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November 24, 2017

CBC Marketplace - Outlet Sales / Time Bomb / Winners

"Many people flock to outlets for deals on their favourite brands. But are you always getting the same quality that you get at retail stores? And we look at the 'compare at' price at Winners, and find out if their discounted prices are the real deal."

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Roxy Music - Street Life

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November 23, 2017

The Mystery of the Modigliani Masterpiece (2016)

"t’s a painting created by one of the great masters that went missing for over fifty years. A Modigliani that may have been looted in Paris during the Nazi occupation. Then, it resurfaced at a Christie’s auction in London.

"The grandson of a Jewish art dealer from Paris says the painting -- called 'Seated Man With a Cane' -- was stolen from his family during the Nazi era and is now in the possession of the influential family of art dealers, who deny the claim. Now the case is before the courts while the masterpiece remains in a Geneva warehouse with other treasures.

"Frederic Zalac travels across Europe with some of the greatest art detectives to try to crack an enduring mystery – to whom does the $25 million dollar 'Seated Man With a Cane' belong?"

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Mree - Lift Me Up

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November 22, 2017

Alan Watts on Carl Jung

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A. Pola - Triangle

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November 21, 2017

People City: Toronto’s Lost Anthem (2017)


People City: Toronto's Lost Anthem (2017) from Retrontario on Vimeo.

"In 1972, Moses Znaimer commissioned singer-songwriter Tommy Ambrose and ad-guru Gary Gray to create a love song about Toronto which would be used as the theme music for a new local UHF Television station called Citytv.

"The result was “People City”, an ode to Toronto’s burgeoning multicultural fabric and character, championed by then Mayor David Crombie as a possible official song for the city itself.

"The Toronto which “People City” forecast came to exist, but sadly the song ebbed into history. 45 years later, Moses Znaimer, Tommy Ambrose, Gary Gray and David Crombie reflect on the era, the song, and its bittersweet legacy."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 01:17 PM

Elbow - One Day Like This

Thanks to Mr. Percifield.

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November 19, 2017

Noam Chomsky - Bakunin’s Predictions

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You have to be obsessed

Susan Sontag on being a writer.

The writer must be four people:

1. The nut, the obsédé
2. The moron
3. The stylist
4. The critic

1 supplies the material; 2 lets it come out; 3 is taste; 4 is intelligence.

A great writer has all 4—but you can still be a good writer with only 1 and 2; they’re most important.
- from Reborn: Journals and Notebooks, 1947-1963
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Bang Wa Cherry - Chin Chin

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November 18, 2017

Harry Potter: A History of Magic (2017)

"It is 20 years since JK Rowling's Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone first cast its spell on readers across the globe. But Rowling's fantastical creation wasn't entirely make-believe.

"In the run up to the exhibition Harry Potter: A History of Magic, JK Rowling ventures behind the scenes of the British Library, revealing the real-life counterparts to her fantastical world. From shrieking mandrakes and Elizabethan invisibility spells to the mystery of ancient Chinese oracle bones and the real life search for the Philosopher's Stone, it is the start of a warm, playful and inventive journey round some of the most magical places in the land - from wizarding wandmakers in the English forest to the beguiling witchcraft of Boscastle, Cornwall.

"The film features readings by actors from the Harry Potter films, including David Thewlis, Evanna Lynch, Warwick Davis, Miriam Margolyes and Mark Williams, while Rowling's illustrator Jim Kay illuminates her imaginary world. Narrated by Imelda Staunton."

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Mitski - Thursday Girl

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November 17, 2017

The Red Book and The Red Book: Jung, Tolkien, and the Convergence of Images

"In 1913 two men in Western Europe, of different age and unknown to each other, began to undergo a highly unusual experience: C.G. Jung and J.R.R. Tolkien both stepped across a threshold and entered into a realm of imagination, into the realm of fantasy. For Jung this process, which he called active imagination, took the eventual form of the Liber Novus, also known as The Red Book, that became the seed from which nearly all his subsequent work flowered. For Tolkien this imaginal journey revealed to him the world of Middle Earth, whose stories and myths eventually led to the writing of The Lord of the Rings, a book also named, within its own contextual history, The Red Book of Westmarch. Although working in different fields—namely psychology and philology—there are many synchronistic parallels between Jung's and Tolkien's "Red Book periods": the style of their artwork, the nature of their visions and dreams, and a similarity in world view that emerged from their experiences are all indications that they may have been treading, at times, the same paths through the archetypal realm.

"Becca Tarnas is a doctoral student in the Ecology, Spirituality, and Religion program at the California Institute of Integral Studies, where she also received her MA in the Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness program. She received her BA from Mount Holyoke College in Environmental Studies and Theater Arts, and was educated at the San Francisco Waldorf School for thirteen years. Her current research is on ecology, imagination, and archetypes in relation to the work of J.R.R. Tolkien. More of her work can be found at beccatarnas.wordpress.com"

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Dinosaur time

"But let’s unpack some of that scenery. Diplodocus, Apatosaurus, Allosaurus, Stegosaurus and their neighbors roamed western North America about 150 million years ago. This slice of time falls in the latter portion of the Jurassic. The traditional representatives of the latest Cretaceous scene—Tyrannosaurus and Triceratops—did not evolve until about 67 million years ago. By themselves, these dates are just labels, but think of them falling along evolution’s timeline. About 83 million years separated Apatosaurus from Tyrannosaurus and Allosaurus from Triceratops. The so-called Age of Mammals—which began when the non-avian dinosaurs were wiped out—has been going on for about 66 million years. Less time separates us from Tyrannosaurus rex than separated T. rex from Stegosaurus."

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Empire Of The Sun - On Our Way Home

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November 16, 2017

Métal Hurlant Chronicles

"Métal Hurlant Chronicles is an English-language Franco-Belgian television science fiction anthology series based on the popular comics anthology magazine Métal Hurlant, known in the United States as Heavy Metal and in Germany as Schwermetall. Each episode is a self-contained story taking place on a different planet with a different cast, and the episodes are linked together only by the idea that an asteroid, the 'Métal Hurlant', passes the planet in question during the events of the story."

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Mt. Wolf - Hex

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November 15, 2017

What if the Martian Invasion of 1938 was all just a radio drama?

"October 30th, 1938: The first Martian Cylinders land in England, New Jersey, & other places. Total domination seemed imminent, but Earth's diseases wiped the invading force out.

"But what if this wasn't the case? What if it was all a Halloween prank? How would the 20th century & beyond be different without the United Republic of Earth or the Second Martian War of 1969?"

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Brolly - They Run, They Hide

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November 14, 2017

Buck Rogers In The 25th Century (1979)

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Sixth June - My Joy

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