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  1. A Mortician's Tale explores the poignant — and mundane — realities of death - A Mortician's Tale 01 - embalming

    The Toronto-made indie game A Mortician's Tale aims to open up frank discussions about death and dying by putting you in the role of a funeral home worker preparing corpses and consoling the bereaved.

  2. Guitars for Vets, Great Big Sea's Sean McCann help soldiers heal through music - Jim Lowther and Sean McCann

    Guitars for Vets founder Jim Lowther and Great Big Sea's Sean McCann organize fundraising concert to get hundreds more guitars to former soldiers suffering stress-related injury.

  3. Julie Snyder cuts ties to Gilbert Rozon, Éric Salvail over sexual harassment allegations - Gala Gemeaux 20160918

    Julie Snyder says she and her production company will no longer work with any businesses affiliated with Quebec media figures Éric Salvail or Gilbert Rozon, who are facing multiple allegations of sexual harassment.

  4. Fox renewed Bill O'Reilly contract knowing of harassment allegations - Bill O'Reilly

    The Fox News Channel says the company knew a news analyst planned to file a sexual harassment lawsuit against Bill O'Reilly when it renewed the popular personality's contract in February.

  5. Angelina Jolie: 'Vulnerability of girls around the world' needs attention - LA Premiere of "The Breadwinner"

    Angelina Jolie, an executive producer for the animated feature The Breadwinner, says the film draws attention to a critical international issue: women's empowerment.

  6. UK paper sorry for airbrushing Solange Knowles's hair - Solange

    Britain's Evening Standard newspaper has apologized to Solange Knowles for digitally altering an image of the singer on the cover of its magazine.

  7. Jason Aldean releases I Won't Back Down to help Vegas shooting victims - People Jason Aldean

    Jason Aldean's moving rendition of I Won't Back Down on Saturday Night Live will soon be raising money to help victims of the Las Vegas shooting.

  8. Anthem singer takes a knee at Brooklyn Nets opener - 651121563SV00024_Roc_Nation

    The national anthem singer at the Brooklyn Nets' home opener took a knee at the end of her performance.

  9. 5 ex-presidents appear together for hurricane relief concert - Hurricanes Relief Concert

    The five living former presidents appeared together for the first time since 2013 on Saturday at a concert to raise money for victims of devastating hurricanes in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

  10. Gord Downie's brothers open up about his childhood and legacy - patrick-and-mike-downie

    In an intimate interview with the q's Tom Power, Mike and Patrick Downie share memories of their childhood with the Tragically Hip singer and their hope to carry on his work toward reconciliation.

  11. 'It's been a long time coming:' mogul's downfall sparks a 'Weinstein effect' of calling out harassment - 695538409KI00288_The_23rd_A

    The mounting allegations against Harvey Weinstein have ignited a powerful discussion — online and off — about how pervasive sexual harassment and assault remain in our society today. It's set off a sort of 'Weinstein effect:' with waves of accusers publicly calling out powerful figures and institutions acknowledging the allegations and quickly responding.

  12. Gord Downie's family hoping to have public memorial event - CANADA-POLITICS/

    Gord Downie's family is hoping to organize a public event where fans can honour the late Tragically Hip singer.

  13. Sex, drugs and rock 'n roll: The life and times of Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner - 97231519

    Journalist Joe Hagan spent four years interviewing Jann Wenner, the co-founder of Rolling Stone magazine, for a biography Wenner has now disavowed.

  14. Ines Rau, Playboy's 1st trans Playmate, hopes to 'pave way for all women' - Ines Rau

    Men's magazine Playboy has featured its first ever — transgender playmate centerfold in its November issue, a move which the model hopes will pave the way for 'all women - trans or otherwise — in fashion and other sectors.'

  15. Edmonton theatre troupe cuts ties with former artistic director over 'rape culture' confession - Chris Craddock Edmonton

    An Edmonton theatre company is disavowing its former executive director, describing the acclaimed actor and playwright as an “identified predator.”

  16. 'Now that we are speaking, let us never shut up:' Lupita Nyong'o, Quentin Tarantino on Harvey Weinstein - FILM-12YEARSASLAVE/LUPITANYONG'O

    Los Angeles police say they are investigating a possible sexual assault case against Harvey Weinstein — the first involving the producer in the city.

  17. Indigenous artist Cathy Elliott leaves 'huge' legacy say colleagues at DAREarts charity - Cathy Elliott

    Cathy Elliott, the Indigenous programmer with DAREarts, is being remembered by her colleagues after she died on Sunday when she was struck by a vehicle near her home.

  18. Square-Enix's game lineup heavy on nostalgia, but future lies in casual mobile market - DISSIDIA_FINAL_FANTASY_NT_002_Online

    Japanese game developer Square-Enix shows off a variety of games that target longtime, nostalgia-fuelled fans and casual mobile gamers alike in a media preview event in Toronto.

  19. 'Overwhelming' demand for last Hey Rosetta! shows, more tickets on sale Oct. 27 - hey-rosetta-2.jpg

    The demand for tickets for Hey Rosetta!'s annual Christmas shows in St. John's has prompted a venue change, and more tickets will go on sale.

  20. Just For Laughs restructures after Gilbert Rozon accused of sexual assault - Just for Laughs Rozon 20171018

    Just For Laughs has announced a restructuring after women have come forward with allegations of harassment and sexual assault against its founder and now former president.

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