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Joseph Boyden controversy sheds light on community and belonging | Jan 13 2017 | Rick Salutin | What makes you part of a community is those concrete connections, known to you and acknowledged by others. It isn't the stories you hear or tell, pace Boyden.
Photo credit: Kristen Fahrig
On wildness: Community and control in urban green space | Jan 13 2017 | Ava Lightbody | The wild and wayward life of a tiny, disproportionately lively square of parkland in Toronto's west end has a lesson to teach us about the rewards of relinquishing control.
People Powered: The Activists Behind Vancouver’s Climate Justice Movement | Jan 12 2017 | Victoria Fenner | Rebecca Visser looks at what drives Vancouver-based activists in their fight for climate justice. Produced as part of the "Making Time for Radio" project of Simon Fraser's CJSF Radio.
When Christmas becomes 'Excessmass' | Jan 11 2017 | Penney Kome | As gift economies go, the First Nations' potlatches were more efficient at redistributing wealth.
Luke Galati on Community, Basketball, Toronto and Gentrification
Luke Galati on community, basketball, Toronto and gentrification | Jan 11 2017 | Face2Face | Luke Galati on community, the changing face of Toronto and gentrification. "Eastern" captures the story of a high school basketball powerhouse but is a story of the changing face of a neighbourhood.
Meryl Streep's extraordinary speech on press freedom is just as urgent for Canadians | Jan 10 2017 | Duncan Pike | Despite the differences between our prime minister and the incoming U.S. president, press freedom in Canada will need to be defended every bit as vigorously in 2017 as in the United States.
Tree ornaments: Moose, crystal + WISH
Full disclosure buying | Jan 5 2017 | Kelly Okamura | Kelly Okamura goes on a final shop at Honest Ed's, passes on bargains and owns up to buying an artificial tree.
Photo: Design Milk/flickr
AirPods are not just earphones -- they're a metaphor of the future | Jan 4 2017 | Wayne MacPhail | If all you do is consider AirPods earphones, you limit your ability to think expansively about what they could be, and what they presage.
Publisher: Harper Collins
An evening with George Elliott Clarke | Jan 4 2017 | Victoria Fenner | Canada's seventh poet laureate talks about being Africanadian, and his most recent book "The Motorcyclist."
Image: Andrew Tolson
Joseph Boyden and the identity trap | Dec 30 2016 | J. Baglow | The Joseph Boyden imbroglio raises fundamental questions about identity.
The Courage Herd on Living on Purpose | Dec 29 2016 | Lynn Thompson | Host Lynn Thompson meets with Tina Turner, owner of The Courage Herd on a farm outside Ottawa, and explores Facilitated Equine Experiential Learning.
Photo: Rosemary Gilliat Eaton/Library and Archives Canada/flickr
Culture is the last great British export | Dec 23 2016 | Rick Salutin | England used to be the heart of the world's ruling empire. It imposed its self-serving version of "peace" everywhere. Nothing's left now but culture.

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