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A Tribe Called Red’s Bear Witness On The Expanding Halluci Nation

A Tribe Called Red's Bear Witness

A Tribe Called Red’s Bear Witness

Genre and culture expanding electronic act A Tribe Called Red have been hard at work converting their We Are The Halluci Nation album into an actual nation of a sort.

If not a “nation” in the traditional geo-political sense, it’s certainly taking shape in the art and music world.

I spoke to band member Bear Witness about this evolution in advance of the X Avant festival this fall.

To read the interview head over to Samaritanmag by clicking here.

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Real Autism Explained, For Hazlitt

This past summer Sarah wrote an essay for literary site Hazlitt exploring what real autism was like.

The story ended up being one of the site’s most read throughout the year.

To read the full piece head over to Hazlitt by clicking here.

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Samaritan News 10 Pack: Cold Manitoba, Drake, More

Cold Manitoba

Cold Manitoba

I continue to contribute to the charitably-minded entertainment site Samaritanmag.

Here are some pieces I contributed in the fall:

Midnight Shine’s New Video Tackles Suicide, Depression Crisis In Far North

Donating To Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Campaign Helps Homeless Veterans

Drake Posts Heartfelt Message for Make-A-Wish Pal Who Died

Halloween Alley Retail Chain Running Donate-A-Costume Program

Walkin’ & Rollin’ Turn Childrens’ Wheelchairs Into Amazing Halloween Costumes

Pittsburgh Tree Of Life GoFundMe Has Raised $566k For Shooting Victims

Blue Rodeo, Sheepdogs, Deep Dark Woods Members Team Up For Cold Manitoba Project Inspired By Gord Downie

Willie Nelson Using New Song To Encourage Voting Against Ted Cruz, Supporting Texas Refugee Organization

Gord Downie Tribute Concerts To Raise Funds For His Charity One Year After His Death

Avril Lavigne’s First Song In Five Years Kicks Off Campaign To Support Lyme Disease Sufferers

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Arkells Support Hamilton-Area Refugess

Arkells

Arkells

If you’ve been paying attention at all you may have figured out the Arkells have become one of the biggest rock bands in Canada in the last year or so.

They seem to understand that with this great new power they’ve also got great new responsibility.

When they played their big hometown stadium show this past June in Hamilton they also used it as an opportunity to raise funds for Refuge Hamilton Centre for Newcomer Health.

I spoke to lead singer Max Kerman about the reasons why they did this for Samaritanmag.

To read the piece go here.

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Actual Real Martial Arts Role Models

GSP

GSP

Every now and then when martial arts is wallowing in a particularly low moment (usually caused by Conor McGregor) Sarah likes to use those times to point out those who support the higher-minded ideals of martial arts.

She recently did so in a piece for Asian World Of Martial Arts where she wrote about a number of positive martial arts role models.

To read about her selections click here.

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Samaritan News 10 Pack: Drake, Common, And More

Common

Common

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

Taekwondo

Taekwondo

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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