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One True Vine by Mavis Staples CD cover, Image courtesy of Syndetics, 2016
Phil, Queen's Square | July 27, 2015
Summer time is music festival season and while there are live concerts all across Ontario, there are a couple of upcoming weekends that should be of... Read More»
Still Life DVD cover, Image courtesy of Syndetics, 2016
Jessica, Queen's Square | July 1, 2015
I recently watched The Grand Seduction, a Canadian film where a small Newfoundland town needs to convince a doctor to stay and live in their... Read More»
Chocolate birthday cake with candles
Emma, Preston | June 30, 2015
Celebrate Canada's birthday by taking our July Birthday Challenge! Idea Exchange has put together a list of authors, illustrators, musicians, actors... Read More»
Red maple leaves in shape of Canadian flag
Karissa, Clemens Mill & Hespeler | June 12, 2015
No matter what kind of story you want to read, someone in Canada is writing it - beautifully, cynically, and probably with a poignant sense of tragic... Read More»
Keep on Keepin' On Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD cover, Image courtesy of Syndetics, 2016
Phil, Queen's Square | June 12, 2015
It has been a good year for jazz releases so far. I’ve highlighted the work of Billie Holiday (here), and I expect more tributes to her coming out... Read More»
Grand Budapest Hotel DVD cover, Image courtesy of Syndetics, 2016
Leah, Queen's Square | June 1, 2015
Wes Anderson – what to do with you? I’ve sort of enjoyed his movies in the past, but some more than others and only sort of because I find him wildly... Read More»
God Help the Child by Toni Morrison book cover, Image courtesy of Syndetics, 2016
Phil, Queen's Square | June 1, 2015
“I always start out with an idea, even a boring idea that becomes a question I don’t have any answers to”. The quote is from Toni Morrison, the only... Read More»
Flow Chart at Clemens Mill
Karissa, Clemens Mill & Hespeler | May 16, 2015
There are many ways to enjoy excellent stories at Idea Exchange, beyond the standard novel: graphic novels, short stories, playaways. Some are... Read More»
God Bless the Child: Best of Billie Holiday CD cover, Image courtesy of Syndetics, 2016
Phil, Queen's Square | May 11, 2015
NPR’s Bob Boilen had this to say about Billie Holiday (and I’m paraphrasing here): Billie Holiday is probably the best thing that Western culture has... Read More»
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Jessica, Hespeler | May 1, 2015
Classic literature is frequently re-imagined. From film adaptations to literary updates, we cannot seem to get enough of these timeless stories. If... Read More»

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