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Featured Guests: August 2012 Archives

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Taxidermy

Rachel Poliquin
For years now writer Rachel Poliquin has been immersed in the world of taxidermy. You can read more about her fascination with this practice on her site and now in in a beautiful and compelling new book. 

The Breathless Zoo: Taxidermy and the Cultures of Longing traces the history of taxidermy and explores what it means and how that meaning changes over time. The book contains so many interesting stories about everything from trophy polar bears to stuffed kittens at a tea party!


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One Book One Kootenay

The winner!
Well the votes are counted and the winner has been announced for this year's One Book One Kootenay selection. There were three fine books in the running and apparently it was a very tight race!

And the winner: The Third Crop by Rita Moir.  The subtitle to the book is A personal and historical journey into the photo albums and shoeboxes of the Slocan Valley 1800's to early 1940's.  So as you can imagine it's a book filled with fascinating photographs and stories.


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Heroes!

Heroes
It's not easy finding work if you are an actor of a certain age.  So what's a talented, experienced thespian to do?  Well the four esteemed actors behind The FOG have come up with one solution. Form your own professional theatre troupe!

Their first production is an award winning play from Tom Stoppard.  "Heroes" tells the story of three WWI vets who meet in a retirement home in France and plot their great escape!  It runs from September 6 to 30 at PAL Studio Theatre in Vancouver.