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Reality…What a Concept

On Sunday I finished reading the David Itzkoff’s, Robin, his biography of Robin Williams. I’ve always been a fan of Hollywood true stories, but they’re usually books about the Golden Age of Hollywood, like The Divine Feud, A Cast of … Continue reading

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That thing I didn’t do in Toronto

Visiting Toronto always feels like I’m watching a home movie about my life. Toronto was the first city I lived in on my own after I left home. It’s been nearly 30 years since I moved to Vancouver, but whenever … Continue reading

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Old Friends: Revisiting Armistead Maupin and the Tales of the City.

On Friday I saw the new Armistead Maupin documentary, The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin. The movie is basically a love letter to Armistead Maupin and the Tales of the City. I liked the film, even though there were moments … Continue reading

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Does this hairstyle make my face look fat? Review of “The Princess Diarist”

The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher My rating: 3 of 5 stars I really wanted to like this book more than I did. I was expecting a book about the day-to-day antics of shooting one of the most popular movies … Continue reading

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Revenge of the Vinyl Cafe: Paint-by-numbers Canadiana

Revenge of the Vinyl Cafe by Stuart McLean My rating: 3 of 5 stars I discovered Stuart McLean and The Vinyl Cafe about ten years ago at the Vancouver Public Library. I checked out a collection of his CDs and … Continue reading

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