Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Great News Armitage Well Wishers!

When a new Richard Armitage project gets announced, the first question coming to mind, besides will he ever film a movie in Manitoba, usually involves will I get to see it as a Canadian? Berlin Station? Superchannel and that's only after season 1 long since aired. Brain on Fire? As said by SueBC, Netflix has …

Getting Into A ‘Headspace’

This is me on any given day, never mind bedtime: People's advice to 'get out of my head' sounds easy, but it's hard. Nobody says 'here are some ways to do it' leaving me to find ways to overthink less and do more. Enter Headspace. I read about Andy Puddicombe and Headspace in a book, …

(Audio)Book Talk: The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter

In my first job at the *Carolyn Sifton-Helen Fuld Libray at St. Boniface Hospital, I had access to University of Manitoba's vast collection as a staff member. I took out Angela Carter's The Bloody Chamber, only to carry it around for a while until I finally returned it, consigning it to my ever-growing and imagined TBR …

Music Monday: Through Heaven’s Eyes Sung By Brian Stokes Mitchell

Mondays mean another installment of Wolverine: The Long Night, unspooling the mysterious goings-on in Burns, Alaska. While the bloke takes centre stage as Logan, Brian Stokes Mitchell adds his melodic voice as Prophet, the cult leader with stuff to hide. (Of course.) Mitchell already graced Broadway stages in Man of La Manchester among other credits …

The Day Out

On Saturday, I decided to trade in Netflix for live theatre, namely RMTC's penultimate production of The Humans by Stephen Karam. The play opened in 2016, right in the middle of my New York trip (I saw A View from the Bridge instead), winning the Tony Award for best play later that year. This production runs …

Music Monday: Grade 9 by The Barenaked Ladies

In honour of their induction into the Hall of Fame during the Junos, one of my favourite tracks from The Barenaked Ladies. These guys are around my age and when they sing 'this is me in grade 9,' I nod and remember. One time, one of my best friends from Junior/Senior High said, "I want to …

Music To My Ears or Richard Armitage On Audio In Wolverine: The Long Night

Let's get something out of the way. Just because Mr. Armitage signs on, doesn't mean I will necessarily take it on. Wanderlust proved a prime example. While I happily indulge in smutty material, I have limits like trying 50 Shades for 60 pages until I thought oh, lord, I can't read this dreck!  I took a …