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Maureen LittleJohn

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Maureen Littlejohn is Culture Magazin's executive editor. She is a Canadian award-winning journalist who has practiced her craft around the world including in the United States, Africa and Vietnam. Currently based in Toronto, she has a keen eye for detail and has a deep appreciation for the “East Meets West” approach of Culture Magazin. Travel is her passion and she is happy to be able to share her adventures on a regular basis with the magazine's readers.

Lobsters and Lighthouses

Photos and text by Maureen Littlejohn Prince Edward Island is full of memories for me. The rolling green fields, bright red mud, sunny smiles and drivers who stop for pedestrians were just the same on...

Seafood Supreme

Photos and text: Maureen Littlejohn The call came at 3:30 a.m. I pulled on my jeans and sweater, wrapped a scarf around my throat and headed outside. The night air was crisp and my friends...

Art as Embedded Identity

When I was growing up in the 1960s and ‘70s, my classrooms had a view of craggy rocks and spindly, wind ravaged pine trees. I’d stare at this rugged landscape for hours. Then I...

A Haunting Debut Novel

Yasuko Thanh is an award-winning writer, mother and punk rock/rockabilly singer. Born in Victoria, B.C. to a German mother and Vietnamese father in 1971, her short story collection, Floating Like the Dead, was published...

Invented In Canada

Curated from the Internet, these are some amazing inventions. Who knew they originated here! Brassiere The miraculous Wonderbra was invented in Quebec. Montreal's Canadian Lady Corset Company first licensed the trademark "Wonder-bra" in 1939, and...
Nanaimo Bars

Oh Canada Foods!

By Maureen Littlejohn   When visitors come to Canada, they always want to try our most “authentic” foods. Here is a list of iconic Canadian victuals and where to get them. Maple Syrup Our flag bears a...
© Parks Canada / Olivia Robinson

Our Home and Native Land

The chilly night air slowly warms as the sun rises. Tat-tat-a-tat. A woodpecker’s hammering shatters the stillness and sleepy heads emerge from the tent’s opening. Yawning and stretching, the campers breathe in the forest’s...

Syracuse Comes Alive

Photos and text by Maureen Littlejohn Walking the streets of Syracuse’s historic downtown, I felt as if a Model T or two could come barreling around the corner at any time. Landmark Victorian architecture commanded...

The Road to Nationhood

Photos and text: Maureen Littlejohn On a recent road trip, I had my eyes opened to aspects of Canada’s early history that are often forgotten. This is Canada’s 150th year as a country, but her...
Stylish hair trends for Asian women.

Hair Dos and Don’ts

Interview with Leesa Berry, Klute Hair What trends are you seeing these days? At the moment, I am seeing a lot of candy colours. For haircuts, the long beachy textured looks that are in right now...