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Borg vs McEnroe, one of two real-life male contests in today’s VIFF picks

The other shows Engels prodding Marx to get more revolutionary. Plus, ratings of two other films.

Home invasion blunders, a singer battling cancer and a Latin American film festival

Also a football player’s ALS fight and a chilly but amusing Scandinavian revenge plot

Take a break from the summer blockbusters with one of these smaller films new this week

Among them: women’s stories, men’s foibles, fairy tales and a lament for China

Of Monsters and Men Erupts at The Orpheum

I kind of have a thing for Europe. Specifically Scandinavia and the Nordic countries. The bands and musicians that come from that area seem to have a greater appreciation for music (so do the fans)...

Thousands of gay marriages from Canada may not be legal

The Canadian government is arguing that thousands of same-sex couples who travelled to Canada to get married are not legally wed, according to The Globe and Mail. The government is contending...

Glenn Beck compares Norway victims to Hitler Youth: Twitter reaction

Glenn Beck, American right-wing broadcaster, continues to grab headlines even after Fox. On a US radio show Monday, he compared the Norwegian kids killed in brutal massacre to 'Hitler Youth.'“As the...

Scandanavian centre opens doors for local condolences for Norway's victims

Residents can pay their respects at Burnaby community centre.

Foreign Minister John Baird condemns Norway terrorist attacks

Canadian officials have spoken out to show support to the Norwegian government after the deadliest attacks on Norwegian soil since World War II. Police are investigating whether the suspect, a...

Norwegians are Coming to Canada to Manufacture Weapons

Prime Minister Stephen Harper says it's good for Canada's economy. But is it good for Canada's soul? Here are the facts. You be the judge.