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TIFF 2018: Gaspar Noé’s Climax Uses Sex And Drugs To Provoke



Gaspar Noé, one of the standard-bearers for modern perv film directorship, has a new film called Climax. It’s about a dance troupe who unintentional dose on LSD and then do pervy things.

Sarah reviewed this intentionally provocative piece of cinema for Consequence Of Sound at the Toronto International Film Festival this year.

To read her review go here.


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Jean-Michel Blais’ Music Stops His Tourette Syndrome Symptoms

Jean-Michel Blais

Jean-Michel Blais

Over the years modern classical pianist Jean-Michel Blais’ has learned that the act of playing music curbs his lifelong Tourette Syndrome symptoms.

With the release of his latest album Dans ma main Blais has begun talking about how his specific type of music therapy has impacted his Tourette.

To read my interview with him head over to Samaritanmag by clicking here.

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Samaritan News 10 Pack: Drake, Common, And More



I’ve been contributing news stories to the charity ‘n’ entertainment website Samaritanmag.

Here are 10 pieces I did in the spring:

MusiCounts Provides $725,000 Worth of Instruments to 80 Schools

Sam Roberts Band to Headline Free-For-Activists Global Citizen Event in Vancouver

Common Calls Out Trump, NRA In 90th Academy Awards Performance

Ashley Judd, Annabella Sciorra, Salma Hayek Pinault Say “Time’s Up” in Oscars Anti-Harassment Speech

Kumail Nanjiani & Lupita Nyong’o Support DACA Dreamers At 90th Academy Awards

Jimmy Kimmel Academy Awards Speech Touches on Sexual Harassment, Equality, Racism, Gun Control

WATCH: David Schwimmer Gets Behind #ThatsHarassment Video Series Feat. Men Abusing Power

WATCH: Andrew Cole’s #NoJoke Anti-Bullying Trailer Features Patrick Stewart, Slash, Jane Lynch, More

Arkells Launch The Rally Concert Event To Support Refugee Health Charity

Watch: Drake Challenges People To “Be Nice To Each Other” With God’s Plan Video

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Taekwondo In Spotlight After Amazing Viral Video



A taekwondo video by the Kukkiwon Demonstration Team has gone viral and created renewed interest in the martial art.

Sarah wrote about the video and its impact in a post for Asian World Of Martial Arts.

To read it go here.

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Harmonium And Glenn Gould Featured On Polaris Podcast EP12

Polaris Podcast EP7 was live from Ottawa.

For episode 12 of the Polaris Podcast we focused on two albums that recently received Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize hall of fame designation — Harmonium’s L’Heptade and Glenn Gould’s Bach: The Goldberg Variations.

This episode featured analysis of the Gould record from CBC Radio’s Katherine Duncan and an interview with Harmonium’s Louis Valois to discuss the album some people call Quebec’s Dark Side Of The Moon.

This and other Polaris Podcast episodes can be found on iTunes, Google Play or Spotify.

Alternately, you can listen to it right here:

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9 Martial Arts Insights For AWMA

Sarah continues to contribute learning pieces to the Asian World of Martial Arts blog.

Here are some of her recent posts:

Young Martial Artist Thwarts Robbery, Reminds Us The Value Of Self-Defence

Back To School Training Tips

A Nunchaku History Lesson

Pearl Gonzalez Stars In New Proforce Ad

Four Cool New Martial Arts World Records

Different Types Of Martial Arts Uniforms

Things To Know About Samurai Swords

Must-Have Gear For Your First Martial Arts Class

Conor McGregor Vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov Is On

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Enter The Dragon Remake In The Works

Enter The Dragon

Enter The Dragon

The Hollywood reboot factory is looking to revisit the iconic Bruce Lee martial arts film Enter The Dragon.

Deadpool 2 director David Leitch may be contributing to the remake.

Sarah wrote about this for Asian World Of Martial Arts.

To read the full story go here.

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