Loretta Barnard

Four Canadian Writers to Celebrate the Land of Trudeau

July 1 is Canada Day and what better way to honor that wonderful place by highlighting some of their best writers. Plus, it's handy information if you ever meet Trudeau.   Many think of Canada as a place with a charismatic leader (sigh) who brings out the best in Canadians. Canada has delicious maple syrup, great skiing destinations, Mounties, ... Read the full article
Loretta Barnard

Loretta Barnard is an Australian freelance writer and editor who, in a long career, has done almost everything possible in the book publishing industry. These days she actively pursues her love of music, literature and theatre, and is something of wannabe roving ambassador for the creative and performing arts.

Extremist Movie Debate: Baby Driver

In Extremist Movie Debate, Ethan and Joe’s true feelings about the movie do not matter. They flip a coin to decide who loves it and who hates it. They then debate it on the fly. This episode? Baby Driver.

Tomayto/Tomahto: The Artistic Synergy of the Gershwins

Never has the term “include your brother” been used to greater effect than the Gershwins. George and Ira were titans together, minnows alone. Sadly, it was not to last.