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May 20, 2010
  Fight Club author takes part in seriesPDF files may take a moment to load

Celebrated author Chuck Palahniuk brought his latest novel Tell-All on tour to Calgary (his only Canadian stop) at the John Dutton Theatre in the Central Public Library on May 12.

For $33 audience members received a signed copy of the new book while the first 100 people there got to meet Palahniuk up-close and personal as well as have their copy of Tell-All personalized.

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May 20, 2010
  Pages sees benefit in author readingsPDF files may take a moment to load

With the rise of cheap e-books and digital readers like the Kindle, Kobo and the iPad, many argue that the death of paper publishing is nigh. However, Simone Lee, co-owner of Pages on Kensington, believes that digital publishing "is overblown and a media darling." But, she is glad for all the attention books are getting.

Lee is one of the coordinators of the Pages Author Readings Series which aims to bring local, national and international authors to Calgary to interact with the public through readings of their work.

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April 08, 2010
  Choose your own MonsterPDF files may take a moment to load

I was a bit daunted when our Entertainment Editor asked me to review Jeff Burk's newest book, Super Giant Monster Time. The name itself makes me want to read it, but I wasn't sure how to handle reviewing a choose-your-own-adventure book, especially one written by such an absurd and irreverent author as Burk. He's the guy whose previous epic, Shatnerquake, featured at least fifteen different versions of William Shatner doing battle with each other. When I spoke with him last year, he was very excited for Super Giant Monster Time.

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December 04, 2003
  Words for WarmthPDF files may take a moment to load

'Tis the season, or so they say. As the holidays come and go, people are more taken to generosity as their thoughts drift to those less fortunate. However, good intentions alone rarely make a difference.

"The idea was always there, it's all just a matter of getting up and doing it," explains Jordan Dack, also known as Concept from local hip hop crew Internal Affairs, of Words for Warmth, the crew's book of poetry for Calgary's homeless. "If there's no action, talk is cheap."

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September 04, 2003
  The only two bookstores on campusPDF files may take a moment to load

If you're attending the University of Calgary, don't get your proverbial knickers in a knot over buying textbooks. With the right know-how and a little sleuthing, not only will your book buying be trouble-free, you can also save a few bucks along the way.

You're really stuck with two options: the university-run new bookstore, or the Students' Union's used bookstore. Each have their advantages and disadvantages for both buying and selling books.

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February 06, 2003
  Staying cool in the urban junglePDF files may take a moment to load

I know what you're thinking, and it's alright. It happens to a lot of us and it's nothing to be ashamed of. You don't know where to go for quality books in Montreal or how to tactfully retreat from a bad poetry reading. You're lost in the urban jungle without a cosmopolitan machete. You're hip, but you're not at your hippest quite yet. Poor bastard.

Your coffee table needs The Original Canadian City Dweller's Almanac.

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December 05, 2002
  Adventures in Global Marijuana CulturesPDF files may take a moment to load

I've been asked a lot lately what I'd like to do when I graduate. I finally have an answer. I'd like to travel the planet, smoke a lot of pot, and then write about it. Hey, if Brian Preston can do it, why can't I? (Well, he is an award-winning writer and I'm not. And he writes for Rolling Stone and Playboy, and I don't. But we can all have goals, right?)

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September 19, 2002
  Campus bookstore missing some booksPDF files may take a moment to load

Two weeks into class, some students are already behind on their readings--not because they slack off, but because their texts are unavailable.

"I wouldn't say it's worse than usual," said Wayne Borgstrom, Supervisor of Textbooks and Custom Course Materials at the U of C Bookstore. "I think it's better than most years."

According to Borgstrom, as of the first day of classes about 98 per cent of textbooks were available.

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