Posts from the ‘Media’ category

The Ground War in Pennsylvania

I feel like I’m recommending a This American Life episode every other week, but it’s a reflection of how much I enjoy the show. Last week’s…

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What Are The Other Issues About?

I spotted this magazine in the ‘great room’ (an odd phrase, that) of the resort where we’re staying here in Tofino: What are the other issues…

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Another Great Episode From This American Life

I’ve become a This American Life convert. I anticipate listening to it every Monday, and am rarely disappointed. I always worry a little when the show’s…

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Gloomy News for the Newspaper Industry

From the New York Times, things are going from bad to worse for the purveyors of ink-stained tree bark: For newspapers, the news has swiftly gone…

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Celebrity Baby News is Despicable

I’m not going to judge you for caring about celebrities. They’re about as meaningless and stupidly aspirational as sports, and I’m a big ice hockey fan.…

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Do We Have Proms in Canada (and Was There a DJ at Yours)?

I was just out for a walk, and I listened to a recent episode of This American Life. It was about prom night, and excellent as…

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Notes From Chris Anderson’s “The Future of Free” Talk

The first session at VidFest today was Wired editor Chris Anderson, talking about the power and inevitability of free. The following are my somewhat incomplete notes:…

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Search Engine and Spark: A Tale of Two CBC Technology Shows

Last September, CBC Radio launched two new technology shows: Search Engine and Spark. I forget how I first heard about them, but I subscribed to both…

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