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A dangerous manipulation: The Cosby Show and its Huxtable persona | Jul 24 2015 | Rick Salutin | There's nothing illegal about propagandizing for the status quo, as The Cosby Show did, but it may have done serious damage anyway, like its star's sexual behaviour.
Dreaming of the unknown: The startling realities of migrant workers | Jul 23 2015 | Yutaka Dirks | Why do people migrate and what is it like when they do? This question frames 'Meet Me In Venice' by Suzanne Ma as we follow the journey of a young girl from Qingtian, China.
On privilege | Jul 23 2015 | Raluca Bejan | 'Privilege' stresses differences in the consequences and effects of power relations, without dismantling the differential logic that created (and continues to sustain) such unequal power relations.
Photo: PhOtOnQuAnTiQuE/flickr
Bananas and neural networks: Do androids dream of electric sheep? | Jul 22 2015 | Wayne MacPhail | In the past few months we've heard the term "machine learning" bandied about by Google execs, computer scientists and nerdish blowhards at pool parties. But what is it, exactly?
Patriarchy, male entitlement and capitalist greed killed Amy Winehouse, not boozing | Jul 22 2015 | Meghan Murphy | What the newly released documentary about Amy Winehouse shows is not a helpless addict but an individualistic and uncompassionate culture.
The threat of an informed public | Jul 22 2015 | Scott Vrooman | The Communications Security Establishment seems to view an informed public as its adversary. Until that changes, we should probably view the CSE as ours.
Photo: MISN used with permission
Pan Am medals win gold in unethical sourcing, say advocates | Jul 21 2015 | Megan Devlin | Barrick Gold's gold, silver and copper mines for the Pan Am medals are under fire for alleged environmental and human rights violations.
Book Cover: Rebalancing Society
Rebalancing Society: Pipe dream or prophecy? | Jul 19 2015 | Christopher Majka | Henry Mintzberg's new book, Rebalancing Society, makes a case for balancing public, private, and plural social sectors. It's an appealing idea but is there data to support it? We investigate further.
The miseducation of Augie Merasty | Jul 16 2015 | Christine Smith (McFarlane) | At 86, Joseph (Augie) Merasty decided his story needed to be told: a firsthand account of the impact residential schools had on Indigenous children and how this experience shaped his life.
Photo: flickr/ Chris Harte
Pan Am Games over-spending billions, but it's okay 'cause it's public money | Jul 15 2015 | Nick Fillmore | What would you do if a massive project ran $1.1 billion over budget? Well, that's the situation Ontario taxpayers are left in with the Pan Am Games.
Photo: Flickr/Jen and Tony Bot
Robots at the summer movies | Jul 15 2015 | Wayne MacPhail | This summer at the movies, it's those in charge against those who need to be charged.
ACSEXE+: Talking disability and sexuality in Montreal | Jul 15 2015 | Scott Neigh | Aimee Louw and Charli Lessard talk about a new project in Montreal that deals with questions of disability and sexuality.

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