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Our critics have rounded up the best of autumn from their beats to help you plan your fall in culture

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Stumptown, the police procedural starring Canadian Cobie Smulders as an army vet, starts strong with a superbly made pilot.Kailey Schwerman/ABC / CTV

Television: Get ready for a harum-scarum lineup of new series

Dark comedy meets nostalgia meets contemporary cultural currents in this autumn’s offerings, writes TV critic John Doyle.

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Fresh off its People's Choice Award at TIFF, Taika Waititi's Jojo Rabbit is coming to theatres this fall.Kimberley French/Twentieth Century Fox

Movies: All the astronauts, jokers and mobsters you can stuff into one cinematic season

After the summer’s parade of needless franchise extensions, resurrections and desecrations, the coming months offer a hint of salvation for the devout cinephile, writes film editor Barry Hertz.

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Jagged Little Pill creative team Diablo Cody, left, Alanis Morissette and Diane Paulus.Matthew Murphy/Supplied

Theatre: A flurry of new productions across the country

Theatre critic J. Kelly Nestruck highlights the major plays, musicals and history-making theatrical events You Oughta Know about between now and December (plus one Alanis Morissette musical on Broadway).


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Avril Lavigne's latest album is Head Above Water, a ballad-driven break-up record.David Needleman/Supplied

Music: From Avril Lavigne’s return to roots to Tegan and Sara’s album/book tour

These homegrown talents are bringing new tracks and tours to keep you busy listening into 2020, writes music critic Brad Wheeler.

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If you’re a selective operagoer looking for downright gorgeous music, Antonin Dvorak’s Rusalka is a sure thing.© Todd Rosenberg Photography

Opera: Five productions showcasing Canadian talent

This season will see ambitious revivals, fresh twists and rare productions of works spanning centuries in venues across the country, writes Jenna Simeonov.


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Books: 52 reads to watch for this season

From hotly anticipated follow-ups to under-the-radar revelations, Becky Toyne rounds up some of the most noteworthy fiction, non-fiction and poetry releases hitting shelves.

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MasterChef Canada winner Mary Berg's first cookbook, Kitchen Party: Effortless Recipes for Every Occasion, is a collection of inspiring but achievable recipes.Supplied

Cookbooks: Ten drool-worthy books to get you cooking this fall

With a great range of Canadian titles coming out this season, Julie Van Rosendaal highlights 10 cookbooks worth adding to your shopping basket.

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