Posts from the ‘Politics’ category

Two interesting ethical quandaries

Over the past few days, I’ve encountered two quirky but, to my mind, intriguing ethical questions. The first involves NationBuilder.com. They’re a site that enables anybody–many…

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Thinking about leadership

When I was in theatre school, I regularly participated in the ‘collective creation’ process. This involved collaborating with my fellow students to create a short play…

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Bank Transfer Day and the power of specificity

This fall, roughly 700,000 Americans abandoned their banks and transferred an estimated US $4.5 billion to credit unions. This collective act of protest was inspired by…

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Women, war, history (and Naomi Watts)

I’ve been tardy in writing a review of Margaret Atwood’s “The Penelopiad”, which opened at The Arts Club last week. I’ve been reluctant, I think, because…

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Dissent and deviance at Occupy Vancouver

I’m still unsure about the Occupy movement. I see that, in the United States, it represents a profound discord among Americans who feel frustrated with the…

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Why are women’s magazines still so sexist?

I just watched a trailer for a great-looking new documentary called Miss Representation. Its premise, from the film’s website, is that “American youth are being sold…

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What really happened when the statue fell?

As I think I’ve mentioned, my brother, father and I share a subscription to The New Yorker. I’m the final recipient in our troika of magazine…

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Election blackouts in the social media era

Canada has a federal election next week. Please vote. If you live in Eastern Canada, your vote may be counted before our polls out west close.…

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