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The “RECTIFY” Cast on Perfecting the Southern Accent

The “RECTIFY” Cast on Perfecting the Southern Accent

Though some of the actors are from the South, the RECTIFY cast hails from all over the globe. Some embraced the challenge of adopting an accent while others just “let their accents loose.” Check out a few approaches below.

Adelaide Clemens (Tawney Talbot): It took a lot of research. With RECTIFY, we really try to steer clear of stereotypes. That’s really not what the show’s about, so I wanted to create a Southern accent that ties into the background of Tawney’s upbringing…. You know, it’s not a Texan accent. She’s from Georgia. I really wanted to pay attention to that and make sure that I was honoring that.

Bruce McKinnon (Ted Talbot Sr.): Over half of our regular cast they have Southern roots…

Ten-year-old tar sands activist/YouTube hit

Ten-year-old tar sands activist/YouTube hit

Heard much about the Keystone XL Pipeline? If you get most of your news from mainstream sources, probably not. While there hasn’t been a lack of news about the transcontinental pipeline that would run from the Alberta tar sands to the Gulf Coast, it hasn’t exactly been hitting any front pages. Oil spills get that kind of coverage, but proposed pipelines, not so much. Regardless, the environmental community has taken to the streets, and luminaries within the movement, from writer Bill McKibben to actress Daryl Hannah to scientist James Hansen, have all spent some time in handcuffs because of their vocal opposition to the pipeline.

Data Romance's Bones

Data Romance's Bones

Data Romance – Bones from Data Romance on Vimeo. I cannot stop listening to Data Romance‘s song “Bones.” The band is a male/female duo from Vancouver. They make electronic music and it is really good. The video above is really good too. Directed by Tash Baycroft, the video starts out as a standard electro music…

Goggles Project: Canadian universities get short course in "Rethink 101"

Goggles Project: Canadian universities get short course in "Rethink 101"

North American universities have become hubs for everything from recycling competitions to renewable energy installations, so you’d have good reason to believe that our higher educational institutions are leading the way towards a more sustainable future.

A CHEMICAL REACTION comes to the film festival circuit

A CHEMICAL REACTION comes to the film festival circuit

When dermatologist June Irwin first stood up in 1985 to speak at a Hudson, Quebec, town council meeting about the potential link between synthetic lawn pesticide and herbicide use and human and animal illnesses, she was written off as a flake. Irwin persisted, though, attending “every single town meeting in Hudson for six consecutive years…

Toronto's green roofs mandate: the right approach?

Toronto's green roofs mandate: the right approach?

In May, Toronto became the first city in North America to enact a green roof mandate: “…any new development with floorspace of more than 2,000 square meters devote between 20 and 60 percent of its roof to vegetation.” A centuries-old technology, green roofs provide a wide range of benefits!