The 2010 Massey Lectures, "Player One: What is to Become of Us" on Ideas this week

by D - Monday, Nov 08, 2010 at 3:52pm

This week the CBC radio One show, Ideas, will be playing 2010 Massey Lectures, by celebrated Canadian author and artist, Douglas Coupland. A cultural commentator with international impact, Coupland presents this year's lectures in the form of a novel, Player One. What is to Become of Us. The novel and lecture together present a story set over five hours in an airport lounge which asks; at what point do humans stop being humans and become something else? Where, if anywhere, do modernity and classical theology overlap? What is time? What is the human essence? And how does storytelling fit into all of this?

This week at McNally Robinson Winnipeg

by D - Monday, Nov 08, 2010 at 9:59am



Bob Rae will be in our store this Friday at noon.
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Barbara Ann Derksen -- Launching Presumed Dead, Monday, Nov 8, 7:00 pm.
Frank Mikuska -- Small Works Gallery Opening of Memory as Muse. Monday, Nov 8, 7:30 pm.
Scotiabank Giller Light Bash, Tuesday Nov 9, 6:00 pm - sold out.
Kay Alexander -- Launching Voices of the Forgotten, Tuesday Nov 9 7:00 pm.
Gerry Recksiedler -- Launching Mexico Trails: Your Adventure Guide to 43 Short Hikes and Walking Trails in Mexico, Wednesday, Nov 10, 7:00 pm.
Jess Young -- Launching A Dog's Breakfast: A Chef's Guide to Healthy Home Cooking for Your Favorite Pooch, Wednesday Nov 10 2010 7:30 pm, Dogs are welcome and encouraged to attend this event - there will be specially prepared treats for canine companions on offer.
Bob Rae -- Speaking & Signing Exporting Democracy: The Risks and Rewards of Pursuing a Good Idea, Friday, Nov 12, 12:00 pm.
Prairie Fire Magazine -- Launching Home Place, Friday, Nov 12, 7:00 pm.
Special Storytime with The Cat in the Hat Saturday, Nov 13, 11:00 am. This event presented in association with Prairie Public Television and PBS Kids.
A Naturopathic Perspective on Metabolic Detoxification with Dr. Jason Bachewich ND, Saturday, Nov 13, 2:00 pm.
Ken Kowal -- Signing Gimp Crow, Sunday, Nov 14, 2:00 pm.
Andrew Unger -- Launching Inches from America, Sunday, Nov 14, 2:00 pm.

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Robert J Wiersema, our Guest Blogger

by D - Friday, Nov 05, 2010 at 10:43am

Robert Wiersema has written a little something for our blog. Robert Wiersema is the author of Bedtime Story which follow up his bestselling, Before I Wake and The World More Full of Weeping.

I woke up this morning to the sound of rain. A hard November rain. Really, there are few sounds quite as comforting, especially when you're snuggled deep into flannel sheets. So long as the rain stays outside, that is. That might seem a given, what with rain being an outside thing, but it's not. Especially living in a house initially built in 1910, and roughly added to and further cobbled together over the next twenty years. There have been times when it was as rainy in the living room as it was outside. Almost.

Continued after the jump.

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People Live Still in Cashtown Corners by Tony Burgess

by Chadwick Ginther - Thursday, Nov 04, 2010 at 4:15pm

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Canadian filmmaker Bruce McDonald's recent film, Pontypool, was based on the Tony Burgess novel Pontypool Changes Everything. The two artists have collaborated again with the book trailer for ChiZine Publications' People Live Still in Cashtown Corners.

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The City and the City Wins 2010 World Fantasy Award

by Chadwick Ginther - Wednesday, Nov 03, 2010 at 10:14am

China Miéville's The City and the City, already proud co-winner of a Hugo Award and nominee for many others, came out on top after the World Fantasy Convention in Columbus, Ohio.

A complete list of winners in all categories may be found here:

Categories: Awards, SciFi & Fantasy
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