Articles

Re-imagining Narrative

November 27, 2009

We’re copying down “I will not talk in class” one hundred times because the teacher told us to. One hundred times a second. But we are our own teachers. It’s time to give ourselves new assignments.

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Kill Your Television

November 13, 2009

The Tudors provides one more compelling reason to throw out the television

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On Liberty, and Memory

October 9, 2009

The olympics may be a very desirable event to many, but if we can’t hold an olympics, or any other event, without depriving citizens of their rights to free speech and free assembly, we have no business holding it at all.

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Not quite a car-free city

June 18, 2009

Last weekend in Vancouver, two events took place that sought to advance the idea of the car-free city. One I attended, the other I tried to avoid, with limited success.

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Dream 2: The Way We Commute

March 30, 2009

Just imagine what cities would be like without a steady stream of four-wheeled machines. Maybe it’s not so remote a prospect.

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Dziekanski inquiry: The stapler defense

February 25, 2009

Crown prosecutor: Mounties will not face criminal charges, citing the stapler in saying the use of force was justified.

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Is there a future for CanWest?

February 25, 2009

Going not-for-profit may be a way to save us from a shortage of fishwrap.

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Dame Edna, MP

October 9, 2008

Lorne Mayencourt won’t get my vote because he’s a dirty rotten spammer.

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