offers readers insight into how the construction of race and racism underpins our understanding of modernity.
Stop Fucking The Planet: Debbie Harry telling it how it is.
As Coco Chanel said: 'You can be gorgeous at 30, charming at 40, and irresistible for the rest of your life.'
The stunning hoax of The Shed at Dulwich, deceived millions and showed how willing we are to consume an appetizing story.
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The Shed at Dulwich reached TripAdvisor's No. 1 spot for restaurants in London before it was revealed to be a hoax. The stunt showed how easily we are fooled. The lesson learned? Trust no one.
Kim Jong-un's favourite act won hearts and minds when they performed on day one of the Winter Olympics.
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Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul opened a 'Sleepcinemahotel' where audiences let their subconscious minds watch his movies as they fell asleep.
An Instagram post from Gerhard Richter’s exhibition at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art.
While it may have a reputation for narcissism, Instagram is being embraced by the art world, with Insta-friendly works and exhibitions.
Jenny Agutter and Laura Main in Call the Midwife.
BBC's Call the Midwife is a celebration of working class women's labour. In its frank, but sweet, discussion of childbirth, it has much in common with fairy tales.
Hugh Masekela performing during the 16th Cape Town International Jazz Festival.
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South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela made an impact across the world during his decades-long musical career.
Political dressing is all the rage right now, but is it a fashion? A professor of fashion explains.
Political statements through our clothing are all the rage right now. Could we say this is a new fashion? Prof. of fashion, Henry Navarro explains the recent phenomena.
DeWanda Wise in She’s Gotta Have it on Netflix.
Spike Lee's updated his breakthrough movie, She's Gotta Have It, and made a more political drama for the times.
“The Shape of Water” film is a beautiful allegory about accepting differences.
The Shape of Water is an entertaining movie, but it also has a timely, allegorical message about the challenges we may face with new scientific discoveries, and our willingness to accept difference.
Tackling tough topics from racism and bullying to Indigenous identity and the holocaust, young adult fiction can challenge stereotypes and encourage critical thinking. Pictured here, an illustration from ‘Skim’ by Mariko Tamaki, the fictional diary of a depressed Japanese-Canadian girl.
January 4, 2018
Five novels for young adults that boldly tackle tough issues - from racism, to Indigenous identity and the Holocaust - to cultivate critical thinking in the classroom and at home.