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Monday, September 24, 2018

Dear Gossips,

Today is Mid-Autumn Festival or Harvest Moon Festival, one of the most important holidays of the lunar calendar, which is commonly observed in East Asia, and known in Chinese culture as Chinese Thanksgiving. This is why you may have seen moon cakes everywhere.  Read Full Intro

TIFF Review: The Hate U Give

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at September 11, 2018 13:58:57 September 11, 2018 13:58:57
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A few years ago, book-to-screen YA adaptations meant sci-fi worlds of vampires or dystopian futures. Their heroines were named Bella or Katniss or Tris and even though their stories were unique in their own ways, a few things were constant. Love was as integral to these teen girls as forces bigger than their control. Full Story

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Friday, August 31, 2018

Dear Gossips,

Peter Kavinsky, wait, no, I’m sorry, Noah Centineo did a photo shoot with puppies but that wasn’t the best thing I watched online yesterday. I mean, it was great. And here’s a screenshot of it…   Read Full Intro

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

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Before Crazy Rich Asians opened, director Jon M Chu talked about what the success of the movie could do for other stories. He mentioned that he knew of several other projects in development that were waiting for the greenlight and that people were waiting to see how CRA performed before moving ahead.  Read Full Intro

Justin Timberlake’s “Hindsight”

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 13, 2018 20:26:00 August 13, 2018 20:26:00
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It was announced on Friday that Justin Timberlake is coming out with a book. What’s it about? WHAT DO YOU THINK IT’S ABOUT? His favourite topic: himself. If there’s anyone who can reliably be a cliché, it’s Justin Timberlake. Which is why the title of the book is as derivative as you’d expect: Hindsight & All The Things I Can’t See In Front Of Me. Full Story

Malia in Paris

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at July 18, 2018 14:07:48 July 18, 2018 14:07:48
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Malia Obama turned 20 on July 4th. It’s fitting that one of the only first daughters I recognise was born on Independence Day. It may not have been a birthday celebration but Malia Obama was photographed living her best life in Paris on Sunday, strolling around with her boyfriend Rory Farquharson Full Story

Friday, June 29, 2018

Dear Gossips,

  Canada Day is on Sunday so it’s a long weekend here in Canada which means we will be dark on Monday and back to regular gossip schedule on Tuesday. Long weekend or not, here are some weekend recommendations other than Drake – we’ll get to Drake, eventually, today.  Read Full Intro

Friday, June 22, 2018

Dear Gossips,

  If you’ve been visiting this blog regularly over the last 15 years, maybe you’re tired of me evangelising about YA books. I’m not sorry about this. My favourite book, period, of 2017 was Angie Thomas’s The Hate U Give.  Read Full Intro