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JC Villamere

Hamilton, Ontario
Pop Culture Critic and Bestselling Author, Is Canada Even Real? — Freelance
Covers:  entertainment, pop culture, travel, luxury

Pop culture critic and bestselling author of 'Is Canada Even Real?' Now working on new book, ‘Arcade Fire Is Wrong.’

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Biography

Villamere is an alumna of the Banff Centre for the Arts who studied journalism at Carleton University. She has worked as a senior editor at Canadian Living and her writing has appeared in The Globe and Mail, Canadian Living, Style at Home, Elle Canada, and many more. She’s won two National Magazi...

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@jcvillamere — 10,040 followers, 18,307 tweets

I saw out the kitchen window this big black squirrel, the size of a baby raccoon (identifying feature: white tip on tail), scramble up the bare tree right outside and like hang there, totally spread eagle, exposing his squirrel knob to me like a furry vagrant. I fainted.
RT @MavenofHonor: Every day, ask yourself: am I closer to my goal of managing a haunted bed and breakfast perched upon a weathered cliff
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How is social media changing news?

Who do you wish followed you?

Win Butler of Arcade Fire follows me, so I'm good y'all.

Did you work for your high school newspaper? If so, what did you do there?

I did, but what was better was working for the local alt weekly because you could get into clubs without ID to review shows for free and plus you could drink for free backstage. It was an ideal setup for any high school-aged child.

Awards

National Magazine Award

2009 - Magazine Website of the Year
The mandate of the National Magazine Awards is to recognize and promote excellence in content creation of Canadian print and digital publications through an annual program of awards and national publicity efforts.

National Magazine Award

2010 - Best Multimedia Feature
The mandate of the National Magazine Awards is to recognize and promote excellence in content creation of Canadian print and digital publications through an annual program of awards and national publicity efforts.