Willy Wonka is opening the gates of his chocolate factory in London. The Grand Theatre’s Spriet stage is welcoming its holiday production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory that opens Friday and runs until Dec. 24. Though its opening night is sold out, you won’t need a golden ticket to venture into the candy-coated universe […]
Visitors to the Central Library in downtown London will notice a unique shelf with a collection of books wrapped in colourful floral fabric that have names written on their spines in gold. The book display, unveiled Tuesday, is part of a project called The Canadian Library that honours Canada’s missing and murdered Indigenous women. Launched […]
Do not mess with librarians.
A book chronicling Canada’s unprecedented 2023 wildfire season will be published this November by Postmedia and Greystone Books. Wildfire has scorched more than 15 million hectares in the country this year, with several weeks still left in the season. The 10-year average of land lost to wildfires previously sat at 2.2 million hectares. The hardcover […]
A long-forgotten Hollywood film pioneer from London is the subject of a new book by Western University lecturer Mark Kearney.
With Netflix set to air the animated series Scott Pilgrim Takes Off, we’re recalling that it’s based on the popular graphic novel series created by London native Bryan Lee O’Malley.
The hottest days — and books — of the year are here. The London Public Library has compiled its list of the 10 most-requested holds, a mix of the most popular fiction and non-fiction reads.
Bob McCarthy still hopes there can be justice for Elizabeth Workman.
Londoner John Finan thinks of himself “a university flunk out.”
In his book “Great Lakes Champions: Grassroots Efforts to Clean Up Polluted Watersheds,” John Hartig looks at how 14 Great Lakes residents are working to restore some of the region’s most degraded areas. While significant challenges remain, there is much to celebrate, including the return of sentinel fish and wildlife species, lower contaminant levels in fish and wildlife populations, and greater public access to these waters.
A high-profile trial for two cop killers who narrowly avoid the noose. A disillusioned criminal defence lawyer who never practises again. For London history professor Amy Bell, it’s personal.
The Willy Wonkas of the culture war have spoken (and shouted, and tweeted) and the outcome is a draw – and also a retreat.
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