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January 15, 2009
  Drama utilizes Calgary's best aspectsPDF files may take a moment to load

Sex, Shakespearean archetypes and big oil are meeting up in a new series on the CBC premiering Jan. 6. Filmed in Calgary, Wild Roses revamps a classic tale: two high-class families are feuding for ultimate power, making for a dramatic mix of emotions and domineering. After finishing the first season, one of the show's actors, Paul Christie, reflects on some of the hurdles the creative team faced in Roses' creation.

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October 30, 2008
  Pickin' up some girls at the barPDF files may take a moment to load

I'm an average, frustrated chump. No one ever taught me how to meet girls, nor did I ever learn how to attract women. I always thought that you were born with that skill, ingrained and unlearnable. After hanging out with Allen Bubich-- creator and panel moderator of Keys to the VIP-- I've realized how totally wrong that idea really is. Over drinks at Hotel Arts' bar, Bubich explains how the skills learned in picking up women translate not only to romance, but can lead to success in every part of life.

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September 18, 2008
  TV is awesome, guysPDF files may take a moment to load

The Gauntlet slogs into the ever-expanding quagmire of television and helps sort out the best shows on which to waste your time-- away from more productive pursuits, such as, say, school-- from the dreck you'll probably be delighted to waste your time on anyway.

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December 08, 2005
  The best boobs on the tubePDF files may take a moment to load

Oh, the irony. It's that time of year again, when we're finally liberated from the shackles of academia and are free to actually waste time doing things like watching TV. But TV land is about to embark on its yearly hiatus, leaving us with nothing to do but read a book, spend time with our loved ones or some equally unappealing activity. We are left to reminisce though, on the moments we have wasted in the past year on television and the delightful distractions easily preventing us from getting that A in any class we're taking.

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September 22, 2005
  Show Preview: Brent Butt's Gas goes livePDF files may take a moment to load

Watching television these days can feel like a chore rather than entertainment. You turn on the TV, searching for something good to watch, and only find a lot of tribal councils, eliminations, and talent shows, all with little worth. Once in a while though, a show comes along single-handedly making the sift through the garbage worthwhile. One of the recent diamonds in the rough has been Canada's own Corner Gas.

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September 08, 2005
  Television Preview: Maximizing the boob-tubePDF files may take a moment to load

After a summer of lame reruns and a long string of reality shows that never should have seen the light of day, fall heralds not only the start of a new school year, but a whole slate of brand new and returning TV shows sure to rot your brain faster than an Ichiban-and-beer diet can give you scurvy. One must be aware though, for amongst the slate of new programming are many bad eggs. There is always a dearth of new programs with poor premises, untalented actors in their casts, and plots retread from once-popular shows.

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