December 2, 2020

Category: Arts and Entertainment

Arts and Entertainment

NXIVM and the unending desire for cult content

NXIVM, the self-described “self-empowerment group” turned cult, has grabbed hold of public attention in a way few other groups have. Founded in 1998 by Keith Raniere — who earlier this week was sentenced to life in prison for his actions with NXIVM —  the group first gained widespread critical attention in 2017, when allegations of […]

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N.B. writer Richard Vaughan found dead by police

Fredericton police found the body of Richard Vaughan on Friday, 10 days after the New Brunswick writer was reported missing. Vaughan was 55. Police say his death is not being treated as suspicious. They did not specify where his body was located. Friends and family had been searching the city over the past week for […]

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Ann Hui & Joe Thottungal among Taste Canada award winners, which recognize cookbooks and food writing

The Taste Canada Awards annually celebrate the year’s best in Canadian food writing. Gold and silver medal winners were awarded across five English-language and five French-language categories. Globe and Mail journalist Ann Hui won gold in the culinary narrative category for Chop Suey Nation. In Chop Suey Nation, Ann Hui drives to small towns across Canada […]

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Judge to rule Monday in Johnny Depp libel case

A British judge will rule next week on whether Johnny Depp was libelled by a tabloid newspaper that branded him a wife-beater — an accusation his lawyer called a “reputation-destroying, career-ending” false allegation. Britain’s judicial office announced Tuesday that judge Andrew Nicol will deliver his verdict in writing on Nov. 2, without a hearing at […]

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Artists denounce use of their songs by Trump campaign

From the beloved opening lines of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah to the rousing, children’s-choir conclusion of the Rolling Stones’ You Can’t Always Get What You Want, U.S. President Donald Trump’s campaign rallies have been filled with classic songs whose authors and their heirs loudly reject him and his politics. It’s become a sub-cycle in the endless campaign cycle. […]

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