Those of you outside Canada may not know two important things about the Canadian economy: the Canadian dollar is at an all-time high, and Canada is in the middle of an economic boom. When the dollar hit its peak earlier this week, there was a rash of articles on the subject. My favorite, though, was […]
Some time ago, I mentioned the release of Charles Acland’s edited collection Residual Media on University of Minnesota Press. Well, it’s getting some attention. Will Straw’s piece figures prominently in a recent Henry Jenkins blog post, and Google Alerts (is it vanity or simply keeping track of one’s own online presence? you be the judge) […]
. . . said the reporter, “and you’ll find the article.”
Apparently, there has been a rash of food fights at Canadian schools. Some of them are documented on YouTube. You can imagine where this is heading. Today, I spoke with a reporter assigned to write a story about whether the press might be making too big a deal out of the fact that the food […]
The following email arrived in my inbox yesterday, which I am reproducing here. If you want to skip to the chase, here’s a link to a letter you can send to the Postal Board of Governors. I’m not sure if they’ll pay attention if you’ve got a Canadian address, but then, it being the U.S., […]
Ron writes in the comments that he’d like an explanation of what the hell is going on up here in federal politics. Given that I have found no more divisive issue (1) among Canadians (and that’s among anglophones and among francophones as well as across language divisions), I’m sure to get myself in trouble here. […]
I awoke this morning to the news that Ellen Willis died. I have nothing profound to say about her that others haven’t already said better, but I will link to this wonderful brief history of feminism at the Village Voice.