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  • Aw jeez, no snow?  How Fargo's second season survived Alberta's mild winter

    Aw jeez, no snow? How Fargo's second season survived Alberta's mild winter

    In the Calgary studio for the second season of FX’s Fargo, there is a large pile of pillowy white material in the corner. It looks like Styrofoam, or maybe flaky blocks of instant mashed potatoes. But it’s actually snow. Well, fake snow. When and where it will be used in the second season of the Emmy, Golden Globe and Peabody-winning series […]
  • TV Friday: The cadavers just keep piling up on bloody HBO drama

    TV Friday: The cadavers just keep piling up on bloody HBO drama

    The TV universe is constantly expanding, and new channels and shows vie for attention just as much as old favourites. Here are the best bets on the box.
  • Banff Springs Hotel, a rail baron's castle of dreams, celebrates 125 years

    Banff Springs Hotel, a rail baron's castle of dreams, celebrates 125 years

    It was described as a "stately pile," and "a most sumptuous affair," before being christened the Castle in the Rockies.
  • Everglades National Park shows a wild side of the Sunshine state

    Everglades National Park shows a wild side of the Sunshine state

    A gentle breeze sweeps along the shoreline of a mangrove covered islet in Everglades National Park and the only sound that can be heard is the kayak paddle slicing the water as we manoeuvre our vessel closer to the shore. Sitting near the water's edge is a small reddish-brown raccoon rummaging through a pile of oyster shells.
  • Ahh ... Europe in the off-season!

    Ahh ... Europe in the off-season!

    Each summer, Europe greets a stampede of sightseers and shoppers with eager cash registers. Before jumping into the peak-season pig pile, consider the advantages of an off-season trip. Given the current weakness of the dollar overseas, the potential price-savings of an off-season trip are enough to brighten a grey winter day.
  • Top 10 iconic modern house tours in North America

    Top 10 iconic modern house tours in North America

    Anyone with money can build a big pile of a house, and back in the day, that's what you did. But during the 20th century, a group of architects staged a controversial revolt. Why, they asked, couldn't less be as impressive as more?

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