Fiction

The Waterloo school board says the decision to cut off discussion of transgender fiction was driven by concerns about harm and legal liability.

The Waterloo Region District School Board says it closed a controversial discussion at last week’s meeting to avoid potential liability under the Ontario Human Rights Code. In a statement issued Tuesday morning, he said he will not release a video of the school board meeting to reduce “harm to WRDSB students, staff and community, and …

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Experts say nuclear energy as a climate solution is a total ‘fiction’

As global scientists continue to warn about the urgent need to keep fossil fuels in the ground, a quartet of European and US experts set out on Tuesday why nuclear power should not be seen as a solution to the climate crisis. “The core message, repeated over and over again, that a new generation of …

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Gary Shteyngart’s Our Country Friends review: Lockdown tragicomedy | Fiction

GRAMAry Shteyngart’s contribution to the burgeoning genre of the lockdown novel is very, very Russian, in the best possible way. The premise is that a group of old friends are going to spend a month in the country (well, several months) weathering the New York pandemic in a small ad hoc colony in the Hudson …

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Stuart Gordon, locally groomed master of theatrical science fiction — Tone Madison

From January 30 through April 24, UW Cinematheque at the Chazen presents a one-Sunday-per-month 35mm retrospective of the offbeat and imaginative playwright, screenwriter, and director. Header Image: A collage of the four Stuart Gordon films in the retrospective. Clockwise from top left: John Brennick (Christopher Lambert) and his cellmates Nino (Clifton Collins Jr.), Stiggs (Tom …

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Earn money with Paypal or Cash App? The IRS could be tracking your transactions

Israel Sebastian/Getty Images If you are self-employed or have a side hustle and receive payments through digital applications such as PayPal, Cash App or Venmo, any earnings over $600 will now need to be reported to the IRS. A provision of the 2021 US Bailout Plan, which took effect Jan. 1, directs third-party payment processors …

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Vein.fm team up with Thursday’s Geoff Rickly on new song “Fear In Non Fiction” (listen)

Vena.fm have shared the geoff rickly (from Thursday) collaboration of his long-awaited new album This world is going to ruin you“Fear in Nonfiction”. “Vein.fm continually gives me hope,” says Geoff. “They never stop pushing: pushing the boundaries of their sound, pushing the limits of their physical abilities to make noise. On this album, they incorporate …

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Separate canned food fact from fiction – Dodge City Daily Globe

Shoppers can find almost any of their favorite foods in canned varieties. Convenience is a driving force behind the popularity of canned foods, as such items are often affordable, easily cut and/or prepared, and stored for long periods without the need for refrigeration. When a certain ingredient is needed, all you have to do is …

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Fictional Peloton-related heart attacks undermine a basic reality about exercise

Wags, played by esteemed character actor David Costabile, survives. “I’m not going out like Mr. Big,” he declares in his typical cynical style in this season’s opening episode. The negative publicity caused by the fictional incidents may have some wondering: Is it safe for your heart to exercise intensely? “The message should be that regular …

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