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Arts Advocate Seeks Government Advocate – w4mw

“…in a democracy, every ordinary citizen is effectively a king – but a king in a constitutional democracy, a monarch who decides only formally, whose function is merely to sign off on measures proposed by an executive administration.” Slavoj Žižek … Continue reading

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Not Your Parents’ Western (well, kind of actually)

I’m all for cross-generational good times, but if you plan on seeing True Grit and you’re under the age of 45, aim to see it with people your own age. Nothing makes a movie about a precocious child more annoying … Continue reading

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Year of the Bacon

The most novel thing I’ve done in 2011 to date: behind-the-stage seating at a Kevin Bacon concert to kick off the Year of the Rabbit. “Kevin Bacon concert??? What the deuce???” you ask incredulously. Yes, Kevin Bacon and his brother, … Continue reading

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Two Stop Signs, One Blog

At Nikki‘s request, the following post is a deconstruction of a stop sign that I discovered on a September bike ride. Thanks, Shaff, for challenging me to go way beyond my critical capacity. First, besides my personal opinions about the politics … Continue reading

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Damn it! I’m not unique.

A sad thing happened this evening. It was made only marginally better by the brief conversation I had with a very attractive Englishman. On Saturday, I finally read a book that my dad gave me for my birthday way back … Continue reading

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Steve McQueen: Lady Killing Machine

I learned on Monday from the CBC that Peter Yates, director of the Steve McQueen classic Bullitt, has died. In honour of this, here is a post about two Bullitts: the classic film, and the novel it’s based on, Mute … Continue reading

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Spaces Between Places (An Ode to the Bus Ride)

New Years in Montreal meant many things this past weekend: lots of eating, lots of drinking, and lots of lying in bed watching hockey and Discovery Channel marathons. However, as with all trips to Montreal, I had to face the … Continue reading

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