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50 Things You Don't Know About Halifax

Pirates gone wild, special tea and those “MicMac Rotary Blues”—weird and wonderful Halifax miscellany.<p>You likely know that Halifax is Canada’s …

Canada

7 Things You Need to Know About Your Local Public School

Our public schools are the last real space where people from different classes and different walks of life come together to learn, to share ideas, …

The 20 Titles In The Running For The National Book Awards

The National Book Foundation has announced finalists in five categories. Excerpts from each of the contenders can be downloaded as a free e-book at nationalbook.org.<p>The winner in each category will be revealed at the Nov. 20 award ceremony in New York City.<p>Here are the finalists:<p><b>Fiction:</b><p>"The …

If Classic Books Had Internet Headlines

Start a sentence with "this," throw an "epic" in there, add a pinch of "adorable" and end with a question mark — you've got yourself an …

Microsoft launches remote desktop Android app to coincide with Windows 8.1 release

Microsoft released Windows 8.1 today, and to coincide with the launch it has released a first-party remote desktop app on Android (and iOS). Just …

The place where ‘everyone has a book in their stomach’

Iceland is a nation of writers and readers, according to the BBC. They say that one in 10 Icelanders will publish a book, and that the tiny country (population 300,000) has more books read per capita than anywhere else in the world. The Icelanders even have a folk expression that means, literally, …

Good enough for Nobel, but not for Quebec

Last fall, the University of Alberta awarded an honorary doctorate to 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winner Tawakkul Karman. Visionary MLA Donna Kennedy-Glans arranged for Ms. Karman to address the Alberta Legislature. During her travels in Canada, she inspired audiences to strive for social justice. Years …

Religion

Margaret Atwood and other Giller Prize winners' advice for literary success

Authors Margaret Atwood, Linden MacIntyre, Austin Clarke and M.G. Vassanji share their tips for aspiring writers with Globe Books editor Jared Bland