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Animation

Brent Butt interview: ‘Corner Gas Animated’ star talks about his hit TV revival

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Canadian comedian was careful to not do anything that would 'damage the legacy' of the original series
Television

Fungi take centre stage in new doc, ‘The Kingdom: How Fungi Made Our World’

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Biologists Rob Dunn and Anne Madden explain the secret world of fungi and how it dramatically effects our everyday lives from antibiotics to beer
Canada Reads

Jully Black interview: ‘The next album is ready’

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Canada's Queen of R&B is releasing a new record and readying Canada to read 'The Marrow Thieves'
Filmmaking

Breakthroughs Film Festival accepting submissions from emerging female directors

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Canada's only festival dedicated to showcasing short films by emerging female directors is looking for submissions.
Television

Looking back at 25 years of Air Farce on TV

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Air Farce founding member Don Ferguson shares the behind-the-scenes story about how the troupe made the leap from radio to TV.
Visual Arts

Art Gallery of Ontario members frustrated by Infinity Mirrors exhibit ticketing

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Overwhelming demand for Yayoi Kasuma’s upcoming March exhibition leads to long online queues for advance tickets.

‘Air Farce’ looks to the past and present for Canada Day 150 laughs

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Original cast member Don Ferguson looks back on the troupe's 44-year history: 'We didn't have a mission or a plan or a theory. We wanted to make ourselves laugh and find a way to share what we found funny with other people.'

‘The X-Files’ returns for 10 more episodes

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The truth is still out there, as The X-Files returns for another 10-episode run. Fox is calling the second chapter…

Chris Brown named new CBC Moscow correspondent

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Veteran Vancouver-based CBC reporter Chris Brown is being named the public broadcaster’s correspondent in their new Moscow Bureau. Brown will…

This week in Canadian pop culture history: Queen Elizabeth II’s birth, Sun News Network launch

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April 17 Lester B. PearsonNational Film Board of Canada / Library and Archives Canada 1967Prime Minister Lester Pearson announced the…

Apple Music picks up George Stromboulopoulos concert series

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George Stroumboulopoulos is teaming up with Apple Music to present House of Strombo, a 10-episode concert series available to stream…

Alysha Brilla is out to change the world, one song at a time

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Waterloo, Ontario-based musician releasing new album in the fall, touring internationally
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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
Celebrity

Being Ben Mulroney

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

Meet two people who invisibly influence the future of CBC

CBC union presidents Kam Rao and Jonathan Spence are presenting opinions from the public broadcaster's workers to decision makers
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
Music

Mae Moore’s real life

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

Canadian hitmakers Wild Strawberries get deep

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