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Verses Festival of Words

CJSF sponsors the Verses Festival of Words on now until April 12. Verses celebrates the transformative power of words – written, spoken or sung. Verses takes place annually at venues clustered around East Vancouver’s Commercial Drive. This cultural district is the heart of  Vancouver’s spoken word community. “I love that Verses...brings together so many different styles of poetry and such an array of voices and talents.” ­ Evelyn Lau, Vancouver's Poet Laureate

Author: 
Maegan Thomas
  • Posted on: 11 March 2016
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Mesopotamia

How many dead Elvises does it take to make one good story? Mesopotamia by Arthur Nersesian Reviewed by Gerilee McBride is available through Akashic Books, 2010 for $15.95 USD

Author: 
Gerilee McBride
  • Posted on: 11 March 2016
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The West End Murders

CJSF volunteer, Frieda Werden reviews Roy Innes' West End Murders...

Author: 
Frieda Werden
  • Posted on: 11 March 2016
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Physics of the Impossible

Michio Kaku, a theoretical physicist has just released his new book, “Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel.” CJSF volunteer, Irma Arkus, reviews…

His newest addition to my already hefty bookshelf is an attempt at identifying applicable sci-fi technology. In other words, Kaku’s unique approach clarifies that faint line between technologies that are already available (yet understood only as fictional) and those that present a challenge, but not necessarily an insurmountable one. 

Author: 
Irma Arkus
  • Posted on: 11 March 2016
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HENRY ROLLINS

On Tuesday October 30th, Scott Wood, host of the interview show, came to see Henry Rollins holler at the Vancouver Centre for the Performing Arts.

When I arrived at the very swank Vancouver Centre for the Performing Arts, I was notified that Henry Rollins would be speaking for three hours straight with no intermissions.

Author: 
Scott Wood
  • Posted on: 11 March 2016
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The Principles of Aikido

A&E reviewer, Roberto Pecora, requested a review copy The Principles of Aikido by Mitsugi Saotome (Shambhala Publications, 1989) once he decided to test for his next aikido rank. After perusing book reviews posted on aikido school websites and aikido databases, he thought this book would be the best bet for what he required; namely, a better understanding of the concept of aikido movements. Here's Roberto's assessment of whether the book fit the bill:

Author: 
Roberto Pecora
  • Posted on: 11 March 2016
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