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When Movies Couldn’t Be Wilder

Unless They Were Directed by Billy Wilder A retrospective on TV last night took me back to my childhood. In those days, movies were vetted by the Hays Code for inappropriate content. Wilder was quoted as saying, “You have to … Continue reading

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Honourable Mentions: the Other Six

The Launch Losers? A comment on one of the YouTube videos says: “I don’t want to hate on this singer, but…” the other version was better. And so it seemed to me sometimes. So in fairness to those not chosen, … Continue reading

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Manufactured Hits: the First Six

The Launch: Season One The proof is in the pudding, they say, and the individuals who stepped up to compete in this new television show have got their just desserts. I was won over in the very first show. The … Continue reading

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What Garment is Your Soul Wearing?

The Invisible Garment It is true to say that, when we are born, we put on a new set of garments: our spiritual clothing, if you will. The role of Astrology has always been to provide answers to the questions … Continue reading

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Spies: A Legacy of the Cold War

A Legacy of Spies I got this book in the mail yesterday, and I’m already halfway through reading it. It is John le CarrĂ©’s 25th book, but it is the first time that two previous novels have been referenced in … Continue reading

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The Magic’s in the Music

ABBA Magic We saw this stage show last night. They had fun performing the songs, so they said. The audience had a good time listening to them. But it’s not like the real ABBA. How could it be? There has … Continue reading

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Canada’s Unsung Hero?

Bryan Adams Although Bryan was born in Kingston, Ontario in 1959, it wasn’t until he moved to Burnaby in British Columbia that he became the Rock ‘n’ Roller that he is now. His first hit, and video, was “Cuts Like … Continue reading

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