China

Canadian software used to censor web abroad, help repressive regimes filter online content

Demand grows for Ottawa to establish a clear foreign policy for cyberspace as sex ed, human-rights sites blocked.

RCMP spied on famed literary scholar Northrop Frye

Newly released files show Mounties included U of T prof among New Left targets, amassed hundreds of thousands of files during the Cold War.

Captain America, Friends with Benefits, Life Above All and portraits of an Eco-Pirate and a paranoid chess master

Captain America, the comic book hero from the 1940s is brought back in a big new film. To what effect? (read more)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, Winnie the Pooh, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan plus films on newspapers and travel

The boy wizard is now a young man and takes his final movie bow in Harry Potter #8.The series ends on a high. (Read more)

Radiohead takes baby step onto China's heavily censored version of Twitter

Alt-rockers' touchy history as activisits and their desire to reach out highlight dilemma facing musicians courting Chinese fans.

Midnight in Paris, Woody Allen’s most entertaining film in years. Also X-Men, Beijing Taxi, Orgasm Inc. and fun with exploitation pictures

Owen Wilson acts out Woody Allen’s words and artistic fantasies in Midnight in Paris. (read more)

Rango, The Adjustment Bureau, Beastly, Oliver Sherman and I Wish I Knew

Johnny Depp plays more of a chameleon than usual in Rango, the top film pick of the week.

A BC Liberal cocktail hour for contenders for King Gordon's crown

Build 2030 brought nearly a thousand BC Liberals to the Hyatt last night for an event that served up five candidates.

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, Carlos, Heart of a Dragon, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Aftershock, Inside Job, My Uncle and Saw 3D

Lisbeth Salander, our favorite punk goth anorexic bisexual is back one last time, in the original Swedish at least. (Read more)

PEN/Hemingway Award winner Yiyun Li says fiction is a journey into character and fate

That Yiyun Li is an astonishing writer and that the stories in Gold Boy, Emerald Girl are stunning is a given. What exactly sets her apart from other writers is harder to put my finger on.