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Talking Sloan And Music Mags For The Sloancast Podcast

Finally, my unique expertise has value to someone! I was recently asked to be on the Sloancast, a podcast dedicated to the band Sloan, to talk about said band and their inextricable link to the music magazine I used to manage, Chart Magazine.

Some of the topics we covered: how we’d pick the Chart Magazine cover stars, the three separate times we did the Top 50 Canadian Albums Of All Time poll, and what members of Sloan are like as hockey players.

It’s quite a romp if you care about 1990s Canadian rock music and or Sloan, specifically.

Listen to it by going here.

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The Promise And Pitfalls Of ‘Love On The Spectrum’ For TIME

Pop culture has been particularly uneven when it comes to fair and credible autistic representation.

So it was with a healthy dose of cautious concern that Sarah was tasked with reviewing the new Netflix dating series Love On The Spectrum, featuring autistic people navigating dating, sex, romance and relationships.

The verdict? The autistic representation on Love On The Spectrum is probably better than most previous examples in television and film. But don’t treat that as a ringing endorsement. It’s a low bar to leap.

To read the review head over to TIME by going here.

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Backxwash Wins The 2020 Polaris Music Prize

If you told me in January that a rap metal record would win the 2020 Polaris Music Prize I’d have fallen onto a fainting couch in a swoon.

And yet here we are, Backxwash’s God Has Nothing To Do With This Leave Him Out Of It album has indeed won this year’s Polaris and it’s entirely deserved.

We didn’t get to celebrate Backxwash’s victory at the traditional gala this year. Instead, the 10 Short List nominees were honoured with a series of commissioned short films.

It turns out making 10 short films in four months is a ridiculously bonkers thing to do. But we did it. And they turned out.





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Sarah Has A Carrd Now

Those looking to keep track of Sarah’s activities related to I Overcame My Autism And All I Got Was This Lousy Anxiety Disorder: A Memoir and other high-profile writing activities she’s up to may want to keep an eye on her new Carrd profile.

You can find links to her recent media and podcast appearances, various ways you can purchase Overcame and some selected writing links.

Go here to see.

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2020 Polaris Long List Revealed With Help Of Past Nominees

Every year for the Polaris Music Prize Long List reveal we travel somewhere in Canada to get out there and visit the people.

This year with COVID-19 shutting everything down we were unable to do that and instead had 40 past Polaris nominees graciously, and on short notice, come together to do video reveals of this year’s 40 nominated albums on the 2020 Polaris Long List.

Considering the whole country was pretty much in lockdown it turned out pretty well.

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