Lian McMillan

Lian McMillan is a writer for CBC News Entertainment and Education. She holds a bachelor of music from the University of Toronto and is completing Humber College's radio and media production graduate certificate program. She can be reached at @lian.mcmillan on Twitter.

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Misty Copeland honours the trailblazing Black ballet dancer Raven Wilkinson in her new memoir

A principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre, Copeland was on Q with Talia Schlanger to discuss her new memoir The Wind at My Back.

Melanie C tells us what we want, what we really really want to know in her candid new memoir

Melanie Chisholm, a.k.a. Sporty Spice, speaks to Tom Power about her new memoir, "The Sporty One: My Life as a Spice Girl," 25 years after the group skyrocketed her to fame.

Bruce Springsteen's new album of soul classics celebrates the songs that made him a musician

Springsteen's new album Only the Strong Survive drops ahead of his 2023 world tour.

Students, schools gearing up for first in-person orientation since COVID-19 halted events

As the countdown for the first day of school begins, post-secondary institutions across the country are getting ready to host their first fully in-person orientation week for incoming students — a rite of passage that was postponed for two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fan Expo Canada is back. Here's what to expect

Comic enthusiasts, TV and film superfans and cosplayers will gather at the largest pop culture event in Canada from Aug. 25 to 28 — a demonstration of just how popular fandom culture has become.

Jennette McCurdy opens up about child stardom in her memoir I'm Glad My Mom Died

Jennette McCurdy's memoir I'm Glad My Mom Died has garnered attention for both its shocking title and her relationship with her abusive mother Debra.

From teenage love and vampires to dystopian dramas, the young adult genre keeps evolving

Young adult television shows can deeply influence teen viewers and have been over decades. Shows like Riverdale have dedicated podcasts, Shadow Hunters has inspired tattoos, and Degrassi has spawned multiple spin-off series since the 1979 original. Where is the genre heading next?