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Poetry slam dunk

I went to a poetry reading Sunday. There are a lot of things I could have been doing, like packing my drum and heading to an industrial park to practise for a few hours, but I went to a poetry reading.

Steven Spielberg attends the Warner Bros. "Ready Player One" panel on day three of Comic-Con International on Saturday, July 22, 2017, in San Diego. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Spielberg debuts ‘Ready Player One’

Steven Spielberg dives into the world of virtual reality in his adaptation of “Ready Player One.” The director unveiled action- and nostalgia-packed footage from the film Saturday at San Diego Comic-Con.

Moderator Chris Hardwick, foreground right, takes a selfie with from left, Ben Affleck, Ezra Miller, Gal Gadot, and Ray Fisher at the Warner Bros. "Justice League" panel on day three of Comic-Con International on Saturday, July 22, 2017, in San Diego. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Warner Bros previews DC's Justice League

Ben Affleck is still Batman. The actor shot down rumours that he would be hanging up his cape for the stand-alone Batman film, even though he recently ceded directing responsibilities.

Mariposa artistic director Mike Hill holds a copy of his book The Mariposa Folk Festival: A History. PATRICK BALES/THE PACKET & TIMES

Seasonably funny

Woo-hoo! I'm going to be a reader at the Leacock Summer Festival. I'm not talking about reading the program to stay on track, but a story I wrote, out loud, to an audience.

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