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“People need to decide what they stand for,” says Anne Lagacé Dowson. Photo by Barbara Moser
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Journalist Anne Lagacé Dowson turns activist to save public schools

Anne Lagacé Dowson arrived in Montreal with an M.A. in hand, some experience at CBC radio in Ottawa, and a bicultural background, and settled in a modest apartment.

Miranda Campbell says we need to gawk less and appreciate what hipsters are actually doing. Photo courtesy of Miranda Campbell
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Hipsters don’t deserve our derision: Montreal author

By Alice Reiter Hipsters can be recognized by many from a mile away. Their skinny jeans, flannel shirts and full beards make spotting them easy, but also make them the target of ridicule in pop culture. Miranda Campbell, a hipster analyst and member of Dawson’s English department, was a speaker […]

Dr. Laurie: touching, holding, kissing counts as sex
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Dr. Laurie: touching, holding, kissing counts as sex

While the song lyrics say: “… the things that you’re liable to read in the bible, it ain’t necessarily so….”, let’s hope that in The Sex Bible for People over 50 by Dr. Laurie Betito, everything is true, for it is great news she brings.

Sharyn Cadot (Photo: Kristine Berey)
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Remembrance Day: Widow of veteran continues the battle

During the weeks before her husband died at an over-crowded ER, Sharyn Cadot was “running around” to get petitions signed. She was desperately trying to gain admittance for her husband into full time care to Ste. Anne’s Hospital.

Claire Holden Rothman spoke about her novel My October at Books and Breakfast in 2014. (Photo: Barbara Moser)
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October crisis looms in Claire Holden Rothman novel

“There’s a discomfort around the October Crisis. People were killed, people got hurt, people got abducted.”

Norman Marshall Villeneuve makes those drums sing. (Photo by Irwin Block)
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Norman Marshall Villeneuve bops away at House of Jazz

Norman Marshall Villeneuve is back in town, and the party’s on.

Cooking up funds for cancer research
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Cooking up funds for cancer research

McGill University’s Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre has launched The Smart Palate, delicious recipes for a healthy lifestyle

Irwin Tauben’s parents rarely talked about their past. (Photo by Irwin Block)
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Finding restitution: Montrealer reclaims property in Poland

Irwin Tauben’s parents were among the fortunate few – Polish Jews who endured sub-human conditions in labour and concentration camps to survive the Holocaust. They rarely talked about the past as they rebuilt their shattered lives.

October is car safety month
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October is car safety month

As the temperature drops, the wear and tear on vehicles can lead to bigger problems, which is why it’s crucial to prepare for winter driving.

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Have a rich breakfast with top Canadian authors

In Montreal, B & B has acquired a different meaning as Books & Breakfast – the now annual celebration of new writing by mainly Montreal authors.