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Langford resident, and UVic staffer, John Fowler was sent home during the Nov. 6 episode of The Great Canadian Baking Show. (Carmen Cheung/Courtesy CBC)

Culture fusion proves fruitful for Victoria doctor on televised baking competition

Langford baker bumped from the tent in The Great Canadian Baking show

Langford resident, and UVic staffer, John Fowler was sent home during the Nov. 6 episode of The Great Canadian Baking Show. (Carmen Cheung/Courtesy CBC)
Rihanna arrives at the world premiere of “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Rihanna talks motherhood, Super Bowl: ‘It was now or never’

‘If I’m going to leave my baby, I’m going to leave my baby for something special’

Rihanna arrives at the world premiere of “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Rupi Kaur arrives on the red carpet for the 2021 Scotiabank Giller Prize in Toronto on Monday, Nov. 8, 2021. Canada’s literati are folding up their reading glasses and breaking out their finest garb ahead of tonight’s Scotiabank Giller Prize. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Literati to gather to crown next winner of $100,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize

Poet and social media phenom Rupi Kaur and actress-producer Sarah Gadon will host

Rupi Kaur arrives on the red carpet for the 2021 Scotiabank Giller Prize in Toronto on Monday, Nov. 8, 2021. Canada’s literati are folding up their reading glasses and breaking out their finest garb ahead of tonight’s Scotiabank Giller Prize. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Jimmy Kimmel, left, and Molly McNearney arrive at the 2022 Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Gala, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, at Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Jimmy Kimmel to host Oscars again: ‘Great honor or a trap’

Late-night talk show host last led the awards ceremony in 2018

Jimmy Kimmel, left, and Molly McNearney arrive at the 2022 Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Gala, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, at Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Camera and sound crew set up for a shot for a film production in Chemainus. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Two-fifths of TV episodes and films shot by women, directors’ guild says

Low-budget U.S.-based series tend to hire Canadians, high-budget shows less likely

Camera and sound crew set up for a shot for a film production in Chemainus. (Photo by Don Bodger)
FILE - John Mellencamp performs during a tribute concert to Billy Joel, the recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song in Washington on Nov. 19, 2014. Mellencamp’s 1985 album “Scarecrow” is being reissued this week. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

John Mellencamp revisits ‘Scarecrow,’ his game-changing disc

As deluxe version reissued, 1985 record stands as a rare reputation-changing work

FILE - John Mellencamp performs during a tribute concert to Billy Joel, the recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song in Washington on Nov. 19, 2014. Mellencamp’s 1985 album “Scarecrow” is being reissued this week. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
FILE - U2 singer Bono gestures as he attends the launching of the first blood by drone delivery service in the country at the Philippine Red Cross headquarters in suburban Mandaluyong, east of Manila, Philippines on Tuesday Dec. 10, 2019. Bono opened his book tour for his bestselling “Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story,” on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022, to thousands of screaming fans at Manhattan’s Beacon Theatre. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)

Bono opens book tour before adoring fans at Beacon Theatre

U2 singer talks “Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story” out this week already in the top 10 on Amazon.com

FILE - U2 singer Bono gestures as he attends the launching of the first blood by drone delivery service in the country at the Philippine Red Cross headquarters in suburban Mandaluyong, east of Manila, Philippines on Tuesday Dec. 10, 2019. Bono opened his book tour for his bestselling “Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story,” on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022, to thousands of screaming fans at Manhattan’s Beacon Theatre. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)
Author Jordan Scott’s book I Talk Like A River was a 2020 New York Times Best Children’s Book of the Year. Photo by Ali Roddam

Finding his voice: Vancouver Island author, teacher focuses books on stuttering

Ed Sheeran picked Jordan Scott’s work to read aloud as a bedtime story on the BBC’s CBeebies

Author Jordan Scott’s book I Talk Like A River was a 2020 New York Times Best Children’s Book of the Year. Photo by Ali Roddam
Pamela Anderson stars in Pamela’s Garden of Eden, premiering Thursday, Nov. 3, on HGTV Canada. (Odette Sugerman Photography/HGTV Canada/CNW Group/Corus Entertainment Inc.)

Pamela Anderson’s Ladysmith home-reno reality TV series premieres tonight

‘Pamela’s Garden of Eden’ can be seen on HGTV Canada and Stack TV

Pamela Anderson stars in Pamela’s Garden of Eden, premiering Thursday, Nov. 3, on HGTV Canada. (Odette Sugerman Photography/HGTV Canada/CNW Group/Corus Entertainment Inc.)
Tanis Humeny’s garlic pots will be some of the items for sale at the Clay Hub Collective’s one-day Christmas sale on Nov. 5, 2022. (Submitted photo)
Tanis Humeny’s garlic pots will be some of the items for sale at the Clay Hub Collective’s one-day Christmas sale on Nov. 5, 2022. (Submitted photo)
This image released by Apple TV+ shows Jennifer Lawrence in “Causeway.” (Wilson Webb/Apple TV+ via AP)

REVIEW: Too much left unknowable makes AppleTV+’s ‘Causeway’ miss the mark

Jennifer Lawrence is a veteran readjusting to life, but Brian Tyree Henry is the real draw

This image released by Apple TV+ shows Jennifer Lawrence in “Causeway.” (Wilson Webb/Apple TV+ via AP)
This image released by Abrams Books shows cover art for Rolling Stone magazine ‘s “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.” (Abrams Books via AP)

What are the 500 best albums? Rolling Stone has an answer

Magazine looks to music’s stars to rate the work of their peers

This image released by Abrams Books shows cover art for Rolling Stone magazine ‘s “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.” (Abrams Books via AP)
Randall Park, left, and Melissa Fumero, cast members in the Netflix series “Blockbuster,” pose together for a portrait, Monday, Oct. 24, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

‘Blockbuster’ is a workplace comedy about people connecting

‘Fresh off The Boat’ ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ stars combine in new Netflix series

Randall Park, left, and Melissa Fumero, cast members in the Netflix series “Blockbuster,” pose together for a portrait, Monday, Oct. 24, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Amazon logo on the facade of one of their office buildings. Dreamstime | TNS
Amazon logo on the facade of one of their office buildings. Dreamstime | TNS
FILE - Taylor Swift attends an in conversation with Taylor Swift event at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 9, 2022. Swift’s latest album “Anti-Hero” released on Oct. 21. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - Taylor Swift attends an in conversation with Taylor Swift event at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 9, 2022. Swift’s latest album “Anti-Hero” released on Oct. 21. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
Young D and Yung Trybez from Snotty Nose Rez Kids. Photo supplied

Snotty Nose Rez Kids talk songwriting and production through VIRL workshop

Virtual Vancouver Island Regional Library event to be held Nov. 17 on Zoom

Young D and Yung Trybez from Snotty Nose Rez Kids. Photo supplied
FILE - Takeoff, left, and Quavo of Migos, arrive at the BET Awards in Los Angeles on June 27, 2021. Houston police say one person was fatally shot and two others injured early Tuesday at a private party attended by members of the rap group Migos. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP File)

Takeoff dead at 28

Migos rapper Takeoff is dead after a shooting early Tuesday outside a…

FILE - Takeoff, left, and Quavo of Migos, arrive at the BET Awards in Los Angeles on June 27, 2021. Houston police say one person was fatally shot and two others injured early Tuesday at a private party attended by members of the rap group Migos. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP File)
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Prince Harry’s memoir, titled ‘Spare,’ to come out Jan. 10

Prince Harry’s memoir, an object of obsessive anticipation worldwide since it was…

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This day in history: Sistine Chapel ceiling opens to public

On November 1, 1512. The breathtaking series of ceiling frescoes were painted…

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This cover image released by Viking shows “It’s Not TV: The Rise, Revolution, and Future of HBO” by Felix Gillette and John Koblin. (Viking via AP)

Review: ‘It’s Not TV’ account of HBO’s rise and challenges

Book paints revealing picture of a cultural and business institution

This cover image released by Viking shows “It’s Not TV: The Rise, Revolution, and Future of HBO” by Felix Gillette and John Koblin. (Viking via AP)