I can’t stand it. Who’s going to win the Mexican election? Are we in for another neoliberal Bush-administration lapdog a la Vicente Fox, or will Mexico continue this hemisphere’s leftward drift?
1. A Bad Subjects op-ed on Christy Blatchford’s racist column from Monday’s Globe and Mail 2. “Lost recordings / Les enregistrements perdus” in Traces, ed. Nicole Gringas, 73-92. Montreal: Galerie Leonard and Bina Ellen, 2006.
I’m here in Ottawa while Carrie attends a meeting of the Law Commission of Canada. The plan was to hang out in the hotel room and write, but the reality is that I’m more in sit-somewhere-and-read-and-wander-around mood. And so I have. Yesterday, while waiting to cross the canal on Rideau St., I got stuck in […]
It’s tax time up north and the usual complaints are making the rounds. But this is the first year I’ve done my own taxes in Canada (we were too freaked out by the move to try it ourselves last year). And it’s actually a lot easier than American taxes. For one thing, there are many […]
“Even though I had a great time I don’t think I had as good a time as if I’d taken over the supreme court.” That comes from Maxwell Schnurer, who gave me a political education about the university when I first arrived in Pittsburgh. He is also a lot of fun. In a rare inversion […]
Though there are many happy effects of McGill’s prime downtown location, one of the perennial problems is a space crunch. As a result, the administration has been moving people around from office to office in an effort to free up space for other uses. So some of the biggest conflicts between students and administration have […]