PopMuse: Canada News http://popmu.se Musings of stuff en-us Copyright 2007-2020 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Robert J. Sawyer's The Oppenheimer Alternative rewrites war history https://o.canada.com/entertainment/books/robert-j-sawyers-the-oppenheimer-alternative-rewrites-war-history/ https://o.canada.com/entertainment/books/robert-j-sawyers-the-oppenheimer-alternative-rewrites-war-history/ Fri, 29 May 2020 21:08:34 UTC Postmedia News at canada.com The Oppenheimer Alternative Robert J. Sawyer Red Deer Press Robert J. Sawyer can trace the origins of his newest novel, The Oppenheimer Alternative, back to a very specific source. Granted, it isn’t a particularly lofty one. But the prolific science-fiction writer has strong memories of watching an episode of The Six Million Dollar Man, the […] http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Robert J. Sawyer's The Oppenheimer Alternative rewrites war history https://o.canada.com/entertainment/books/robert-j-sawyers-the-oppenheimer-alternative-rewrites-war-history/ https://o.canada.com/entertainment/books/robert-j-sawyers-the-oppenheimer-alternative-rewrites-war-history/ Fri, 29 May 2020 21:08:34 UTC Postmedia News at canada.com The Oppenheimer Alternative Robert J. Sawyer Red Deer Press Robert J. Sawyer can trace the origins of his newest novel, The Oppenheimer Alternative, back to a very specific source. Granted, it isn’t a particularly lofty one. But the prolific science-fiction writer has strong memories of watching an episode of The Six Million Dollar Man, the […] http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Nova Scotia delivers a fine whisky experience https://o.canada.com/travel/nova-scotia-delivers-a-fine-whisky-experience/ https://o.canada.com/travel/nova-scotia-delivers-a-fine-whisky-experience/ Fri, 29 May 2020 20:47:35 UTC Postmedia News at canada.com Given its Gaelic heritage, it’s no surprise the province of Nova Scotia has an association with whisky. Its name, after all, is the Latin for New Scotland, and many of its earliest settlers brought their tastes for food and drink with them from the old country. Yet Nova Scotians cannot refer to the golden-hued liquor […] http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Nova Scotia delivers a fine whisky experience https://o.canada.com/travel/nova-scotia-delivers-a-fine-whisky-experience/ https://o.canada.com/travel/nova-scotia-delivers-a-fine-whisky-experience/ Fri, 29 May 2020 20:47:35 UTC Postmedia News at canada.com Given its Gaelic heritage, it’s no surprise the province of Nova Scotia has an association with whisky. Its name, after all, is the Latin for New Scotland, and many of its earliest settlers brought their tastes for food and drink with them from the old country. Yet Nova Scotians cannot refer to the golden-hued liquor […] http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Ottawa is a confident metropolis ideal for exploring on foot https://o.canada.com/travel/ottawa-is-a-confident-metropolis-ideal-for-exploring-on-foot/ https://o.canada.com/travel/ottawa-is-a-confident-metropolis-ideal-for-exploring-on-foot/ Fri, 29 May 2020 20:21:47 UTC Postmedia News at canada.com The heavy steel door clanged shut with an ominous echo, the light overhead bathing the stone walls surrounding me in clinical whiteness. From down the hall came a voice, jumbled phrases rising above the hiss-bang of the radiators. I stared blankly through the bars of cell No. 409 until sleep overtook me. That extra pint […] http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Ottawa is a confident metropolis ideal for exploring on foot https://o.canada.com/travel/ottawa-is-a-confident-metropolis-ideal-for-exploring-on-foot/ https://o.canada.com/travel/ottawa-is-a-confident-metropolis-ideal-for-exploring-on-foot/ Fri, 29 May 2020 20:21:47 UTC Postmedia News at canada.com The heavy steel door clanged shut with an ominous echo, the light overhead bathing the stone walls surrounding me in clinical whiteness. From down the hall came a voice, jumbled phrases rising above the hiss-bang of the radiators. I stared blankly through the bars of cell No. 409 until sleep overtook me. That extra pint […] http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Books for Kids: Postman From Space, Nonsense! visits other worlds https://o.canada.com/entertainment/books/books-for-kids-postman-from-space-nonsense-visits-other-worlds/ https://o.canada.com/entertainment/books/books-for-kids-postman-from-space-nonsense-visits-other-worlds/ Fri, 29 May 2020 19:13:20 UTC Postmedia News at canada.com The Postman From Space Guillaume Perreault Translated by Fran�oise Bui Holiday House Ages 7 to 10 — Nonsense! The Curious Story of Edward Gorey Lori Mortensen Illustrated by Chloe Bristol Versify Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Ages 7 to 12 � In these global pandemic times, when so much of life seems to revolve around an abnormal […] http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Books for Kids: Postman From Space, Nonsense! visits other worlds https://o.canada.com/entertainment/books/books-for-kids-postman-from-space-nonsense-visits-other-worlds/ https://o.canada.com/entertainment/books/books-for-kids-postman-from-space-nonsense-visits-other-worlds/ Fri, 29 May 2020 19:13:20 UTC Postmedia News at canada.com The Postman From Space Guillaume Perreault Translated by Fran�oise Bui Holiday House Ages 7 to 10 — Nonsense! The Curious Story of Edward Gorey Lori Mortensen Illustrated by Chloe Bristol Versify Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Ages 7 to 12 � In these global pandemic times, when so much of life seems to revolve around an abnormal […] http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Casts of popular Canadian shows set to reunite https://o.canada.com/entertainment/television/casts-of-popular-canadian-shows-set-to-reunite/ https://o.canada.com/entertainment/television/casts-of-popular-canadian-shows-set-to-reunite/ Fri, 29 May 2020 17:59:35 UTC Melissa Hank at canada.com The casts of our favourite TV shows are reuniting, and it feels so good. As lockdown continues amid the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve seen actors from shows such as Parks and Recreation, The Nanny, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Melrose Place connect and reminisce online. The virtual reunions have proven popular, giving us all the […] http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Casts of popular Canadian shows set to reunite https://o.canada.com/entertainment/television/casts-of-popular-canadian-shows-set-to-reunite/ https://o.canada.com/entertainment/television/casts-of-popular-canadian-shows-set-to-reunite/ Fri, 29 May 2020 17:59:35 UTC Melissa Hank at canada.com The casts of our favourite TV shows are reuniting, and it feels so good. As lockdown continues amid the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve seen actors from shows such as Parks and Recreation, The Nanny, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Melrose Place connect and reminisce online. The virtual reunions have proven popular, giving us all the […] http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Curtis Sittenfeld's novel Rodham reimagines Hilary’s real life https://o.canada.com/entertainment/books/curtis-sittenfelds-novel-rodham-reimagines-hilarys-real-life/ https://o.canada.com/entertainment/books/curtis-sittenfelds-novel-rodham-reimagines-hilarys-real-life/ Thu, 28 May 2020 21:32:50 UTC Postmedia News at canada.com Rodham Curtis Sittenfeld Random House Just in case anybody is wondering what Donald Trump and Bill Clinton have in common, an answer of sorts is provided on page 322 of Curtis Sittenfeld’s wickedly provocative new novel, Rodham. Here’s what you find: ” … weren’t they two sides of the same coin, wasn’t Donald simply a […] http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Curtis Sittenfeld's novel Rodham reimagines Hilary’s real life https://o.canada.com/entertainment/books/curtis-sittenfelds-novel-rodham-reimagines-hilarys-real-life/ https://o.canada.com/entertainment/books/curtis-sittenfelds-novel-rodham-reimagines-hilarys-real-life/ Thu, 28 May 2020 21:32:50 UTC Postmedia News at canada.com Rodham Curtis Sittenfeld Random House Just in case anybody is wondering what Donald Trump and Bill Clinton have in common, an answer of sorts is provided on page 322 of Curtis Sittenfeld’s wickedly provocative new novel, Rodham. Here’s what you find: ” … weren’t they two sides of the same coin, wasn’t Donald simply a […] http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Andrée A. Michaud’s novel Back Roads a masterpiece of mystery, unease https://o.canada.com/entertainment/books/andree-a-michauds-novel-back-roads-a-masterpiece-of-mystery-unease/ https://o.canada.com/entertainment/books/andree-a-michauds-novel-back-roads-a-masterpiece-of-mystery-unease/ Thu, 28 May 2020 21:22:21 UTC Postmedia News at canada.com A caterpillar crosses a road. An eavestrough gushes water. A trapped moth struggles under a lamp shade. A pair of cats slumber in a study. Such images might seem mere pinpoints in the larger texture of living. But in award-winning novelist Andr�e A. Michaud’s creative tapestry, they represent something more, something necessary in a novel […] http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Andrée A. Michaud’s novel Back Roads a masterpiece of mystery, unease https://o.canada.com/entertainment/books/andree-a-michauds-novel-back-roads-a-masterpiece-of-mystery-unease/ https://o.canada.com/entertainment/books/andree-a-michauds-novel-back-roads-a-masterpiece-of-mystery-unease/ Thu, 28 May 2020 21:22:21 UTC Postmedia News at canada.com A caterpillar crosses a road. An eavestrough gushes water. A trapped moth struggles under a lamp shade. A pair of cats slumber in a study. Such images might seem mere pinpoints in the larger texture of living. But in award-winning novelist Andr�e A. Michaud’s creative tapestry, they represent something more, something necessary in a novel […] http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ CBC announces new fall TV series, returning favourites https://o.canada.com/entertainment/television/cbc-announces-new-fall-tv-series-returning-favourites/ https://o.canada.com/entertainment/television/cbc-announces-new-fall-tv-series-returning-favourites/ Thu, 28 May 2020 19:03:38 UTC Melissa Hank at canada.com At a time when TV networks are wracked with uncertainty, thanks to production shutdowns amid the coronavirus pandemic, CBC is forging ahead with a schedule for the 2020-2021 season. The public broadcaster announced its plans for new and returning shows Wednesday during a virtual upfront presentation geared to advertisers and others in the industry. “Unlike […] http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ CBC announces new fall TV series, returning favourites https://o.canada.com/entertainment/television/cbc-announces-new-fall-tv-series-returning-favourites/ https://o.canada.com/entertainment/television/cbc-announces-new-fall-tv-series-returning-favourites/ Thu, 28 May 2020 19:03:38 UTC Melissa Hank at canada.com At a time when TV networks are wracked with uncertainty, thanks to production shutdowns amid the coronavirus pandemic, CBC is forging ahead with a schedule for the 2020-2021 season. The public broadcaster announced its plans for new and returning shows Wednesday during a virtual upfront presentation geared to advertisers and others in the industry. “Unlike […] http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Cardinal edges out Schitt's Creek at Canadian Screen Awards https://o.canada.com/entertainment/television/cardinal-edges-out-schitts-creek-at-canadian-screen-awards/ https://o.canada.com/entertainment/television/cardinal-edges-out-schitts-creek-at-canadian-screen-awards/ Thu, 28 May 2020 01:00:01 UTC Melissa Hank at canada.com The CTV crime drama Cardinal was the big winner during the third night of presentations for this year’s Canadian Screen Awards. The series, based on Giles Blunt’s novels, won seven trophies including best supporting actress in a drama (Kristen Thomson), best lead actress in a drama (Karine Vanasse), best lead actor in a drama (Billy […] http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Cardinal edges out Schitt's Creek at Canadian Screen Awards https://o.canada.com/entertainment/television/cardinal-edges-out-schitts-creek-at-canadian-screen-awards/ https://o.canada.com/entertainment/television/cardinal-edges-out-schitts-creek-at-canadian-screen-awards/ Thu, 28 May 2020 01:00:01 UTC Melissa Hank at canada.com The CTV crime drama Cardinal was the big winner during the third night of presentations for this year’s Canadian Screen Awards. The series, based on Giles Blunt’s novels, won seven trophies including best supporting actress in a drama (Kristen Thomson), best lead actress in a drama (Karine Vanasse), best lead actor in a drama (Billy […] http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Joseph Kertes' Last Impressions another grand Canadian immigrant novel https://o.canada.com/entertainment/books/joseph-kertes-last-impressions-another-grand-canadian-immigrant-novel/ https://o.canada.com/entertainment/books/joseph-kertes-last-impressions-another-grand-canadian-immigrant-novel/ Tue, 26 May 2020 21:41:56 UTC Postmedia News at canada.com Last Impressions Joseph Kertes Penguin Canada There’s a famous intersection in Budapest called the Octogon. Toronto novelist Joseph Kertes still remembers it as a place of horror, He’s talking about the roots of his new novel, Last Impressions, a stirring family saga that seamlessly shifts between the urban landscape of today’s Toronto and a European […] http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Joseph Kertes' Last Impressions another grand Canadian immigrant novel https://o.canada.com/entertainment/books/joseph-kertes-last-impressions-another-grand-canadian-immigrant-novel/ https://o.canada.com/entertainment/books/joseph-kertes-last-impressions-another-grand-canadian-immigrant-novel/ Tue, 26 May 2020 21:41:56 UTC Postmedia News at canada.com Last Impressions Joseph Kertes Penguin Canada There’s a famous intersection in Budapest called the Octogon. Toronto novelist Joseph Kertes still remembers it as a place of horror, He’s talking about the roots of his new novel, Last Impressions, a stirring family saga that seamlessly shifts between the urban landscape of today’s Toronto and a European […] http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/