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Country-Pop

Kacey Musgraves, ‘Slow Burn’

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A highlight from the country singer-songwriter's fantastic fourth album
Dance & EDM

Tracey Thorn, ‘Dancefloor’

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The Everything But the Girl frontwoman's new single gets the remix treatment

Review: Michael Bolton’s Big, Sexy Valentine’s Day Special

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Like a string of flat SNL sketches, the concepts are clever, but on screen, the results feel forced and are often unfunny

Game Review: Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past

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'Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past' is a near-perfect portable RPG experience

Album Review: KT Tunstall, ‘KIN’

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You can hear the unbridled joy KT Tunstall brings to this collection of 11 sparkling pop-rock songs

Food & Drink Review: Madelyn’s Diner

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When you mention Stratford, Ontario, two things probably come to mind: it’s the home of the Stratford Festival and the birthplace…

Video Game Review: ‘Mega Man: Legacy Collection’ (Nintendo 3DS)

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I am terrible at Mega Man games. Back in the ’80s, I used to play Mega Man II at my…

Album Review: Cyndi Lauper, ‘Detour’

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Talk about a girl just having fun. Over the years, Cyndi Lauper has really done whatever the hell she’s wanted…

Album Review: RY X, ‘Dawn’

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Australian singer-songwriter Ry Cuming, who now goes by the stage name RY X, has always had one hand on his guitar and the other wiping away a tear.

Video Game Review: ‘Bravely Second: End Layer’ (Nintendo 3DS)

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If it ain’t broke don’t fix it. That motto clearly applies to Bravely Second: End Layer, the sequel to the…

Video Game Review: ‘Mini-Mario & Friends: amiibo Challenge’ (Wii U and 3DS)

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Mini-Mario & Friends: amiibo Challenge is a treat for Nintendo fans who have been slavishly collecting their toys-to-life amiibo figures.…

Video Game Review: ‘Star Fox Guard’ (Wii U)

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Nintendo couldn’t have bundled a more different game with its 3D shooter Star Fox Zero. This charming tower defense game…
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Journalism

One-on-one with Global National anchor Dawna Friesen

The Winnipeg-born journalist talks candidly about sexism, news bloopers, and the fine line between family and work
Books & Publishing

Meet Jann Arden, best-selling author

The prolific singer-songwriter talks music and chats up her latest collection of personal journals
Television

It’s not easy being Wendy Mesley

The CBC journalist talks about her TV newsmagazine 'Undercurrents', being a homebody and, yes, we went there, her bad hair days
Music

Canadian hitmakers Wild Strawberries get deep

'90s pop-rock radio duo thoughtfully evolve in their latest album, 'Vesper 50'
Television

Everybody Loves George Stroumboulopoulos

Now that his program is on the main CBC network, 'The Hour' and its host prepare for a new set of challenges
Industry

Inside the mind of Canadian radio’s most important executive

A one-on-one conversation with Susan Marjetti, CBC's executive director of Radio and Audio
Comedy

Inside the Mind of Rick Mercer

We speak to the comedian and Canadian icon, in the midst of the second season of his news satire show, 'Monday Report'
Comedy

Jessica Holmes makes a big return to CBC’s Air Farce

The comedienne dishes on impersonating Céline Dion & Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, opening for Seinfeld, Ellen and Oprah
Celebrity

Being Ben Mulroney

In a candid Q & A session, Mulroney talks about fame, family and the new season of 'Canadian Idol'
Music

Mae Moore’s real life

The Canadian singer-songwriter reflects on her 'Collected Works 1989-1999'