Monthly Archives: May 2013

The Changing Face of Canadiana in TV Science Fiction

Another Huff Post link: Canadian TV Shows Set in Ambiguousville, North America Admittedly, covering things I’ve written about here in the past. Still, check it out. Looking at the evolving idea of a “Canadian” presence in series, from Orphan Black’s … Continue reading

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What the Heck is “Cultural Identity” Anyway?

Another Huff Post link: Canadians Have Culture, Too In which I kind of wax philosophic on how we define “culture” and “cultural identity” and, y’know, stuff… A discussion that is kind of like the joke about the three blind men … Continue reading

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Hating Canada and the Eye-Rolling Talk Show Host

Another Huff Post link: When Canadians are Ashamed to be Canadian Looking at themes of Canadian pride/identity, American attitudes toward same, and how/if that influences Canadians, all kicked off by a clip of Canadian actress Meaghan Rath and talk show … Continue reading

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“Most” Beautiful Celebrity Lists

Another Huff Post link: Who Decides What’s Beautiful on the Most Beautiful Celebrity List? This one just musing about some recent “Most Beautiful Canadian Celebrity” lists from Hello Canada and Huffington Post itself and similar American lists from People Magaine and … Continue reading

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A Review of Masked Mosaic

I’ve written a couple of times before about the new short story anthology, Masked Mosaic: Canadian Super Stories (ed. Claude Lalumière and Camille Alexa) from Tyche Books. Mainly because I have a story published in it: “The Secret History of … Continue reading

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Hollywood…and The Global Village

Another Huff Post link: Hollywood’s Dirty Secret: The World Actually Exists I kind of liked this piece (Okay, I generally like what I write). But I mean in the sense that it looks at something from an (I think) alternate … Continue reading

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The Problem with Hockey Movies

Another Huff Post link: The Problem With Hockey Movies — in which I ruminate upon the fact that Canada has produced a staggering number of movies and TV series about hockey (including the recent CBC bio-pic, Mr: Hockey: The Gordie Howe … Continue reading

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