Tashauna Reid

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AGO acquires large collection of historical Caribbean photographs

The Art Gallery of Ontario has acquired a new photography collection that captures life in the Caribbean following the end of slavery in the region. More than $300,000 was raised by members of Toronto's Black and Caribbean communities to bring the collection to the AGO.

How Canada's biggest names in music are supporting the next generation of talent

From Jessie Reyez to The Weeknd, some of Canada's biggest names in music are creating spaces to help a new generation of talent.

Fiction podcasts are giving new form to the old art of the radio drama

Podcasts based on fiction genres — like drama or horror — are a booming area in the podcast universe, which so far has been dominated by reality-based offerings.

Retelling a classic in 2018: The debate over To Kill a Mockingbird

When To Kill a Mockingbird debuts on Broadway for the first time this December, it won’t be the version you may remember.
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From the Vaults digs deep into the CBC archives for unforgettable musical performances

Leonard Cohen's first-ever TV performance, a 14-year-old Shania Twain and Sammy Davis Jr.'s own TV special are some of the landmark moments unearthed in CBC's From the Vaults.

Beyoncé, Rihanna, Nyong'o, Haddish — why black women are owning September fashion magazine covers

Black women are dominating the fashion magazine covers for September — the biggest issue of the year — in a way we've never seen before.

Two Lovers and a Bear an intense, unconventional Arctic love story

Emmy-winner Tatiana Maslany and Dane DeHaan play star-crossed lovers living in Canada's North in Two Lovers and a Bear, an intense, unconventional love story directed by Montreal's Kim Nguyen.

Keith Urban's Ripcord sees country star experiment with new sound

Fans might be in for a surprise with Keith Urban's latest album Ripcord, which sees the country star incorporating new sounds and genres. 'I don't feel any sense of parameters at all. You just get in and make music,' he said.
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Director X, music video guru, tackles student race riots in Across The Line

Across The Line is the debut feature film from Director X, known for his popular music videos with some of hip-hop's biggest acts. In an interview with CBC, he talks about his new film and working with rapper Drake.
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Stephan James, Canadian star of Race, takes the lead in Jesse Owens biopic

Toronto's Stephan James, who admits he was speechless when he landed the starring role as legendary Olympian Jesse Owens in Race, has a knack for choosing great projects. The Selma and Book of Negroes alum talks about being picky and who he would love to play next.
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Better Call Saul returns for Season 2

After a successful first season, Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul returns to AMC. Quebec actor Michael Mando speaks with CBC News about the new season.

13 Hours actor Pablo Schreiber talks realism and on-set camaraderie in Michael Bay's Benghazi film

Canadian-born American actor Pablo Schreiber, a star of Michael Bay's 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, discusses his preparations for and experience on the intense action tale.
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Brooklyn, Saoirse Ronan's romantic drama, tells nuanced, emotional tale

Actress Saoirse Ronan is earning critical praise and Oscar buzz for her role as a young Irish immigrant in director John Crowley's romantic drama Brooklyn.
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Christopher Plummer captivates in revenge thriller Remember

From the moment Atom Egoyan read the script for Remember, he pictured Oscar-winner Christopher Plummer for the lead role in the revenge thriller.

R.L. Stine's Goosebumps finally hits movie screens

R.L. Stine has sold more than 400 million books and seen his work turned into a wildly successful television series, but it took 23 years for a Goosebumps movie to get made. Still, it could be worse says the author behind the bestselling series.