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By The Conversation On on Tuesday Dec 29 2020

By Jennifer Crane, in The Conversation                                

In Netflix hit The Queen’s Gambit, we see young orphan Beth Harmon discover her...

By Charles Jeanes On on Monday Dec 28 2020

The Duel

... I’m abandoned and destitute, an absolute simpleton, this mind of mine so muddled and blank. Others are bright, clear. I’m dark, murky. Others are competent and effective: I’m pensive and withdrawn.”    -- Tao Te Ching, 20  [David Hinton translation]

Whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt...

By Sara Golling On on Monday Dec 14 2020

“Albatross – Contact” is a gripping science fiction novel of the warring-aliens variety.  It introduces a variety of well-developed characters, both human and alien, some of whom interact peacefully, and others whose attacks result in full-on, rip-roaring, seriously tech-enhanced battles. 

The principal male character is outstanding in physical strength,...

By The Conversation On on Wednesday Dec 09 2020

By Anna Augusto  Rodrigues, for  The Conversation

If you missed the Netflix debut of Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, there are reasons to watch it now that go beyond being inspired to keep up fashionable appearances through a ...

By Charles Jeanes On on Wednesday Nov 18 2020

We impede evolution and the development of the human species if we neglect the aged.”   -- James Hillman, Force of Character

“Ve gett too soon oldt undt too late schmartt!  -- sign seen in a joke shop

The value of Elders: obsolete, replaced, or persisting?

I had begun a column on Elders in March this year, but the pandemic came...

By Sara Golling On on Wednesday Nov 11 2020

Rossland author Rosa Jordan’s latest novel is a rich, varied and gripping read.  Its characters deal with life’s profound issues, including ambition, love, loyalty, illness and death – and Jordan handles them deftly, with generous compassion and a touch of humour.

A list of suggestions from Kurt Vonnegut to writers included one advising authors to “give the reader least one character he...

By Contributor On on Tuesday Nov 10 2020

The Kootenay Gallery of Art is offering Christmas at the Gallery, the annual exhibition and sale of creations by local artisans. But with the current health circumstances, the gallery has set up new events and protocol to offer safe and healthy shopping options.

“We will be limiting the number of visitors in the gallery to 20 people at a time. As a result, we are expanding our usual...

By Contributor On on Thursday Nov 05 2020

For many, the Doukhobor story is a sensational one: arson, nudity and civil disobedience once made headlines. But it isn’t the whole story. In Our Backs Warmed by the Sun: Memories of a Doukhobor Life (Caitlin Press, 2020), author Vera Maloff, through the stories of her mother, Elizabeth, shares her family’s history, the struggles of living a pacifist, agrarian life in a world with opposing...

By David Suzuki On on Tuesday Oct 27 2020

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, most of us have been living in a landscape defined by unknowns. This lack of certainty about how the world around us can change at any moment shows no sign of abating in the foreseeable future.  

Dealing with the unknown is not something our modern society is used to or comfortable with. Over the centuries, we’ve whittled away at the things that once...

By Contributor On on Tuesday Sep 15 2020

The Trail and District Arts Council is extremely grateful for the continued support of Kootenay Savings Credit Union.

A long running supporter of our Music in the Park series KSCU provided funding to enable the Arts Council to purchase new sound and lighting equipment for the outdoor concert series. The sound equipment is much lighter and user friendly for ease of set up, eliminating...

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